Summary: I am looking forward to purchasing another one of these to use as a backup target. I have not used the esata or usb connections. The web server/sql server would make a great intranet site for a small business. I didn't buy this from newegg since I had access to GSA pricing elsewhere.
Pros: This NAS is a rebranded QNAP with some Cisco customizations. It has been from the start very reliable and easy to configure machine. I get better transfer rates using iSCSI from my old dell server than is possible using native local storage(u320).
Cons: Only gigabit. but thats fine since i am only using it for a file server expansion. No BDRW for archiving/migrating files off. CPU usage durring certain operations often maxes for long periods of time so dont plan on this being much more than a file server despite the ftp/www/sql and other functio...
Summary: This is the best purchase I've made this year by far. The form factor is about the size of a Shuttle PC. I pound this thing constantly for both personal network needs and my ESXi lab needs as well. Always runs cool.
Pros: Absolutely AWESOME!!!
Cons: With the current firmware there is a 2TB Disk limitation per slot.
Summary: Initially, I was hesitant to spend this much on something that looked like a toaster, but once it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. I loaded it with 6 Samsung 1TB SpinPoints and created a RAID 5 set across all 6 drives which gave me 4.57 TB of usable space.
Pros: Setup Throughput Functionality Ease of use This is a great NAS device for small businesses and/or power users. The interface and included tools/applications are quite nice and useful. I feel that it could easily run test or development database(s) using iSCSI. Remote connectivity and FTP are wort...
Cons: Price Looks (It's full-figured and matronly, not sexy)
Summary: If you need storage and value your time more than your budget, this is the way to go.
Pros: I couldn't be happier with this purchase. Setup out of the box was simple. So far it has behaved exactly as advertised. It's quiet and fast. SMB/CIFS, DLNA, NFS, all largely preconfigured and ready to go. File management over HTTP or SSH is a plus. It's SMART aware and will email you alerts if a ...
Cons: My only complaint is that there are a handful of pre-named shares that you cannot remove. (I would prefer the name "media", but the pre made share is called "Multimedia".) You might be able to manually change that via SSH but I haven't wanted to risk breaking anything.
Summary: Being that this is the Qnap ts-659 it is a very sturdy device. I haven't had any issues with the Qnap nas line, the most I've had to do is update firmware, and that was to get additional functionality. If this is the same device then I am sure it will work great.
Pros: I have multiple Qnap devices and when I tried to order another one I found out they aren't in stock. Looks like NewEgg dropped all Qnap nas devices. This cisco device is a rebrand of the TS-659, only difference is this is 100 bucks more.