A fast and powerful NAS box with a steep learning curve
PC world has done a review of the QNAP TS-269 Pro
“Few would dispute that QNAP makes very fast NAS hardware—the company’s boxes are consistently at the top of PCWorld’s performance charts. The TS-269 Pro is no exception”
“The TS-269 Pro features a 2.13GHz, dual-core Intel Atom D2700 CPU and 1GB of memory (which you can expand up to 3GB, using the single free SODIMM slot). One of my few complaints about the TS-269 Pro is that removing the case cover to access said memory slot was a bit of a chore the enclosure is baby smooth with nothing to grip.”
“QNAP outshines everyone but Synology in the breadth of software features in its Linux-based operating system. These go way beyond simple file-sharing, administration, and backup to include iSCSI, iTunes and DLNA servers, direct photo/music/video viewing in your browser, and video surveillance support. You also get a VPN, FTP, and TFTP servers; full domain and LDAP support; and more.”
The review concludes with:
“While it’s pricey, excellent performance, copious software features, and state-of-the-art connectivity render this two-bay NAS box a good deal for small offices and work groups. All in all, the TS-269 Pro is a very good NAS box—arguably the best in its class. It’s not remotely budget-priced, and you’ll need decent IT chops to get the most out of it, but more advanced users and IT personnel will love it.”
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