Thecus N7770-10G Elite-Class Business 7-Bay NAS Review

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Testing Method


Thecus_N7770-10G-Photo-test setup

Most of the hardware for NAS testing isn’t an important factor when it comes to benchmarks, most of it comes down to the network infrastructure. I will be teaming the two Intel Gigabit Ethernet ports on my test bench and connect them to my managed switch. The same will be done with the available LAN ports on the NAS, which should give a great testing environment.

As part of the testing, the NAS is connected through a Netgear GS724TPS managed Gigabit switch and then to our test bench to give the best real world setup test that we can and the NAS itself will be packed with Western Digital’s latest RED NAS drives. Intel’s NASPT software does require us to drop the memory down to 2GB, as using any more would lead to data caching and skew the results.

I will be testing the NAS box performance under each of the RAID options that it has available as well just a single drive. Full volume encryption and shared folder encryption will also be tested where available, to check what impact it has on the performance. The USB 3.0 speeds will be measured with our trusted Angelbird SSD2go Pocket drive.

Test system:

Disks in Product:

We would like to thank our sponsors for supplying us with the components needed for the test system as well as drives.

Thecus_N7770-10G-Photo-hdd in trays

Software used:

With a device of this sort having so many different applications, Intel’s NASPT software covers all the bases and also gives us a set of results that we will be able to utilize and give a benchmark against other similar systems in the future.

Intel NASPT (Network Attached Storage Performance Toolkit) performs its test by transferring varying sizes and quantities of data to and from the device based on twelve different scenarios.

Intel_NASPT

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. A closer look
  3. Seagate Enterprise NAS 6TB Drives
  4. System Specifications, Features & Power Consumption
  5. Setup - Initialization & Storage
  6. Setup - Users, Services & Files
  7. Setup - There is more, Add-Ons & External Devices
  8. Local Display and Mobile Impressions
  9. Testing Method
  10. HD Video Playback
  11. 2x HD Video Playback
  12. 4x HD Video Playback
  13. HD Video Record
  14. HD Playback & Record
  15. Content Creation
  16. Office Productivity
  17. File Copy to NAS
  18. File Copy from NAS
  19. Directory Copy to NAS
  20. Directory Copy from NAS
  21. Photo Album
  22. Average Throughput
  23. Encryption
  24. Available File Formats and iSCSI
  25. Final Thoughts
  26. View All

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