Summary: No problems installing drives, configuring storage, or moving files. Setting up RAID 6 was a no trouble. It took some time for the drives to finish, but that was expected. I haven't yet figured out the media sharing options.
Summary: Excellent Cloud/Backup Server. The only thing I have the slightest issue doing with this is running a movie server from it. And that it does quite well until it has more than a few people connected at the same time watching movies, which it really isn't designed for anyway.
Summary: Overall this is a great storage product for small business. I've used them for several years and numerous models. They also have a support line you can call for questions and assistance, which is nice. But they are not perfect by any means.
Summary: -Spend the extra money and buy the x79 series with maximum ram and additional NICs (if VMware iSCSI is the planned use) -Qnap support is only available 8:00AM - 5:00PM PST, no 24x7 -This unit failed after 2.5 years with no indication of failure imminent -I do have the 859 still in use after 5 years...
Pros: It stores your data...yup
Cons: -Slower than molasses -Not upgradable, no additional NIC, no additional RAM -Make sure you buy the additional warranty. Std is two years
Fantastic NAS! I've had this unit for about two ...
A J, Amazon
10 January 2015
Summary: Fantastic NAS! I've had this unit for about two years and it has performed flawlessly. It has five seagate 4TB NAS drives installed (4 in a RAID and 1 as a spare). I was reluctant to spend so much on a NAS for my house at first, but it has become a centerpiece in the home network.
Summary: Very pleased with this new NAS. Bought it to replace a previous LaCie NAS (5 disk) when the enclosure failed. I expect hard drives to fail (moving parts), but very disappointed with LaCie enclosure failing, but I digress. The new QNAP NAS is 8 bay and I've loaded it with WD 4TB Red drives.
Summary: I purchased this with great trepidation. There are so many reviews online for QNAP and Synology NAS units that I finally made the choice based upon the number of discs (8) for the best price. To my great relief, the QNAP is a spectacular unit.