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Pros: -Works across all platforms, I have linux, mac and windows and no issues yet.
-Ability to setup users (wife has ichy delete finger) I set her to read only
-Remote viewing and management
-GUI interface is awesome. I can even make changes from Ipad or android phone.
-Apps from QNAP are great for android, I didn't have a need to use them and then I started. They have a photo and file app. Also a management console.
-Centralized data store with less power consumption and duplicated, take my money!
-Ability to run a web server and VM images is awesome (haven't tested yet)
Cons: -Says Plex support (I did my research before hand in purchasing this QNAP) The support and functionality issues do exist
If you plan on keeping a USB hard drive plugged in 24/7 and using Plex, don't plan on it.
Plex does require restarting time to time if running naively. Both Plex and QNAP can't speak to it on support enough for me to say its really supported as stated. It works but with special treatment.
- A single app for music, video and photos like Plex would be nice
Overall Review: Other then the management app I would like to see all the mobile apps combined into one. Jumping from one to another can be time consuming at times. I like that the management app is separate as I wouldn't want the wife restarting or removing something accidentally.
If your not good at figuring this out that is ok, QNAP is really not that bad to setup. The higher level things can be tricky but google is your friend.
All the additional software and ability to use 3rd party apps really is a great function here.
Pros: Has everything I needed and more: Free private cloud thru Qnap, VPN server, App to Sync folder across internet, Surveillance Station with (2) free license, Web/FTP server, Dual LAN, Dual core .... more than what I expected with this little machine. Specs is amazing for the price and setup is walk in the park. Apps work well so far with both Windows workstations and iCraps,
Cons: RAM not upgradable and low power processor..
Decent read/write performance but not great - good enough for small office syncing 40-200Mb Revit files without problems.
Couldn't get supported Netis USB Wifi adaptor to work.
Pros: I am replacing my old window server to host all my file- photo, music, video. Since it got more and more issue, i decided to switch something low power and reliable. TS-231 is basically fit my need to centralize all the file for all my three computers. Additional, it offer capability to become personal cloud. i can easily access my file via laptop or mobile device.
Cons: so far so good!
Pros: Was very easy to set up and talks to your router with out any config, Sets up all your NAS settings for you. Even if you know how to do it manually this is still nice and easy. Also easy for mom and dad to get all those digital pictures you may have saved of the kids rather then posting them on some sites. Everything is backed up instantly and with its built in apps and options to add more and frequent firmware updates is nice. Easy to maintain.
Cons: Not really a con: Could use color options for the case.
Overall Review: I would recommend this product to others
Pros: Set up NAS was easy and quick! nothing complicated
Best value NAS so far after i researched over review.
It was easy using DLNA to watch video for work out
just find out Plex Media Server is available to download to use
It was great for a lot entertainment included
Overall Review: wondering the high end mode of TVS-471 for 4K video playback!
Pros: Inexpensive, PLEX support, decent app and options availability
Cons: LOOONG boot up time. And apps hangs sometimes at launch
Overall Review: Its a pretty decent NAS for the price. Its just a little slow at boot and sometimes launching apps. hangs.
Cons: I have no use for it. I'm stuck with it. How can a NAS device not support Jumbo Frames! Ironically my first Qnap purchase was a TS-131 and it supports Jumbo Frames!
Pros: it does everything i need.
Cons: Easy to setup
Overall Review: This note is to thank the Newegg Team, they're fast, nice and so eficient, thank you very much