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

QNAP TS-669 PRO 6-Bay SMB NAS Review
Fresh off of the QNAP TS-669L review, a SOHO 6-bay NAS server offering affordable storage, we have the TS-669 Pro in for review.
| 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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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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