PCworld has a review of the Seagate 4-Bay NAS 16TB NAS (Model STCU16000100). This is a 4-bay NAS with four 4 GB seagate drives installed. The NAS is based on a dual-core Intel Atom C2338 CPU which provides very good performance.
Seagate has a version of RAID - "SimplyRAID" that provides the ability to mix and max drive sizes.
Performance was good:
Seagate’s 4-bay NAS with a dual-core Intel Atom C2338 CPU proved to be a good performer. It wrote our 10GB mix of files and folders at 31.6MBps, and it read the collection back at 87.2MBps. With a single 10GB file, its performance jumped to 35.8MBps and 110MBps respectively.
The review concludes that this NAS is a good value with very few cons:
- Cannot lock drive trays
- Pricey IP camera licenses
Looks like one to consider if you like Seagate products especially.
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