OK for a cheap storage device. Applications are lacking.
J. Petrucci, Amazon
31 December 2014
Summary: Good price. "Photo Station" web application is pretty clumsy and could use a major overhaul. This and the other "X Station" applications are sluggish and laggy. The mobile applications for Android and iOS have the ability to connect to the NAS over TLS but don't actually seem to enforce any sort of certificate validation. I posted on the QNAP forum and got no official response @ http://forum.qnap.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=101191&p=451909.
Great NAS for the price once you get past the dizzying array of options...
I Love Owls, Amazon
8 December 2014
Summary: I originally bought this unit in August but returned it after a week due to the complexity and sheer size of the OS. I'm a tech professional but in my home network, I prefer a more minimalist approach. Make no mistake, QNAP (and Synology) are the leaders in the home/SOHO NAS space for a reason - the options available in their OS and portfolio of add-on applications are both somewhat intimidating.
Good quality and performance for a reasonable price
2 April 2014
Summary: Solid business class NAS offering a high quality web interface, good tech support and the ability to add in an a 2nd or 3rd Axis network camera server for $50ish per extra camera over and above the first one.
Summary: I have been using QNAP products for a few years now. The quality of the product is awesome. You get big vendor features at no name costs. And, the support - has always been very helpful. I use these at client sites to do RRTR back to my site for data backup and transfers. The bevy of features only lacks de-duplication. Just about anything else - is built in and easy to use. And, priced right!
Summary: I've been using this for about six months, and it works very well. It uses the same software as their higher end units, and has tons of features. I'm a programmer, so tech stuff is pretty easy for me, but non-technical people might need to spend a little more time setting things up if they need the more advanced features. It isn't an Apple "plug it in and start using it" device, but it isn't all that complicated either.
Summary: Some people have been complaining about how hard this product was to set up. I have had minimal experience setting up networks and had my media server up in 40 minutes. I previously owned a Qnap TS-109. It still runs great but only recognized drives 2tb or smaller. This model recognized my 3tb drive with no problems. The interface looks awesome. One thing that might confuse people is I wouldn't use the software out of the box.
Summary: Do you know a lot about computers and storage? Are you comfortable flashing the firmware on a device? Have you ever used SSH or Putty? Do you know how to open a port in a firewall and create a NAT translation? If you answered yes, this product is for you; otherwise move along end user, this is not the external hard drive you are looking for. If you are still reading this review you will want to know this NAS is the BEE'S KNEES.