QNAP TVS-951X 9-Bay NAS for SMB Edge and Content Creators

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10GbE Unencrypted Storage Testing

We begin our testing with standard RAID levels that both NAS’s can run using 10GbE networks. We are going to show the charts then discuss after. You will note that the DS1019+ is not shown as it does not support 10GbE networking.

QNAP TVS 951X RAID 0 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID 0 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID 5 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID 5 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID 6 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID 6 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID JBOD 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID JBOD 10G

As in our first set of tests, we find the results of 10GbE tests to be close in some tests, within the margin of error. Generally, the Synology DS1618+ came out on top; we attribute this to the DS1618+ using a Mellanox Connectx 3 PCIe 10GbE network expansion card which is a higher end card vs. the TVS-951X and built-in Aquantia AQtion AQC107. In most cases the performance deltas were minor, and they are well above 1GbE speeds, yet one can see the difference in NIC quality having an impact.

10GbE Encrypted Folder Results

We begin our testing with standard RAID levels that both NAS’s can run using 10GbE networks. We are going to show the charts then discuss after. You will note that the DS1019+ is not shown as it does not support 10GbE networking.

QNAP TVS 951X RAID 0 Encrypted 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID 0 Encrypted 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID 5 Encrypted 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID 5 Encrypted 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID 6 Encrypted 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID 6 Encrypted 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID JBOD Encrypted 10G
QNAP TVS 951X RAID JBOD Encrypted 10G

As in our first set of tests, we find the results of encryption tests to be close. Generally, it’s a mixed bag of results.

Now that we have tested the TVS-951X with both 1GbE and 10GbE networks let us move on to Qtier and Caching.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Any information on drive temps?

    You state you were surprised the 120mm fan was able to cool the machine in testing but I didn’t see any drive temperature readings for the various workflows.

    In extended / heavier use cases I wonder if the cooling will be adequate.

  2. What good is this article without a price tag? Haha – I literally don’t know what I should be comparing it to from the likes of Synology or whatnot without it. 🙂

  3. TVS-951X w/ (5) WD 8TB Red & (4) 500GB MX500
    Temps (C):
    CPU 46
    SYS 34
    SSD1/2/3/4 41 41 36 38
    HDD1-5 40 39 38 38 39
    FAN 646 rpm

    It’s on sale fairly often for under $600.

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