QNAP TS-253 Pro with Mac OSX File Transfer Performance Report


We have seen QTS 4.2.1 Build 0217 for TS-119PII but QTS 4.1.3 Build 20150313 for QNAP TS-253 Pro is different. The later support smb 3.0 in [Control Panel] → [Network Services] → [Win/Mac/NFS] → [Microsoft Networking] Tab → [Advanced Options] dialog] → [Highest SMB version]. Let’s see if it is compatible with OSX and faster.

QNAP Ts-253 Pro with QTS 4.1.3

TS-253 Pro uses an Intel Celeron J1900 which is a 2GHz and up to 2.41GHz quad-core processor. It has 2MB L2 cache, Intel 64 Architecture, and supports up to 8GB DDR3.

The test machine comes with 1GB of DDR3 RAM and is upgradable. In this post, I test with 1GB and 8GB RAM to see the difference.

I install two Seagate Barracuda Desktop HDD as RAID 1 in it.

QTS 4.1.3 Build 20150313 for TS-253 Pro is a 64-bit Linux used in this test. Unlike QTS for TS-119PII, it has many extra features like smb 3.0, Storage Manager, and etc.

Mac Mini Late 2012

I have upgrade my Mac mini to 16GB RAM and use a Seagate Laptop SSHD 1 TB which spins at 5400rpm and comes with 8GB MLC cache build-in to replace the slow hard drive.

Test Method

It is detail explained in Prepare Your NAS File Transfer Performance Test with Mac OSX Client. I test both Samba and NFS.

I also add test results from QNAP TS-119PII, Thecus N2520, and Thecus w5000 with OSX.

  1. QNAP TS-251 with Mac OSX File Transfer Performance Report
  2. QNAP TS-119PII with Mac OSX File Transfer Performance Report
  3. Thecus N2520 with Mac OSX File Transfer Performance Report
  4. Thecus W5000 with Mac OSX File Transfer Performance Report

Performance

File transfer performance on QNAP TS-253 Pro with Mac OSX via Samba with different smb.
File transfer performance on QNAP TS-253 Pro with Mac OSX via Samba with different smb.
File transfer performance on QNAP TS-253 Pro with Mac OSX via NFS.
File transfer performance on QNAP TS-253 Pro with Mac OSX via NFS.

Analyze

TS-253 Pro is as fast as TS-251 on Samba smb 3.0 and NFS.

If you use cifs instead of smb in Finder, Samba is as slows as smb 1.0 on QTS even [Highest SMB version] is set to smb 3.0.

More Thoughts

If you cannot find smb 3.0 in [Highest SMB version] after upgrading firmware, try to reboot again or reinstall QTS again. Quickly Reset the Hard Disk in your QNAP Device as New explains how to remove QTS from your hard disks.

If using cifs is as fast as smb in Finder, maybe you are running at smb 1.0 on QTS.

Reference

  1. Apple: Mac mini (Late 2012) – Technical Specifications
  2. Apple: OS X
  3. Apple: Support: Mac Basics: The Finder organizes all of your files
  4. Intel: Intel 64 Architecture
  5. Intel: Intel Celeron Processor J1900 (2M Cache, up to 2.42 GHz)
  6. Linux.org
  7. Prepare Your NAS File Transfer Performance Test with Mac OSX Client
  8. QNAP TS-119PII
  9. QNAP TS-119PII with Mac OSX File Transfer Performance Report
  10. QNAP TS-251
  11. QNAP TS-251 with Mac OSX File Transfer Performance Report
  12. QNAP TS-253 Pro
  13. QNAP: QNAP Turbo NAS User Manual: Storage Manager
  14. QNAP: QTS
  15. Quickly Reset the Hard Disk in your QNAP Device as New
  16. Samba
  17. Seagate Barracuda Desktop Datasheet
  18. Seagate Laptop SSHD Datasheet
  19. Thecus N2520
  20. Thecus N2520 with Mac OSX File Transfer Performance Report
  21. Thecus W5000
  22. Thecus W5000 with Mac OSX File Transfer Performance Report
  23. Wiki: Multi-level cell
  24. Wiki: Network File System
  25. Wiki: Server Message Block
  26. Wiki: Standard RAID levels: 2 RAID 1
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