Summary: This is a two part review: First, come from the day i acquired the machine. Is perfect do-all-things-mini-server for home, but was a little bit too tech oriented, making it more difficult for non geeks setup it. The software was not that perfect "yet". Is a little bit underpowered and for those who desire some special needs, like java installed, is not that simple. The it comes second part, the new software.
Summary: Seems to be an incredibly versatile product with tons more features than the average user or even I.T. person would implement on a single device. Purchased this product as a test of functionality and features before recommending higher end model to business customer in a mid size corporate environment.
Summary: Pros: Quick transfers over gigabit 50MB/s Quick transfers over USB 3 to NTFS non encrypted disk ~50MB/s Frequent firmware updates Great support Cons: Disk encryption degrades the performance when backing up to external hd over USB3 No display showing ip address/configuration Pricy
Summary: I've been using QNAP's for over a year now at my company and they are hands-down the preferred NAS in our tech department. This model is only a single drive unit which we use for temporary storage (server imaging, backup seeding, etc). performance and features are great. For any long term NAS storage needs i would recommend a 219 or higher-end QNAP with multiple HD's for RAID (meaning the data is mirrored or striped amongst several drives, protecting you from data loss...
Summary: This is a great NAS unit, using a 2.5 1TB disk the power consumption is about 8W at full load and less than 5 in normal conditions... The only issue I can find is that the unit is made of plastic so the fan runs much more than my other unit (a TS219-P that is made of sheet metal) because the heat dissipation is not good as the old one.
Summary: Using this in a small office, fitted with a Samsung SSD. Although this unit is slightly quirky there are many useful features and I like it. Mostly the unit runs quietly but occasionally, at what seem like random times, the fan stirs into action. Still quiet but might be annoying in a bedroom. After a few months it only became unstable once and a re-power fixed that. Set-up is time consuming, especially if you want to lock it down correctly security wise.