Summary: I bought that for quite some time now, and still works perfectly! QNAP releases a new FW from time to time (wich means the product is well supported). As an example, my other Buffalo NAS has no new FW since 2010, and there is a lot of promisses from the vendor do update, but that's only it. Getting back to to QNAP I'm able to get a sustainable transfer of 25 to 30 MB/s.
Summary: This network attached server is amazing. The setup of the RAID drives was totally simple. The software pre-installed on the system allows it to provide useful services immediately. I have it serving up photos, videos, and music to my home entertainment system with no problems. I am setting it up to store backups of multiple machines on the network. There are additional apps to expose a web file manager and a download station (FTP/HTTP/Bit Torrent).
Summary: I have used this product for 1 week now but I am quite impressed with it already. This is a NAS SERVER so if you are looking for just a dumb (or RAID) disk enclosure then this will be an overkill (I recommend the Startech S354UFER (crazy name but great product) which is an excellent RAID enclosure). At this price this is a real quality product. The disks were a breeze to install, the metal frame seems both solid and also made installing the disks easier.
Summary: I like the System, easy interface, so many set up options! Overall opinion, recommend, very happy with purchase, my main concern was power outages and the ability for the system to manage a UPS and shut down as needed, and this puppy does this! Only one personal thought, as I like to run drives as cool as possible!
Summary: Having had this NAS for a while now, I'm extremely pleased. Most of the products that are out there and around this price range have big limitations somewhere (must use specific drive manufacturers, small RAID options, slow transfer speed, etc.). This device STARTS with the 4 drive option (with a huge range of supported drives) and then is capable of EXPANSION with more devices!
Summary: I have owned this NAS for almost a year now and have absolutely no complaints. Set up is very easy and it has done everything I needed it to do and more. I use it as storage for all of my music, movies, and pictures among all of my other files. I use the web interface extensively from work and on the road. I use both secure web and ftp with no problems. Speed has been just fine.
Summary: I purchased the TS-410 several weeks ago and have been very impressed with it. In terms of features it has everything I'm looking for and more. I enjoyed the setup process which was very straightforward and I'm glad to say very Mac friendly. I can't say enough about the web administration. It is the first web application I've seen that has the look and feel of a local native app.
Summary: Does pretty much everything I want. My only nit is is that I wish it was a bit faster - If I had to do it over again, I might spring for a 439, but the value proposition is unbeatable on the 410.
Fast and reliable, fully featured and an awesome price. One of my better purchases.
22 August 2012
Summary: Make sure you update the Firmware to the latest version before anything else and use compatible hard-drives, which is common practice itself. Having done that, this absolutely deserves 5 stars. It might look simple, but this QNAP NAS offers so many more features than other competitors would at this price point, even beyond this price point. Read up on the features.