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QNAP TS-470 4-Bay Turbo NAS Server

17 September 2014
  • Conclusion: The QNAP TS-470 is an excellent choice for the small or medium-size business looking for a secure, scalable, and reliable NAS solution. Equipped with a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM and four Gigabit LAN ports, this 4-bay NAS delivers great performance as well as a multitude of...
  • Pros: Powered by dual-core Intel Celeron processor, Four hot-swap drive bays with key lock, Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD and single disk configurations, File sharing and backups for Windows, Mac and Linux clients, Web, database, print and FTP servers, Supports iSCSI protocol for virtualized and c...
  • Cons: Pricey, Does not come with any hard drives
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Overall 10

QNAP TS-470 Review

Computing on Demand
23 June 2014
  • Excerpt: If you are hunting around for your next (or first) NAS, you have plenty to pick from. With countless options, NAS makers are hard at work trying to ramp up their products and are jockeying for the number 1 spot on your short list.
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Overall 8

QNAP TurboNAS TS-470

PC Magazine
11 March 2014
  • 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.
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QNAP TurboNAS TS-470 Review

28 January 2014
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Cons: Doesn't offer tool-less drive caddies
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QNAP TS-470 review: a new benchmark

13 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 9


10 December 2013
  • 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.
  • 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, Ton...
  • 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
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Overall 8

QNAP TS-470 Network Attached Storage

APH Networks
29 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
16 November 2013
  • Summary: As noted throughout our review, the QNAP TS-470 is certainly one of the most powerful NAS appliances we have tested. It certainly brings another option to the market for SMB users that want a storage solution that offers tremendous options and blazing performance.
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Overall 8

QNAP TS-470 review

TechRadar UK
2 October 2014
  • Summary: More NAS than you might need
  • Pros: Four Gigabit network ports plus optional 10GbE upgrade, Easy to manage graphical OS, SSD caching option, The TS-470 is an impressive desktop NAS with an enviable build quality that inspires confidence in the technology contained within. Performance is well up to expectations and can be further en...
  • Cons: Expensive compared to other four-bay appliances, 10GbE upgrade beyond many small business budgets, SSD caching reduces capacity, Price is the biggest drawback with the TS-470, as similar NAS appliances are available for a lot less. The 10GbE network option initially seemed like a good idea but th...
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Overall 7
Value for money 5
Features 7
Performance 8


PC Pro
27 March 2014
  • Conclusion: It's expensive, but this fast 4-bay NAS appliance is brimming with features and expansion potential
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