Summary: The QNAP is amazing! It is very easy to set up, come with some great add on packages (Twonky Media etc) and is very reliable. You must use the approved HDD's in the drive bays though, so make sure you know which ones before ordering any type - as I made exactly that mistake and the device HDD's failed. The QNAP support are awesome and will help in any eventuality. If you're not using the Cloud, then this is the next best thing!
Summary: I've had mine up and running for about 3 years now, and it suits me just fine! All my media is on there for sharing to devices in the house, including media centres. Access is easy via web interface (from home or away) or via phone (from home only it seems via the app, or at least I haven't got it to work remotely). I have some issues, but they're not really about the hardware.
Summary: At first this seems a good buy Lots of features for a reasonable cost. Unfortunately the product is underpowered to fulfil the promise. When the drives get nearly full (within 10%) then copying files to the server grinds to a halt. Save your money and purchase another product.
Disappointing performance -- go for something more powerful
17 November 2011
Summary: I bought the TS-410 after a very brief market research. At it's price it is indeed a very feature-rich product. The set up was quite easy. I hooked it up to a gigabit switch so that I can have an always-on, high-speed connection when working at my desk. Soon I realised though that the transfer speeds (both read and write) were unacceptably slow -- not even close to a quarter of the gigabit ethernet capacity.
An enterprise solution in the home? Shares please!
Mr. E. Cory, Amazon
30 August 2011
Summary: I have owned my 410 TurboNas for nearly a year and having used other NAS solution prior this would not have considered writing a review within 12 months as the 'cracks' in previous hardware had taken some time to become conspicuous. My previous NAS died suddenly so I was in a hurry to replace it. My criteria were simple: 4 x 2TB bays, RAID 5, Gigabit ethernet, green credentials, WAN acessible.
Summary: I got this to run a NAS to backup a server. I didn't need any fancy features, just for it to be reliable and well built. I put in four 300GB disks I had laying around in a RAID5 configuration just to test it and tried filling it up over the network with rsync+ssh. It was pretty slow going (2.5 days to fill by my estimate) because it was CPU-limited (ssh encryption+RAID parity+web monitoring).
Easy set up - I wish I understood its more advanced capabilities
A. Griffin, Amazon
20 March 2011
Summary: I did a bit of web research before buying a NAS for home use and was attracted by the good reviews of the UI for this product. It does not let you down. Straightforward to set up. So I've far just set up accounts for everyone in the household so that they can access their files and content from any computer/laptop on our home (wifi and powerline) network. "I need to use that computer" family arguments have evaporated, and the data is stored securely.
Summary: Bought the TS-410 QNAP as i've used a similar model before. Setup is easy, great features and the new interface is very good. I have RAID5 setup with 4 HDD's. 2 minor negative points: 1. I cannot transfer files to the QNAP at the full Gigabit lan speed (limit is normal 100mb LAN speed), due to the QNAP's CPU going to 100% and limiting the transfer. I suspect this is because i'm using RAID5 and there is an overhead with the calculations needed when storing data.
Like Ronseal - it does exactly what it says on the tin
J. D. Morris-smith "Another Partial Success", Amazon
4 February 2011
Summary: I did a fair bit of reseach before settling on TS-410 as I had a number of requirements I wanted the unit to meet - I'll share them here in the hope of saving others some time. I've always thought of question "What Do I Want To Do With It?" when buying anything technical. So for this I wanted a robust and safe piece of external storage for archiving photographic and video date along with music files...