QNAP TS-459 Pro+ Turbo NAS - Services, Process and Performance

Article Index
QNAP TS-459 Pro+ Turbo NAS
Hardware Specs
Closer Look and Software Setup
Setup and Feature Configuration
Features and Configuration Continued
Services, Process and Performance
Web File Manager, Downloads and Media

System Info, Services and More:

As we keep on running though the QNAP TS-459 Pro+, we'd be remiss if we didn't look at some of the hardware, software and processes in action.  As you can see, I was able to max out the CPU on the NAS.  In order to max out the CPU, I had to do a lot more than transfer files to and from seven concurrent machines.   I hosted two different sites while pulling media from the iTunes server as well as through the Android app on my phone.  Even with everything running and data flowing freely, I was sitting around 40% CPU load and the system remained very responsive.  Everything ground to a halt however when I trans-coded a media file from WMV to FLV for remote playback.

 

While there is "only" 1GB of RAM installed, even with everything running with a pretty decent load, the memory usage is very low - this ain't no Windows box!  Temperatures are very decent and the fan speed rarely gets about the ~1500rpm range and stays very quiet.


System Services
System Services
Process View
Process View

 

You can see that the ffmpeg process is the hog.  I believe that QNAP could do a little more quality control and limit the amount of CPU that this uses, or at least work on better prioritizing.   During trans-coding, the TS-459 Pro+ felt more like an aging D-Link DNS-323 - not a $1000 piece of hardware.

 

As stated above, the memory usage stayed quite low and below shows a CPU usage diagram of some very heavy usage.  At the time the CPU Usage screenshot was taken, I was pounding the QNAP TS-459 Pro+ with everything I could from about 7 machines.  Four of these contain SSDs, so the overall bandwidth and packet prioritizing was pretty impressive. 

Memory Usage
Memory Usage
CPU Usage
CPU Usage

 

Even without any network teaming, load balancing or fail-over enabled, the network performance from this box is just plain crazy.  When transferring files from the RAID 5 array to a PC with an SSD, we achieve transfer speeds of a full Gigabit on a network connection.  If "Trunking" were enabled, we'd expect to see total bandwidth in and out of the box at almost 2Gbps.  In fact, I clocked a bunch of concurrent downloads on different machines and I figured it managed close to 1.7Gbps.  That is not bad at all and shows just how powerful this box really is.

 

 

 

On the last page, we'll take a look at the built-in Web File Manager as well as the Download Station and the Media Center before we wrap things up.