Great Media Server/Backup
This review is from: QNAP TS-470 Pro Diskless System 4-bay Home & SOHO NAS For Personal Cloud And Multimedia Experience
Pros: Runs Intel i3 dual core instead of weaker alternatives. Proprietary Linux and CLAM antivirus integrated for extra security. Offers every known feature under the sun. USE WD ENTERPRISE BLACKS. . Excellent DNLA support. QNAP's own "Multimedia Station" for media streaming works flawlessly (With WD's notorious live streaming behaving itself). Unless you need cross referencing etc. Twonky has more overhead. I can stream MKVs, avis, mp4, mpg, Has a Plex app and Twonkey for those who want more.
Cons: Expensive. No manual. It is ridiculous that a $1200 unit comes with a PDFed manual. Thank goodness there are online print shops that will crank you out your own for about $35. Its the only way to learn all of the feature sets.The sync hardware is not backup hardware. Best solution is to image the backup to a directory in the qnap volume
Other Thoughts: After you load the hardware, start the unit and load the DVD on your PC. It all gets done from there.The WD Red line has been a disaster and if your going to spend this kind of money get the best drives you can. Seagates and all WDs except Blacks and enterprise fail at an alarming rate. Hitachi rates better but that is a non starter for many. WD Blacks are not optimized to work together. Enterprise rocks. 8 bought from new Egg 8 still working, some of which are 6 years old,
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