Conclusion: Based on the simple fact that is priced at around $500, there’s little doubt that it’s going to be a good performer. That assumption is furthered with the fact that a nice Intel Atom SoC is bundled in; there should be no bottleneck.
Summary: My first real NAS and very impressed with it so far. A lot of features and I have 2 WD Reds (2TB each) inside. Very easy to set-up and use immediately. Restricted to RAID 0, 1 or JBOD which is understandable as it is only a 2-bay NAS. I currently have it setup as single volumes and skipped RAID altogether. Transfer speeds are amazing (without RAID). I am seeing sustained speeds of 60 megaBYTES/s read/write. My old primative NAS before it only achieved 10MB/s max.
Pros: Small, compact, solid build, good amount of features, easy set-up
Cons: Software/firmware a bit buggy, Need to figure out some things not mentioned in manual or tutorials
Summary: Just got this in January, and so far it seems pretty sweet. I needed a faster NAS then my other one (ReadyNAS NV+, setup in x-raid) because I could never break the 10MB / sec on my gigabit network (it was usually slower). Backing up system images to it was a pain! Now just to review the old one a bit, it works well for stability, but its interface is horrifically slow and a bit clumsy. I put in the drives and logged in to the QNAP and man was it sweetly fast!
Pros: Nice quality, fast web interface, MANY features!
Summary: I bought this device to run a home cctv system using their Surveillance Pro software and Foscam cameras. Utter waste of time and money. The device refuses to load to the Surveillance Pro software. The manual is useless. And quite frankly I have already wasted enough of my life trying to fix a product that really isn't good enough to be on the market.
Summary: When I was looking around for a NAS i was not looking for XBMC compatibility but when I saw this I got quite excited. Unfortunately its not compatible with the latest version of XMBC and several support calls later it would appear there is no intention of them upgrading.
Summary: Great product, I own a linkstation Duo for over 5years. I have always wanted a new NAS but was undecided between Synolgy (DS213+) and QNAP. I didn't like the older Qnap because the attachable camera were rather expensive and it had no USB3. At the last minute I went for QNAP because it recently added HDMI support which I know people have reservation over.
Summary: I purchased this Qnap NAS device as my partner and I are both in to photography but also have a lot of media across a variety of PCs. Qnap was recommended by a friend and we were NOT disappointed. We purchased the hard disks separately but checked compatibility on the QNAP web site ([...] We had the device up and running in around 20 minutes.
Summary: The QNAP 269L. I bought the device because I wanted to use it as a data storage device and a media streamer XBMC. However, I soon realized that it is incapable of streaming video through its HDMI port in any viewable quality. Anything less than 720P looks like a pirate video. 720 and above stream ok but suffer from tearing are dark and also seem to be downscaled.
Summary: I read a lot of reviews on all types of 2 bay NAS servers and finally settled on this one. It is my first NAS and so far it has been brilliant. I even upgraded the memory to 3GB without using the overpriced QNAP SODIMM (Be sure to get a 8 Bank SODIMM for this - I used INTEGRAL PC3-10600 DDR3-1333). The QNAP infrastructure is also fantastic and I have streaming enabled to all my devices which include TVs, tablet, phone and PCs.