WD My Cloud EX4100 4-Bay Expert Series 16TB NAS Review

by - 5 years ago

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Encryption


As mentioned previously in the review, security is an ever-growing concern and encryption is a great step to achieve this. As such I will be including a comparison between an encrypted drive and a normal single drive for a basic comparison and to show if and how it will impact on your performance.

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Our benchmarks are real-world test and will variate a little, but it clearly has some impact on the performance here. We still get some good speeds, but not as good as the tests without encryption turned on.

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. System Specifications, Features & Power Consumption
  3. Setup - Initialization & Storage
  4. Setup - Users, Services & Backup
  5. Setup - There is more, Add-Ons & External Devices
  6. Mobile Impressions
  7. Testing Method
  8. HD Video Playback
  9. 2x HD Video Playback
  10. 4x HD Video Playback
  11. HD Video Record
  12. HD Playback & Record
  13. Content Creation
  14. Office Productivity
  15. File Copy to NAS
  16. File Copy from NAS
  17. Directory Copy to NAS
  18. Directory Copy from NAS
  19. Photo Album
  20. Complete Benchmark: Average Throughput
  21. Encryption
  22. Final Thoughts
  23. View All

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