Real World File Transfers - Large Files:
Now it is time to see how fast the N5550 can read/write! In this phase of testing we will look at the speeds during real world file transfers. For all tests, the files described were transferred between the Windows desktop PC and one of the storage servers while a stopwatch was used to record the duration. The file size and the transfer times were then used to calculate a transfer rate.
Large file transfer rates were the first area of interest, and we will look at small file transfers on the next page. Disk images, HD video files, and large multimedia projects would fit in to this grouping. The large file transfer test involved moving a single 5.96GB (6103MB) MPG video file around the network to the storage servers of interest. A reboot of the Windows desktop system was executed between each test, and different folders were used for reading and writing.
When reading the large file from the Thecus N5550, we get a transfer rate of 62.28MB/s. This is not very fast, and it is oddly very close to what the other Thecus server was able to do. Hopefully things pick up as we move along with testing...
Writing the large file to the N5550 was definitely quick, and the resulting transfer rate was close to 102MB/s. This puts it at the top of the NAS servers on hand, only getting beaten by the Windows server.
The read portion of the test was duplicated a few times, and the results were always about the same. Unfortunately it just wasn't very quick at this type of transfer.