The QNAP TS-419P+ is controlled by a Web GUI that resolves to port 8080 of the IP address that you assigned to the NAS in the setup. The GUI works well and is universally accessible via Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox. I was even able to access the Web GUI on my iPhone and iPad without issue.
The Web GUI is very easily navigated and intuitive. I did not find myself hunting for a setting during my time using the NAS. The first page you are presented with once logging into the NAS, is the System Administration Page which gives the user access to all the general configuration settings for the Device.
The Disk Management Section gives the user access to managing the RAID, creating iSCSI targets, and even monitoring the Health of your individual disks via their S.M.A.R.T. information.
The TS-419P+ has more network services and applications geared not only to the home user, but also the small business user. Some applications include a Web File Manager, Multimedia Station, Download Station, Web Server, MySQL Server, UPnP Multimedia Server, and an Itunes Service.
Unlike the older TS-419P, the TS-419P+ has the built in QPKG system which allows the user to download Packages that adds additional functionality not original built into the NAS. Having already owned a Logitech Squeezebox Boom, I was delighted to see that QPKG offered a Squeezebox Server Package. Now I don’t have to turn on my Mac Pro to listen to all my music!