- Packaging and Specification
- External Impressions
- Test Bench and Methodology
- Intel NAS Performance Toolkit- Wired and Wireless Testing
- Lan Speed Test
- Transfer Tests
- Router’s GUI Impression
It gives me great pleasure to say that I get hardware support from the manufacturers to review not only their own products, but others on behalf of the readers. Its some companies such as Asus, Gigabyte, Kingston, Western Digital and Coolermaster who give me hardware support by updating my test rig no strings attached and that helps me to help you! Thumbs up to these guys!
I would like to thank
- Gigabyte India for providing Gigabyte 890GPA UD3H Rev 1.0 motherboard
- Asus India for providing Asus 990FX Sabertooth motherboard
- Kingston Taiwan for providing hardware support with memory kits and SSD drive.
- WD India for providing WD 300GB HLFS Velociraptor Hard Drive.
- Coolermaster India for providing Coolermaster GX450 RS-450-ACAA-D3 Power Supply
|Test Setup for:||WD My Net N900 1TB Central Dual Band (WDBKSP0010BCH) 1TB Storage Router|
|Motherboard+ Processor||Gigabyte 890GPAUD3H Rev 1.0+ AMD 965BE|
|Memory||Kingston KHX1600C9D3P1K28G HyperX Genesis 8GB 1600MHz DDRIII|
|Primary OS drive||Kingston HyperX 3K 90GB SSD/WD 320GB BLUE 320AAJS|
|Power Supply||Coolermaster GX450|
The Benchmarks that I am using are as follows:
Intel NASPT- wired and wireless
Lan Speed Test- wired and wireless: Tested with 10 and 100 test packets
Transfer Tests: 1.27GB zip file transfer test; 11.34GB ISO Transfer; 98.39GB Assorted Movie Folder Transfer; 1.34GB Assorted Photo folder Transfer
Routers are tested in secure mode, using WPA 2 password with Channel set to 11. I don’t have Wireless USB dongle which can pick up 5GHz signals with with so I’ll be testing 2.5 GHz with 20Mhz mode set on the router only using Netgear WG111 V3 USB 2.0 dongle.
To give an idea of the placement of the router during wireless testing, refer to the following diagram: