Summary: I had this QNAP NAS TS112 since year 2011 till now; it is about time to share my experience. I use it for my home network loaded with one 7200rpm 2TB hard drive that I pick up from the local Fry's electronics store (not really sure it is on its hard drive comparable list or not), main purpose is to use it backup personal data/ years of photos/ video collection and no need to host either a PC or low end laptop as data server 24-7.
Perfect Home Office/SOHO NAS solution for WIN & MAC
Ron Hedenberg, Amazon
2 October 2012
Summary: I have nothing but praise for this little NAS box. Having 3 MACs in the house plus my Windows desktop, I wanted something that was easy to use and setup. The Time Machin capabilities were one of the main reasons I went with this box and so far the experience has been great. The TM sofware that is native to OS X sees the Qnap and it auto backsup on an hourly/daily/weekly basis. You just have to setup how much space you want to dedicate for the TM backup.
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: 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: 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.
Summary: I did read several reviews of NAS devices (incl QNAP Devices) here on Amazon before buying this device. I wanted an easy to set up NAS, just to use as a network backup device and that was also quiet if possible. This was easy to setup and is very quiet when running. The online update of the installed interface software worked without any problem and the new interface looks good and is easy to navigate. Setting up as a simple share was easy.
Summary: I've had this for 13 months now, never had any issues. It has lots of different features, so it took me few weeks to understand its functionality. It does a great job in storing files and backing them everyday. The DLNA server is superb as i can stream movies, music and photos on tv, mobiles etc. I have connected the NAS to a gigabit switch so file transfer is pretty quick. Comes with a tonne of network applications, but i use it mainly for dlna and storage+backup.