Synology DiskStation DS411+ Review
Posted 17 December 2010 - 04:48 PM
Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:30 AM
However it's not quite apples to apples comparing it to the QNAP 459 Pro+. First the QNAP has a 1.8ghz Atom and more importantly costs a lot more.. here in Australia almost 30% difference. Looking at Amazon for US prices there is a similar differential.
Also your graphing comparison doesn't quite work as it does with normal drive comparisons. In the read/write comparisons it appears the Synology beats the stuffing out of the QNAP in a lot of the write comparisons but the QNAP does similar in reads, so it's hard to compare.
While the bottom line the QNAP is faster in reading, if you are doing a lot of writing in certain configs the Synology might be a better choice, and you can buy a fully loaded Synology (ok, maybe 4x1.5TB) for same price as the empty QNAP 459 Pro+.
Posted 29 December 2010 - 03:27 PM
I agree with xmeister that the performance test results could be shown better. In a home setting (games, media), one would value fast reads much higher than fast writes. Perhaps in business use there is more balance. I wonder if the performance results can be weighted for home use/business use.
And a suggestion for manufacturers, it would be very useful if these devices would report some statistics charts (read vs write volume), and offered options to optimize the unit's behaviour for reads, writes or compromise.
Posted 29 December 2010 - 07:46 PM
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