Conclusion: This is not a full review of the QNAP TS-879U-RP Turbo NAS Server. For that, please refer to the previous article from last month . This article is a follow-up, which reviews the additional performance obtained with the optional 10GbE Network Interface Card, and the performance of the unit with AES 256-bit Volume-based Data Encryption. In addition, I included a new test protocol, which has recently been enabled on the Windows 7 platform.
Pros: 432 / 463 MB/s best read/write performance, Driver support for 10GbE NIC was seamless, AES 256-Bit encryption throughput improved slightly, Even more performance can be had with faster drives
Conclusion: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. As Albert Einstein said, " Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Pros: 117 / 121 MBps best read/write performance, System software is SOTA and continually updated, Support Apps available for multiple cloud services, Dual 10GbE NICs supported (Multiple Vendors), VMware Ready iSCSI for virtualization deployments, Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Level Migration, Hot-swap RAID storage, Dual Gigabit Ethernet with teaming and failover, RAID 0/1/5/6/10/JBOD disk configurations, Two eSATA and two USB 3.0 ports on rear panel, High quality cons...
Cons: Standard GbE interface can be a bottleneck, 10GbE NICS are expensive (~ $700 each), A few advanced capabilities will be too daunting for most SOHO users, Many consumer HDDs not suitable for RAID, and enterprise units are $$$