Having offhanded the software rundown to my previous self, I decided I couldn’t leave the DS110 J completely untested, so I opted for a file transfer benchmark. Fortunately Intel offer a nice standardised test for NAS devices, known as the NAS Performance Toolkit. 808.dk also have their own NAS test suite, offering a different perspective.
No file transfer benchmarking could be complete without a real world transfer test as well, so I performed one of those too.
CPU: Intel Q9450 @ 3.2GHZ
Motherboard: Asus P5QL Pro
RAM: 4GB Super Talent DDR2 @ 800MHZ
GPU: ATI 5770 1GB
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
NIC: Gigabit D-Link 100/1000
The HDD I installed into the DS 110J was the Samsung 103SJ 1GB.
The Gigabit switch used was an Edimax ES 5500g. The
NAS Performance Toolkit
NAS Performance Tester
Real World Transfer
For this test I transferred a few assorted files totalling 1.49GB in size to the shared folder on the DS110J and timed it using an online stopwatch.
To make sure that there was no lag from the drive the file was copied from I used the Mach Xtreme 120 MX-DS SSD which has a high enough performance to guarantee for no bottlenecks. Results are in seconds.
Read (copy to): 27.7
Write (copy from): 52.4