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QNAP TS-101 9-in-1 NAS Server
  • Portable desktop
  • SoC 266MHz Processor
  • 1 x 10/100/1000M
  • 3 x USB2.0

5 out of 5 eggs TS-101 does it all 06/27/2007

This review is from: QNAP TS-101 9-in-1 NAS Server

Pros:

1. Customer support (I got email addresses of 5 people in their company!; they took time to remote access my NAS to see issues) 2. Does many things only a full computer can do (at a much lower power output, 36W). 3. Quiet. 4. Can connect many HDDs (I have connected four 500 GB HDDs). 5. Firmware is Linux-based (3rd parties added MySQL capability for example). 6. Mirroring of internal HDD (they call it QRAID and it's much more stable nowadays).

Cons:

1. Cannot write to NTFS drives (their new TS-109 Pro can! Newegg.com please stock this!), only read. 2. It's microprocessor is slow when doing more than one function (their new TS-109 Pro is faster!) 3. Gets too hot to touch (but their testing shows HDD not too hot [I am a test engineer in RL and I approve of their testing method]). 4. Early, buggy software issues adequately being addressed with regular firmware updates (your mileage may vary). 5. Some network, OS & PC knowledge to use effectively.

Other Thoughts:

This device is very complicated so I cannot fit everything in this review. Compared to what is selling now, this unit scores high IMO. I have used this NAS in every iteration except as an iTunes server (Apple, yech!), Disaster Recovery (I have only one TS-101) and as a Print Server. Everything else (including Telnet) just works. As it's in a home it's not often that more than one function at a time is used. Firmware upgrades are regular and so far all have some increased functionality as well (interpret as "something more for what you already paid for"). Looking forward to TS-109 Pro which is faster and can do more functions silmultaneously.

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  • Daniel T.
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year


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