Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

NAS Reviews

Features

As noted above, the TVS-463 runs QNAP's QTS 4.1 NAS OS (4.1.3 Build 20150408 to be specific) and supports all its features, including SSD Cache acceleration, Virtualization Station and QvPC NAS-as-PC features. We covered Virtualization Station in this piece a few months back.

QNAP QTS Desktop

QNAP QTS Desktop

Check this review for more QTS 4.1 features and the online demo to test drive the admin interface.

Performance

Performance tests were run using our Revision 5 NAS test process on four-drive RAID 0, 5 and 10 volumes with a 1 Gbps LAN connection. The firmware installed was 4.1.3 Build 20150408.

The TVS-463's Benchmark Summary below shows pretty much all large sequential file copy benchmarks bumping up against the limits of the Gigabit Ethernet connection. The only exception was Windows File Copy read, which produced a relatively low 95 MB/s.

Benchmark Summary

Benchmark Summary

Using the NAS Ranker is the easiest way to put the TVS-463's results into perspective. It ranked #2 among RAID 5 NASes tested with the most recent test process, behind ASUSTOR's AS7004T.

RAID 5 Ranking

RAID 5 Ranking

Comparing NAS Ranker performance summaries shows not a lot of difference between the two products. It's mainly the combination of lower sub-ranks in Video, Backup and iSCSI benchmarks that drove the QNAP's score down. Of particular note is the TVS-463's significantly lower rsync backup throughput of 36 MB/s vs. the ASUSTOR's 68 MB/s.

QNAP TVS-463 Ranker Performance Summary Comparison

QNAP TVS-463 Ranker Performance Summary Comparison

Closing Thoughts

#2 rank for a new NAS platform isn't too shabby. But when you consider the TVS-463 is currently $240 cheaper than the #1 ranked Intel i3 powered ASUSTOR AS7004T, that could definitely influence some purchase decisions. And if you opt for the 4 GB model, the price gap grows to almost $300! I guess we know why QNAP decided to launch the AMD-powered Golden Cloud family.

More NAS

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Hi allI have used different models running Asuswrt-Merlin (legacy) for several years with the same ISP (Init7) and IPv6 has always worked very well.Si...
I currently have OpenVPN setup on my router to LAN access only. But I need it to assign all the clients the internal DNS server.So I added:Code: push...
Hello everybody!Could you please suggest me how to configure two routers in cascade in order to extend my WiFi network?In brief: I need a Guest WiFi w...
I just set up my Asus rt ac 88 u with express VPNs media streaming settings using their DNS serversI started an account with dynu systems and set up a...
I bought PureVPN on last Black Friday and still running its subscription. Recently, they have emailed me about their 12th Anniversary celebration wher...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3