Forced use of RAID and no longer a hot-swap unit or ideal for off-site backups
29 September 2014
Summary: I debated 3 stars because this thing is chock full of amazing features but I went with 2 stars because of the new forced mandate of using RAID and the file system corruption that ensued causing a complete and unrecoverable of loss of my data.
Summary: Best NAS I have ever purchased. I bought a different brand before and that had a lag. This one was very easy to configure. Connectivity is FAST and EASY. The BEST part is the Screen. That little screen make a WHOLE WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.
Summary: Worth every freakin' penny. I threw 4x 1TB WD RED drives in this thing and had a RAID 6 array, thin-provisioned data volume and all of my data backed up (approx. 1 TB) by the morning after I plugged it in. I was transferring via wireless.
Good hardware spec, but bad software glitches causing system failure
Joon Choi, Amazon
10 June 2014
Summary: After web research, ordered this unit from Qnap. Set up via internet was easy, but at the end of the setup, error message came on saying 'system failure due to fan problems.' Fan was spinning fine, but the software did not let the set up to complete and the unit was never functional.
W-O-W - This unit does everything it advertises-FLAWLESSY!
XHACKER "cdnow dot com", Amazon
2 March 2014
Summary: I cannot put into words how pleased I am about this unit's performance and reliability. The setup and configuration is very agile, it can be basic-for BASIC users, or very in-depth for a skilled IT person. If you are looking for a secure/reliable file server then this one will do it.
Summary: To start, I was sick of using iCloud and Dropbox for personal use and work. Limited storage and features, I also didn't like the idea of my work documents and pictures on someone else's server. Setting this NAS up was a cake walk, I am no IT professional and have no previous NAS experience.
Summary: Don't only take my word for it... Search Google and you'll see that I am not exaggerating. I use a Late 2013 Mac Pro (the trash can model) and because of its lack of internal hard drive bays, I decided to buy this. Why? Because this supports 10Gb Ethernet and I wanted to be future proofed.