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QNAP TS-1079-PRO-US Diskless System Network Storage
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Rock Solid 11/30/2014

This review is from: QNAP TS-1079-PRO-US Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: OS is stable
Wide variety of apps
hardware runs smoothly
No compatibility issues with Mac's, Windows, nor Linux machines

Cons: Little bit of a learning curve for all the options in OS
A tad expensive
Not as many memory upgrade options as other NAS

Other Thoughts: I have had this product for more than a year. I own several different Nas'. I own Qnap, Synology, NetGear (formally Readynas), Thecus. This unit is very feature rich and has been really stable. Honestly one of the best things I can say about this machine is that in the last year, once I set it up, I haven't really spent anytime on it. It has just run smoothly. I have had two drives go bad (not Qnap's issue, but stoked Qnap found the issue before hd's crashed) and did several firmware upgrades.

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NETGEAR ReadyNAS 316 (RN31600-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I really do like the tool-less hard drive carriers (took a little bit to figure out how to use them because there are no clear directions, but once I figured them out, they were a snap to use). Great hardware specs. Readynas tends (or at least used) to be a solid system.

Cons: Their new OS bites the big one. For example, in their old os you could do a factory reset and choose to do an x-raid 2 dual redundant system (raid 6). Now you have to have the factory reset to single redundancy (raid 5), change it from x-raid to flex-raid, destroy the raid 5 array it just built, create the raid 6 array, then convert it back to x-raid. And the best part is, once you have done that, you loose all the factory default settings and folders. They really tried to make this a system for people who hope that netgear chose the best settings for them or work their bum off to configure it.

Other Thoughts: I have had readynas systems since before netgear purchased them. I also own qnap, synology, and thecus systems. So this isn't my first go round, nor am I stuck on a particular system or OS. After spending time in the new OS 6 I can really say that net gear fouled this system up. One of the reviewers pointed out that their new OS isn't ready for prime-time. Boy was he right. It isn't even good enough to be Beta. I can see why several of their senior support staff bailed. Netgear, please make a route back to your old OS that was MUCH more user friendly and powerful, or please add back the features. BTW, the other three I named continue to add and improve their system. The thing that set apart the readynas in my opinion was how simple and stable it was. Their hardware might still be that (time will tell), but they have dropped the ball miserably on the OS. Thecus tends to have the most power, but is really buggy. Synology and Qnap tend to be a tad expensive. That is why readynas was always the best middle ground. Sadly, I would have to put them below the other 3 now.

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NETGEAR ReadyNAS 516 (RN51600-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I really do like the tool-less hard drive carriers (took a little bit to figure out how to use them because there are no clear directions, but once I figured them out, they were a snap to use). Great hardware specs. Readynas tends (or at least used) to be a solid system.

Cons: Their new OS bites the big one. For example, in their old os you could do a factory reset and choose to do an x-raid 2 dual redundant system (raid 6). Now you have to have the factory reset to single redundancy (raid 5), change it from x-raid to flex-raid, destroy the raid 5 array it just built, create the raid 6 array, then convert it back to x-raid. And the best part is, once you have done that, you loose all the factory default settings and folders. They really tried to make this a system for people who hope that netgear chose the best settings for them or work their bum off to configure it.

Other Thoughts: I have had readynas systems since before netgear purchased them. I also own qnap, synology, and thecus systems. So this isn't my first go round, nor am I stuck on a particular system or OS. After spending time in the new OS 6 I can really say that net gear fouled this system up. One of the reviewers pointed out that their new OS isn't ready for prime-time. Boy was he right. It isn't even good enough to be Beta. I can see why several of their senior support staff bailed. Netgear, please make a route back to your old OS that was MUCH more user friendly and powerful, or please add back the features. BTW, the other three I named continue to add and improve their system. The thing that set apart the readynas in my opinion was how simple and stable it was. Their hardware might still be that (time will tell), but they have dropped the ball miserably on the OS. Thecus tends to have the most power, but is really buggy. Synology and Qnap tend to be a tad expensive. That is why readynas was always the best middle ground. Sadly, I would have to put them below the other 3 now.

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Date Joined: 02/01/04

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  • Last Review: 11/30/14
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