I – What is NAS Device
II – Qnap Features
III – Why Qnap?
I – What is the NAS device?
NAS, Network Attach Storage, is a data storage device running over the network. Very simply, think that it as an external hard drive that works with an ethernet cable.
II – Is it Only a Storage Device for File Sharing?
Of Course No. Here is Qnap Features that makes Qnap Best NAS Device in Market;
Cross-Platform File Sharing (Windows, Linux and Mac Users can work on same device)
RAID data Protection with easy RAID 1/5/6/10 Setup Features and RAID Recovery option, Enhanced Read-Only Protection (read-only protection mode in case the bad block error happens on the second failed disk of RAID 5 or third failed disk of RAID 6, allowing the IT administrator to rescue critical data.)
Expandability with RAID Capacity Expansion, Online RAID Level Migration Features,
Advance System Managment with Alert Notification, Resource Monitoring, System Logs, Hard Disk SMART test, Network UPS support, Telnet / SSH
Remote Access with Web File Manager, WebDAV, DDNS, MyCloudNas Service and Secure Connection
Application servers just like Multimedia Center, Photo center, Music Center, Video Center, Download Server & Qget, Web server, Backup Server, Printer Server, Surveillance Station, MySQL Server, and QPKG Software Expansion
Eco-Friendly Design with Hard Disk Standby, Scheduled on / off and Wake on LAN, Smart Fan
Support Cloud Computing with Real-time data backup to ElephantDrive cloud storage & recovery
Mobile Access from Android & iOS Based Devices with Qfile, Qmobile, and Qmanager Softwares
IP SAN (iSCSI) support for VMWare, Hyper-V and Citrix
Advance Security with User Access Rights, Ip Based Blocking, Encrypted Volume, Antivirus Features
Complete Backup Solution just like Remote Replication, External Device Backup and Netbak Replicator for Disaster Recovery
Digital Home Applications, just like creating & sharing your Photographs, Videos and Music Files.
Create & Publish your Own Website
4 TB HDD Support on each Drive Bay, (up to 64 Tb storage capacity), with 209 mb Read / 169 MB write speed. (This speed is based on device process, please check products)
III – There are lots of NAS Brands at Market, It’s Hard to Decide which device is the best, and why Qnap?
Qnap NAS devices are one of the best and most staible device on market. Of course I can write weak points of other brands here, but some device only used for sharing datas but with very low Read/Write speed, some is not so staible, some device got problem on FTP usage.
Qnap’s marketing plan is based on adding new features fot costmer satisfaction. For example, with only a single firmware update -just like 3.5.1 Firmware- Qnap can add really great features just like Free Antivirus, ISCSI Lun Snapshot Feature, MSN Alert Feature, Syslog Server or Mac OS X Lion Support.
Best part is, Qnap still supports 2-3 years old device with this Firmware Updates, and its totlay free.
Please Chek our Awards page for Qnap Reviews;
Tweaktown.com (USA): Editor’s Choice (Must Have) Award:
“.. QNAP firmware updates and advanced features of software packages that adds a best in class, no brand can not do better than that, I can tell that after testing the TS-659 Pro II, no brand is not even close to it.
KitGuru Limited (United Kingdom) – Editor’s Choice Award:
Pros: • Very strong performance • silent • fantastic user interface
Milestones in Qnap’s History;
Founded in 2004, QNAP has excelled at hardware design and software engineering, and brought to market numerous remarkable technologies and products ahead in the industry.