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First Impressions and Benchmarks for Storage Servers by Inception Hosting

In this post, you will find my first impressions and Benchmarks for Storage Servers from Inception Hosting. These storage VPS’es are located in Phoenix, USA at IOFlood  datacenter. These are hard disk based storage servers, therefore the speeds for the disks are lower than the typical benchmark results you may find on this blog.

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Update January 2022 The 512 MB Server remains in operation, you can check its real time performance by clicking here.

Below you will find the Benchmarks for Storage Servers from Inception Hosting

Benchmark of 512 GB storage server

Results from YABS

Source https://yabs.sh $ curl -sL yabs.sh | bash

Mon Jan  4 20:04:59 MST 2021

Basic System Information:
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Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 0 @ 2.20GHz
CPU cores  : 1 @ 2199.998 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 483.2 MiB
Swap       : 508.0 MiB
Disk       : 490.5 GiB

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
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Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 3.51 MB/s      (879) | 53.76 MB/s     (840)
Write      | 3.55 MB/s      (888) | 54.22 MB/s     (847)
Total      | 7.07 MB/s     (1.7k) | 107.98 MB/s   (1.6k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 80.08 MB/s     (156) | 99.88 MB/s      (97)
Write      | 84.34 MB/s     (164) | 106.53 MB/s    (104)
Total      | 164.43 MB/s    (320) | 206.42 MB/s    (201)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                |                           |                 |                
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | busy            | busy           
Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 758 Mbits/sec   | 179 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 892 Mbits/sec   | 406 Mbits/sec  

Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 430                           
Multi Core      | 447                           
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/5709230
Review of Inception Hosting storage. Blog of Amar Vyas

Now, we take a look at the 1 TB storage server. This was a purchasing mistake on my part- two services in the same datacenter with the same provider do not offer much in terms of redundancy. That too, when the network speeds I get are not the greatest.

Click to expand this section of the blog post
ping -c 3 148.163.xx.xxx
PING 148.163.xx.xxx (148.163.xx.xxx) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 148.163.xx.xxx: icmp_seq=2 ttl=50 time=243 ms
64 bytes from 1148.163.xx.xxx: icmp_seq=3 ttl=50 time=244 ms

--- 148.163.xx.xxx ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 2 received, 33.3333% packet loss, time 2007ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 243.459/243.520/243.581/0.061 ms

1 TB Storage in Phoenix, USA

bench.monster for Speedtest

 OS           : Debian GNU/Linux 10 (64 Bit)
 Virt/Kernel  : KVM / 4.19.0-12-amd64
 CPU Model    : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 0 @ 2.20GHz
 CPU Cores    : 1 @ 2199.998 MHz x86_64 16384 KB Cache
 CPU Flags    : AES-NI Enabled & VM-x/AMD-V Enabled
 Load Average : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
 Total Space  : 985G (1.4G ~1% used)
 Total RAM    : 987 MB (65 MB + 265 MB Buff in use)
 Total SWAP   : 0 MB (0 MB in use)
 Uptime       : 0 days 0:24
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 ASN & ISP    : AS53755, Input Output Flood LLC
 Organization : X-RayHost
 Location     : Phoenix, United States / US
 Region       : Arizona
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Geekbench v4 CPU Benchmark
  Single Core : 2338  (GOOD)
   Multi Core : 2218
IO Test
 CPU Speed:
    bzip2     :  73.0 MB/s
   sha256     : 110 MB/s
   md5sum     : 352 MB/s

 RAM Speed:
   Avg. write : 1224.1 MB/s
   Avg. read  : 5563.7 MB/s

 Disk Speed:
   1st run    : 221 MB/s
   2nd run    : 326 MB/s
   3rd run    : 762 MB/s
   -----------------------
   Average    : 436.3 MB/s
Asia Speedtest
 Location                         Upload           Download         Ping   
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Nearby                           199.79 Mbit/s    647.64 Mbit/s    27.979 ms
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 India, New Delhi (GIGATEL)       15.32 Mbit/s     74.30 Mbit/s    284.922 ms
 India, Mumbai (SevenStar)        9.63 Mbit/s      64.98 Mbit/s    251.173 ms
 India, Bengaluru (I-ON)          14.28 Mbit/s     14.66 Mbit/s    258.165 ms
 Sri Lanka, Colombo (Telecom PLC) 22.70 Mbit/s     77.59 Mbit/s    264.289 ms
 Pakistan, Islamabad (Telenor)    11.01 Mbit/s     57.31 Mbit/s    277.571 ms
 Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar (Mobicom)  18.77 Mbit/s     21.02 Mbit/s    227.007 ms
 Bangladesh, Dhaka (Skytel)       17.67 Mbit/s     98.99 Mbit/s    257.932 ms
 Bhutan, Thimphu (Bhutan Telecom) 19.60 Mbit/s     60.58 Mbit/s    280.465 ms
 Myanmar, Mandalay (Ooredoo)      19.78 Mbit/s     113.44 Mbit/s   245.595 ms
 Laos, Vientaine (Mangkone)       21.47 Mbit/s     124.58 Mbit/s   220.932 ms
 Thailand, Bangkok (CAT Telecom)  49.16 Mbit/s     86.09 Mbit/s    213.176 ms
 Cambodia, Phnom Penh (Smart)     17.47 Mbit/s     88.81 Mbit/s    204.797 ms
 Vietnam, Hanoi (Viettel)         19.29 Mbit/s     103.72 Mbit/s   193.944 ms
 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (Extreme) 26.43 Mbit/s     105.60 Mbit/s   199.040 ms
 Singapore (PT FirstMedia)        14.03 Mbit/s     30.49 Mbit/s    194.997 ms
 Indonesia, Jakarta (Desnet)      39.19 Mbit/s     69.34 Mbit/s    188.682 ms
 Philippines, Manila (Globe Tel)  7.19 Mbit/s      101.82 Mbit/s   177.484 ms
 Hong Kong (fdcservers)           59.62 Mbit/s     222.93 Mbit/s   167.884 ms
 Taiwan, Taipei (TAIFO)           4.41 Mbit/s      53.79 Mbit/s    145.571 ms
 Japan, Tsukuba (SoftEther)       66.52 Mbit/s     156.77 Mbit/s   141.623 ms
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Finished in : 13 min 47 s
January 5, 2021: Speeds seem slower than the tests run in November.
 ## IO Test

 CPU Speed:
    bzip2     :  67.1 MB/s
   sha256     : 107 MB/s
   md5sum     : 334 MB/s

 RAM Speed:
   Avg. write : 1507.7 MB/s
   Avg. read  : 4027.7 MB/s

 Disk Speed:
   1st run    : 235 MB/s
   2nd run    : 209 MB/s
   3rd run    : 317 MB/s
   -----------------------
   Average    : 253.7 MB/s

 ## Asia Speedtest.net

 Location                         Upload           Download         Ping   
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Nearby                           109.52 Mbit/s    580.29 Mbit/s    32.395 ms
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 India, New Delhi (GIGATEL)       6.45 Mbit/s      53.17 Mbit/s    270.542 ms
 India, Mumbai (SevenStar)        5.25 Mbit/s      60.36 Mbit/s    264.324 ms
 India, Bengaluru (I-ON)          15.65 Mbit/s     13.85 Mbit/s    259.499 ms


YABS

curl -sL yabs.sh | bash -s -- -r

Mon Jan  4 16:47:06 MST 2021

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 0 @ 2.20GHz
CPU cores  : 1 @ 2199.998 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 987.2 MiB
Swap       : 1024.0 MiB
Disk       : 982.3 GiB

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 3.46 MB/s      (865) | 40.99 MB/s     (640)
Write      | 3.49 MB/s      (874) | 41.30 MB/s     (645)
Total      | 6.96 MB/s     (1.7k) | 82.29 MB/s    (1.2k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 60.69 MB/s     (118) | 86.36 MB/s      (84)
Write      | 63.81 MB/s     (124) | 92.11 MB/s      (89)
Total      | 124.51 MB/s    (242) | 178.48 MB/s    (173)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                |                           |                 |                
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | busy            | busy           
Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 854 Mbits/sec   | 169 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 915 Mbits/sec   | 431 Mbits/sec  

Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 444                           
Multi Core      | 445                           
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/5707280

 

Update November 2021: The 1 TB Storaqe server has been discontinued by your truly, the 512 GB server below remains in operation.

Image representing storage box. Blog of Amar Vyas
It’s all about storage! Image credit:Guillaume Hankenne, Pexels

This post is a part of the series of Benchmarks and reviews I have done for multiple providers and Virtual Private Servers.You can review the entire list by clicking here. This post was updated in March 2022.