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QNAP HS-210 2-Bay Media Sharing NAS Review - Reduced in size for your living room

By: Chris Ramseyer | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Feb 13, 2014 3:00 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: QNAP

Benchmarks - 6 HDD / RAID 10

 

 

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 - one playback, one record simultaneously

2x HD Video Play & 2x Record - two playback, two 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

 

As expected with this dual bay, the Marvell 1.6GHz processor limits the performance of the WD Red HDDs. The performance results in RAID 1 and RAID 0 are nearly identical, so you don't get a large performance increase with the stripe in all tests. In some tests, like HD Video Record, there was a significant performance increase, but for the most part, the results were very close.

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