Pros: Seems that the failure of the networking on my last set was due to the first NAS 1/2 formatting the drives partially before it claimed a bay was bad. Seems I need to start it with all drives out of device, let it attach to network then reinitiallize everything. Fun Fun. Bright side, it isn't hardware failures for both NAS's, just a failure to properly attach to network (and constant rebooting) if the drives are not right.
Cons: No manual with the device to tell me such wonderful setup problems, requires a call to QNAp, who actually have fairly good hours and polite assistance.
Pros: Reasonable price for what it says it can do.
Cons: Well....I bought 2, neither worked. One kept swearing bay 4 drive was bad, even when I shuffled drives, still bay 4 bad. Also, one ethernet port refused to connect. The other, both ethernet ports refused to connect. I have sent both back on an RMA, so that's another $40 I have spent for them. If the replacement pair is just as bad, well, at least I will have only spent $80 on junk and can then maybe buy a NAS that works. Time will tell, maybe next set will be perfect ...
Excerpt: I've read a lot of good comment about the new TS-421 replace the TS-420 but I'm not sure we have the same device in hands. Start for the first time is not easy, interface is not user friendly at all. Slow to start, slow to shut down, clearly this NAS missed memory or the processor is too small to my opinion. If you have the choice and if you can spend more money prefer the TS-470 or TS-470 Pro.
Excerpt: Exactly as described. Very happy that I purchased it. It does way more than described, many apps and can upload photos directly from your phone! If I could afford it, I would have purchased the next level up with more RAM & faster CPU. That is my only complaint, and not really a complaint..I just couldn't justifying spending that much money. Would be nice to have expansion slots for extra RAM.
Excerpt: I have had this for about 2 weeks now and it was very easy to setup. The myqnapcloud site allows me to access the NAS from anywhere in the world. The apps they provide also allow easy access. I'm very happy with the purchase and I received it much faster than originally quoted, which was about 14 days and I got it in about 3-4 days.
Pros: Great personal storage solution. It has met everything I needed. Very easy to setup. After setup I have not seen any issues with speed. The interface is very easy to use. The extra apps are mostly useless, but I'm sure there are some people that they will use them. I tried the plex app, but it won't do any transcoding when installed directly on the qnap. Makes sense as there is just not enough processor and memory. Overall very happy with this device.
Cons: Not much. I did set it up with 4 3TB WD red drives in a raid 10. It took more than 24 hours to get the array fully online. That seemed a bit long to me.
Summary: Over the years I have collected (bought) well over 600 DVDs. For me, this is the perfect solution. It was easy to set up, even though I did have to get on-line with customer support once. They were very helpful. In addition, tutorials are also available. I have not yet set up mobile devices for the NAS, so have no comment about that issue. The most time consuming part was of coarse converting and uploading my collection.