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
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.
Summary: The setup was not too hard, and it works generally well, but has a couple of problems - e.g. the Mac share does not work, sometimes my Mac does not find it in the network, and the media library is unreliable. The basic NAS features work fine.
Summary: I came to the table with three external USB SATA drives filled with TV, movies, music, and documents. I wanted to consolidate all these drives into one network accessible location. The TS-412 appeared to be an excellent fit for my needs and an easy way to connect my individual drives to the network.
Summary: This is the first NAS, I have ever owned. I did a lot of research and was undecided between Synology 411j and QNAP and then between QNAP 412, 419P+ or 439s. Kept changing my budget from anywhere between $360 to $660 as you can see from the range of products I was looking at.
Summary: Unless you are intending to share your movies, photos and music around rhe house, and wirh other family members, then you don't need NAS - you need an external disk connected to the back of your computer. I have both, for differnt purposes NAS vs Backup 1.