To put these results into perspective, the plots shown in Figures 15 and 16 include data taken with the same iozone computer from previous reviews of similar-class drives:
The comparison is done with a 128MByte file size, which is large enough to bypass OS caching effects and show the real performance of the NAS devices. I've also included the StorCenter's results with a gigabit Ethernet connection along with all the other results, which were taken with 100 Mbps Ethernet.
Figure 15: Comparative Read performance with 128 MByte file size
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The StorCenter comes in at the top of the pack for both read and write, slightly besting the Synology DS-101. The gigabit connection appears to provide a performance bump for both reading and writing, which means that the StorCenter's CPU is fast enough to keep up with the faster network connection.