Conclusion: Benchmark Reviews believes that manufacturers should be educating consumers with their product packaging, so they can make the most informed decision possible before they make the purchase. This is why we rate the retail package presentation. in terms of the TS-119 Turbo NAS this rating is above average because QNAP has done an excellent job of informing buyers with basic on-the-box specifications and feature information.
Pros: 55.6/33.3 MB/s single-disk read/write performance, Gigabit Ethernet NIC with Jumbo Frame functionality, Rugged black alloy chassis provides durability with elegance, Three total High-Speed USB 2.0 ports available, Frequent firmware development and free software support, Pre-installed PHP+MySQL and Apache web server, Supports convenient USB Copy functionality, eSATA external storage 3.0 GBps connectivity, LED light panel displays basic status information
Cons: Lacks hardware-level data redundancy, Large AC power adapter brick adds to overall footprint, Package includes obsolete CAT-5e Ethernet patch cable
Conclusion: The QNAP TS-119 is a pretty impressive NAS mini server, which I can highly recommend for small business users and home enthusiasts who would beneift from a pretty extensive range of features. Some of them are definately aimed towards businesses over the home users as the panels have more of an administrative feel than perhaps a media centre would, but the melding of two user types is handled pretty well.
Pros: Good mesh of business and home features, Looks stylish, Swappable storage
Cons: Outdated manual, Some features are overkill for target market
QNAP's 1-bay NAS device has media server and iSCSI functionality
Good Gear Guide.au
11 February 2010
Summary: If you need a versatile external drive enclosure, the QNAP TS-119 Turbo NAS device is a great choice. iSCSI, RAID 1 and a number of multimedia functions are all complemented by fast file transfer speeds.
Pros: Extremely fast throughput speeds, iSCSI target functionality, can be configured in a RAID 1 array with external hard drives, easy-to-use Web interface
Cons: Re-assembling the enclosure can be fiddly, initial Q-RAID1 setup is lengthy, long start-up time