Summary: Liking it very much so far however not the easiest device to set up. Some trial and error involved, especially with the myqnapcloud service. It was my first NAS but I suspect people with experience on other NAS devices will have an easier time. Myriad of settings and features available. I particularly like being able to access files over the internet on it via iOS with Qfile app.
Summary: Got this to replace a Windows Server 2008 R2 box I made a while ago. The Windows Server had 8 hard drives, but I frequently found myself using just 2 of them. I wanted to save on power consumption so I decided to replace it with this NAS. I have it set up using two 1TB WD Green drives in single disk mode after using wdidle3. Here are my impressions so far: The NAS will format the hard drives you put in it automatically. Be aware of this.
If you get a working unit good for you, but if you received a bad QNAP then be aware of their poor customer service.
28 July 2014
Summary: If you have a working model, then you'll probably rate it higher than me. But that goes for any product. The product gets one star from me, not just because it's had problems, but because their customer service has been a major headache for me. Since day 1 I've had problems with this unit. I put in two brand new 2TB Seagate Barracuda drives in RAID 1 format. Some times the NAS would disappear from the network - seemingly hung up on some internal process.
Summary: It is easy to setup, use. The instructions are well described on web page. The installation of apps for NAS service is very easy for beginners by following instructions. After setup, there is no trouble with service and it is very silent. I recommand this mashine for beginners of NAS.
Summary: Still buggy, but good enclosure. Better than the rest of the cheapies. The good ones start at $600. This one is cheap and slow. No power, ridiculously slow and overwhelmed processor and memory capacity. This would have been good 3-5 years ago. Today, we have different expectations of a PCNA - But.... You get what you pay for.
Small and powerful, but lacking in software reliability
27 June 2014
Summary: This is my first NAS unit and I equipped it with two 3TB WD Red drives, the NAS is connected by CAT6 Ethernet directly to my Modem. The Bad: The NAS reboots every once in a while resulting in a long wait while streaming a movie to my Xbox360, also the main reason why i chose this over a comparable Synology is because this is capable of transcoding, I only wish I could completely turn transcoding off now but it seems to be impossible to completely disable.