Performance - File Copy
Vista SP1 filecopy results (Figure 13) for RAID 5 write show the N7700 at the top of the chart at 80.2 MB/s.
Figure 13: Vista SP1 File Copy - RAID 5 write
While it dropped to third place for RAID 5 read with 74.3 MB/s (Figure 14).
Figure 14: Vista SP1 File Copy - RAID 5 read
Figure 15 shows that the ReadyNAS Pro starts out higher than the Thecus and QNAP due to its unusually high cache boost. But the N7700 starts out with a more moderate cache boost and then maintains its lead over the other two products all the way out to the 4 GB file size.
Figure 15: Competitive write comparison - RAID 5, 1000 Mbps LAN
Figure 16 compares the RAID 5 read performance, which reveals a different ranking. This time the N7700 starts out with the highest performance, but then falls below the QNAP and NETGEAR for the 1 to 4 GB file sizes.
Figure 16: Competitive read comparison - RAID 5, 1000 Mbps LAN
Use the NAS Charts to further explore performance.