Netgear ReadyNAS 3130 review

Netgear’s 1U rack NAS teams up some interesting backup features with a boost in performance

The 3130 is much faster than its predecessor with drag and drop copies of a 50GB file to a share returning read and write speeds of 113MB/sec and 112MB/sec. In the same test, the 2120 mustered only 95MB/sec and 65MB/sec.

We tested maximum performance with four Xeon E5-2600 v3 servers each mapped to their own share over a dedicated Gigabit link. With Iometer running on each server, we saw good cumulative raw read and write rates of 430MB/sec and 260MB/sec.

It also handled our backup test much better with our 22.4GB folder and its 10,500 small files copied at a rate of 87MB/sec the 2120 only managed 33MB/sec. Netgear's real-time anti-virus scanner is still an issue although the Atom CPU handled its demands better.

With the AV scanning enabled, the same backup job averaged 30MB/sec. Not great but far better than the 2120 which struggled to reach a paltry 8.3MB/sec.

Regular snapshot protection can be specified during share and LUN creation

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