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
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.
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. I'm happy with the performance and functionality of the unit but setting the unit up was a challenge.
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. My usage is of a typical home user. I set out with the following goals: - Be able to stream up to 1080P media to few machines and TV at home.
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. COST: Empty NAS costs just over £200 without disks. You can buy two 4tb drives for the same amount. I connect my external drive when I want to back up then disconnect it and switch it off. 2.