"Got one BUT Qnap changes HD compat so I got a BRICK"2.5 starson by philmiami
2:4 bay drive
3:DUAL gigabyte network connections (but need a router/switch that supports it...duh...expensive to get one)
Cons: 1:Harddrives listed (Seagate GREEN 2TB drives @$80 each) all of a sudden become UNLISTED. Bought them because they WERE but Qnap changed listing.2T|SEAGATE ST2000DL003 64M
2:Slow to shut down.
3:Slow to appear on network
4:Takes DAYS (seems like, but real
Summary: I do NOT recommend to anyone who has multiple Apple's to use this as a NAS thinking it would be easy. I have a Dlink DNS-323 that is a plain, simple NAS. Turn it on, copy files to it and hey, it's a RAID 1 mirrored 1TB/1TB setup. Simple.If you got a pc, then fine but some of us have multiple iMacs/macbooks,etc and don't want to just use a Time Capsule (that only has 1 disk in it). Better to get a synology DS411j (it "appears" to work in a Apple environment SOME what.
Should have waited for the Thunderbolt RAID arrays to come out. Would have worked better in a MAC world.
And be/will be faster than a gigabyte network.
Will be my next purchase.
I am not knockin' Qnap....fine product, energy efficient and all but NOT for a home user. For a SMB who has a IT guy show up once a month, it would be good (in a PC world) but it's not for the faint of heart or those that just like to turn things on and it work. Period.