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: