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The 2100 supports 4 K and 8 K jumbo frame sizes, but only 4 K frames were tested in both JBOD and RAID1 modes. Figure 13 shows that jumbo frames help read performance approach the 100 Mbps Ethernet performance line, even though a Gigabit connection was in use.

Figure 13: Gigabit Ethernet Read performance

Figure 13: Gigabit Ethernet Read performance (click to enlarge)

Figure 14 shows write caching effects with 32 and 64 MB file sizes and also, once again, that jumbo frames provide a definite performance boost.

Figure 14: Gigabit Ethernet write performance

Figure 14: Gigabit Ethernet write performance (click to enlarge)

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