Good performance, nice features, but still learning the ropes
15 July 2011
Summary: So far a great product - quiet, low power, small. I bought two 1 TB drives; plenty of storage for a music server. I love the fact that it can be accessed remotely from any internet connection. I am using it with the iPad app and as a music server for my home theater; the app seems to be fairly intuitive, though it won't stream full length dvd's I've loaded onto the NAS - I believe the limit for streaming is 2 GB file size.
Summary: A great product, better than my previous iomega. The software is ok on this product but could be better. Have a good look on the Qnap website before you buy. I like the power saving features and i really prefer the USB external storage handling. It sits there quietly doing what it is supposed to. One weird thing is tha the OS is Linux based and it has a security cam module.
Summary: Was looking for a product to primarily stream music to a SONOS system. This works perfect. Also shares data with Macbook, PS3 and iMac with zero drama. Also used as Timemachine backup with no problems. Installing a drive is ridiculously easy. The setup on my computer wasn't as easy - and is the reason for losing a star - but I seem to have got the options I need working fine - sure it does even more stuff I don't know about at the moment!
Summary: Ive had one for about a month and am very pleased with it so far. It has an amazing range of features for such a low priced box, basically running the same firmware as the much more expensive models. Ive been using mine mainly as a backup device over iSCSI and normally expect to see transfer rates of about 20MB/s write and 35MB/s read, which is the same or more than the multi drive models in the x10 range.