Summary: I have owned a QNAP server for over 5 years and the NAS has been working flawlessly. In this unit I installed some of the new RED WD 6TB drives so I would have plenty of space for additional physical drives and data. They are not rated as certified, but they are working fine.
Summary: So much more efficient than my home built file server. Uses way less power so much so that I have noticed a $15 decrease in my power bill per month.
Pros: Hot swap 5 bays, plenty of add on applications, easy to set up and use, quiet, efficient
Cons: does allow you to run XBMC but can be sluggish at times which is not enough for me to remove an egg since this was a pleasant discovery and you should really use a HTPC for watching your movies, however what does cost this NAS one egg is that it only supports 3GB of RAM max.
Great NAS, I'm using it as a backup NAS next to a TS-869 Pro
Johannes Luijten, Amazon
5 June 2014
Summary: This is my second QNAP NAS. This model is very solid (as all QNAP hardware) and doesn't do under for the "Pro" model. The only difference with the Pro version is the LCD display, and the fact that you can't lock the drives with a key.
Summary: For the number of negatives I listed, I think it's only fair to add at the end that I overall like the unit and don't feel that any of the alternatives would necessarily be better.
Pros: Attractive unit. Supports large drives and any type of RAID. Has a myriad of features, including iSCSI, NFS and AD integration if you are looking at a business or home IT lab use, HDMI and VGA outputs with built-in xbmc to double as a home theater PC, various internet server applications. US base...
Cons: The documentation isn't very good or up to date. The user community (not the actual technical support from QNAP) seemed intentionally unhelpful and there are some clear firmware bugs (none harmful to data so far). Those interested in the home theater PC use should consider that the unit is a bit ...
Summary: After a few years of operation on my current generation of daily-offsite-backup NAS devices, my main unit started making more fan racket than it normally does, which told me it was probably time to replace it now rather than after it fails. So I did.
Summary: This is my second 5-bay QNAP NAS server I bought and use this as a backup. I have experience with Dlink and HP, and for home use a 5-bay might be a bit over overkill, but this unit runs quiet and cold. Setup took me a few minutes, just go to the QNAP site, download a utility and you are ready to go.
Summary: Qnap setup very quickly, considering it had to format and prepare 5 x WD RED 3 GB drives for RAID 5. 3GB x (5-1)= 12 GB of NAS space. It came with predefined folders and easy to map to each in windows, but functionality in Linux. Was not fond of the built in clients i.e. (FTP and Bittorrent).