Joined on 09/30/04
Died after 18 mos.
Pros: Very quiet due to auto speed/temp control.
Cons: As stated by others: IT DIED. Spontaneous shutdowns had me scrambling up to & including a new mobo before I realized it was this power supply.
Overall Review: Worked find for about 14 months, then deteriorated rapidly. *DO NOT BUY, UNLESS YOU'RE PREPARED TO HAVE PROBLEMS 1 YEAR FROM NOW*
Best purchase ever!
Pros: Rock-solid mounting system that was really easy to install - much easier than we though it would be. Cooling is excellent, the 8 core amd is running cooler than ever before even under max load. Best of all this thing is, for all intents and purposes, completely silent. We went from a stock AMD fan that was probably 85db under load to no more than 11 db. We had to repeatedly check to make sure the fan was even running!
Cons: The instructions packaged with the unit are barely adequate. The video provided on NewEgg helped quite a bit though.
Overall Review: I wish we had switched to this unit a year ago - if your case can handle the size you'll be very, very pleased.
Just about an ideal device
Pros: I paired it with a 7200 rpm/500G/16M cache drive and cannot be more pleased. The clever usb drive backup button on the front; esata & usb connectors on the back for adding storage; basically completely silent. Performance is excellent: I could not detect slowdowns while simultaneously backing up a usb key, using the web interface, and hitting the builtin ftp server. Anyone with a home or small office router owes it to themselves to have this NAS.
Cons: Software image on cd was very out of date.
Overall Review: Be sure to go to Qnap's web & d/l the current image - the installation process anticipates you'll have the image on either a cd or in a folder, so it's simple to use the current version.