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- Up to 120TB of internal storage, with 12-bay and 24-bay expansion chassis options via the 4312X's eSATA ports
- A comprehensive suite of enterprise storage functionality that is readily accessible via ReadyNAS OS 6
- Limited options for hardware upgrades
Conclusion Just a few years ago, it would have been hard to imagine a system like the ReadyNAS 4312X that consolidates and commoditizes an array of 12 storage bays and a full suite of enterprise services at a price under $10,000. ReadyNAS OS 6 brings a comprehensive suite of storage and administrative functionality to the table, allowing the 4312X to be deployed into a variety of environments without the need for complex manual configuration. Under the hood, the NAS sports a Intel Xeon E3-1245v5 3.5GHz Quad Core Processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, and can have up to 120TB of capacity (expandable to 600TB with expansion units) all within a 2U form factor. Looking at performance, the 4312X showed good numbers in most of our benchmarks. In our 4k tests we saw numbers as high as 332 IOPS read and 3,318 IOPS write with an average latency as low as 769ms read and 77ms write. In our 8k testing we saw throughput numbers as high as 115K IOPS read and 69K IOPS write. And with our large block sequential benchmark we saw speeds as high as 1.15GB/s read and 856MB/s write. In every case the iSCSI performance was superior to the CIFS configuration.