QNAP TS-119PII with OCZ SSD Performance Report


In QNAP TS-112 with OCZ SSD Performance Report, SSD didn’t help much on file transfer. Now, we test on a better processor and much more RAM, is there any huge different?

Spec Difference

The key difference to QNAP TS-119PII and QNAP TS-112 and are processor speed (Marvell 88F6282 at 2.0GHz and Marvell 88F6281 at 1.2GHz) and RAM size (512MB, 512MB, and 256MB). Buffalo HD-LX2TU3 has a Seagate Desktop HDD aka Barracuda (ST2000DM001) inside.

Test Method

I connect NAS to computer directly, use the same test sample in File Transmission with Different Sharing Solution on NAS, and use Linux command mount for better performance.

The SSD in QNAP TS-119PII is OCZ Vertex 120GB with SATA2. NAS are all access via Samba. I also add NFS, WD10EFRX, and Buffalo HD-LX2TU3 to compare.

  1. Buffalo HD-LX2TU3 is Seagate Desktop HDD 2TB aka Barracuda (ST2000DM001). with USB 3.0 but connects to USB 2.0 on Lenovo: ThinkCentre Edge 72z.

Performance

File transfer performance using SSD in QNAP TS-119PII via samba and NFS with mount command.
File transfer performance using SSD in QNAP TS-119PII via samba and NFS with mount command.

Analyze

In QNAP TS-112 with OCZ SSD Performance Report, I think the Marvell 88F6281 in QNAP TS-112 is the bottleneck. With a faster processor, QNAP TS-119PII has about 5% decrease on reading but 25% increase on writing.

When compared WD10EFRX to OCZ Vertex on QNAP TS-119PII, about 1% increase on reading and 14% increase on writing. It seems traditional hard drive has write advantage than SSD. Maybe it is related to the Trim issue on SSD.

Final Thoughts

From these tests, using SSD on QNAP Marvell 88F6282 SoC and Marvell 88F6281 based device doesn’t bring too much performance gains.

Reference

  1. QNAP TS-112 with OCZ SSD Performance Report
  2. Wiki: Solid-state drive
  3. Marvell: Marvell 88F6282 SoC
  4. Marvell: Marvell 88F6281 SoC with Sheeva Technology
  5. QNAP TS-119PII
  6. WD: WD10EFRX
  7. Wiki: Network File System
  8. QNAP TS-112
  9. Connect NAS to your Computer Directly
  10. File Transmission with Different Sharing Solution on NAS
  11. Using Microsoft Networking via Samba with QNAP TS-112 and LevelOne GNS-1001
  12. Trusted Review: OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD review
  13. Wiki: Samba (software)
  14. QNAP TS-212P
  15. Seagate Surveillance HDD
  16. Wiki: Standard RAID levels: RAID 1
  17. Buffalo HD-LX2TU3
  18. Seagate Desktop HDD: Specs
  19. Wiki: USB: USB 2.0
  20. Wiki: USB: USB 3.0
  21. Lenovo: ThinkCentre Edge 72z
  22. Wiki: Trim (computing)
  23. QNAP
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