Summary: I bought this to backup several PCs and to stream music at home. The product is well built and feels good and sturdy. Not the quietest but also not bad on sound. The initial setup took a little while as you need to know a bit about what you are doing and use the web to fill in gaps (What is upnp anyway!) I do think non tech folks would benefit from some simpler interface, less acronyms and some better help comments/files etc.
Summary: Once set up this works fine - but getting it set up and working with the confusing and badly written instructions was a nightmare that took 8 hours of stumbling about on the internet and reading support and user forums. Although it works well I wouldn't recommend purchasing this to anyone who isn't very IT capable.
Good, but buy 2 Disks as cannot be upgraded later.
mick willis, Amazon
18 May 2012
Summary: This is a good product but I didn't realise that I would not be able to add a second disk later on and mirror or create a single larger disk without wiping all of my existing data. This model (TS-210) does not include RAID and therefore if you want to mirror your data or create one large disk from two disks then this has to be done before any data is added.
Summary: I bought this item and once i received it and tried to turn it on i found out the power supply was busted so i had to do this arrangement "just bought: '12V Qnap TS-210 External hard drive replacement power supply adaptor' by MyVolts www.amazon.co.uk This 12V high-quality power supply adapter serves as a replacement PSU for the Qnap TS-210 External hard drive. The adaptor features overvoltage, overcurrent and short circuit protection to protect it from damage.
Works well, although their Android and iPhone apps are not great
K. Pickering, Amazon
13 March 2011
Summary: I bought the QNAP NAS primarily for it's uPnP and DLNA support to stream video, photos and music to my PS3, Android mobile, Android Tablet (Xoom on order) and my wife's iPhone. Setup is pretty quick and straightforward of the NAS once the 3.5" SATA disks have been put in. The NAS 'Twonky server' was picked up straight away by the PS3 and I could play video from it pretty much from the off. Less successful were the android and iPhone apps (QMobile).
Summary: I got this equipment to create a central repository for files shared between all the computers in the house. It is now installed and working correctly, however it is difficult to configure properly. Some of the problems are not obvious and the manual is not as comprehensive as it might be.