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Thecus N3200XXX NAS Server Review

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To test the N3200XXX, I will use SiSoft Sandra 2009 using the File System benchmarks. I will also use the Intel NAS Performance Toolkit (ver. 1.7) to gauge performance under several realistic usage scenarios. The tests will be conducted on all supported hard drive configurations with and without jumbo frames enabled. The N3200XXX will be connected directly to the Marvell PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet controller using a Category 6 Ethernet cable to eliminate any variations due to network components or traffic.

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 GHz
  • Motherboard: Asus P5Q Deluxe
  • LAN Controller: Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • Ethernet Cable: 6' Category 6
  • Memory: Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800MHz
  • Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD5800
  • Power Supply: Corsair TX750
  • NAS Device: Thecus N3200XXX
  • Hard Drive: Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST33000650NS 3TB x 3
  • Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS424-98
  • OS: Windows XP SP3

Comparison Units:


  • SiSoft Sandra 2009
  • Intel NAS Performance Toolkit 1.7

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