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QNAP TS-212
7.4 out of 10

QNAP TS-212

Introducing the QNAP TS-212 NAS server for home use, an easy to Read more

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Reviews and Problems with QNAP TS-212

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Overall 6
6.0

To good use. I am writing a cold nose is ...

lim jaegyu, Amazon
15 February 2015
  • Summary: To good use. I am writing a cold nose is fine amuse speed
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Overall 6
6.0

Good NAS But Underpowered

Mathew Schlemmer, Amazon
9 August 2014
  • Summary: It was touch and go with this NAS until QNAP released a stable update to the firmware. All good now. This NAS is underpowered for all the features it has/things you could do with it. Solid NAS if you keep the setup simple.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good until something goes wrong

Matthew B., Newegg
1 July 2014
  • Pros: The device has a lot of flexibility. Had it configured in raid 1 with two seagate drives, and it was happily running transmission, couchpotato, sickbeard, and sabnzbd for the past 22 months
  • Cons: The issues with this unit are after a drive failure. Basic approach should be: 1 - Remove bad drive 2 - Add new drive 3 - RAID rebuilds automatically Did that happen? Of course not. Where the product documentation says it will happen automatically, that never occurred. I ended up having to do the steps of the rebuild manually, and even then they were not really successful. The support from QNAP is questionable and limited to forum posts that do not always address the ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Update - better after firmware update

M. Oliver, Amazon
27 June 2014
  • Summary: UPDATE to below: After a recent firmware update, the unit is performing much better. I do not have it disconnecting from my MAC anymore. MAC still requires you to press continue to accept the self signed ssl certificate, but seems to allow access via the finder as a server. Qsync actually works quite well. It has been updated several times - they are clearly working on Qsync. If it stays this way for a while, I will move the review up to 4 stars.
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Overall 6
6.0

Haven't been able to use as intended.

Richard B. Romig, Amazon
16 May 2014
  • Summary: Installing the drives and getting my data restored to it wasn't much of a problem using the web-based utility. I still haven't found out how to actually use this as a Network Area Storage device. I'm not interested in using it as a personal cloud or as a multi-media or music player. I just want to be able to easily access it from any computer on my network, regardless of operating system by mapping a drive or mounting a volume.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Value

Chi Son, Amazon
15 May 2014
  • Summary: It's probably the cheapest NAS that you can buy that supports RAID 1. Pros: 1) Easy to setup and configure 2) It works 3) It's cheap 4) It's great if all you want to do is use it as a pure network drive Cons: 1) The software sucks really bad. 2) You can't disable thumbnail generation permanently. When you browse a folder with a bunch of videos the first time, ffmpeg will spend hours generating thumbnails, and you won't be able to use the NAS during this time.
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Overall 6
6.0

Highs and lows

james taliaferro, Amazon
29 April 2014
  • Summary: A ton of features are included with this device. You can access storage by almost any storage / file sharing protocol. Sorry, no fiber. The big downside is the weak ARM processor. For all the ways you can store and access files, you're going to be waiting for it to happen. Also, don't even think about streaming movies from this thing. The low powered CPU just won't cut it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good NAS for the price

Amazon Customer, Amazon
7 October 2011
  • Summary: I have been using this NAS with 2 hard drives configured in raid 1 without problem for almost a year. It's a little bit noisy, but it's OK. The management interface is very nice, with many adjustable parameters. I also enjoyed accessing my NAS while on travel through the internet. The only limitation I found is that you cannot wake the NAS up from the LAN, which forces you to plan very long power-on periods to be sure that the NAS will be available when you need it, and...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not for the faint hearted.

C. Christoforou, Amazon
11 September 2014
  • Summary: Too slow, and gets very irritable after firmware updates. When it is not being a brat, it works really well.
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Overall 6
6.0

can be complicated

K. Martin, Amazon
3 April 2014
  • Summary: I have had this for about three years and the last software update finally made it usable.i use it for storing photos and music and my amplifier connects very easily via the pioneer app on my notebook.
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