QNAP TS-419P+ Turbo NAS 4-Bay Network Storage Review

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Introducing the QNAP TS-419P+ Turbo NAS

About 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.


QNAP TS-419P+ Front

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.

QNAP TS-419P+ Box

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.



Marvell 1.6GHz



Flash Memory



4 x 3.5″ or 2.5” SATA I/II HDD

  1. The system is shipped without HDD.
  2. For the HDD compatibility list, please visit http://www.qnap.com/pro_compatibility.asp

HDD Tray

4 x hot-swappable tray


2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port

LED Indicators

Status, LAN, USB, eSATA, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD 3, HDD 4


4 x USB 2.0 port (Front: 1; Back: 3)


2 x eSATA port (Back)


Power button, USB one-touch-backup button, reset button

LCD panel

Mono-LCD display with backlight and buttons for configuration

Alarm Buzzer

System warning

Form Factor



177(H) x 180(W) x 235(D) mm
6.97(H) x 7.09(W) x 9.25(D) inch


Net weight: 3 Kg (6.61 lbs)
Gross weight: 4.6 Kg (10.14 lbs)

Power Consumption (W)

Sleep mode: 11W
In operation: 26W
(with 4 x 500GB HDD installed)


0~40˚C/ 32~104°F


0~95% R.H.

Power Supply

Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, Output: 12V DC, 10A, 120W

Secure Design

K-lock security slot for theft prevention


1 x quiet cooling fan (9 cm, 12V DC)

Software Specifications:

Operating System

Linux-embedded system



Multi-IP setting

Gigabit Jumbo Frame

Port Trunking
– Balance-rr (Round-Robin)
– Active Backup
– Balance XOR
– Broadcast
– IEEE 802.3ad
– Balance-tlb (Adaptive Transmit Load Balancing)
– Balance-alb (Adaptive Load Balancing)

Network Service Discovery (UPnP & Bonjour)

File System

EXT3 (Internal/ external HDD)

EXT4 (Internal/ external HDD)

FAT (External HDD)

NTFS (External HDD),  HFS+

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows 98/ ME/ NT/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ Windows 7 (32bit & 64bit) /Server 2003/2008

Mac OS X
Linux and UNIX

Disk Management

Sngle disk, RAID 0 (Disk Striping), RAID 1 (Disk Mirroring), RAID 5, RAID 5+ Hot spare, RAID 6, and JBOD (Linear Disk Volume)

Multiple RAID
Online RAID Capacity Expansion
Online RAID Level Migration
RAID Recovery
Bitmap support for faster RAID rebuild (RAID 1/5/6)

Disk usage status management

Check disk (Check Linux file system)


Bad blocks scan

Built-in iSCSI target service

Virtual Disk Drive (VDD) for storage expansion (max. 8 Volumes)

User Management

User quota management (per user)

Windows AD

User account management (max. 4,096 users)

User group management (max. 512 groups)

Batch creating users

File System Management

Network share management (max. 512 shares)

Network volume status management

Share folder level ACL support

Hide share folder on Windows network

Unicode support

Journaling file system

Web File Manager

System Tools

E-mail alert (SMTP authentication)

SMS alert

HDD standby mode

Disk usage alert

Automatic power on after power loss

System firmware upgrade

Back up, restore, reset system settings

Smart fan setting

Configurable management port

Policy-based unauthorized IP blocking

Secure remote login by SSH connection

Remote login by Telnet connection

USB, SNMP UPS support

Schedule power on/ off (max. 15 settings)

Network recycle bin

Import SSL certificate

Real-time System Resource Monitor


When the system is ready, users can check or configure the IP settings, physical disk info, volume info, system info, shut down or reboot the NAS, etc.

Event Logs

Complete system logs (file level): system events management, connection logs, current connection of on-line users

Multilingual Support

English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, and Polish

Applications   File Server, FTP Server, Backup Server, Web Server, Media Server, Download Station, Printer Server, Surveillance Station, QPKG

Backup Management

PC-client backup software-NetBak Replicator: Instant/ Schedule/ Auto-sync backup

Remote replication supports Rsync

Encrypted remote replication

One touch USB copy for different destination folders

Data backup to external storage device

Multi-browser support

Internet Explorer 7 & 8

Safari 3 & 4

Firefox 3

Google Chrome


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