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.
- ASUSTOR AS-302T with 2 x Western Digital Red 2TB hard drives
- iMac 27″ mid 2011 with Windows 7 bootcamp
- ASUS RT-N66U
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).
Two tests were performed for each RAID configuration (2 disks on RAID 0 and 2 disks on RAID 1):
- First test using a 4000MB file; and
- Second test using a 2000MB file
For both tests, the network share on AS-302T is mapped as A: on the computer.
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 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.
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 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.
|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