Summary: I'm using it with 80211ac and gigabit ethernet and it's not exactly responsive in the interface
Pros: Relatively inexpensive; quality hardware
Cons: "easy to setup" Yeah; um not even a little bit Right at the start it makes you download firmware which I'm sure is OK for 'most' people but 2 hours later maxing out my cell I finally got to the desktop
Summary: I have used these things for years and they are very reliable. I enjoy the "os" they have on it, very very user friendly and you can customize it with wallpapers and cutesy things like that
Pros: Easy to set up, if you are new to NAS or a novice, qnap has many nice apps to help you find your nas on the network and set it up through qfinder. Once set up and firmware updated it really is very nice. I had an older qnap and set up a few at my office, and these things are scalable, very compatible with macs/pc/linux, transfer speeds actually aren't bad. I can transfer usually at 38MB/write speed which is pretty good for the price. Many tools including antivirus, ne...
Review For The QNAP TS-420U 4-bay 1U iSCSI NAS, Hot-swappable
Peter U, Amazon
24 March 2014
Summary: First let me make it clear at the start I did not purchase my QNAP TS-420U on Amazon, I would have but at that time it was not available on Amazon. The QNAP TS-420U 4-bay 1U iSCSI NAS, Hot-swappable NAS is a great unit that will meet the needs of all Small Business, Datacenter, IT / Software people like myself that have "At Home" VMware farms at home for development work or for the home user that is looking for a very reliable NAS.
Excerpt: I use this as a backup device for my Mac Pro. I bought it because it has 2 gigabit ports and so does my Mac Pro. After linking the ports together on both devices, I was only getting about 25MB/s write speed and about 75MB/s read. I would be thrilled if both read/write were at 75MB/s, but 25MB/s? After a few days of troubleshooting with Qnap tech support (which was excellent by the way), I was told that the CPU is too underpowered to be able to write faster than that.
Summary: I bought this product about 3 monts ago to use as a "safeplace" for all my personal data and multimedia content. Setup is 4x WD Red 2TB in raid-5 configuration and it give me a lot of space for my all my needs. The unit is easy to set-up and comes with a ton of add-on apps downloadable from QNAP website. I'm very pleased so far by this product.
Pros: Reliable, Easy to set-up
Cons: Fans are quite noisy, Verrry long to setup a new hard drive to add to an existing raid array
Summary: Great NAS Drive, although I did have trouble setting it up and had to pay an I.T. expert to download a different operating system as the standard one did not work. But now its working and it is brilliant.