Conclusion: Benchmark Reviews believes that manufacturers should be educating consumers with their product packaging, so they can make the most informed decision possible before they make the purchase. This is why we rate the retail package presentation. in terms of the TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS, this rating is above average because QNAP has done an excellent job of informing buyers with basic on-the-box specifications and feature information.
Pros: 62.5/76.9 MBps single-disk read/write performance, Built-in iSCSI Target Service, AES 256-bit Volume-based Encryption, Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Level Migration, 8-Bay hot-swap SATA storage up to 18TB, Dual Gigabit Ethernet NICs offer teaming and failover safety, Pre-installed PHP+MySQL and Apache web server, RAID-0/1/5/6/5+Spare/JBOD disk configurations, No wiring needed; SATA and power on backplane, LCD Panel configures basic information without web interfa...
Cons: Lacks eSATA device connectivity, Packaged with obsolete CAT-5e Ethernet patch cables, Jumbo Frame functionality not available, Integrated PSU could cause trouble if replacement is needed out of warranty, High-stress applications cause higher operating temperatures, Lacks ZFS file system support
QNAP TS-809 Pro Network Attached Storage Device Review
14 July 2009
For some quick benchmarks, I tested SMB and NFS reads and writes. I setup the unit with four 80 GB SATAII 7200 RPM hard drives in RAID5. They were formatted with Ext4 and did not use encryption.
A 6.1 GB file was transferred from my computer’s hard drive through its gigabit Ethernet interface to a Dell gigabit switch and on to the TS-809 Pro through its dual gigabit Ethernet interfaces.