QNAP TS-419P+ Turbo NAS 4-Bay Network Storage ReviewMon, Jan 10, 2011 - 12:00 AM
QNAP TS-419P+ – More Benchmarks
The next test I ran on the TS-419P+ was the Intel NAS Performance Toolkit Exerciser. The Intel NAS Performance Toolkit is a file system exerciser and analysis tool designed to enable performance comparisons between network attached storage (NAS) devices. Intel NASPT focuses on user level performance using real world workload traces gathered from typical digital home applications: HD video playback and record, data backup and restore utilities, office productivity applications, video rendering/content creation and more. Intel NASPT reproduces the file system traffic observed in these traces onto whatever storage solution the user provides, records the system response, and reports a rich variety of performance information. The end result is readily comparable performance measurements that are useful to developers as well as intuitive and compelling to consumers.
Running the NAS Toolkit on Windows 7 32bit, I was greeted with a DLL Not Found Error. Digging through many a Bing Search Page, I eventually found a reference on a Microsoft TechNet Page that stated that a update to Windows 7 removed the DLL that I was missing and suggested that I download the two missing DLLs, and place them in my C:/Windows/System32 Folder. After restarting the application, I was able to run the toolkit without issue. One can hope that Intel will be releasing a fix for their Toolkit to correct this issue, or at least warn the user that they need two additional DLLs if running Windows 7.
Speeds for this test ranged from 93.5 MB/s to 4.4 MB/s depending on which work flow was being run.
ATTO is one of the oldest hard drive benchmarks that is still used today. ATTO measures transfers across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and places the data into graphs that you can easily interpret. The test was run with the default runs of 0.5kb through 8192kb transfer sizes with the total length being 256mb.
The first test was run using the Overlapped I/O Option. We were able to achieve 45.2MB/s in the Write Tests, and 90MB/s in the Write Tests.
In the I/O Comparision test we were able to reach speeds of 45Mb/s in the Write Tests and 51.6MB/s in the Read tests.
The last benchmark that was run on the TS-419P+ was CrystalDiskMark, which tests Sequential and Random read and write speeds over a variety of file sizes.
With CrystalMark v3.01 we ran test with a file size of 50MB and 100MB. We observed little difference between the 50MB and 100MB tests, with the 50MB tests coming slightly ahead with Read speeds topping out at 58.8MB/s and Write Speeds topping out at 44.8MB/s
Lets wrap this up with a little Streaming Show and Tell!