Summary: The TS-459 Pro+ comes fully equipped as a web server and one item that is also included for remote file management is a Web File Server. While this may not seem like a handy item, I assure you the benefits are incredible - even on a local network. If you have a large number of media files that you need to move from one folder to another, moving them through a network browser would essentially move them to your computer and back to the device - taking quite a while.
Pros: Pros:, Lots of connectivity options (USB/eSATA), Supports JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and Single Disk Volumes, Servers: MySQL, FTP, HTTP, VMWare, Printer, iTunes, BitTorrent, UPnP Media Server, and more through Plugins, Network Teaming/Trunking provides insane throughput in a NAS, Mobile Streaming Server is a nice touch, Backup: External Drive, USB One-Touch, RSync, Time Machine, Display on unit lets you see network settings and more, Encrypted File System
Cons: Pros:, Not cheap, Very slow to start up / shut down
Summary: Today for review I’ve got another NAS or Network Attached Storage box from QNAP called the TS-459 Pro. This particular model can hold up to four hard drives and features an Intel Dual Core Atom D150 processor running at 1.66Ghz and it’s got 1 gig of DDR2 ram as well. The TS-459 is truly a feature rich and powerful NAS box, you can do most anything with it from running a web server and FTP to sharing multi-media on your network, it can even be used in conjunction with IP...
Pros: Easy, and simple set up, Well made, Built in power supply, Tons of options
Cons: Expensive without drives, Slow speeds transferring from when compared to others
Conclusion: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: 66.7/41.7 MBps best read/write performance, VMware Ready iSCSI for virtualization deployments, Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Level Migration, 4-Bay SATA hot-swap RAID storage, Dual Gigabit Ethernet NICs offer teaming and failover safety, Pre-installed PHP+MySQL and Apache web server, RAID-0/1/5/6/5+Spare/JBOD disk configurations, No wiring needed; SATA and power on backplane, LCD Panel configures basic information without web interface, Rugged brushed-steel chass...
Cons: Lacks ZFS file system support, Integrated PSU could cause trouble if replacement is needed out of warranty
Summary: The QNAP is the first NAS device that we have tested using the Intel Atom processor with the ICH9R south bridge. While we did have high expectations given the price tag, the Atom processor is not exactly known for its overwhelming power.
Though expensive, this NAS device shreds the competition in transfer speeds
Good Gear Guide.au
27 December 2010
Summary: Despite its small stature, the four-bay QNAP TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS device packs a mean punch. There are plenty of features to suit the home and small office, and it's powerful components will make for quick backups and lag-free media streaming.
Pros: iSCSI virtual disk service, high performance, eSATA ports
Cons: No support for Mac-formatted external hard drives, media browsers are inadequate, slightly expensive