QNAP TS410 The Real Drobo Killer.
Earlier this month I had the chance to play with the QNAP TS-410 out of the box this device does what the Drobo should have delivered on a long time ago.
- Built in Network Connectors , two of them at 1Gbit each.
Meaning it plugs into my network and bonds those two connections into one BIG connection.
- A Media Server.
All my music, photos and videos were visible to my PS3 and my XBOX and thanks to the above connection I could stream content and upload content and the box didnt skip a beat.
- Rsync duplication.
I can back up this device to another rsync service either locally or via the internet.
- Bit Torrent Client.
A web interface where I can pass .torrent files to have them downloaded and available to the mediaserver.
- File Sharing.
With Users, Groups, Shared Directories etc etc.
- iSCSI Targets
Making backing up and managing disk images of other Macs and Windwows PCs a doddle.
- Virtual Slices
Allowing multiple QNAP devices to be aggregated into one large disk.
- iTunes Library sharing
Creating a shared library for all my iTunes libraries.
- expandable RAID storage ( in multiple configurations )
Pulling the same trick as the Drobo I can upgrade the storage in my RAID as I grow my needs.
The TS-xxx range from QNAP has ended my interest in Drobo and I must thank the wonderfully helpful people of Ultimate Storage for their help in getting me a review device. You can follow Ultimate Storage on Twitter as StorageExperts
Thanks for reading.