QNAP TS-459 Review


Like I said in an earlier post, I was very busy testing QNAP’s new TS-459 NAS. Because of a NDA I signed with QNAP, I could not post anything on this new baby before January, 4th. This device, along with new members in the new TS-x59 series, are making their début at the 2010 International CES

The engineering sample I received from QNAP is very similar to my own TS-639 but it runs the new Intel Atom 1.66Ghz dual core (PineTrail D510), with a 512MB DOM, 1GB of RAM. Also it has 2 eSATA and 5 USB ports. And the more important bit for me, this baby is VMware Ready certified iSCSI array!

I put the NAS on the grill, ran some of my favourite benchmarking tools, plus a new one, even thought it is quite old: ATTO Disk Benchmark, and came up with a ton of results.

I don’t like lengthy reviews, and because a picture worth a 1000 words, I publish all my screenshots here. The pictures name are meaningful enough to understand how I conducted the tests.

So the device is a QNAP TS-459, running firmware version 3.2.0 Build 1220T, with 2 WD VelociRaptor 300G 10K rpm disks in RAID0 for best performance. I use a single gigabit NIC (eth0) set in Full Duplex mode, default MTU (1500), no tweak, default configuration out of the box.

Now the screenshots and performance graphs:

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Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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11 Responses to QNAP TS-459 Review

  1. deinoscloud says:

    Some one told me I forgot to put IOzone graphs as well. I have updated the gallery now. Thx!
    BTW IOzone graphs are a bit tricky to understand, please check out IOzone web site at http://iozone.org/ for more info.

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