LaCie's excellent 5big NAS Pro has just gotten a big improvement.
The storage vendor released the latest version of its NAS firmware today, NAS OS 3.1, adding speed and more features to its flagship NAS server. The new version promises to increase performance speed up to 25 percent in RAID 5.
I tried out the new firmware and found that performance was indeed improved noticeably. In tests with just one Gigabit Ethernet connection (the server has two network ports), in a SimplyRAID setup, which is similar to RAID 5 in this case, the server now offered 1,08MBps … Read more