Performance - 1,000 Mbps
On the first 1,000 Mbps read test (Figure 21), we see similar results with the DS-106e besting the other two boxes in most cases.
Figure 21: A 1,000 Mbps read comparison (click image to enlarge)
After turning on Jumbo frames (Figure 22), we see a slight increase in read performance for the DS-106e.
Figure 22: Read comparison at 1,000 Mbps with 4 K Jumbo frames (click image to enlarge)
The first 1,000 Mbps write test (Figure 23) continues the trend with the DS-106e easily outperforming the others by wide margins in all tests.
Figure 23: Write comparison at 1,000 Mbps (click image to enlarge)
The final write test with Jumbo frames enabled (Figure 24) shows a slight boost in performance, with the DS-106e winning again in most cases.
Figure 24: Write comparison at 1,000 Mbps with 4K Jumbo frames (click image to enlarge)
As a final experiment, I did a few drag-and-drop tests to give an idea how the box would perform in real-world type of use. In this case, the test was done from my Dell Inspiron 1000, 2.2-MHz Mobile Intel Celeron laptop with 320-MB RAM running Windows XP Home with a Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM drive. The results below are averages of a couple of runs, which involved moving a directory tree containing just over a gigabyte of data.
|Test||100 Mbps LAN||1000 Mbps LAN||% change
100 to 1000 Mbps
|Write to DS-106e||~ 3 min.||~ 2 min.||67%|
|Read from DS-106e||~ 2.5 min.||~ 1.6 min.||64%|