(ssd sata) Teach you a trick to solve NAS noise and speed problems!

(ssd sata) Teach you a trick to solve NAS noise and speed problems!

ssd sata Teach you a trick to solve NAS noise and speed problems!

disco solido SSD OEMssd sataNAS noisy and slow? Old driver Magic used Asus AC88U + Pucote M8VC to solve the problem

last yearssd sata+ 8618750919058, I finally have a Synology DS418PLAY ssd sata+8618750919058, experienced the feeling of a NAS.

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to be honest, with NAS, it is indeed much more convenient, such as downloading movies, no longer need to copy between various computers, just deposit nas, any computer /TV at home can enjoy; For example, the photos in the mobile phone, no longer need to plug in the data cable to the computer copy, directly use the NAS photo backup function, you can easily access.

but in the process of use, I still took some detours, found some problems, the first of which was the problem of loud noise, I only installed two Seagate Wolf 8TB HDDs, because the first disk is the default system disk, which causes the hard disk to constantly cough coughing sound, the daughter-in-law said that she could not stand this continuous and repetitive sound, and even once let me turn off the NAS… In order to solve this problem, I did a lot of homework, so I decided to install two SSD, and transferred the two Wolf 8TBs to 3 and 4 disks, so that the HDD is no longer a system disk, and in the idle state, you can start the sleep function and greatly reduce the noise.

the second problem is that I have three computers at home, during the peak period of use, the GIGA network of the NAS can not meet the three computers access at the same time, considering that the NAS is configured with a dual network port, and supports the link aggregation function, I decided to use the link aggregation function, so that even if it can not achieve the efficiency of 10 Gigabit, but considering that the 10 Gigabit is not popular enough, coupled with the high cost, the dual gigabit link aggregation scheme takes into account the performance, Costs are taken into account.

to achieve link aggregation function, but also router /switch support, considering that the use of switch equipment is too much and too messy, so I started an Asus RT-AC88U router, the router has 8 LAN ports, equivalent to a router that integrates the function of the switch. SSD, Pucott’s M8VC 256GX2 was chosen, both of which are mainly used as nas system disks, so in terms of capacity, 256G is also enough.

, hardware introduction The following is a family portrait of all accessories tossed.

and by the way cleared the ashes for the NAS. It took only half a year, and the ash was so big…

First look at the router, the Asus RT-AC88U, which is a very rare 8LAN port 11AC router on the market and supports 44X4 MU-MIMO technology. As a former flagship, although it has been replaced by the flagship status by new products, its dual-core 1.4G CPU, dual Gigabit switch module, and two dual-band wireless modules are still powerful in hardware configuration performance.

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the back is some of the product’s features of the introduction, considering the recent change of house, all home appliances in the future are taking the smart route, a good router is one of the necessary conditions for creating a smart home.

router is nominally AC3100, Among them, 2.4G is 1000Mbps, and 5G bits are 2167Mbps, a total of 3167Mbps.

on this side is the detailed specifications of the product.

the internal packaging is also thoughtful to protect the product 。

accessories are very rich, respectively, cd-ROMs, Instruction manual, warranty card, antenna, power adapter, etc.

power adapter.


the router’s shell is angular and angular. Full of technology.

a touch of red in the upper part of the board reminiscent of the ROG style of Asus boards 。

a row of indicators, respectively, power supply, 5G, 2.4G, networking, LAN, USB3.0, USB2.0, WPS.

this side is some interfaces and buttons, There are also some heat sinks in the middle.

hides a USB3.0 interface here, you need to open the lid to see 。

right is the LED light and WIFI switch button 。

more interfaces on this side, In addition to 8 LAN ports and 1 WAN port, there is also a USB2.0 interface, a network cable interface and a power socket.

are also angular, There is also an antenna interface here.

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the other side is also basically symmetrical.

with a large number of openings in the back, to ensure the heat dissipation of the machine.

non-slip foot pad close-up.

antennas are also full of ROG wind, It looks very compelling.

antenna and router. The red embellishment of the antenna makes the router look a little less dull and more stylish.

a different angle.

close-up, good value.

SSDs and HDDs are also in place. Considering that the HDD is being replaced, it is best to back up the data to another idle hard drive before removing the HDD for safety.

SSDs are two Pukot M8VC 256G。

the package side.

the back of the package.

attachments are very simple, There is only one instruction manual

large red aluminum alloy housing, 2.5 inch size specifications.

 there are many technical parameters on the sticker on the back of the >.

SATA 6Gb interface.

Disassembled is a very small PCB with two NAND particles on this side, numbered TH58TFG9T23TA2D, which is a Toggle 2.0 TLC 64-layer 3D NAND flash memory produced by Toshiba, with a single 64GB capacity.

On the other side, you can see that the master is sm2258H with SMI, and the cache is cached as Hynix DDR3L, with a capacity of 512MB. Two other remaining NAND flash memories are placed on this side.

CrystalDiskInfo 。

go to the computer and test it before plugging in the NAS 。

the AS SSD benchmark, which is basically a high score in the SATA disk.

CrystalDiskMark four consecutive, it can be seen that even if the 32GB module is selected for testing, the SSD does not drop much speed, indicating that the SSD sets up a more reasonable SLC Cache.

TxBENCH test results.

ATTO DISK Benchmark test results.

ANvil’s Storage Utilities test results.

2, Actual operation Because there is already a dismantling diagram of the router on the Internet, it will not be disassembled here, and the direct power will start to be set.

the settings of the ASUS router are very simple, as long as the router is connected to the computer, open a browser at will, the setting interface will automatically pop up, and then follow the prompts to operate, the first step lets you modify the login account and password of the router, everyone can set it according to their preferences.

then WiFi password, 2.4G and 5G are consistent.

set, enter the network map interface.

If you want to access the Internet, you have to set a step, the general home broadband is ADSL PPPoE Internet access mode, according to the information provided by the operator, fill in the account password can be, I am here the telecom operator, the account is the home fixed telephone number.

Once set up, you’re ready to go online. As a high-end router, AC88U’s function is also extremely powerful, under the official firmware, it provides guest network, intelligent network guard, network monitorer, traffic analysis, game acceleration, USB application, AiCloud 2.0 and other functions, the following through a diagram stream to briefly show these functions.

For gamers, the game acceleration function is still very practical, the purchase of a router will give away a free WTFAST account, if you are a chicken player, you can save the cost of purchasing accelerators

Try the effect, sure enough to eat chicken successfully, of course, whether you can eat chicken is also related to personal technology and other hardware, but a stable, low-latency network is also an important part of it.

routers also support online firmware upgrades. It can help you upgrade to the latest official firmware, of course, players who like toss can also try the Merlin firmware.

try the signal strength of the router, The following figure shows the 2.4G mode.

5G mode. It can be seen that the signal strength of the router is still very good, but due to the short board effect on the wireless card (BCM94360CD, 2.4G rate of 758Mbps, 5G rate of 1300Mbps), so if you want to fully feed AC88U’s 3167Mbps, you need a more advanced wireless network card.

Test the performance of the router again, version 5.2 of the CrystalDiskMark supports reading and writing tests on network drives, if the NAS is mapped to a network drive, then the continuous read and write speed of CrystalDiskMark is the read and write speed of the router (wireless network card).

first look at the read and write speed in wired mode. The peak of the gigabit network has been basically reached.

read and write speed in 2.4G mode (BCM94360CD for client NIC). , the test distance is 5m).

The read and write speed of 5G mode (the client network card is BCM94360CD, the test distance is 5m), it can be seen that the performance of the router 5G mode is still very good, some families are limited by decoration, do not want to take too much network cable, in fact, you can consider the use of pure wireless environment.

and then toss the NAS part, Insert the SSD and HDD into the NAS in the established order, install the NAS management software, and you can see the four disks.

These 4 disks, I plan this way, 2XSSD to form RAID1, 2XHDD to form RAID1, SSD array to ensure high-performance applications, HDD array to ensure large-capacity applications, the setup process is as follows:

are set up, both disk arrays are successfully displayed.

Since both the router and the NAS support link aggregation, considering the bandwidth pressure when three computers in my home access the NAS at the same time, I decided to turn on the link aggregation function, first of all, in the router’s internal network – switch control, the Bonding/Link aggregation entry is selected as on.

second, in the NAS network options , set up the Link aggregation, here select the balanced mode.

hook both nics.

two network cards in one, Parameters such as IP address need to be reformulated.

Two Gigabit NICs are equivalent to analog ensembles into one 2Gbps NETWORK card.

then try the power of link aggregation.

in order to verify the performance of link aggregation requires simultaneous testing by two clients, which we will call client A and client B.

wherein the configuration of client A is i5 8400+Z270+Gigabit wired network card +WIN10 64 operating system; Client B’s hardware configuration is i3 8100+B150+Gigabit wired network card+WIN7 64 operating system.

first try the CrystalDiskMark test, the test method, two clients open the CrystalDiskMark at the same time, and at the same time perform continuous read and write tests on the NAS mapped network drive.

, it can be seen that both clients are basically fed gigabit network bandwidth, and the two are superimposed to reach a bandwidth of 2Gbps.

Then test it by reading and writing to the actual file. The following figure shows a read test (from the NAS copying files to two clients at the same time), it can be seen that the link aggregation has achieved the effect of doubling the bandwidth after superposition.

the following figure is a write test (copying files from two clients to NAS at the same time) , the speed is still very stable.

This toss ends here, if there are players interested in other functions of AC88U, you can read this article of the tall god, given that this article is written in great detail, I will not repeat it here.

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