Summary: The TS-419P II is certainly not the most affordable NAS out there, although it belongs to QNAP's lower-end category. Nevertheless after testing it for some weeks I realized that it offers many more features, beyond what average users require, so its price is fully justified. During all test sessions it never hung or froze, even under heavy load, proving that it is very reliable and its firmware is stable.
Pros: Plenty of features, Easy and intuitive web interface, Can play the role of a fully capable download station, Multimedia and Surveillance station ability, Can take up to four, hot-swap, disks, Supports most popular RAID levels, Dual Gigabit Ethernet networking, LCD display showing basic info and allows some basic administrative tasks, Optional QPKG packages boost fuctionality
Cons: Price looks intimidating, Not so high transfer speeds with RAID 6/5 arrays, Long boot time (>5min), No USB 3.0 support (QNAP just informed us that all new TS-x19P models will have USB 3.0 ports), Short warranty
Summary: QNAP also offers single bay and two bay network attached storage drives for home and small business environments that cost around Rs 14,000 to Rs 17,000 approximately. This four bay NAS retails at an MOP of Rs 49,000. If you are looking for a cheaper four bay NAS, you can opt for the TS-412 at around Rs 31,000 but sacrifice a few features such as a slower 1.2 GHz processor with 256 MB RAM, no USB 3.0 options and a few other ones.
Conclusion: Hvis man er på jagt efter en 4-disk NAS server løsning og søger nogle af de features som QNAP er kendt for så kan TS419P II erhverves i klassen 4300kr, hvilket ikke er verdens billigste pris for en midrange NAS server, men det skyldes sikkert deres sats på en 2GHz processor sammen med de mange features. Selvom TS ikke er i pro klassen så har den de generelle features og design som resten af serien, så prisen holder sig derfor i den højere skala.