It is software RAID, there is no hardware RAID controller included, that is mentioned in the review.
And the software that they provide is pretty useless. Why have a built in media player that needs to transcode all my media? I'll just stream the original file over the network and watch it in the media player of my choice. -Free
But I can use it to watch videos on my PS3/Xbox360. Tversity does that. -Free
A photo viewing app, nice, off cource I can just access the files over the network and use my better photo viewing app on my computer. -Free
A file manger...yeah its called Explorer... -Free
Built in bittorrent app? Big deal, utorrent does that, and provides a web interface so I can use it from any computer. -Free
This device is just overpriced, no doubt about it. The software, while it might have cost them to develope, has free and easy alternatives available, so QNAP isn't providing any value with the software. And for $1200 the least they could have done is throw in an 80GB 2.5" drive so you can install a real OS if you wanted, but for $1200 I would expect an decent sized SSD actually.
Rig1: System Specs.
Rig2: A8-5600K@4.4GHz / AsRock FM2A75 Pro4 / 8GB Corsair DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 / HD7560D / Samsung DVD-Burner / 1.5TB WD Green + 3x3TB WD RED in RAID5
Rig3: Athlon X2 4200+ / M4A79 Deluxe / 4GB G.Skill Pi DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 / GT430 / Sony DVD-Burner / 500GB WD
Rig4: Phenom II x6 1605T @ 3.6GHz / Asus M5A99X Evo / 8GB PNY DDR3-1600 9-9-9 / GTX470 & GTX470 / Samsung DVD-Burner / 1.5TB Seagate
Last edited by newtekie1; Jul 10, 2010 at 03:52 PM.