Conclusion: If this website was Facebook, and this page was the profile for some teenage guy or girl, then this paragraph will be one of those "to be honest" comments to share on someone's timeline. So, here we go. To be honest, when I first saw the QNAP HS-210, I thought it would have been the perfect media streaming box to replace the "average" QNAP NMP-1000 I have reviewed back in March 2010.
Summary: The QNAP HS-210 is a great little unit all round with good performance, the capability is extended by the applications available to perform specific tasks. No doubt the CPU was chosen to minimise heat footprint, but it still manages to be a decent performer though system operations will temporarily max out the CPU.
Conclusion: Currently selling for $290 , at that price point the HS-210 is not overpriced for a two-bay NAS but there are better value options such as the similarly-equipped TS-220 for $230 or the Thecus N2520 , which is 40% cheaper at ~$180 and possibly the best-value sub-$300 two-bay NAS available. What QNAP offers, however, is a unique fanless set-top design as well as a more refined user interface and software setup than you'll experience with Thecus.
Conclusion: As the data needs of the modern-day consumer evolve, there's a greater call for centralised storage solutions that serve multiple devices and guarantee peace of mind through regular backups. For these reasons, we would suggest that network-attached storage servers will prove to be popular throughout 2014 and beyond.
Summary: NAS drives are increasingly found in the home, offering a neat way to archive and access all your music and media and countless other important files. Whereas most are built more for server rooms than living rooms, the QNAP HS-210 will fit right in. Read our QNAP HS-210 review.
Summary: Le pari de faire un NAS silencieux et innovant est réussi, mais il est cependant possible de faire mieux. En effet, une sortie HDMI avec de quoi lire des vidéos serait un sérieux atout pour le salon. De même qu’un système de montage sans outils.
Pros: Consommation, Silence, Format, OS
Cons: Performances, Pas de sortie HDMI, Performances
Summary: QNAP geht mit dem HS-210 in Sachen Optik und Funktion definitiv neue Wege. Weg mit altbackener Optik und lauten Lüftern und hin zu Geräten, die einfach schick und unauffällig aussehen. Allerdings hat die Sache einen Haken: Viele Nutzer stellen ihr NAS auch deswegen nicht ins Wohnzimmer bzw.