Summary: First off, thankyou QNAP for thinking of in the low end of the market! NAS devices tend to be pretty overpriced for the grade of components required, and QNAP is less overpriced than most. Whats to like: You throw some matched big disks in there, turn it on, and pretty soon have a ten terabyte storage device on your network. And without the power bill of leaving a computer online to manage it!
Summary: I bought this about 2 years ago, in mid 2012. I have since recommended it to friends who have similar storage needs. The Good: -hot swappable bays galore -tons of external connectors (esata, usb, etc) -one touch copy is very useful (and programmable as well now) -fast enough for all my needs just using one ethernet port -uses almost no electricity -software constantly getting upgraded. Apps are generally much better than when I first bought this.
Summary: I had purchased this NAS in order to backup Window's Laptop and my Mac Mini. After setting up the machine at home I had no issues getting my Laptop to recognize the NAS and utilize it for backup. However, after I started to work in setting up the NAS for my Mac I ran into issue after issue. I started to find several forums of which describes this as an inherent flaw of QNAP. I had continued to persist after days of debugging with no avail so I called QNAPs tech support.
Summary: And, several of other models. QNAP just makes great affordable very robust easy to use Network Attached Storage devices. And, their support is awesome, and I have called and emailed with them. Always courteous and helpful. The features found, would cost 10x as much from other vendors and not be as easy to use. I use these as RRTR targets, and as a portable big drive for image sets. Speed is right on the money!
Summary: After much procrastination, and failed 1-TB usb drives, I went ahead and purchased a NAS. I spoke with several IT guys at my company, all responsible for network storage in a global company. They all said QNAP is fairly easy to use/install and reliable. I am quite pleased with my purchase. I knew nothing about using a NAS or setting one up, and ended up buying just 2 2TB drives and setting them up as RAID-0.
Summary: This review will be based on my experience with the unit. It's not intended to refute the "successes" of the others that have reviewed this box. I do not intend to assert that after "Detailed Study", it's the boxes fault. That said, on with the review. This box is AN ORNAMENT. It is entirely well suited to placing in ones office with lights flashing so others think, "WOW, is that cool or what?". It is only a NAS in that it does attach to a network.
Summary: I'd bought a TS-419 but it came with a mother board issue, so i returned it and bought the TS-412 model, it was cheaper and has almost the same features. in my opinion not to have a display is even better, the blue light from the TS-419 display keep annoying me at night
Summary: We use QNAP for storing of our High Definition MegaPixel Surveillance cameras with no reported problem, when used with the approved HDD's. Jose M. Noy President/CEO ComSurv, Inc. High Definition Surveillance [...
Great nice - lots of features - get ready to do some reading
Jay Garcia, Amazon
10 May 2013
Summary: I have been very hesitant to write this review because of my back and forth initial experiences with this NAS, but since owning it for a good period of time (bought it in Sept 2012) and now since the latest firmware update its been rock solid. First the drives I bought were listed as compatible (if a firmware update was done on them - which I did before installing) however gave me all sorts of problems.