Summary: Put in 2TB hard drives and run in RAID 10, so 3.86TB Right now on firmware 3.83 as of 5/19/2014 It is OK, I have a all MAC home, 3 iMac, Macbook, Macbook Pro, Fujitsu S1500M scanner...... use it for storage and it's ok one iMac as a time machine backup but it is TEMPERAMENTAL..... I suggest get a Synology or just get a Apple 3TB if you need time machine backups For winblows, it is ok BUT this is by no means a plug and play NAS So if you have NO IT background (and going...
Summary: I used this product to replace a massive dell server configured in a RAID 5 setup for file storage. This blows it away for speed and has vastly improved network file retrieval and storage space. Its been a few months and I am still impressed.
Summary: I would love to go into great detail on this QNAP, but I don't have much time right now... I do really want to sit down and go over the entire OS and the great features. For now, here are the 2 best features: 1) Amazon S3 backup. This has a built in software to connect to S3. Now all data can be backed up to Amazon daily... 2) Google Drive Sync. Now put all of your files out in the cloud as they are changed for either Drive or on the QNAP... Very nice!
VMWARE & iSCSI feature set is incomplete / poor support
D. W. Corcoran "b393capt", Amazon
16 May 2013
Summary: I find the product lacking in its redundancy feature set and customer support. This comes from first hand experience during the failure of a drive in the QNAP TS-879U-RP, 8 drive product, in January 2013. I am writing to update this review in May 2013. My issues are not solved. In addition, what I had believed to be a VMWARE VMOTION issue, VMWARE has been able to reproduce and has communicated the problem is with QNAP firmware issue that isn't solved.
Summary: The eSATA ports on this unit is for adding on additional storage devices only. You can't connect this NAS directly to a PC via eSATA as an external drive. It has to go through gigabit, so read and write speed is limited by gigabit's limit. Dual gigabit helps but direct eSATA is still WAY faster. Gigabit based NAS is good for read and retrieve data, write small size data is acceptable.
Summary: Running the latest firmware 3.8.1(20121205) at the time of writing. The user interface is nice and very pretty but it stopped responding fairly often and I would have to close the browser and log back in to get it to start responding again. When the UI was working it was not uncommon for me to wait 15+ seconds for a screen to refresh.
User interface stinks... but it seems to work well
15 January 2013
Summary: I absolutely hate the user interface for my Qnap. And the help documentation for it is terrible. I just expect a device like this one to be a bit more intuitive. We use this as a file cabinet and sharing spot for our small office network. We went with 2 X WD Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - Drives that are set up in RAID configuration. We can still expand to add 2TB more in RAID because of the 4 slot capacity.
Summary: Practical design, and the only NAS product that has a metal exterior. This is important to me since it gave me a extra sense of security that the device won't break if you drop it. Very well organized Linux based OS, looks really clean and honestly was very hard to use. Bonus!!! Remained quiet during the entire time, even during heavy operation. Great product and has a lot of features. Check out their website for more info on all the features offered.