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Is Zettabits Next Generation Storage?

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processor(s)2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
PlatformAsus NCL-DS (Socket 604)Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAMCorsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar WD1200JB120 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB cache, UltraATA/100
Test Hard Drive ISeagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641500 GB, 7,200 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA/300
Mass Storage Controller(s)Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
NetworkingBroadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics CardOn-Board GraphicsATI RageXL, 8 MB
System Software & Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform DriverIntel Chipset Installation Utility 7.0.0.1025
Graphics DriverDefault Windows Graphics Driver
NAS BenchmarksDVDImagesMP3Small Files <150kB
Number of Files4139617811352
Total Size in MB3,7501,0821,075179

Benchmarks And Settings

Read Performance

The Zettabits Pro certainly competes with other professional NAS solutions such as the N5200 from Thecus, but the basic edition isn’t really a performer. It works best when you access large files, but it maxes out at less than 3 MB/s.