Summary: I have moved all of my valuable data to the QNAP and let all my systems access it over the LAN. The performance is great and I find that it just works. The management interface is straight forward and easy to set up. I was able to set quality access permissions, etc in no time.
Summary: I bought this primarily as a central backup box for the house - 4x 2TB drives in a RAID5 configuration, and using rdiff-backup to push backups from the various Windows and Macs in the house. I think it certainly helps if you have some experience with Linux - the web based user interface is intuitive, and generally the configuration options available are very good if you know what you are doing. The online help explaining the UI fields isn't consistently very clear.
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.
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.
Pros: Богатый функционал, вполне сгодится для мини-офиса мелкой компании (10-40 чел) с перефирии, где админы вынуждены быть "самоделкиными" и "Кулибиными". Для дома, возможно, даже избыточен.
Cons: Попробуйте провести первичную установку устройства с жесткими дисками 3Тб и сразу почуствуете себя обманутым. Средняя стоимость комплекта TS-410 + 4xHDD 3 Tb около $1100. Непонятен тот факт, что за эти внушительные инвестиции Вы получаете полностью нефукциональный набор железа, при утверждение производителя о полной поддержке данного комплекта. Сноска мелкими буквами на оф.сайте гласит, что необходимо обновить прошивку перед установкой дисков объемом 3Тб. Позвольте, к...