QNAP TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS with Intel Atom D510 ReviewWed, Feb 24, 2010 - 12:00 AM
Intel NAS Performance Toolkit
The next test I ran on the TS-459 Pro 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.
The TS-459 Pro had solid increases in all areas of the Intel tests, most notably in the HD Playback and Record with almost twice the speed of the TS-419P. The TS-419P is shown below for reference.