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!
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.
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...
Summary: I was torn between buying the QNAP 410 and the Drobo, in the end I took a risk and went for the QNAP. I call it a risk because of a few things, the Drobo is slightly cheaper, looks better, and has a FW800 port to hook up to my Mac Mini. But in the end I was drawn to the QNAP as it gives so much more for your money.
Summary: The QNAP TS-410 is an excellent product. It just works, the administration is easy. I use this to stream media files. I stream media to a Netgear EVA 8000 and the an Apple iphone. It is recommended that you check your drives to ensure they have been tested by QNAP.
Summary: I have now owned this unit for 11 months and on 22 October 2010 I updated the inital 1 line review I did back in Dec 09 to this more indepth review below. After initially having to source my own UK power lead as amazon supplied me with a EU lead I am very happy with the unit. The unit is built like a bomb shelter, very sturdy, reassuringly heavy and enclosed with a metal, not plastic, case.
Excerpt: Очень долго выбирал себе НАС, в конце концов остановил своё внимание на нём. Не пожалел нисколько. Полностью коробочный продукт — достал, включил, настроил по мануалу, всё работает. Не требуются особые навыки сис-админа что б им пользоваться. Достаточно прочтения инструкции.
Pros: Огромный функционал. Удобство эксплуатации.
Cons: Бит торрент клиент неудобный. Медиа-сервер не видит некоторые папки и файлы. Но это всё мелочи.