QNAP Turbo NAS with SSD Cache

I – SSD Caching Advantages & Supported Models;

II – How To Create / Remove / Expand SSD  Volumes

III – Qnap SSD Caching Performance Test

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I – SSD Caching Advantages & Supported Models;

SSD Caching

II – How To Create / Remove / Expand SSD  Volumes

Based on the SSD technology, the SSD cache feature is designed to boost access performance of the Turbo NAS. As the name SSD Cache implies, SSD drives need to be installed to enable this function.

 

Please note that this feature is only available for certain NAS models, with memory requirements. Refer to the following table for applicable models and SSD trays:

Applicable Model

SSD Tray*

TS-x79U-SAS

ALL

TS-x79U

Disk 3, Disk 4

TS-x79 Pro

Disk 7, Disk 8

TS-x70U

Disk 3, Disk 4

TS-x70 / TS-x70 Pro

Last two trays

SS-x79U-SAS

ALL

* The SSD disks will only be detected if they are installed in the trays listed in the “SSD Tray” column.

 

Refer to the table below for memory requirements:

Cache Capacity

RAM Requirement*

512 GB

1 GB

1 TB

4 GB

2 TB

8 GB

4 TB

16 GB

*For example, for 1 TB of SSD capacity, at least 4GB RAMs are required for the NAS.

 

On this page, users can choose to create, remove and expand a SSD volume and configure the SSD cache.

 

Creating SSD Volumes

 

Follow the steps below to create a SSD volume:

1. Click “Create”.

 

2. Select the SSD drive(s) and cache algorithm to create a SSD cache volume. Click “Create”.  

 

3. Please note that all data on the selected hard drive(s) will be erased. Click “OK” if you are certain about this.

 

4. An SSD cache volume is created.

 

Removing SSD Volumes

 

Follow the steps below to remove a SSD volume:

1. Click “Remove”.

2. Please note that all data on the selected hard drive(s) will be erased. Click “Yes” if you are certain about this.

 

3. The SSD volume is removed.

 

Expanding SSD Volumes

 

Follow the steps below to expand a SSD volume:

1. Click “Add SSD Drive”.  

 

2. Select the SSD drive(s) from the list and click “Expand”.  

 

3. Please note that all data on the selected hard drive(s) will be erased. Click “Yes” if you are certain about this.

 

4. The SSD volume is expanded.

 

Configuring Volumes for SSD Cache

 

Follow the steps below to configure volumes for a SSD cache:

1. Click “Cache Setting”.

 

2. Select or deselect a volume to enable/disable the SSD cache and click “Finish”.

 

3. The settings are applied to the chosen volume.

 

Note: Not all applications can benefit from the SSD cache feature. Please make sure that the SSD cache is supported by your applications.

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III – Qnap SSD Caching Performance Test

http://files1.qnap.com/news/pressresource/product/SSD-cache-whitepaper_20140313_EN.pdf

 

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