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QNAP TS-212
7.2 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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Overall 8
8.0

This NAS is a 6-7 out of 10 compared to other budget NAS devices I have owned (1-4 out of 10)

Erik S., Newegg
27 April 2015
  • Summary: Its a pretty decent NAS for the price. Its just a little slow at boot and sometimes launching apps. hangs.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, PLEX support, decent app and options availability
  • Cons: LOOONG boot up time. And apps hangs sometimes at launch
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

JinHo Song, Amazon
22 February 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Prelim Feedback - Good So Far

Randy W., Newegg
1 December 2014
  • Summary: I like this product so far, I wish I could give it a half egg so it could be 3.5 instead of 4...the unit is good and deserves better than 3 stars but not quite deserving of 4 until I consider I spent < 100.00 for this.
  • Pros: Easy drive installation, using QFinder app initial setup was easy, basic functionality is pretty nice. I am running a 4 TB RAID 1 array with better *consistent* throughput that any USB 3.0 drive OR a 2TB RAID 5 array installed in my PC. In the cons section I discuss some issues with video streami...
  • Cons: Do not expect a multimedia powerhouse. Very limited CPU and memory make this a nice network attached storage device, but the extra stuff is limited or barely functional. I installed and configured sabnzbd on it and was limited in download speed to 1.5 to 2.0 MB/s. Using the same news server my de...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid little NAS, with exceptions

Adam S., Newegg
6 September 2014
  • Summary: Overall I've been pretty happy with these units. If you need a simple network file share this would definitely fit the bill. If you're looking for something more high powered or need very high speeds you might want to look up the higher end models as it's pretty easy to max out the CPU in these.
  • Pros: Work well with a wide variety of drives, decent options for additional apps, very easy to setup and configure
  • Cons: Not the fastest NAS out there, limited RAM/CPU power for more demanding functions
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Overall 8
8.0

1.5 year so far, so good

Sammy Holmes, Amazon
6 July 2014
  • Summary: The device itself has worked ok so far with nearly no hiccups in over a year, it did get a nice intuitive update to its management modile. I think support documentation could be better and also there is this cheap feel to their software (as nice as they have tried) that it is a copy-cat of Mac and...
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Overall 8
8.0

Recant previous bad review

Thomas C., Newegg
13 June 2014
  • Summary: I gave this unit a one egg review yesterday. Today I'm recanting. My DOA device was not DOA, but the QNAP Qfinder software that was supposed to run the initial configuration was failing.
  • Pros: Nice GUI features, fast response times compared to earlier versions of small NAS devices. Easy user setup and security features.
  • Cons: Initial setup/configuration instructions were wrong.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice affordable NAS box

Matt D., Newegg
12 May 2014
  • Summary: I've put in several different drives with no problems. From WD to Seagate, even a Samsung (was in an apple time capsule) and none of them had any issues. Catching this on sale makes the deal even better.
  • Pros: Nice and compact, great interface, easy to connect over the WAN
  • Cons: None that I can think of.
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to use - great apps, too!

Bradley Schmidt, Amazon
5 May 2014
  • Summary: Works like a charm. Kind of a chore to install the hard drives compared to other NAS's...not plug/play. Requires screws.
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Overall 8
8.0

Qnap 212E, bought 3 of them

nhien t., Newegg
19 April 2014
  • Summary: Not sure about reliability. One out of three that I bought has a noisy fan (though not all the times). I use WD 4TB hdds on one of mines. The hdds are a little thicker than the regular hdds. They touch the top cover. Since the case is made out of plastic, it is easy to fix.
  • Pros: Affordable; intuitive installation; tons of apps; excellent dashboard
  • Cons: Plastic A little bit on the noisy side
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Overall 8
8.0

Great little media server - and so much more

David T., Newegg
16 April 2014
  • Summary: Not sure why another reviewer said it does not hold 2 hdds. It diefinitely does.
  • Pros: -Easy to set up with a slick web interface. I bought this to use as the primary media server in my house (videos, pictures, music etc) through regular Windows SMB network connections. -Streams HD media flawlessly -has a cool little 'app store' where you can download new apps to run on it. -Neat l...
  • Cons: -Boot up takes 3 or 4 minutes. -When you first set it up, it will clone the drives (took 36 hours for 3TB), even though the drives are blank -No WiFi -Documentation is a bit sketchy -Strange drive installation setup: One drive plugs directly into mainboard, one drive uses a strange cable that is ...
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