Raidon GR5630-WSB3 4-Bay Desktop Storage System ReviewNemo -
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SiSoft Sandra is a diagnostic utility and synthetic benchmarking program. Sandra allows you to view your hardware at a higher level to be more helpful.
Higher is Better
Lower is Better
* GR5630-WSB3 results compiled using SiSoft Sandra 2011; comparison unit results are from SiSoft Sandra 2009
With the GR5630-WSB3 only supporting a RAID 5 volume, analyzing the results shouldn't be too complicated. The results for the Raidon unit were obtained using SiSoft Sandra 2011 and show that eSATA and USB 3.0 offer higher throughput than the USB 2.0. Well, no surprises there. And, as you might expect, the Raidon GR5630-WSB3 offers faster throughput using the high-speed direct connections than do the comparison NAS units using a Gigabit LAN connection. At 114 MB/s, eSATA is faster than the other connection types, even the relatively new USB 3.0, which comes in at 86 MB/s. Allowing for the fact that the results were obtained using different versions of SiSoft Sandra, the results still provide a valid comparison on the benefits that a direct connection like eSATA can provide versus those connected over a GbE connection. All three types of direct connections display correspondingly lower access times compared to the NAS devices.