Legit Storage Reviews
QNAP TS-419P+ Turbo NAS 4-Bay Network Storage Review
|Manufacturer:||QNAP Systems, Inc.|
|Product:||Turbo NAS TS-419P+|
|Date:||Mon, Jan 10, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Matt DiCecca -|
Introducing the QNAP TS-419P+ Turbo NASAbout six months ago, I started looking into building a Home Theater PC Solution that fit my needs. Seeing I already owned an Xbox 360, and not wanting to build a separate PC, I decided my best route was to look at some type of device that could stream to an Xbox 360 using UPnP. I ran into many roadblocks, some devices did not support a large storage pool, and others were just too expensive. When asked to review the QNAP TS-419P+, I was thrilled to see that the device supported just the type of streaming that I wanted.
Like most people, I have a rather large DVD Collection, and the collection takes up a lot of room. I wanted to be able to store my DVDs in a digital format, and be able to access them at any time. I also wanted to know that my files would be safe in the event of a drive failure. I wanted a NAS that had advanced RAID capabilities, used relatively little power, and as noted before, could stream to a variety of devices. After reading that the QNAP TS-419P+ had Raid 0, 1, 5,6, single and JBOD Disk Configurations, online RAID capacity expansions, a built in UPnP Media Server, a 1.6GHz CPU and 512MB of dedicated ram, I felt that the NAS would be a good candidate for my needs.
Like most NAS devices, the QNAP TS-419P+ ships without hard drives. Currently the largest size hard drive the NAS can support are 2TB Drives. Having four Western Digital 2TB WD20EADS drives on hand, I decided I would setup the disks in a RAID 5, which would give me almost 6TB of usable disk space.
Lets take a look at the hardware and software specifications before we take a look at the installation and configuration of the unit.
|Applications||File Server, FTP Server, Backup Server, Web Server, Media Server, Download Station, Printer Server, Surveillance Station, QPKG|
Next Page - QNAP TS-419P+ - What's in the Box?
Page 1 - Introducing the QNAP TS-419P+ Turbo NAS
Page 2 - QNAP TS-419P+ - What's in the Box?
Page 3 - QNAP TS-419P+ – Installing the drives
Page 4 - QNAP TS-419P+ – Setup and Configuration
Page 5 - QNAP TS-419P+ – Looking After the NAS
Page 6 - QNAP TS-419P+ – FTP Speeds
Page 7 - QNAP TS-419P+ – More Benchmarks
Page 8 - QNAP TS-419P+ - Final Thoughts & Conclusions