internal copy speed

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internal copy speed

Post by ruzickav » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:23 pm

Hello everyone,
I am using TS-431P for a copy of large folder (with a lot of small files) to another folder. I am talking about copy from one folder to another on the SAME QNAP unit. Not over the network. On TS-431P it takes about 2 days (very small CPU usage, and very small storage usage during copy task).... So I am thinking about some faster unit. TS-431X2-2G for example, but I am not sure if it helps for local copy speed.
Does anyone know if the new unit would be faster for that task?

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Re: internal copy speed

Post by Trexx » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:19 am

hard to say... if you want fastest performance (and you have GOOD backups), do a MOVE via File Station instead of a copy. Your likely cause of most of the speed is due to limited # of unknown brand HDD's that you are basically thrashing moving reading/writing data blocks back and forth on.

IF you have Raid-5 configured, speed might improve with a newer NAS IF the CPU in it supports the parity calculations in CPU HW vs. dealing with it via SW. But even then your bigger cause is basically HDD trashing.

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