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Pros Small, compact, solid build, good amount of features, easy set-up
Cons Software/firmware a bit buggy Need to figure out some things not mentioned in manual or tutorials
Summary My first real NAS and very impressed with it so far. A lot of features and I have 2 WD Reds (2TB each) inside. Very easy to set-up and use immediately. Restricted to RAID 0, 1 or JBOD which is understandable as it is only a 2-bay NAS.
I currently have it setup as single volumes and skipped RAID altogether. Transfer speeds are amazing (without RAID). I am seeing sustained speeds of 60 megaBYTES/s read/write. My old primative NAS before it only achieved 10MB/s max. Huge difference in performance.
Only issues I had was when setting up email notifications. Tried everything, even their forums. But nothing helped and couldn't get it working. Eventually had to change the sender name field to an email address (instead of name) to get it working.
VPN also doesn't work as well as I had hoped. Computer was fine, but Android for some reason refused to work. But I think that's more the fault with Android than the NAS. I enjoy being able to connect to it remotely throught QNAP's cloud service and upload my pics to it as a temporary backup until I can archive them later.
So far, I'm very impressed with this unit. No real complaints with it.
Pros Nice quality, fast web interface, MANY features!
Cons Support is slow and clumsy...
Summary Just got this in January, and so far it seems pretty sweet. I needed a faster NAS then my other one (ReadyNAS NV+, setup in x-raid) because I could never break the 10MB / sec on my gigabit network (it was usually slower). Backing up system images to it was a pain! Now just to review the old one a bit, it works well for stability, but its interface is horrifically slow and a bit clumsy. I put in the drives and logged in to the QNAP and man was it sweetly fast! The layout was pretty decent and the options were immense! Also as a side note, I upgraded the memory to 3GB (added 2GB Chip), although I may not of needed it for what I'm going to do with it (no SQL database or web hosting). As right now its using a massive 330MB. That being said, its sweet you can just upgrade the memory. I'll see about posting my performance for it once the RAID finishes building (Raid 1). *Edit* Dang, with Western Digital 3TB Red drives, I was getting over 50MB per second Write and between 50MB and 60MB for read. The 2x WD Red drives are in RAID 1. This review was modfied by poster o 01-12-13 03:51 AM
**Edit** I got a few more of theses for some clients, and one came with a hissing power supply (very high pitched). I was told to go through qnap support, which seemed OK at first, as their response was quick initially, but as soon as I sent off the requested information for a RMA, I have not heard anything from them! Its been 13 days so far and they have still not gotten back to me. Took off star for support, but the hardware is awesome.
This review was modfied by poster @ 03-06-13 06:41 PM
"The 269L may be a small 2 bay NAS but it packs one hell of a punch offering all of the services of the bigger NAS appliances, minus RAID5, 6 and 10 of course. Features like cross platform file sharing, iSCSI/IP-SAN storage and Qnap’s MyCloudNAS will get you up and running in no time."
1GB RAM (Expandable RAM, up to 3GB) NOTE: 1. The system memory can be increased to 3GB by installing an additional 1GB/2GB SO-DIMM RAM module. 2 .For the information of RAM module installation and compatible NAS models, please refer to the QNAP RAM Module Installation Guide
An easy-to-use storage center for new digital home experience
Introducing the QNAP TS-269L NAS server for home use, an easy to use networked
storage center for the ultimate digital home entertainment experience. QNAP
Turbo NAS servers are a new approach for sharing digital photos, music, and
movies/videos, and keeping home computers backed up. You can easily view photos,
listen to music, and even watch Full HD 1080p movies on a widescreen TV or
projector streamed from the NAS over the network through PS3, Xbox 360, or other
network media players. You can share multimedia content with family and friends
wherever they are on the Internet by web browsers. iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and
Android users can browse shared photos or listen to their music collections
anywhere with 3G or Wi-Fi connection by streaming the content directly to the
device - no sync required. QNAP NAS brings to life the ultimate in digital home
View precious photos with slideshows and
even background music
Listen to your favorite music using customized playlists
Enjoy HD movies or family videos on TV when streamed through various
Anytime, anywhere access to your digital media over the Internet by web
browsers or iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, or Android mobile devices
Skip buying a media player! The TS-269L series is a full fledge media player
capable of cinema-grade home entertainment.
Home Theater and Storage in One
The XBMC home center comes packaged with our NAS. Now instead of having a
cluttered media setup, directly use the QNAP NAS as your home theater server.
Directly connect the NAS to your TV through a HDMI cable and an amazing home
multimedia center will show up. Paired with our Qremote app turns your iPhone or
Android devices into a remote to play your music, videos, and photos to your TV.
When it comes to file sharing, backing up, and streaming, fast network speed is
essential. The TS-269L series is powered by the Intel Atom 2.13 GHz processor
and 1 GB DDR3 memory to provide fast and stable performance.
Home Photo Center
Back up and share your digital photos
The QNAP NAS is an ideal device for photo backup, archiving, and sharing. Simply
upload your photos to the NAS, you can create and organize beautiful albums by a
web browser and share with your family and friends. You can view the entire
albums through UPnP-compatible players. Browsing your pictures on widescreen TV
with your family has never been easier!
View photo slideshow with background music
Display photo details from EXIF: Date, exposure time, aperture, etc.
Publish photos in a few clicks to social networking sites such as
Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and more.
Share photos with your friends by email
Browse photos via the QMobile app on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
Home Music Center
Build your home music library and enjoy it anywhere
You can use the QNAP NAS as a music server to easily store music files and share
them to your PC or various media players.
Enjoy your stored music on your PC
You can listen to your favorite MP3 songs streamed from
plugin, you can efficiently manage and play them with Logitech music players
without even turning on the PC.
Experience high-quality music directly on
Stream music to your UPnP Hi-Fi
system and indulge in high-quality sound experience.
Listen to your music on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and Android devices
anywhere you have a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. Put tons of music right in your
pocket! You can play the music files via QMobile app on iPhone, iPad, and
Android devices remotely without taking up the storage space of the handheld
Home Movie/Video Center
QNAP home Turbo NAS with large storage capacity and high performance for your
The QNAP NAS is an ideal video storage center for you to store numerous home
videos, movies, and ripped Blu-ray or DVDs. Not only that, you can enjoy Full HD
movies on your TV streamed from the NAS through PS3, Xbox 360, and other network
The NAS features high-speed data transfer, fast enough to support multiple 1080p
HD streams. The whisper-quiet design brings you the best cinema-grade home
theater experience right in your living room.
Time Machine is fully supported to help our Mac OS X users create a more
efficient and convenient backup solution. Our NAS works wirelessly with Time
Machine so you no longer need an external drive.
More Backup Options!
Our NAS is packed with backup features. From installing our license-free Netback
Replicator software to as many Window PCs to execute data backup scheduled or in
real time. Setting up a disaster recovery solution with our Real Time Remote
Replication feature. To back up your data to online cloud storage services, such
as Amazon S3 and Symform, the Turbo NAS has it all.
Easily share your files with multiple users on various devices. Drag and drop
files from the NAS directly to your desktop or vice versa. You can even remotely
access your data on the go! Your NAS is your personal cloud and file server so
you always stay connected to your data.
The QNAP NAS is a perfect download center for high speed BT, eMule, FTP, HTTP
download. You can use the Download Station with the QGet utility to manage your
download tasks remotely on the local network or the Internet. The NAS also
supports continuous NZB download, and eMule download by installed QPKG without
turning on a PC.
Imagine having your entire media collection at the palm of your hands. QNAP's
free mobile applications for iPhone, Androids, and iPad allows you to easily
connect to your NAS and manage your files.
Different apps to help you with your files.
All of our apps are located in Google Play or Apple App store and are completely
free. From streaming music, accessing your files, enjoying your photos, managing
your system, access surveillance footage, and more we have an app that can help
you with your files. We even support third party apps for our NAS such as
OPlayer and BSPlayer to stream your media files.
All-in-one NAS Server for Home and SOHO
The NAS brings you extra with all-in-one home server features, e.g. iTunes
server, UPnP media server, backup server, printer server, FTP server, Web
server, database server, and etc.
User Access Controls
All your digital files stored easily managed to share with different groups of
family members and friends. By using our web-based user accounts and groups
creation, shared folder access right control can be created so that specific
folders can be hidden or users access denied.
A comprehensive list granting proper access from different users based on IP
address can be establish to deny or authorize access to the Turbo NAS. Once an
IP address has been denied, the user will not be able to connect to the server
regardless of the connection ports it uses.
Our NAS has a built in anti-virus to detect against the latest viruses, malware,
worms, and Trojan horses. This anti-virus is free and virus database updates are
always free too.
Our encryption is FIPS-140-2 certified. This mean that its certified to be used
in highly secure field such as the banking and government industry. With
encryption on, your data will always be secure and unrecognizable by
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