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Review: QNAP HS-210

by Parm Mann on 27 December 2013, 09:00

Tags: Qnap

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Test Methodology

Network Storage Configurations

 
QNAP HS-210
CPU
2.13GHz Intel Atom D2700 (dual-core, 1MB L2 cache)
1.2GHz Marvell Armada 370 (dual-issue, 256KB L2 cache)
1.6GHz Marvell 88F6282A0C160 (single-core, 256KB L2 cache)
1.6GHz Marvell (spec. TBC)
0.75GHz PLX NAS 7821 (dual-core, ARM 11)
1.60GHz Intel Atom CE5335 (dual-core)
Memory
1GB DDR3
512MB DDR3
256MB DDR3
512MB DDR3
256MB DDR2
2GB DDR3
Disk drives
2x 1TB Samsung HD103SJ (optional)
2x 1TB Samsung HD103SJ (optional)
1x 1TB Seagate ST31000528AS (included)
2x 1TB Samsung HD103SJ (optional)
2x 1TB Samsung HD103SJ (optional)
2x 1TB Samsung HD103SJ (optional)
RAID mode
RAID 1
RAID 1
N/A
RAID 1
RAID 1
RAID 1
Network connection
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Firmware
1.0.8.R2K3
1.01-0.53
1.40
4.1.0.20131104
2.10.20121016
OS6.build_205

Benchmarks

Iometer v2008.06.18-RC2
File Copy Test (8.83GB)
Intel NAS Performance Toolkit v1.7.1
Power Consumption

Notes

All of our comparison NAS servers are tested using a single Gigabit Ethernet link with Jumbo frames disabled, and are connected to our Intel client machine and network via a Netgear GS108 switch.

Iometer, a familiar benchmark in our test suite, is an I/O subsystem measurement tool. For the purpose of our NAS testing, we set a queue depth of 16 (outstanding I/Os) and run the following tests:

  • 64KB transfer, 100% sequential, 100% read
  • 64KB transfer, 100% sequential, 100% write

Taking a look at a simple usage scenario, our file copy test involves copying a mixed assortment of files totalling 8.83GB in size from our client to the NAS. The result is recorded in MB/s.

Our third benchmark - the NAS Performance Toolkit, developed by Intel - is a file-system exerciser specifically designed to provide performance comparisons between NAS devices. Intel's utility focuses on user-level performance using real-world workload traces gathered from typical digital home applications such as HD video playback and record. Intel NASPT reproduces the file-system traffic observed in these traces onto a chosen storage solution and records performance in MB/s.

Last but not least, we measure NAS power draw during three states; under load, idle and standby mode if applicable.