ASUSTOR AS-302T Review – Speed Test

The AS-302T is targeted at SOHO / home users. It has got decent multimedia capabilities as well (HDMI 1.4a capable of 1920 x 1080 output)
The AS-302T is targeted at SOHO / home users. It has got decent multimedia capabilities as well (HDMI 1.4a capable of 1920 x 1080 output)

 

In this post, we will find out the network performance of the ASUSTOR AS-302T. I will be using NAS Performance Tester to test the network reading and writing performance of the AS-302T.

 

The equipments

Both the iMac and ASUSTOR AS-302T are connected via the ASUS RT-N66U via CAT 5E patch cords. They are connected at 1 Gigabits with default MTU size. The maximum theoretical limit of a 1 Gigabit connection is 1000 megabits/sec (1000 Mb/s) or 125 megabytes/sec (125 MB/s).

 

The tests

Two tests were performed for each RAID configuration (2 disks on RAID 0 and 2 disks on RAID 1):

  1. First test using a 4000MB file; and
  2. Second test using a 2000MB file

For both tests, the network share on AS-302T is mapped as A: on the computer.

 

The results

 4000MB file test

In the 4000MB file test on RAID 0, the ASUSTOR AS-302T managed an average write and read speed of 90.88 MB/s and 111.37 MB/s respectively.

In the 4000MB RAID 0 test, the AS-302T managed an average write and read speed of 90.88 MB/s and 111.37 MB/s respectively
In the 4000MB RAID 0 test, the AS-302T managed an average write and read speed of 90.88 MB/s and 111.37 MB/s respectively

In the 4000MB file test on RAID 1, the ASUSTOR AS-302T managed an average write and read speed of 98.90 MB/s and 117.78 MB/s respectively.

In the 4000MB RAID 1 test, the AS-302T managed an average write and read speed of 98.90 MB/s and 117.78 MB/s respectively
In the 4000MB RAID 1 test, the AS-302T managed an average write and read speed of 98.90 MB/s and 117.78 MB/s respectively

 

2000MB file test

In the 2000MB file test on RAID 0, the ASUSTOR AS-302T managed an average write and read speed of 94.68 MB/s and 110.96 MB/s respectively.

In the 2000MB RAID 0 test, the AS-302T managed an average write and read speed of 94.68 MB/s and 110.96 MB/s respectively
In the 2000MB RAID 0 test, the AS-302T managed an average write and read speed of 94.68 MB/s and 110.96 MB/s respectively

In the 2000MB file test on RAID 1, the ASUSTOR AS-302T managed an average write and read speed of 98.49 MB/s and 116.97 MB/s respectively.

In the 2000MB RAID 1 test, the AS-302T managed an average write and read speed of 98.49 MB/s and 116.97 MB/s respectively
In the 2000MB RAID 1 test, the AS-302T managed an average write and read speed of 98.49 MB/s and 116.97 MB/s respectively

 

Conclusion

Test Write MB/s (avg) Read MB/s (avg)
4000MB (RAID 0) 90.88 111.37
4000MB (RAID 1) 98.90 117.78
2000MB (RAID 0) 94.68 110.96
2000MB (RAID 1) 98.49 116.97

In both tests, the ASUSTOR AS-302T exhibited better network performance when it is in RAID 1 configuration. This is rather queer considering that RAID 0 is suppose to give a speed boost. During the tests, the ASUSTOR AS-302T CPU and RAM were not maxed out.

The network performance of the ASUSTOR AS-302T is quite fast. It is pretty near the maximum theoretical speed limit of gigabit connection (125 MB/s).

 

The different parts of ASUSTOR AS-302T review

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