|This is another in the series documenting my setup of a new home server with the Linksprite pcDuino3 Nano. A listing for the entire series can be found here. More information on the pcDuino3 Nano can be found at Linksprite’s website and the pcDuino website.|
Last week I got a comment on my pcDuino3 Nano – NAS or ??? posting where the commenter had found the pcDuino3 Nano unusable as a NAS due to slow performance and lockups. As I hadn’t done any testing I decided to run some tests.
For testing I used OpenMediaVault running on Debian Wheezy. The test machine and the pcDuino3 Nano were connected via Gig LAN ports. On the pcDuino2 Nano I was using a 2.5 inch SATA drive rated at 72000 RPM and 3.0 Gb/s. For running the tests I used the Intel NAS Performance Toolkit.
I ran 8 passes of the full test suite. The system never locked up and response time was in line with what I would expect from the board. It will not win any competitions for speed but it is quite usable.
For comparison I ran 4 passes of the full test suite on my Raspberry PI OpenMediaServer. The Pi also ran all the tests successfully but with much slower response times.
Below is a summary of the results of the tests.
|pcDiuno3 Nano||Raspberry PI|
|HD Video Playback||18.1||4.1|
|2x HD Video Playback||16.8||4.3|
|4x HD Video Playback||16.1||4.5|
|HD Video Record||24.4||9.4|
|HD Playback and Record||23.0||5.9|
|File copy to NAS||13.1||6.0|
|File copy from NAS||30.3||3.9|
|Dir copy to NAS||3.4||2.8|
|Dir copy from NAS||6.6||2.9|
I am working on some posts about configuring OpenMediaVault on the pcDuino3 Nano. I should have them posted in a week or two.