Benchmarking NAS drives

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  1. 33_viper_33

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    Gentlemen,

    Just started a new job and am having to benchmark a proprietary 3rd party NAS product that must remain unnamed. I mapped the network drive and have access to its shared content, but none of the benchmarking utilities I've tried so far can see it. Under Windows 7, I've tried iometer, crystal disk and ATTO Benchmark. A Google search indicated these should work with NAS, so what am I missing? Any suggestions for alternate tools?

    Thanks for your help,
    -V
     
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    Did you try IOmeter yet? Is this iSCSI, CIFS, other?
     
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    I did try IOmeter with no luck. It doesn't see it in the tree. This is CIFS. I got Intel's NAS Performance Toolkit to detect it and it is running now. Would like to use something more common like IOmeter or ATTO.

    EDIT: Intel NAS Performance Toolkit failed. Got the error message "failed to upload preparation to the device". I am able to manually transfer files to the device. I think something weird is going on here.
     
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    You can't map a drive letter to the share? That's how I test ramdisk over network!
     
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    Was that a typo? I did map the share to Z:. The above programs don't see it...
     
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    Using net use ? That's how i used ATTO! Maybe choose a drive like S: ?
     
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    Thanks all for your help!

    I got IOmeter working. I must have downloaded an old version. The new version works. Still can't see a mapped drive with Atto though. Though Iwould like to use a couple programs, IOmeter is sufficient for now.
     
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