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QNAP TS-469L-US Diskless System High-performance 4-bay NAS Server for SMBs

  • 224 MB/Sec Reading, 208 MB/Sec Writing
  • Feature HDMI direct output to HD TV
  • Support Dual port SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • Dual LAN port with Failover and Link Aggregation Support

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • FELIX A.
  • 5/16/2015 8:49:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSteller Perfomance

Pros: Fast. Easy interphase. Regular software update

Cons: Would like more android apps to tranfer folders from me phone to the NAS. The app available transfer individual files and not folders.

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  • deepak s.
  • 12/22/2014 1:59:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA new freind

Pros: Its very easy to install and setup, all you have to do is follow the instruction. It is my first time owning a QNAP NAS drive. I am still learning about its many features. I have maxed out the ram on the nas to 3gb. It comes with 1gb. The transfer speeds are fast and is quite under load. I have it set at raid 1 since i only have 2 4tb hard drives one is made for nas from seagate the other one is a wd green( ik ik).

Cons: Some of the app you have to google to find the QPKG since the app do not work sometimes for the app center.

Other Thoughts: I am learning something new every day for the QNAP there is alot of info on the site and forums

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  • 11/25/2014 10:17:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice, but not great!

Pros: Disk redundancy, applications, throughput speeds, power consumption.

Cons: Only comes with a gig of ram, and when decoding, it can take a bit of time to get an entire media library done. I wouldn't use the on the fly decoder as well, don't think the machine can handle that.

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  • Raul M.
  • 6/16/2014 4:57:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQnap TS-469L

Pros: Relatively fast uploads/downloads.
Streams well without fluttering so far.
Very quiet.
Runs cool

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Populated with 3 WD Red 2GB HDD. During the first 2 days in operation, unit dropped network connections many times while transferring music, photos, and videos from another computer. Both were attached to a 5-port switch. Moved unit to another separate port which solved the problem. Unit has been operating as expected for 2 days. Still learning the OS but there is plenty of online help and Qnap site.

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  • Alan C.
  • 6/7/2014 2:35:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTS-469L ...

Pros: Small, Compact Design
Quiet Operation

Cons: With massive data uploads to the QNAP has continually been disconnected from the network. This is a royal pain...

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  • solomon a.
  • 5/31/2014 9:25:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING!!!

Pros: this thing is feature packed, AND FAST!!! the amount of things this little box is capable of at this low price completely blew my mind. HTPCs are dead.

Data transfers with dual NIC hits a total of 170MB/s when moving files to multiple work stations.

Cons: Low on RAM for 1080p viewing via XMBC, but you can upgrade the ram easily just as if it were a laptop. Buy a $20 2GB RAM module and you are good to go. it works but you can see an occasional stutter when running on the stock half gig of RAM. upgrading the RAM fixes this. no eggs lost for this.

Other Thoughts: I bought this thing to replace a Synology unit that was moving slow, which itself was purchased to replace a Buffalo unit which more or less was not moving at all.

-I am using a 2GB samsung RAM module I pulled from a Dell laptop in this thing, works like a charm.
-Running 4x 4TB WD RED drives in RAID 5. Formatting+sector check on all drives took 10 hours. on my Buffalo unit the same thing took 5 or 6 days. truthfully i don't recall whether it was 5 or 6. in either case it was totally unacceptable.
-DO NOT use regular desktop drives in NS units. they can't handle it and they will die fast.
-I plugged in a 4TB USB drive that was running 2x4TB drives in RAID 1 into this thing via USB 3.0 and effectively turned that old drive into a NAS too. AWESOME!

if this unit was made by a big name like Seagate, Buffalo, D link, WD, etc, they would be charging $800+ for it. it is that good. don't hesitate. buy it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/2/2014 4:43:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsreceived DOA

Pros: none, unit received DOA. - 1 egg

Cons: Received DOA. I have purchased 4 units for work and one for home. The fifth one I received DOA. Not acceptable.

Other Thoughts: will wait for replacement to comment.

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  • Michael T.
  • 1/15/2014 3:14:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRAID Config Thoughts

Pros: Just a few comments to RAID configuration. I have this system in the mail and will load with four 3TB enterprise drives. Research indicates that RAID 5 should ONLY be used if storage space is your absolute highest performance. Read/Write suffers due to the parity overhead. The gurus I read it from say RAID 10 is the only way to go if performance and fault tolerance overshadow space.
I see many reviews here where folks have set up RAID 5, and I presume that might be 3 drive with hot swap.

Cons: I've only read about firmware issues with MAC's AFP. I will test and review as I have a mixed network.

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  • Yuriy F.
  • 1/9/2014 6:29:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat, user-friendly product

Pros: Easy to use QTS OS that gives you complete control of your device from anywhere.

Great features that work as designed.

I use this device inside a Windows domain along with apple products and it works each and every time with no issues. Hyper-V and VMware work like a charm.

Mobile apps that let you manage the system and its contents from anywhere.

Ability to view and share any media type to anyone, anywhere at any time. I stream my movie collection to my Android from anywhere - have not used Netflix since this went online.

Backups. Thank you for giving me the ability to retain the data once its deleted on network drives (can be configured for how long), backup of the entire OS configuration and simple replication to external devices / cloud space.

Cons: Mobile apps still can use a facelift and some tweaking. Combine the half a dozen apps into one since they all serve the same basic purpose.

Price - while the OS is great the hardware is not exactly screaming but is more then sufficient for what's it designed to do.

Other Thoughts: Final Grade - Solid A.

Setting up is easy. Upgrading to larger drives without loosing the raid or data is simple.

For IT folks who are looking to merge their thirst for IT knowledge (Hyper-V, VMware, domains, NAS ...) and simplicity of storage and media unit all in one - this solution is it. I downsized my entire configuration to this, 1 host each for Hyper-V and VMware, switch and router. This provides the storage that is truly flexible in every way.

While many features are available through other sources - this is great all in one solution that easy to manage

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  • Arne J.
  • 1/2/2014 2:51:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsShould have bought a Drobo

Pros: Populated with 4x Seagate NAS 4TB drives in a RAID5 configuration, it's relatively fast (able to more or less saturate a gigabit link for large-file transfers--up in the ~80MB/s range). The 4.x firmware has a GREAT web interface--it looks and functions like a windowed desktop, and is almost shockingly fast taking that into account. Relatively easy to configure. A decent selection of add-on services like Transmission (BitTorrent), Plex, media servers, and a variety of web things like Joomla or Zen cart. Direct video output to a TV via HDMI. Can be easily upgraded to 3GB RAM. Network recycle bin feature is great (saves deleted files on the server side, and purges them on a set timer, plus has granular control to not save particular extensions you specify--.tmp and such).

Cons: SEVERE known but undocumented firmware bugs with AFP. I got it to use as a fileserver for my Macs, Time Machine server for my Mac backups, and iTunes media server to host my iTunes library, all of which I had previously been doing with a Mac Mini, and due mostly to firmware bugs it currently fails somewhat or completely at all of those tasks.

The 4.0.5 (current) firmware has a bug where files being copied to the server via AFP (at least from 10.9) or even just accessed (probably due to metadata update) will get silently corrupted occasionally--somewhere between 0.1% and 1% of the time. There is no indication this has happened--the file is just toast when you go to open it later. If I hadn't done a diff after copying 100K files, I never would have known some of them were corrupt.

QNAP knows about this bug, but for some baffling reason does not have any indication on the firmware download page that AFP is very, very seriously broken.

Time Machine also doesn't work under 10.9, probably for the same reason.

Their tech support claims that these issues will be fixed in a 4.1.0 firmware update some time in early 2014 (the current beta of 4.1.0 does *not* fix them), but even if so the fact remains that they've left the current version of the firmware live, with about as serious of a bug as a NAS could possibly have, with no note whatsoever to that effect.

On an unrelated note, the freeware that provides the iTunes server functionality does work if all you want to do is provide access to your files to iTunes running on a computer. It will not, however, serve media of any kind to an AppleTV, nor does it understand the iTunes library format, so you just get a list of audio/video files, not any playlists you might have created. Depending on your needs this makes it somewhere between good enough and useless for that purpose (although I could blame Apple for a difficult-to-decipher protocol/library format, that doesn't change this product's utility to me).

Also crashed on me once so far while deleting a bunch of files via the web interface, which was disconcerting.

Other Thoughts: Given the AFP bug and limitations of the iTunes server, I'm wishing I'd just gotten a Drobo 5N--for the same price as the QNAP, it has an extra drive bay (for either more space or an extra disk of redundancy), presumably working AFP (or if not, it's no worse), and since the iTunes server doesn't do what I wanted anyway I wouldn't be losing anything.

Mostly, though, the fact that QNAP has a known silent-data-loss bug in shipping firmware and decided not to put a warning on the download page has soured me to the entire company. I'm simply not going to purchase anything even remotely mission-critical from a company that irresponsible in the future. Honestly, I can't believe a company in the NAS business would do that.

Heck, I would have been surprised enough that the 4.1.0 beta on their site in which the bug isn't fixed doesn't have it listed as a known issue. Yes, it's a beta, but when something is that critically broken you'd think it would be mentioned.

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