Francky wrote:Would a Pioneer be OK for us if it's just a file server or would there be better performance with the business version?
yoh-dah wrote:... I measured his X-RAID2 performance locally and that showed 240 MB/sec reads and 140 MB/sec writes...
Francky wrote:And finally, would a Server with a RAID system of 500 meg/sec, using TWO Ethernet ports, give us about Twice the performance of the readyNAS Pro? (At a much steeper cost though)
dbott67 wrote:The ReadyNAS Pro is around 100 MB/s (800 Mbps) which just about maxes out a gigabit connection (there's always some overhead with ethernet, so it's unlikely to ever reach 1,000 MB/s).
yoh-dah wrote:Haven't gotten to measuring the local performance on the NVX, but the Pro can handle around 240 MB/sec reads and 140 MB/sec writes, so you can go beyond gigE. In fact, we can get to 150 MB/sec with 2 clients over LACP with 2 volumes (of 3 drives each) on the Pro.
dbott67 wrote:240 MB/s! Zoiks!!
@ OP: Sorry for any confusion with respect to the Pro. I was referring to the performance from the client-side of the equation, as opposed to what Pro (or NVX, for that matter) could deliver to multiple simultaneous connections, as alluded to in my first response about 802.3ad:dbott67 wrote:The bonding methods offered are more for redundancy and/or to allow better performance with a large number of simultaneous client connections. It also requires a switch that supports 802.3ad link aggregation (such as the Netgear GS108T).
I suppose that if you had a PC with dual-gigE and a switch that supported 802.3ad, you could configure a 2 Gbps link between PC and NAS. That said, there are a number of bottlenecks on the client PC that you might run into along the way that would prevent you from realizing the same sort of speeds seen in a multi-client setup (bus speed of PC, hard drive subsystem through-put, OS/driver limitations, etc).
I'll shut up now before I put any more feet in my mouth!
dbott67 wrote:More specifically, I believe the Pro can be configured for the appropriate level of load balancing using one of the built-in NIC teaming methods: http://www.readynas.com/?page_id=594
Francky wrote:Cool, but isn't the Business edition the only one with teaming... meaning I'd have to go with the pro for load balancing?
dbott67 wrote:So, in order to achieve the max performance, you will need the Business Edition
dbott67 wrote:The underlying hardware is exactly the same, however, the Business Edition supports LACP ethernet bonding, as well as Active Directory integration (and a few other features). According to yoh-dah, the developers have been able to achieve 240 MB/s reads and 140 MB/s writes with teaming enabled
dbott67 wrote:with LACP bonding enabled both the Pro Business and Dell would be limited to saturating dual gigabit links (250 MB/s theoretical) so the NAS not is the bottleneck as it will be able to fill the network link (as will the Dell).
Francky wrote:The price difference is so big between them, I guess if need be I could always go with the smaller one (1.5 tb) and recycle the drives in other systems so I can put my own. I'm not gonna pay 400$ for drives worth 150$, lol
Francky wrote:Would love input from someone that has actually done this or knows first hand
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