Since I got my Drobo S back up and running with a new power supply, I thought I’d put up some quick performance numbers. The tests are just copying some DVD images back & forth using Windows Explorer and timing on a stopwatch.
Synology via Gigabit Ethernet
Read: 3920357376B in 53 files, 2 folders from Synology to my Desktop on my Shift PC: 67 seconds = 58512797 B/s = 468.10 megabits / s = 58.5 MB/s (just to put all the units out there in case anybody’s confused)
Write: 3921112106B (same as the test below from the same spot) to Synology: 69 seconds = 56.8MB/s
Drobo S via eSATA
3921112106B in 58 files, 2 folders from Drobo-S to same spot on Shift PC: 49 seconds = 80022696 B/s = 640.18 megabits / s = 80.0 MB/s.
Write: 3921112106B to Synology: 53s = 74 MB/s.
Drobo S wins soundly. Here’s the summary, again:
- Drobo S via eSATA: 80.0 MB/s read, 74 MB/s write
- Synology 1511+ via Gig-E: 58.5 MB/s read, 56.8 MB/s write
Anybody think I can tweak settings to get the Synology to go faster? Let me know what they are.