Depends on how you're testing. If just copying file, I get the same speed. I shared your feelings/disappointment when I first benchmarked this unit. Take a look Thread Link : 13413 I guess the point is this is entry level model and you shouldn't buy it for speed but reliability, scalability and usage as network storage for ex. virtualization. You can run more than just a few VMs on it and if you have 2 fillers you've got 2 LAN interfaces/FCP per filler so you can have total throughput ~250MB/s on reading and ~100MB/s on writing. I'm not so sure about database since I experience sequential log write issues, but live-testing will show the truth... Looking forward to hear your experiences.