QNAP TS-119PII with Seagate Laptop SSHD and Kingston V+100 SSD File Transfer Performance Report


I like QNAP TS-119PII‘s flexible hard disk tray which can fix any 3.5″ or 2.5″ drive and swap easily. This time, I am going to test with my Seagate Laptop SSHD and Kingston SSDNow V+100. Let’s see the performance different compared to WD NAS 1TB WD10EFRX and OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD.

Storage Difference

Seagate Laptop SSHD and WD NAS are both 1TB at 5400rpm with 64MB buffer. But Seagate Laptop SSHD is two plate while WD NAS is single, story density are different. Also, Seagate Laptop SSHD has an extra 8GB MLC as read-cache.

Kingston SSDNow V+100 is known for its aggressive garbage collection. More stroy may be found in Upgrade my iBook G4 with a SSD. OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD supports trim and QTS 4.0.2 which is based on Linux kernel 2.6.33.2 also support trim, too. But you must use wiper.sh to TRIM SSDs in QNAP storage device, I haven’t work it out on my device, yet. Both of them have 64MB ram cache.

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.

Two protocols are used in this test: Samba and NFS. You may learn more about how to setup the test with NFS and Samba to do your own test.

QNAP TS-119PII is configured with one of the storage device each time.

According to my MTU test, I keep it to use default 1500.

I also add test result from following as reference:

  1. QNAP TS-119PII File Transfer Performance Report
  2. QNAP TS-119PII with OCZ SSD Performance Report

Performance

SSHDand Kingston V+100 file transfer performance on QNAP TS-119PII via Samba with mount command.
SSHD and Kingston V+100 file transfer performance on QNAP TS-119PII via Samba with mount command.
SSHDand Kingston V+100 file transfer performance on QNAP TS-119PII via NFS with mount command.
SSHD and Kingston V+100 file transfer performance on QNAP TS-119PII via NFS with mount command.

Analyze

Seagate Laptop SSHD is still not as fast as WD NAS. Even I have test for more than 3 times, I didn’t see the benefit from SSD cache on Seagate Laptop SSHD. The different is about 10% on both read and write with both protocols.

Kingston SSDNow V+100 is about 10% faster on reading while 2% slower on writing with both protocols. I didn’t see performance benefit with its aggressive garbage collection in test.

SSD is still faster on reading while slower on writing compared to traditional hard disk or SSHD. It’s very similar result as in QNAP TS-119PII with OCZ SSD Performance Report and QNAP TS-112 with OCZ SSD Performance Report.

More Thoughts

SSD is much more expansive than traditional hard drive. But with a SSD NAS, you may use it in more scenario than office or home. How about on a boat?

Reference

  1. QNAP TS-119PII
  2. Seagate Laptop SSHD Datasheet
  3. AnandTech: Kingston SSDNow V+100 Review
  4. WD: WD10EFRX
  5. Trusted Review: OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD review
  6. Upgrade my iBook G4 with a SSD
  7. Wiki: Trim (computing)
  8. DeinosCloud: How To Get wiper.sh Running On QNAP Storage Devices To TRIM SSDs?
  9. QNAP: QTS
  10. Connect NAS to your Computer Directly
  11. File Transmission with Different Sharing Solution on NAS
  12. Using Microsoft Networking via Samba with QNAP TS-112 and LevelOne GNS-1001
  13. Wiki: Samba (software)
  14. Wiki: Network File System
  15. Using Network File System (NFS) Service with QNAP TS-112
  16. Maximum MTU doesn’t mean Best Performance
  17. QNAP TS-119PII File Transfer Performance Report
  18. QNAP TS-119PII with OCZ SSD Performance Report
  19. Wiki: Solid-state drive
  20. QNAP TS-112 with OCZ SSD Performance Report
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