TerraMaster F5-422 Server Workloads
We will run Server benchmarks for Database, OLTP, Email, Archival, and Web-based workloads.
The Database benchmark is a read-heavy test and also measures both Read and Write operations.
Online Transactional Processing (OLTP) Workloads
Performance for OLTP benchmarks follows Database results.
Archival File Server Workloads
The archive test comes from Dell’s performance lab. This test measures performance with a mix of different block sizes, random and sequential data, and a mix of reads and writes. If you use your NAS for several roles at the same time, this is similar to how your server sees the different workloads with data moving in and out at the same time.
Web Server Workloads
Our Server benchmarks stress our TerraMaster F5-422 a great deal having a difficult time maintaining a solid median line. After 16 OIO’s the median line breaks up into a large number of outliners, this is where a higher-performing processor and increased RAM capacity would help.
In the market that this unit is targeted for, 16 OIO’s and above will be uncommon to see.
TerraMaster expands its diverse line up of affordable NAS boxes to include the company’s first 10GbE solution, the F5-422 5-Bay 10GbE desktop NAS. Home and SMB users are starting to look at 10GbE solutions as they have become more affordable. TerraMaster is jumping on that trend to provide users with a wide range of solutions to fit many use cases.
Home users might not need SSD Caching to improve performance, but SMB users might like to see this feature. The F5-422 includes SSD Caching but at the expense of drive bays that will cut into storage capacity, other vendors include bays or ports for SSD Caching.
Another feature we would like to see is adjusting the 10GbE MTU settings; the F5-422 is locked at 1500 and not adjustable.
At the time of writing this review, the TerraMaster F5-422 is going for $599, which is $100 – $150 cheaper than other solutions we have reviewed. TerraMaster is hitting excellent price points for the cost of entry into the 5-Bay 10GbE arena. Its performance is plenty to meet a variety of needs.