Summary: This NAS is the business Bought mine new in 2013 aware QNAP have retired this model with more powerful replacements . . . ... however it is still fairly powerful and able to handle the latest 4TB HDDs ... and, importantly for me, f a n l e s s & really quietl Works great as a file server, small surveillance station etc etc - just brill!
Summary: Outstanding device. I originally wanted a device like this one to store and stream digital music, and also to act as a central backup for files. But it can do a whole lot more. It is basically a stand-alone computer with a big disk running Linux. The web-based interface makes interacting with each of the component functions relatively easy. It does take a bit of getting used to, and there is a learning curve to get it working correctly.
Summary: I bought this item in 2011. After more then a year of use I can tell you now, it's a very good piece of kit. I was just going trough my past orders on Amazon and I clicked on Qnap to see how much, if at all, it dropped in price and I noticed some reviews have been left for it. I was a bit disappointed, really. Two stars? I don't normally write any reviews, but I just don't see it justified to leave this slightly unfair, in my opinion, rating untouched.