Summary: for me, this device has replaced an always-on spare PC for media storage and backups. it also allowed me to scrap a media PC in favor of a wi-fi bluray player with DLNA streaming. it hosts all of my tablet/phone/PC backups, and it performs all of my automatic cloud backups.
Pros: lots of features and native apps lots of 3rd party apps dual LAN connections low power quiet regular firmware updates 3TB drive support
Cons: needs more RAM! i find i reboot about once a month to clear some headroom in the memory and speed up my media server. the processor is not adequate for some of the apps this NAS supports (eg, plex media). but for a pure file server, backup/sync location, or DLNA media server it's fine. i wouldn't...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]