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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 Mb read comparison

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.

Read comparison at 1,000 Mb with 4 K Jumbo frames

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.

Write comparison at 1,000 Mb

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.

Write comparison at 1,000 Mb with 4K Jumbo frames

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%

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