Summary: This it takes a few days when first setting up if you are using 5 TB drives, as I was, before you can access the Storage Management function. The cooling capability is less then ideal, the drives are cooled unequally. The ambient temperature needs to be less than 75 degrees F. to keep the drive temperatures below 50 degrees C. The performance is good. I am able to saturate the 1Gb Ethernet between my main computer and the QNAP NAS when copying large files.
Pros: Firmware 4.1 now supports SMB3.0 - However it still does not support Hyper-V 2012 R2 virtual machines over SMB
Cons: The iSCSI functions on this device are terrible. And since you can not use the SMB function either for hyper-v 2012 R2, this device is not viable for virtualization. IF you search the QNAP support forums, you will find a luandry list of issues with iSCSI when the device is under load.
Over two thousand dollars and still disappointing...
Eternal Vigilance, Amazon
20 July 2012
Summary: I bought this 10-bay server and loaded it with 10 4TB Hitachi 7200 RPM hard drives... It was easy to install the hardware and easy to learn the software mechanics (never owned a NAS before but I am moderately computer literate)... I wanted to load my media library with movies in .mkv format and stream them to remote locations (laptop at the airport, overnight at a friend's house, etc)...
Summary: Completely irrelevant: It reminds me of a giant macbook air in desktop form, If it had a DVD drive, i'd use this as personal computer...
Pros: The thing is awesome, we keep this in a frat house and everyone (26 people) shares their music, photos, and projects here at IADT. Currently have five 1.5TB installed and close to half the storage open.
Cons: A tad expensive but you definitely get what you paid for.
Summary: Ich habe das NAS als iSCSI - Laufwerk im SAN - Netzwerk. Es läuft im Raid 5 (9 + 1 Hotspare). Es ist in meinem Netzwerk der Speicherplatz für die Virtuellen Maschinen auf dem ESXi - Host und ein zusätzliches Laufwerk für meinen Domain-Controller für Profile ud Gruppen-Ordner. Man muss beachten: Der ESXi - Host unterstützt über iSCSI nur max 2 TB große LUN. Braucht man mehr Speicher, müssen neue iSCSI - Laufwerke auf dem NAS erstellt werden und im ESX eingebunden werden.