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This review is from: QNAP TS-269L-US Diskless System High-performance 2-bay NAS Server for SMBs
Pros: Well written documentation, Lots of connectivity options, very small form factor and extremely quiet. Come with a number of free add-ons, in fact, probably enough to satisfy even the advanced networking person.
Cons: Pricey for a diskless server.
Other Thoughts: Worked fine out of the box even for a small business owner like me who is self-taught in networking. While the documentation was well written, it does have some omissions that you have to hunt down on the QNAP website. The software for this server defaults to RAID 1 and if I wanted to change that, I still don't know how to do it. So much for FAQs.
I needed to replace a circa 2006 Lunix-based server on its last legs with a new file server and because we use these files every day, I had to transfer about 26,000 files (MPEG video, JPEG photos and MS Office documents) over a weekend. I installed two 2 TB WD Red drives that would take care of future expansion.
That went okay and everything works, but one caution. If you use QNAP's file manager application to migrate the files from an old server to the TS-269L, QNAP re-dates every file to that day's date. For us, that wasn't good.
It is far easier to mount the drives and use a workstation to copy (drag and drop) the files from the old server to the QNAP box That preserves the original file dates and it is much faster. I used a WIN 7 machine but WIN XP works just as well. ]
That's been my experience so far.
My five users have been using this server for about a month and I haven't heard one complaint.