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: 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: 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 [...
Summary: I was hesitant to get this NAS server. I've had terrible luck with some other RAID boxes, and I was convinced that this would probably be another version of a technological nightmare. Luckily, I was wrong! The setup for this box was as painless as could be. 1. Hook into Network 2. Install Software on Computer 3. Load new firmware onto NAS 4. Initialize array (may take a while... depending on size.) Of course, it does take some technical knowledge.
Summary: The Qnap TS-412 is my first NAS device. Before selecting it I looked at Drobo and Synology models. My conclusion based on other users' reviews and a feature-by-feature comparison was that the Qnap offers a good feature set, excellent performance and excellent reliability (not as many features as the other two, specially in how it handles multiple-sized disk combos, but it shines on the other two criteria).