Thunderbolt 3 NAS server from QNAP is one of its kind, launched with collaboration between MAC and Window platforms. The need to access both Windows and Macs has been long overdue, finally QNAP is providing a NAS server solution to address this market need.
The TVS-1282T3 maybe a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac® and Windows® users for 4K workflows, file storage and sharing. Leveraging the 7th generation 14nm multi-core processors which are designed around the core principles of tiered storage application-based partitioning and network traffic distribution, allowing higher performance and fulfilling the demands made by Big Data.
The Thecus N7700PRO / N7700 PRO systems are well endowed as it is on par with all the other units at this level. The QNAP TS-809PRO is slightly slower whilst the Netgear 6-bay ReadyNAS PRO Business edition is again slightly slower as is the ReadyNAS Ultra 6 Plus which is much the same as the ReadyNAS PRO business edition. The N7700PRO is the fastest of the bunch just piping the TS-809PRO to the finish line.
The Thecus N8900 features the latest firmware revision as well having full 64-bit kernel support making provision for 6Gb/s dual SAS and SATA support courtesy of the PCI-e LSI combo controller. Designed from the ground up and not like many other units, merely a CPU upgrade here and there then repacked and sold, this one hosts the Intel Core i3-2120 processor, integrates 2 cores at 3.3GHz and the performance is optimized with a generous 8GB of DDR3 memory allowing for excellent response times for virtualized environments and storage operations.
The TS-879U-RP features USB 3.0 ports for high speed backup to external hard drives. EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, and HFS+ file systems are supported to ensure compatibility with Windows, Mac® OS X, and Linux operating systems. Also the TS-879U-RP offers network expansion options which include dual-port 1 GbE and dual-port 10 GbE network expansion cards, to aggregate and boost network performance. The TS-879U-RP includes two Gigabit (GbE) LAN ports which can be expanded to four GbE LAN ports or two 10 GbE LAN ports plus two GbE ports.
The Synology DS2413+ has excelled in performance compared to other 12 Bays Tower NAS. The DS2413+ showed the capability to handle multiple host connections and file transfers simultaneously. Link Aggregation which enabled the DS2413+ can deliver speeds averaging 201.03MB/sec reading speed under a SHR Configuration, and 196.87 MB/sec writing. This also allows the DS2413+ to be a great storage solution for all your virtualization needs being iSCSI and virtualization ready.