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Pros: Linux based box with easy setup gives a lot of flexibility. The administration interface is very helpful in setting up the most commonly used services, the community forums that qnap has also provides a huge wealth of information/addons/etc to increase the value/worth of what this NAS can do. I bought 2 hard drives for this nas, a seagate green and a WD caviar green 2 TB each. I put the disks in a JBOD configuration to give me one nice big disk. Performance seems to vary a little bit, but it's been pretty solid. I was able to stream videos no problem whatsoever to my TV while imaging one of my laptop hard drives using clonezilla with no issues.
Cons: Setting up did not go perfectly smooth. I would advise against trying to do initial setup with 2 hard drives. Just do 1 hard drive, then after the box is initially configured install the second one. Some options in some of the qnap software (vs 3rd party software) are a little odd. For example, by default, you can only select the top level of a share folder to use for the qnap bit torrent client.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I'm pretty happy with my NAS so far. Any problems/questions I've had were answered by searching the QNAP forums, and there is definitely a feeling of support behind this product, though I have yet to see if that is going to be the case or not.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Replaced my HD 5950 card, my performance before replacement was good, afterward it was stellar. This card handles anything I throw at it without breaking stride. Frapsing full 1920x1080 ultra high res games is no problem (except on your hard drive free space). I used the hdmi and dvi outputs for my setup, no problems to be found.
Cons: Windows made it tricky to handle audio outputs the way I wanted. I wanted to be able output sound from my motherboard outputs to my headphones and through my monitor over hdmi sound. End solution for me was is to change playback devices when I want to switch up speakers vs headphones.READ FULL REVIEW