QNAP TS-419P Turbo NAS 4-Bay Network Storage ReviewTue, Nov 24, 2009 - 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.
I tried using the latest version of the toolkit, but had issues with a bug in one of Office Productivity XML files. I ended up using an earlier version which seemed to work as promised. Performance numbers in this benchmark ranged from 3.3 MB/s to 32.3 MB/s depending on which tests were 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.
In the Overlapped I/O test the TS-419P was able to reach 66 MB/s in the read test and 31 MB/s in the write test.
In the I/O comparison test, the TS-419P was able to reach 50 MB/s in the read test and 30 MB/s in the write test.
The last benchmark we ran was CrystalDiskMark, which is a small HDD benchmark utility for your hard drive that enables you to rapidly measure sequential and random read/write speeds.
With the CrystalDiskMark v2.2 run using both a file size of 50MB and 100MB, a slight performance difference was observed in the write speeds only. CrystalDiskMark showed the best numbers using 50MB files and achieved a 53 MB/s read and 33 MB/s write top speed.