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QNAP SSD Cache Acceleration
Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

161114-QNAP SSD Cache

Improving the performance of a QNAP NAS with a SSD Cache

Adding an SSD cache to a QNAP NAS is a brilliant way to increase the performance of your storage while maximizing capacity, minimizing costs, and requiring almost zero effort to do so.


When you hit a performance wall...

A growing number of everyday applications require greater performance to react to business and organizational changes. And no matter how fast the processor or how high the RAM capacity, the speed and response times of the hard drives in a NAS will always be a decisive factor in system performance. Conventional logic would just be to populate the NAS with faster hard drives or SSDs, but this can lead to greater expenditure and constricted storage capacities - not to mention requiring a lot of time and effort to do so. This leaves IT administrators under pressure to increase system performance without impacting the budget, the current system capacity, or detracting resources from their other projects.


Benefits of QNAP SSD Cache options

An SSD cache can greatly help in providing the performance necessary for demanding applications as well as improving the overall system workflow. It also provides an affordable and easy-to-install method for upgrading a NAS.


Check SSD Cache Support List

SSD cache volume varies with the size of RAM

Cache capacity RAM requirement
512GB ≧ 1GB
1TB ≧ 4GB
2TB ≧ 8GB
4TB ≧ 16GB

* Some models have dedicated trays that are optimized for SSD caching.The noted SSD Trays are are optimized for SSD caching.
* If you intend to use SSDs as storage space instead of for caching, then an SSD can be installed in any tray.

NAS Models SSD Cache Slot Supported SSD Cache Slot Number Remark
TDS-16489U All All
TVS-ECx80U-SAS All All This series also has 2 mSATA slots for caching.
TVS-ECx80U-SAS R2 All All This series also has 2 mSATA slots for caching.
TS-x79U-SAS All All
SS-x79U-SAS All All
TS-ECx80U Disk 1, 2, 3, 4 4 This series also has 2 mSATA slots for caching.
TS-ECx80U R2 Disk 1, 2, 3, 4 4 This series also has 2 mSATA slots for caching.
TS-ECx80 Pro Disk 5, 6, 7, 8 4 This series also has 2 mSATA slots for caching.
TVS-ECx80 Disk 5, 6, 7, 8 4 This series also has 2 mSATA slots for caching.
TS-x79U Disk 3, 4 2
TS-x79 Pro Disk 7, 8 2
TVS-x71 Disk 1, 2, 3, 4 4
TVS-x71U Disk 1, 2, 3, 4 4 This series also has 2 mSATA slots for caching.
TS-x70U Disk 3, 4 2
TS-x70 Last two trays 2
TS-x70 Pro Last two trays 2
TS-x63U All All
TVS-x63 All All Disk slots 1 & 2 are recommended for caching.
TS-563 All All Disk slots 1 & 2 are recommended for caching.
TS-x51 All All
TS-453U All All
TS-453U-RP All All
TS-451U All All
TS-853U Disk 5, 6, 7, 8 4
TS-853U-RP Disk 5, 6, 7, 8 4
TS-1253U Disk 9, 10, 11, 12 4
TS-1253U-RP Disk 9, 10, 11, 12 4
TS-x53A All All Disk slots 3 and above are recommended for caching.
TS-x53 Pro All All
TS-x53S Pro All All
TS-531P All All Disk slots 1-4 are recommended for caching.
TS-x31+ All All
TS-x31X All All
TS-453mini Disk 1, 2 2
TVS-x82 TVS-682/882: SSD slot 1, 2
TVS-1282: SSD slot 1, 2, 3, 4
TVS-682/882: 2
TVS-1282: 4
This series also has 2 M.2 SATA III slots for caching.
TVS-x82T TVS-682T/882T: SSD slot 1, 2
TVS-1282T: SSD slot 1, 2, 3, 4
TVS-682T/882T: 2
TVS-1282T: 4
This series also has 2 M.2 SATA III slots for caching.

 

 

 

 

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