As many of you know to address the issues of power consumption, interior temperatures and noise levels manufacturers choose the easy way out and reduce the RPM of the drive from the “typical” 7200 most consumer desktop drives use down to 5900 and sometimes even 5400. Of course as expected this solution does work but at the same time this hinders the performance of the drive so although for home use a NAS doesn’t require the best possible performance when we move to enterprise environments (and even small business ones) performance does matter.

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