Summary: This thing is pretty much plug and play, for the abundance of different services that this thing can do I thought configuration was a snap. I like this server, it's compact, quiet, simple and fast. I used it for RAID 1 with two SATA 1TB hard drives from WD - so far it has been online for a month. There was initial problem with passwords, that is why I took of one star.
Summary: I love it, this NAS forms the base of my Home Media/Networking setup. All my files, media, programs etc are all saved on here with individual access for each user. There are so many benefits that I can't go into them all, however would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a NAS to build a home network. The only thing for me is the CPU & RAM are a little low, but then I guess you get what you pay for and higher specced models are a big jump up.
Still learning at my time of life "agedmcse", Amazon
2 August 2011
Summary: Fully endorse all the positive reviews. Word of caution though, be careful what hard drive(s) you purchase. I made the mistake of not checking on the QNAP site before buying 2 x 2TB Western Digital from Amazon at the same time as purchasing the QNAP and encountered problems. I subsequently found the drives were listed as "Not Recommended" due to performance issues. An expensive mistake and one I wouldn't wish others to repeat.
Summary: QNAP TS-210 Turbo All-in-one NAS Server with iSCSI, iPhone Streaming, iTunes Server & Media Server For those purchasing the package QNAP 210 with HDD the extra sata and power cables are NOT needed. Everything is in the QNAP NAS. Great piece of kit but will take quite some time to master for first-timers.
Summary: I finally decided to install a NAS as I hadn't realised how cheap they have got. This one seemed popular and had good reviews. I bought a TS 210 - but on reflection I think I'd have been fine with the 110 - as I don't intend to put 2 disks in this. You can run it fine with one disk - although the installation instructions assume you have two. (In case you are a novice please note this doesn't actually come with the disks you have to buy these separately).
Summary: Bought this looking for a NAS with RAID to use as a Time Machine backup drive for two Macs in the house. Installed 2x 2TB drives from Seagate. Setup was fine, Time Machine works fine, though the same Time Machine volume is used for all users which might concern you if security between users is critical, doesn't bother me in my flat.
Summary: I bought my QNAP to semi-replace my Drobo with DroboShare, which I have never been very confident about; the DroboShare doesn't seem to be especially stable which worries me when it's storing loads of data. My goal is to use the QNAP as my primary storage and relegate the Drobo to backup duties only. The QNAP seems to be rock-solid stability wise, whereas the DroboShare will often crash when put under heavy load this just goes on and on.
Summary: After my 2nd Iomega NAS drive died taking all the data with it (thank goodness for backup's, learn't that lesson after the 1st Iomega death!) i decided to invest a few extra pounds in a piece of kit with a more proffesional attituse. My research vrought me to two devices, this and a Synology DS210+. The Qnap had a slightly better spec in terms of RAM etc and seeming as i wanted to use it for serving video content around the house i paid the little extra for the QNAP.
Summary: Bought this 6 months ago and I'm mildy impressed. I guess it does everything it says on the tin, as they say. Once you've got it set up propery then you can get some ok file transfer speeds out of it but dont expect anything too speedy. I mainly used it for a NAS Media centre wirelessly connected to my PS3. Its give me no problems since and served me well. Never used it as a web host or ftp server or anything fancy like that.