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.
Summary: Like I've said, QNAP's customer service was really helpful but this product, IMHO, is a waste of money.
Pros: Easy to assemble/setup and compact
Cons: Well where to start.......The unit worked after initial setup however I didn't realized that this unit was cloud-based as opposed to attaching it to my existing network. So I got optimistic and tried it and its features. It was functioning for 2 days and then the 3rd day I could no longer connect to it via the provided software. I finally put the troubleshooting aside since I was going overseas and finally got back to it last week. That is when I found out that there ...
Cons: So far, this has been anything but intuitive to use. Starting with the initial setup, I've spent more time troubleshooting it than I have had enjoying the features. My initial use for this unit was simply for backup and music streaming, so it's not like I'm doing a lot of power user stuff. In two weeks, have had two tickets with their Help Desk, (one still unresolved). The device keeps restarting every few hours for no apparent reason. Now having issue with back up, w...
Summary: Running 2 Seagate 3TB NAS drives in mirrored RAID. Very happy with this device...........$360 for the whole package from Newegg.
Pros: QTS 4 interface is excellent...........myQNAPcloud works great, easily accessible from the web...........serves my Logitech Squeezeboxes with built in Squeezebox server........Wake ON LAN........UPS power control......speeds very acceptable for cost of device
Cons: Fan is slightly noisy but at this price, no other cons
Summary: I also have a Synology DS212+, and this is my second NAS purchase. Even though I paid much more for my synology 2 years ago, this Qnap has almost the same hardware spec. It features RAID 1 support, a very versatile operating system, and it's decently fast for the price (40mb/s write and 60mb/s read speed). I'm using two WD RED NAS HDD with it in RAID 1, and it's all going well so far.
Summary: Pretty decent NAS, have a lot of features although most people won't use most of them. I have 2 issues with this NAS. 1) DLNA server doesn't allow you to specify default sorting of the files. The photos get organized alphabetically instead of by date. 2) The photo station app doesn't work that well, it doesn't create albums from the folders you already have on the NAS.