On the last page we tested the DS1512+ with a single cable attached. The product however supports 802.3ad dynamic link aggregation which enables multiple connections to be linked in parallel to increase the link speed beyond the limits of any one single cable or port and to increase the redundancy for higher availability.
Most implementations now conform to what used to be clause 43 of IEEE 802.3-2005 Ethernet standard, usually still referred to by its working group name of “IEEE 802.3ad”. The definition of link aggregation has since moved to a standalone IEEE 802.1AX standard.
For this page we have removed all mechanical drives and are using a Solid State Drive, kindly donated by ADATA. The XPG SX910 256GB which we reviewed over here. We copy across several large files to maximise the bandwidth.
Interesting results. The DS1512+ delivers almost 200 MB/s in our 10GB sequential read test, which is identical to the previous DS1512+. The write test however is significantly improved, up from 166 MB/s to 187 MB/s. The new revisions to the hardware are positively impacting performance.