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QNAP Releases Turbo NAS TS-x21 and TS-x20 Series for Home Users

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the Turbo NAS TS-x21 and TS-x20 series for home users and home offices. The new models in the TS-x21 series are equipped with 2.0 GHz CPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, and the TS-x20 series with 1.6 GHz CPU, 512MB DDR3 RAM. Both series deliver superior performance for daily routines in file storage, sharing, and data backup, and serve as ideal media centers for storing and sharing huge multimedia files.

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The biggest downside to these boxes is their way outdated linux system that is practically never updated. It's great to have fancy interface but I seriously hope they updated some underlying packages (like samba which is stuck in smb_v1) and that this update will be available to older devices as well.
 
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The QTS 4.0 offers innovative desktop design to compliment smooth working efficiency. The multi-window design allows multi-tasking concurrently, and enables users to switch between each task to increase productivity. The QTS 4.0 intelligent desktop also includes a quick Start menu to quickly find desired applications, smart Dashboard with overview of system status, drag-and-drop icons to create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, multiple desktop to extend desktop work space, the smart Toolbar, and so on.
Looks like somebody finally got sick and tired of Synology kicking their ass in the WebUI department. They've been doing this for years with DSM and it's a big reason why I chose them.

It's great to have fancy interface but I seriously hope they updated some underlying packages (like samba which is stuck in smb_v1) and that this update will be available to older devices as well.
I can't speak for QNAP, but my Synology box with the DSM 4.2 update now uses CIFS v2. I'm not sure if SAMBA was updated along with the native CIFS protocol, but if you're using Windows, you're not using SAMBA anyways and if you're using Linux, you're better off using NFS.
 
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Looks like somebody finally got sick and tired of Synology kicking their ass in the WebUI department. They've been doing this for years with DSM and it's a big reason why I chose them.

I can't speak for QNAP, but my Synology box with the DSM 4.2 update now uses CIFS v2. I'm not sure if SAMBA was updated along with the native CIFS protocol, but if you're using Windows, you're not using SAMBA anyways and if you're using Linux, you're better off using NFS.
It helps if you know what you're talking about before posting comments "In computer networking, Server Message Block (SMB), also known as Common Internet File System (CIFS)" "Samba is a free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol for Unix-like systems"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block
 
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It helps if you know what you're talking about before posting comments "In computer networking, Server Message Block (SMB), also known as Common Internet File System (CIFS)" "Samba is a free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol for Unix-like systems"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block
It'd be nice if you could read. I don't know how you could interpret what I wrote as anything but the fact that I know the difference between CIFS and SAMBA.

I'm not sure if SAMBA was updated along with the native CIFS protocol, but if you're using Windows, you're not using SAMBA anyways and if you're using Linux, you're better off using NFS.
 
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What is the Max HDD capacity ? 2TB per HDD ? Or more ? Most important thing is missing i think .
 
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It'd be nice if you could read. I don't know how you could interpret what I wrote as anything but the fact that I know the difference between CIFS and SAMBA.
Uhm, you do know that the NAS runs Samba so that CIFS on your Windows PC can talk to the NAS, right? Well, I guess not, as judging by your comments, you seem to think that the two aren't related...
 
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Uhm, you do know that the NAS runs Samba so that CIFS on your Windows PC can talk to the NAS, right? Well, I guess not, as judging by your comments, you seem to think that the two aren't related...
My NAS uses two implementations of it. Native CIFS v2 for Windows and it also you can turn on SAMBA support for Linux distros to use. Even their feature logs discuss the two terms differently and as far as I can tell, they're at two different versions.

Nice of you to continue using a condescending tone to try and talk down to me though.