QNAP TVS-951X Hard Drive Testing
For our tests, we will show the TVS-951X compared to the DS1019+ and DS1618+ which we have reviewed earlier running on a 1GbE network. These three NAS’s compare well to each other except the DS1618+ which can run on a 10GbE system, with an appropriate expansion card.
Our first set of tests will revolve around the basic hard drive NAS performance. We will then show you how to setup Qtier and caching and see the impact those have on performance.
We begin our testing with standard RAID levels that all three NAS units can run using built-in 1GbE networks.
Intel NAS Performance Toolkit
The Intel NAS Performance Toolkit (Intel NASPT) is a file system exerciser and analysis tool designed to enable performance comparisons between network-attached storage (NAS) devices.
1GbE Unencrypted Storage Testing
We start our testing with standard RAID levels that all three NAS’s can run using built-in 1GbE networks. We are going to show the charts then discuss after. These are fairly self-explanatory.
Not surprising, all three NAS units are capable to max out the 1GgE network connections. We did not use the NVMe SSD’s read/write cache drives in our tests.
1GbE Encrypted Folder Results
All three NAS’s allow encrypting folders which we will use here in these tests. Again, since the results are so close, we are going to discuss after the charts.
As in our first set of tests, we find the results of encryption tests to be close, within the margin of error. Generally, the QNAP TVS-951X came out on top in some tests, but these NAS units are being bottlenecked by 1GbE performance.
Now that we have tested the QNAP TVS-951X using 1GbE networking let us move on to the 10GbE tests.