Summary: Today we are going to talk about QNAP latest all-in-one TS-109 Pro II network-attached storage device. This device is positioned as a great solution for SOHO users as it offers high stability even when there are multiple simultaneous accesses to the services. Read more in our review!
Pros: High performance, Superb exterior design, Metallic case, Quiet operation (depends on the HDD’s noisiness), Large amount of system memory, eSATA connector, Three USB 2.0 ports, A lot of integrated services, Integrated DHCP server, Advanced logging opportunities, Data copying from external disks with a press of a button, Telnet and SSH available in the official firmware, Flexible backup system, QPKG service, Handy programs for working with the NAS remotely
Cons: High price, Uninformative icons in the web-interface, Minor flaws in the case design, Firmware must be loaded with a program tool before using the NAS, Our Panasonic BL-C1 camera didn't show any image in the Surveillance Station
Conclusion: TS-109 Pro was packaged in a highly informative box, which basically had almost every feature of the unit written on the outside, a big plus because it literally eliminates the possibility of the users not knowing what they are getting, or having any doubts about the product. TS-109 Pro was packaged securely and neatly inside of a fairly small box. The QNAP TS-109 Pro looked impressive from the beginning.
Pros: +Very Attractive Looks and Features. +Storage Expansion Via USB and eSATA +Very Solid Construction +Priced According to Competition +User Friendly Software Interface +Easy and Direct firmware update
Cons: Might be considered expensive by some buyers, Read speed not as fast as write speed, Jumbo Frame feature doesn't help much
Summary: Again, we had trouble browsing to the device in our network, but after typing in the TS-109’s name in the address bar (\\test, in this case), it appeared without fuss. It’s a minor deficit in an otherwise useful device. No, not just useful–extraordinary. We have yet to find a NAS box that’s as speedy and feature-packed as this one, so much so that it makes the lack of an accompanying hard drive quite forgivable.
Pros: Great selection of easy-to-use features; also includes eSATA support.
Cons: The lack of a hard drive makes us frown slightly, but it also drops the device's price. So really, this is a plus disguised as a minus.
Summary: The QNAP TS-109 Pro Networked Attached Storage unit is one of the most feature-packed NAS units available for the consumer. Not only does it come with every feature under the sun that you would want in an NAS, but it is highly configurable and sports several professional features.
It has many consumer features that lend itself to be almost essential in today’s digital home.
Summary: When I received the unit the first thing I noticed was the price, I actually thought "I'd never buy this myself", however, now that I've been using it for a while I think I should be keeping the device in service.
Nearly all tasks of my current home server can be replaced by this tiny device at a fraction of the space, cost and power used by my current solution. Considering this the price isn't all that high.
Pros: Gigabit, Very complete set of features, Easy to use, Linux allows you to add/change features, Extremely silent
Cons: Room for only one internal hard drive, Runs a bit hot due to lack of cooling, The size would have allowed an internal power supply, Doesn't come with a hard drive
Summary: By far the QNAP TS-109 Pro’s greatest asset is its long list of features, including everything you could possibly ask for in a NAS device. The functionality of the unit was excellent as it was easy to setup and use. Although the appearance of the unit is quite bland, it should appeal to most and we have found that it blends into its surroundings quite well.
Summary: For small businesses who want a large network storage solution for sharing data amongst users or for storing backups, the TS-109 Pro is a fine choice. It's expandable via its eSATA and USB ports, it's fast, and it packs plenty of management, remote access and security features.
Pros: Has a fast gigabit Ethernet interface, supports drives up to 1TB, can be expanded via USB 2.0 and eSATA ports, has built in servers for Web and FTP functions
Cons: Its multimedia Web interface didn't work during our tests