Qnap TVS-1271U-RP review

You’re spoilt for choice with Qnap’s latest rack NAS appliance

A speedy performer

For 10GbE testing, we installed an Emulex OCE11102-NT dual-port 10Gbase-T card in the appliance. With a share mapped to an HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 rack server running Window Server 2012 R2, Iometer reported good raw read and write rates of 1,112MB/sec and 1,106MB/sec.

Dropping to a 4KB transfer request size saw very good I/O throughout for the NAS share of 100K and 80K IOPS for read and write operations. Adding a second Xeon E5-2600 v3 server to the mix over a dedicated 10GbE connection saw impressive cumulative read and write IOPS of 190K and 160K.

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Real world speeds were disappointing as drag and drop copies of our 50GB Iometer test file averaged 416MB/sec and 295MB/sec. Synology's desktop DS3615xs returned a faster 432MB/sec and 386MB/sec for the same tests.

Installing the HybridDesk Station app loads everything you need to turn the appliance into a PC

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