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Qnap-ts-221.33919394
8.1 out of 10

QNAP TS-221

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Josue, Amazon
23 September 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Very Nice but...

Ken D., Newegg
31 March 2014
  • Pros: Fast and easy to setup. Works well in a shared Apple/Windows environment. I replaced a Synology DS213 that I could never get working properly. The 4.0.5 firmware/interface is cool and very easy to navigate, very pleased with the performance so far.The only issue I've had is getting Cloud services to work properly, could be a compatibility issue with my Netgear R7000 router, jury's still out as no response yet from QNAP tech support.
  • Cons: Tech Support
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Overall 8
8.0

Small Linux Server That Runs RAID Too

Steve, B&H Photo
27 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I already have a Drobo on firewire which I got for firewire speed. This time, I needed a NAS and traded off between QNAP and Synology. I settled on QNAP because of price, the OS/Software experience, and I wanted to give some of the apps a try (particularly Plex). Setup is *fairly* straightforward using QNAP's QTS operating system (that looks like some linux that's been customized).
  • Pros: Compact, Fast, Quiet
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed after a few months

MICHAEL B., Newegg
23 March 2014
  • Pros: Good performance for the price.
  • Cons: Unit's Ethernet interface failed. When that happens, you are hosed. In hind sight, a failback one could have implemented (while the unit was working) would have been to exploit the fact that the unit can utilize a USB WiFi dongle as an alternative network interface. Then, if/when the wired Ethernet failed, one could still (albeit much slower) access the unit. Various forums, including QNAPs, indicate this failure mode isn't all that rare. So if you buy this unit, you ...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

blegendre, NCIX.com
14 October 2013
  • Summary: I use a pair of WD 3T Green drives - everything works at advertised. Throughput is acceptable across the wire - slower than my old G3 Compaq/HP server but MORE than adequate for home/SOHO use (about 1/2 a gig was my best case on large files with large frames). Hot swap is nice - the drive trays feel cheap/"plasticky", rest of the unit is fine.
  • Pros: Simple setup, quiet, lots of software included - more downloadable via the web
  • Cons: Slow Raid 1 / Mirror sync, cheap drive trays
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product for the price, does everything and more that I need

jswisher, Amazon
26 September 2013
  • Summary: I debated between this device and an equivalent Synology device. While both had great reviews, in the end QNAP had everything I needed at a lower price. At the price I paid I got more than what I would have from Synology of equal price. Any extras I would have gotten from Synology at a higher price I wouldn't need or used. My main purpose for buying this was to be a central file storage, process a backup to an external drive, and have access to data while away from home.
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Overall 8
8.0

Little Linux Server That Also Runs RAID

Steve Rogers, Amazon
26 September 2013
  • Summary: I already have a Drobo on firewire which I got for firewire speed. This time, I needed a NAS and traded off between QNAP and Synology. I settled on QNAP because of price, the OS/Software experience, and I wanted to give some of the apps a try (particularly Plex). Setup is *fairly* straightforward using QNAP's QTS operating system (that looks like some linux that's been customized).
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Overall 8
8.0

AWESOME!

Gift C., Newegg
9 August 2013
  • Summary: Device is awesome. Would make this purchase again and again.
  • Pros: Super quiet. Only noise i hear is from the disks Fast interface. TONS of features Very satisfied Only marked 4 stars for the items listed in cons.
  • Cons: - Cannot upgrade memory module - Would love to see a more universal power inlet.
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Overall 10
10

expensive but absolute quality

Tim, Amazon
10 January 2014
  • Summary: Not cheap but build quality, interface and capabilities are endless. the hardest thing is getting the most from it if as it can do so much.
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Overall 10
10

High Quality, Feature rich NAS Solution.

Aaron Thorne, Amazon
1 November 2013
  • Summary: This NAS Is both fast and has many great features. Setup is a breeze, for someone who has never used a NAS before. Experience users will love the options that are available. I put in 2 3Tb Seagate Baracudas, they where recognised straight away, formatted and ready to use in under 10 minutes. It has a lot of security options from Active Directory integration to Groups and individual users. It handled quotas and everything you would need from a NAS.
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