Conclusion: The TS-470 is QNAP's most ambitious NAS to date. It boasts a solid balance of advanced business and consumer-friendly features. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports and a powerful processor make for robust performance. The latest QTS software however, needs maturing.
Pros: Excellent read/write speed. Efficient fault tolerance and drive recovery. Updated, attractive QTS UI. Excellent balance of business and consumer features. HIPAA and FIPS compliant. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports.
Cons: Pricey. Cloud setup key not recognized in our testing. LCD did not display RAID rebuild status, and dimmed too quickly. Clumsy firmware updating. Browser crashed while uploading large file through UI. Complex cloud remote access, configuration.
Summary: The QNAP TS-470 aims to provide a scalable, feature-rich solution for small office environments with ever-increasing storage requirements. With the ability to expand up to 144TB using QNAP's RAID expansion enclosures, the TS-470 does a great job of addressing the need for growth; additionally, its rich suite of first- and third-party software provides extensive services that will be attractive to a smaller workplace without more complicated infrastructure.
Pros: Incredible performance from a 4-bay prosumer NAS, Option to upgrade to dual-port 10GbE LAN adapter, Offers SSD caching to increase performance with mixed SSD/HDD hardware
Excerpt: The design of the QNAP TS-470 looks exactly like that of the other QNAP NAS devices we've tested, but looks can be deceiving. Inside, a 2.6 GHz processor is churning away, and with no less than four gigabit ethernet ports this is a NAS powerhouse.
Summary: QNAP continues to impress me with their products. The new TS-x70 line is definitely a huge improvement over the older TS-x69 one because of its upgraded hardware components. TS-470's performance then not only smoked the competition, but also all QNAP servers I have tested in the past. I expected a performance improvement with the new generation of NAS servers, but not one as huge as that of the TS-470.
Pros: Strong CPU (for a NAS) that can easily handle any task, High network transfer speeds (currently the fastest NAS I have tested), RAM can be easily upgraded, Support for four hot-swap disks, Can scale to 36 HDDs with 144 TB raw capacity (with optional, Highly intuitive administration interface, Tons of features, Rich multimedia capabilities, Supports all popular RAID levels, Four Gigabit ports (with LACP support), Can take a Dual-port 10 Gigabit Network Expansion Card (...
Cons: High price, No front USB 3.0 port, Boot and restart time remain long, Warranty should be longer, The trays are not numbered, Slow read speeds at multiple client tests, at least with our equipment
Conclusion: As this final thoughts page for my QNAP NAS reviews gets longer and longer every review (Admittedly, I do borrow paragraphs from my past articles, and it kind of accumulates since I almost always add to it), it is nice to approach the conclusion with a different mindset than before. In the past, either I have covered QNAP's products from a business point of view, or a home user point of view. Not anymore. The TS-470 is really the best of both worlds.
Summary: Så nåede vi hele vejen rundt om QNAP TS-470, og det er nu blevet tid til at vi endnu engang skal have samlet tankerne omkring vores anmeldte enhed, så I forhåbentligt kan få et brugbart samlet overblik. Men lad os nu endelig komme i gang, for der er mere end rigeligt at tage fat i i denne omgang.
Først og fremmest er der som altid indpakningen.
Pros: Lækkert design, Vildeste hardware for en NAS, Spækket med fede features, 10 Gbps ready, Kan udvides til 144 TB, Let tilgængeligt GUI
Excerpt: Van buiten zie je het er niet aan af: hij lijkt als twee druppels water op andere NAS-apparaten van QNAP, maar van binnen ronkt een 2,6 GHz Celeron en met vier gigabit poorten is het een echt NAS-racemonster.