TS-473 vs the DS1019+ and DS918+

QNAP TS-473 vs Synology DS1019+ and DS918+

I have been watching a lot of your channel lately there is a lot of information. The amount of all the info is also a little overwhelming. I was hoping you could give me an idea and what would be best between the TS-473 vrs the DS1019+. I know there are some difference but I’m so on the fence, I would like to know more about what you think is possibly the better OS and what has more support and applications etc..
Any advice would be great.

When comparing Qnap with Synology, on the hardware side Qnap will always be a winner. They will sell the same hardware or better for cheaper. But if you need a solution out of the box then it will difficult to compete Synology unified software and its quality. If you want to buy simply RAID hardware and be able of configure things your specific way then Qnap will be the best for you.

Hardware performance comparison

TS-473 is twice as powerful as DS1019+ or DS918+.

TS-473 feature AMD R Series RX-421ND Quad Core 2.1 GHz, Turbo to 3.4 GHz with a speed benchmark 4740.

DS1019+ and DS918+ feature Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz)  with a speed benchmark 2153.

On a Qnap you can link aggregate 4 LAN ports and increase data transfer speed 4 times wheres on a Synology you can link only 2 LAN port – doubling your speed.

Qnap will also let you install 10GbE card which would let you increase 10X the transfer speed if you choose right media and RAID revel.

Synology will feature NVMe (around 2000MB/s) slots for cache where as Qnap will have regular SATA (500MB/s) M.2 cache slots (but you can install a card for NVMe cache). On a Synology you can only use these cache slots for boosting performance of the NAS. Qnap will let you set these SSD up like additional storage. This is useful for video editors and high IOPS operations.

 

 

DS918+ vs DS1019+ performance stats

DS1019+ DS918+
Aggregated 1GbE SMB – Sequential Throughput (64KB) read 226 write 225.82 read 225.91 write 222.13
Aggregated 1GbE SMB – Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB) read 225.99 write 225.86 read 225.91 write 222.49
1GbE SMB – Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000) dow 92.93 up 65.61 down 93.12 up 68.10
1GbE SMB – Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000) down 92.34 up 44.51 down 80.12 up 41.34
1GbE AFP – Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1) down 95.71 up 94.19 down 94.87 up 91.10
1GbE AFP – Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000) down 74.41 up 63.10 down 76.12 up 65.62
1GbE Web Server – PHP Response Efficiency 14359.33 14003.82

TS-473 Performance Tests

TEST Write Read
SMB Throughput (10GbE X 2) 1,764 2,347
SMB Throughput (10GbE X 1) 1,068 1,166
SMB Throughput (1GbE X 4) 440 448
SMB Throughput (1GbE X 1) 112 112
SMB IOPS (10GbE X 2) 91,222 147,556
SMB IOPS (10GbE X 1) 56,470 82,071
SMB IOPS (1GbE X 4) 67,853 107,285
SMB IOPS (1GbE X 1) 27,803 28,138
Windows Upload/Download 10GB File (10GbE X 2) 674 1,509
Windows Upload/Download 10GB File (10GbE X 1) 614 1,032
Windows Upload/Download 10GB File (1GbE X 4) 410 406
Windows Upload/Download 10GB File (1GbE X 1) 112 113
iSCSI Throughput (10GbE X 2) 1,201 1,726
iSCSI Throughput (10GbE X 1) 926 1,178
iSCSI Throughput (1GbE X 4) 435 442
iSCSI Throughput (1GbE X 1) 111 112
iSCSI IOPS (10GbE X 1) 85,617 88,358
AES-256 Volume Encryption Throughput with 10GB-file Upload/Download via Windows Robocopy(10GbE X 2) 559 1,382
AES-256 Volume Encryption Throughput with 10GB-file Upload/Download via Windows Robocopy(10GbE X 1) 554 1,043
AES-256 Volume Encryption Throughput with 10GB-file Upload/Download via Windows Robocopy(1GbE X 4) 363 366
AES-256 Volume Encryption Throughput with 10GB-file Upload/Download via Windows Robocopy(1GbE X 1) 112 113

 


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