Can You Game Off A NAS? FPS Benchmarks and Load Times
This can be more of an issue with laptops, some of which only have a single empty drive or no 2.5 inch drive bays for larger and cheaper hard drive. Storage, so let's see how a nurse can help and find out how well we can actually play games off one over the network and as or network attached storage is basically just a box that contains a bunch of hard drives that you connect to your network. You can then access this larger storage over the network for this testing I'm using the asustor as5 344. Bae knows the key features other than it's got to 2.5 gigabit ethernet ports for drive, bays, quad, core CPU and 4 gig of memory. Interestingly, this one also has a HDMI 2.0, a port allowing you to stream video directly from the nose. The guys at gear seekers have covered the steps to set up this same model. You can find more information on that in their video, if you're after it. In my test setup, i've got 4 16 terabyte iron wolf hard drives from Seagate, and these are designed with 247 as operation in mind, which is perfect for me, because I never turn my nose off. I leave it on overnight backing up everything to the cloud which, in my case, is about 10 gig of 4k video that I shoot each day. You of course, don't need to start out with as much space as this. You could start out with one or two smaller drives and expand from there in the future.
If you need more space, you could also go for a smaller tube, a nose, and this is sue Stahl. One actually allows you to connect additional expansion units for up to an additional 192 terabytes, although you can save some money by using cheaper drives. If you're storing important data I'd highly suggest picking nas drives like Seagate's iron, wolf series as they'll be less likely to fail in an AZ environment over time, basically, they're just made to run all the time and also deal with the increased levels of vibration. You get when running multiple drives so close together, regardless of which knows you're using you'll likely have a few raid options to choose from. I usually go for raid 6, which means the array can survive two disks failing at once, but in this case I've chosen rate 10 for a mixture of redundancy and performance. I want to try to put the 2.5 gigabit connection to use after all. Luckily I happen to have the Isuzu mothership in for review as it's got a 2.5 gigabit ethernet port here are the results from crystal disk mark when reading and writing to the NAS with the 2.5 gigabit connection weigh close to 300 megabytes per second, for both the Read and riot, which is well above typical, gigabit speeds in this test. I was fully saturating the network connection both ways, so the raid 10 array was sufficient for a single connection. I also manually set the network speed to 1 gigabit and performed the test again just to show what a standard connection would get and as we can see, the results are a fair bit lower compared to the 2.
5 results. The asou smother ship also has Wi Fi 6. So if I also had a Wi Fi 6 access point, I would be able to access that as really fast wirelessly to I'm still living in the past with a Wi Fi, 4 access point here's how long it took to load up a game watchdogs to in This case from different storage options, loading from the SSD was the fastest as we'd expect it's fast local storage, but it also costs more and we're limited by how much we can fit into our device. The 2.5 gigabit connection from the NAS was next, though, realistically in this test, it wasn't even that far behind the SSD and load time, and then the gigabit connection was slower still I'd expect loading from a 2.5 inch hard drive in a laptop to be around the Gigabit connection, speed as the reads and writes from a single hard drive are typically around that speed. It will, of course, vary by disk. Third, a 7200 rpm Drive should outperform a 5400 won for example. Unfortunately, I couldn't test that here, as the asou smother ship has no 2.5 inch drive bay to install one a good example where your only option is expensive and smaller MDOT SSDs well, maybe not, as it has 3m 2 slots, but many other laptops just have one. The assist GX 701 comes to mind. It will also depend on the specific game. I also tried The Witcher 3 and had the same 23 second result to get into the game, regardless of where it was loading from.
I was rebooting between tasks, so unless it caches the local storage, this confirms that it will vary for the most part game load times of what will be the most noticeable when you're, storing the game files on different media, such as an as as this is when The bulk of data is read the actual frame rates, while playing games will see no changes in most cases, so you shouldn't lose much performance while playing generally once a game is fully loaded. Everything within the area will be cached in memory, so you'll only experience slowdowns when assets needed to be loaded from disk I've actually tested this in an older video with more games, but just for example, with this single game we can see there are no real differences To framerate its margin of error stuff, although most people today don't currently have two point: five gigabit capable network devices as we've just seen in terms of FPS, the network transfer, speed, doesn't, really matter it only affected load times, as we saw earlier for every laptop that Arrives for me to test, I need to test around 1.5 terabytes worth of games on it as I live in Australia, land of the crappy internet downloading this much data multiple times a week. Every machine is not feasible, so for me, and Naza is essential. I copy my games from the nas over to the laptop and then run them off local storage rather than the nas.
This is because, for my benchmarks, i want to provide, as close as to the results you actually see. If you bought the machine yourself plus, when i have to open up 20 games multiple times. This is greatly sped up if the machine has an SSD. For my personal workflow, having a local centralized repository for games that are kept up to date saves me a lot of time, as I can just copy them over when needed. This could be a good option for you, too. Steam has a good option to let you move games between drives, so you could just map the nas to a drive letter and then move games back and forth as needed. The copying process does still take quite a while with standard Gigabit Ethernet. Although the asou store knows that I've been testing with here does have two point: five gigabit support, most laptops I get in for testing don't. Have this I've only seen it in more premium options so far, but presumably that will change in future. The times where I have had it there, like with your soos mothership, I can get started testing sooner, the faster network speeds and, as solution, definitely isn't for everyone. It really depends what you do and how you access your data. For me, it works very well and multiple people access it from the home network to get files, especially games. So we don't need to worry about getting large drives in all of our PCs and laptops.
I basically just get a fast nvme and up to SSD for a boot drive and use the NASPA Mass Storage there's. So much more. It can do I've only just scratched the surface here, as I think these use cases are probably going to be most beneficial for most of my audience, you can install different apps to do pretty much whatever you need. Another quick example would be if you're a game streamer and also save copies of your stream to disk. You could have these save to the large in their storage and not have to worry about your machine running out.