Excerpt: I chose this NAS based on prior reviews, compatibility, and potential for upgrade. I installed it last week and it performs exactly as wanted, is silent and greatly expandable. Perfectly compatible with Mac and its software is easy to use. No setup learning curve if you have elementary knowledge such as your own IP address. Completely worth it.
Excerpt: Pros: Quality workmanship and appearance. If the software has what you need, it is quite flashy and easy to use. Wiki, Forum and How-To guides available. You can build QPKGs to add-in features not in the base software. Unit comes with both the Emulex and Intel mounting brackets. Screws and cables provided. Relatively small size and low power usage. Two large quiet fans pull a good volume of air for cooling. USB 3.0 ports and SATA 6Gbit hot-swap drive bays.
Summary: I live far away in middle east, and I find it important to mention that QNAP factory packing is more than excellent. Excellent product, easy to setup, and the sound of fan is not bad at all if the server is placed away from your screen. The two fans keeps running all the time, unless you do play with their running operation, which I didn't need to do. No heat at all coming out of the case.
Summary: I initially had this setup for RAID1, with two Hitachi HDS724040ALE640 4TB drives. Since the rest of my drives are in back-order. I set this up in production, thinking I can expand later. Sure enough when the rest of my drives came; I was able to migrate from RAID1 to RAID 5, with a total of five drives. These are 4TB drives; the completion time was almost 20 hours. All of my iSCSI mounts, NFS share, was just temporarily offline, but they mounted automatically when done.
Summary: Shipping was wonderful - arrived well ahead of my expectations. Unit rattled when unpacking it. Looked inside and found heat sink dropped off board and was loose in case - Obviously I wasn't going to turn it on. Requested return. Got email from PCRUSH saying response in 24 hours or less. Didn't hear. Not sure why it's taking so long as this couldn't be a simpler case. Ship it back and send me a new one.
Summary: Très bon produit de sauvegarde et excellent serveur mais il faut le mettre entre les mains d'un vrai pro des serveurs car les paramétrages sont "touchy". Prévoir également un switch et un routeur Gigabit. Dommage qu'il n'y ait pas de périphérique Thunderbolt.
Summary: QNAP forum--don't be surprised if you get flamed for cross posting. The elite on there are far more concerned with etiquette than helping you solve your problem. If you decide to open your unit up, be sure to pull the custom drive board out before removing the mainboard or you will damage something most assuredly.
Pros: Quality workmanship and appearance. If the software has what you need, it is quite flashy and easy to use. Wiki, Forum and How-To guides available. You can build QPKGs to add-in features not in the base software. Unit comes with both the Emulex and Intel mounting brackets. Screws and cables provided. Relatively small size and low power usage. Two large quiet fans pull a good volume of air for cooling. USB 3.0 ports and SATA 6Gbit hot-swap drive bays. Excellent shippin...
Cons: Under the covers the software leaves quite a bit to be desired--no ZFS and the RAID configuration appears rather cluegy. The hardware appears to be a genuine UEFI based PC, but it is only about 90% so. It's certainly not a standard ATX board. Many software packages refuse to install on it without quite a bit of work. Tall 3.5" drives completely fill the drive trays and probably receive little if any cooling air. If you do not use exactly the correct Intel or Emulex 10...
Summary: I complain about the price because its relevant to me, however if you fill the box full of enterprise drives and a 10 gigabit interface, it will keep up with SAN systems costing millions of dollars.
Pros: Easy to set up and full of functionality. This SAN/NAS has been very reliable. This box is extremely high performance, especially when you put a 10 gigabit adapter in it. The box is VMware certified and plays well with ESX5.
Cons: I wish it was about 10% cheaper. Also, DO NOT try and use it for the surveillance station option. That functionality is worthless.
Summary: For those who are looking for a large capacity NAS Server, the QNAP TS-879 Pro will fit needs up to 24To if fitted with 8x 3To discs Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723030ALA640 - Hard drive - 3 TB - internal - 3.5" - SATA-600 - 7200 rpm - buffer: 64 MB . The Dual-core Intel® Core(tm) i3-2120 Processor (3.3 GHz) and the various Ethernet connections (1Go and/or 10Go) will insure speed to access the large data files.