After covering the software, all that was left to do was actually put the N7510 to the test. The N7510 has actually been in use for months now so swapping out to our standard NAS benchmark hard drives wasn’t an option. Even so I was able to test both the RAID 10 and JBOD performance just by using the configuration I was already running. To benchmark both I used Intel’s NAS Performance Toolkit. Intel’s NPT benchmarks multiple situations that you would use your NAS for including HD video playback, file copying, and even office productivity.
So let’s take a look at the results, especially taking a look at the difference in performance between the RAID 10 and JBOD. Comparing our old RAID 5 to the new RAID 10 we can see just how big of a performance boost I saw when upgrading to the Thecus N7510. Going with a RAID 10 allowed for redundancy while also running the drives striped for better performance. We could have gone with a full RAID 0 like on the N5550 testing for even more performance, but the data is too important to take that kind of risk.