The TS-231P QNAP sent to us for review came with a pair of 2TB Seagate IronWolf (ST2000VN004) drives pre-installed which is what we used for testing purposes. These drives were then built into the RAID arrays the unit supports; RAID 0 and RAID 1 and then tested.
Atto Disk Benchmark.
To test real life file/folder performance we use a number of different file/folder combinations to test the read and write performance of the NAS device. Using the FastCopy utility to get a MB/s and time taken for each transfer, the data is written from and read back to a 240GB SSD.
60GB Steam folder: 29,521 files.
50GB Files folder: 28,523 files.
12GB Movie folder: 24 files – mix of Blu-ray and 4K files.
10GB Photo folder: 621 files – mix of .png, .raw and .jpeg images.
10GB Audio folder: 1,483 files – mix of .mp3 and .flac files.