Let’s put this project into context. The total intention of a RAID is that if a power fails, you could get well with no records loss. during this sequence, i’m pounding on each NAS to peer how (or if) it recovers.
almost all of the NAS experiences obtainable just discuss including storage, and the a lot of apps that include the gadgets. I haven’t viewed any that stress the machines to the element of failure and returned to restoration, which is the whole element of those contraptions.
I’ve subjected every candidate machine to a collection of torture assessments. past that, I look at efficiency, apps, user interface, and so lots greater. This week, we’re testing the ioSafe 1515+.
ioSafe = Synology + combat Armor
right here’s the take care of the ioSafe. it be basically a Synology NAS, hardened for combat. ioSafe licensed Synology’s remarkable DiskStation manager utility to pressure their device. as a result, it had identical outcomes to the Synology, all across the board. The main change is that the ioSafe is designed to face up to hearth and flood.
some of you asked me why the ioSafe wasn’t on the wire checking out rack with the other NAS boxes in my movies. this is because it bent my rack and that i needed to scavenge a brand new shelf. Yeah, it’s fifty seven pounds of brute force coverage. in its place of on a wire rack, it be been residing on my workbench, sitting without delay above a steel support leg. or not it’s a beast.
Let’s discuss test consequences. Upon inserting the bad force, it took about eight minutes for the ioSafe besides and begin beeping. It became intricate to tell which force failed (aside from a slightly more swift LED blink), but there turned into an audible alert.
e-mail notification was easy. A message despatched through Gmail worked completely. just like the Synology, the ioSafe additionally helps SMS notifications.
The ioSafe additionally comfortably passed examine 2, rebuilding an array from a mismatched force. It required a few clicks within the administration interface, and the brand new pressure was up and operating. It additionally easily handed verify three, growing over time. It allowed the array to reallocate space, offering for a larger capability as greater drives are brought to the array.
overall, just like the Synology, the ioSafe received a four out of 5 for RAID efficiency.
since the ioSafe is designed to address fireplace and flood, I acquired the stunning conception of doing a little type of amateur Mythbusters issue, and figured i might take the box out to my yard fireplace pit and take a look at to blow it up or burn it.
That thought bought squashed fairly instantly both through my wife and the city fire branch. each felt that i’d be a danger to myself and others. they’re doubtless correct.
but that doesn’t mean I can’t carry you some fiery performances. Courtesy of Julian Sanders at London drugs and Trevor Pott on the Register (who evidently had a higher time than i used to be allowed to have), I’ve some extremely good burn footage within the accompanying video.
As I’ve finished in all the old stories, i’ll run throughout the usability and efficiency details. This time, notwithstanding, i could speak you throughout the consequences whilst you watch an ioSafe field torched, soaking wet, and recovered.
In our final NAS evaluate installment, I pointed out that Synology sweated each pixel and each single design decision to create the clearest, cleanest, and most usable interface I’ve considered on a NAS. everything works, everything makes experience, and everything is predictable and constant.
this applies absolutely to the ioSafe NAS, as neatly, as a result of ioSafe licensed the identical Synology utility. The extraordinary design continues in the course of the total DiskStation supervisor interface. apart from the design, responsiveness of the interface is crisp. there isn’t any sluggishness right here in any respect.
because ioSafe is running DiskStation supervisor, they have entry to Synology’s complete selection of apps, falling simply a bit of wanting QNAP. Mac files transfer completely.
This container has a well-designed network recycle bin. besides the fact that the combination pace benchmark become right in the middle of our seven contenders, every little thing else about performance and value for the ioSafe is precise-notch, incomes it 5 out of 5 stars.
The one gotcha about the ioSafe is that or not it’s roughly 3 times more expensive, on a price-per-bay groundwork, than the Synology. or not it’s our most expensive NAS, clocking in at $ 380 per bay.
nevertheless, no different NAS we demonstrated may survive getting used as a heat source for grilling scorching canines. The truth is, if you desire a hardened field, the further can charge of the ioSafe is worth it.
With a four famous person overview in our RAID torture test, and an ideal five stars in performance and usability, plus the remarkable exhibit of survivability shared with us through Julian and Trevor, the ioSafe 1515+ RAID scorches with a smokin’ hot 5 out of five general ranking.
greater to come back
it is the end of the individual NAS reviews, however this series is never over yet. lots of you had been clamoring for some particulars about look at various methodology and a face-to-face summary of all the bins validated. it’s what’s coming subsequent. reside tuned.
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