QNAP Turbo NAS TS-453 Pro 4-Bay Enthusiast and SMB NAS Review


As mentioned previously in the review, security is an ever growing concern and encryption is a great step to achieve this. As such I will be including a comparison between an encrypted drive and a normal single drive for a basic comparison and to show if and how it will impact on your performance.

Our benchmarks are real-world test and will variate a little. We see above that encryption doesn’t have any real impact on our performance and some of the tests even showed better stats with encryption than without. This can be attributed to normal statistic anomalies and I think it’s fair to say that encryption doesn’t have any real performance impact on this NAS.