HDTune tests a similar level of features that HDTach does, but with a slightly different access pattern and thus can provide us with an additional set of benchmark numbers to compare between storage configurations. Here we can get the minimum, maximum and average transfer rates as well as the burst rates and access times. CPU utilization has proven negligible with modern processing horsepower, and is no longer included.
Bursts look great. Clearly the new drive controller is very fast when coupled with the faster RAM cache.
…and there we have it. A consumer grade NAS product outpacing enterprise units of 2-3x the cost.
…and then the other shoe dropped. A consumer or small business NAS is meant for bulk storage and silent operation. With that, the Red has been tuned to be less aggressive on head motions – even more so than the already quiet AV-GP.