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.
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.