Great little NAS so long as you keep expectations reasonable
Treb Orf, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: First one was DOA (bad drive slot, -1 star), but the replacement has worked flawlessly. The only thing to keep in mind is that the model TS-431 is one of the lower-end QNAP NAS with a modest ARM CPU It does great at basic file serving, but don't expect too much in the way of video transcoding or...
Summary: Great product and value. Now for the but,for someone who isn't familiar with how a NAS works might be overwhelmed with the setup its easy but no real good directions come with the package all information is online i would suggest you do some research before you dig into this unit,you can use this...
but I think that with the features that would just dumb it down for a beginner and you would miss ...
Dan Durig, Amazon
11 May 2015
Summary: I am still learning what this thing can do. I wish it were easier to setup, but I think that with the features that would just dumb it down for a beginner and you would miss so much. The FIRST thing you should do after setup completes is download and install their applications.
Summary: Great managent user interface, extremely easy to use and setup. Buy your own SATA-III drives (separately) plug them in and in short while after they're configured, you're off an running. Only drawback is the lack of formal documentation that was included with this device.
Summary: The TS-431 is a solid NAS with plenty of features. Installation took a couple hours, but since then I've been using it without any problems. I'm currently moving some files over from a local hard-drive and the transfer rate is about 30 MB/s as advertised (this is with encryption).