Summary: Installed with WD Red 2 TB drives, fairly simple set up. Works faultlessly. Not tried backing up yet via the expansion options but everything else as it should be. Simple enough for the less inexperienced user to get networked but all the required advanced settings are there to be tweaked as required. Only 3 months on so will see how reliability goes over time.
Summary: Had this unit for a couple of months and it's fantastic.... especially when you install WD Red HDDs the unit is so quiet you can barely hear it. The Qnap firmware seems stable and responsive enough, though I would suggest the TS-421 unit if you can afford it just because of the extra RAM, the Marvell 2GHz processor is meaty enough to handle most apps and for the most part it is easy to install and configure.
Summary: I purchased this unit so i can connect to it from my Media centers and watch the media in any room on the TV. Switch on the Home cinema system go to menu devices - Connect to Qnap media - Enter menu for Videos - Choose Movie or program - Sit back, relax and enjoy.......Until I realised I am using Qnap that has a file limit of 2GB How can that work using Qnap as most movies have much larger formats than 2GB.
QNAP TS-419P II (Diskless) 4 Bay All-in-One Desktop Turbo NAS Server
24 March 2013
Summary: I have bought this as an upgrade to my Qnap TS 210. Like the previous one its very high quality. I use it for my films, photos and will be using it for camera out site and will record. There is a compatabilty list but just have not decided which one to use. I used the WD RED SATA HDD and its very quite and fast.
Summary: I initially was looking at Netgear equipment for a NAS unit that also provides iSCSI access when I came across the QNAP range. QNAP seem to offer the Netgear equivalents but at a lower price and I have got to say this device is awesome. There are so many additional features which I'm now using (iTunes Server, Active Directory Authentication, Web Server, etc...) and they are all very straightforward to configure through the simple to use yet powerful GUI interface.
Summary: After many months of use this NAS box is still serving me well. Initially I did have a couple of issues with the Twonky server and had to SSH into the box to reset a couple of things (thank goodness for forums). However, I believe that this has been fixed in subsequent firmware updates. Firmware updates are regular and I've had no problem upgrading. I have had one issue where a drive went down. After removing and replacing the drive I was able to get this working again.
Summary: Having done a lot of research before buying this NAS, I knew what to expect and it has so far not disappointed. It's been in full operation now (with four Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB drives in a RAID5 configuration and all updated to the latest firmware) for a week. The TurboNAS's own firmware update worked flawlessly and was idiot-proof. The configuration wizard to get the box running was perfectly fine for someone with a little network knowledge.
Summary: Bought the QNAP TS-419 12tb TurboNAS to back up my photo archive spread across an array of internal hard drives. The hardware itself is well made, feels sturdy - nice brushed metal and a reassuring weight. Setup was easy, just flash the device with the latest firmware via a web frontend, and then setup the RAID configuration you want. I went for a RAID 5 config, whereby a single drive can fail and data still be available.
Summary: A very powerful NAS with huge capabilities - but as a consequence of this power, it's pretty complex to set it up even to do simple tasks. Regular updates available and I've not had a single problem with the device - even when it was backup up my content to the cloud for 2 weeks solid, 24/7, in addition to its normal tasks.