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Promise SmartStor NS4600
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Promise SmartStor NS4600

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Promise SmartStor NS4600 Review

X-bit labs
3 July 2009
  • Summary: Promise Company famous for its RAID controllers has been working very hard on entering the NAS market lately. Today we are going to talk about their new four-drive NAS that according to the manufacturer delivers Enterprise-Class RAID technology for Home, SOHO and Small Business.
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Promise Technology SmartStor NS4600

Legion Hardware
30 June 2009
  • Summary: The Promise Technology SmartStor NS4600 showed a tremendous amount of potential, yet it left us terribly disappointed. At first we were disappointed with how difficult the SmartStor NS4600 was to configure, and then with the lack of flexibility.
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Overall 7
Value for money 7
Features 7
Performance 5

Promise SmartStor NS4600

PC Pro
13 April 2010
  • Conclusion: Delivers IP SAN support, plenty of storage features and good backup tools, but performance is a weak spot
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Overall 7

Promise's SmartStor NS4600 NAS offers up to 8TB of storage

Good Gear Guide.au
6 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Promise's NAS device for homes and small businesses is great as a central storage device, thanks to fast throughput speeds. Unfortunately, it's let down by a poor set-up process and an odd plug-in system.
  • Pros: Fast, Snapshot backup and NAS replication options, DLNA compatibility, sleek design
  • Cons: Can't use external hard drives that don't have their own power supply, poor software and Web-based interfaces, flimsy drive rails
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Overall 6

Promise SmartStor NS4600

20 July 2009
  • Summary: The SmartStor NS4600 ticks the required feature boxes for being a NAS, but is in dire need of an interface overhaul and some features simply don't work. While a huge software update may save it in the future, for now we'd recommend the D-Link DNS343 instead.
  • Pros: Attractive little unit
  • Cons: Power button on back, Interface dated, BitTorrent download plug-in doesn't work, Media Center doesn't work, Firmware updating esoteric, Confusing terminology used in the UI
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Overall 5

Promise Smartstor NS4600 im Test

3 April 2011

Promise Smartstor NS4600: NAS-Leergehäuse mit RAID-Controller (Kurztest)

14 March 2011
  • Summary: Für das SmartStor NS4600 von Promise (UVP: 400 Euro) sprechen die umfangreichen Profifunktionen sowie die Multimediafähigkeiten. Der zu hohe Energiebedarf sowie die geringe Schreibgeschwindigkeit trüben das ordentliche Gesamtbild. ( /tö)
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Overall 8

Just a bunch of NAS – D-Link, Promise, Seagate & Synology

PC Ekspert
18 February 2010
  • Conclusion: Brzina prijenosa podataka je solidna i omogućiti će nam dosta brzo čitanje i pisanje podataka za uređaj u ovom cjenovnom razredu. Skoro dvadeset megabajta po sekundi nam omogućava istovremeno gledanje nekoliko HD filmova i skoro neometano prženje na 16x (22.000kbps) što bi trebalo biti taman...
  • Pros: Vrlo lagan, vrlo brz, cijena.
  • Cons: Slabo riješene ladice, hlađenje.
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Expert Review

Русский Tom's Hardware Guide
3 February 2010
  • Summary: Новшества Promise в NS4600 оказались весьма эффективными. Внешне, дизайн корпуса стал значительно привлекательнее, чем устаревший NS4300N. Promise продолжает использовать для изготовления корпусов пластик, однако, внешне он не кажется дешёвым, и качество сборки остаётся на высоком уровне.
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