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QNAP TS-669 PRO 6-Bay SMB NAS Review - Benchmarks - 6 HDD / RAID 6 and Single Client Wrap-up

By: Chris Ramseyer | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Oct 8, 2013 2:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: QNAP

Benchmarks - 6 HDD / RAID 6


RAID 6: Extend RAID 5 by adding an additional parity block; thus it uses block-level striping with two parity blocks distributed across all member disks.



HD Video Playback




HD Video Play - 720p HD stream from Windows Media Player 256kB reads

2HD Video Play - 2x playback

4HD Video Play - 4x playback



HD Video Record




HD Video Record - 720p HD stream, 256kB writes

HD Video Play & Record - 1 playback, 1 record simultaneously

2x HD Video Play & 2x Record - 2 playback, 2 record simultaneously



Content Creation




Photo Album - All reads - wide distribution of sizes

Office Productivity - Reads and writes, 1kB & 4kB reads; Mostly 1kB writes

Content Creation - 95% writes; 1k, 4k & little reads; Writes up to 64kB



File / Directory Transfer




Directory Copy From NAS - 64kB reads

Directory Copy To NAS - Predominantly 64kB writes, wide scattering under 16kB

File Copy From NAS - 4GB file copy, 64kB reads

File Copy To NAS - 64kB writes



Single Client Performance Wrap-up


Since the TS-669L and TS-669 Pro have the same processor and DRAM amount, we have to assume the massive jump in performance between these two models is due to the new QTS 4.0.2 firmware.


The new firmware when paired with the TS-669 Pro doubles performance in some tests when compared to the TS-669L with the older 3-Series firmware.


Looking beyond just QNAP's products, the TS-669 Pro is now as fast and faster in many tests as other manufacture's NAS products.

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