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QNAP TS-509 Pro

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QNAP's latest NAS device is built around a full featured PC. As processor a Socket775 1.6 GHz Celeron is used. Upgrading the SO-DIMM memory should be easy too since QNAP was so kind to leave a memory slot unpopulated. The new hardware greatly improves the processing power resulting in much better transfer rates over the dual Gigabit interfaces.

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maybe i missed it... the device says "read only" for NTFS.

To me that makes it worthless - what happens to all my 4GB+ files?
 

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maybe i missed it... the device says "read only" for NTFS.

To me that makes it worthless - what happens to all my 4GB+ files?
It's Linux based, so it won't be using NTFS for internal storage. Besides you can install R/W drivers if you want. EXT3, which is used, has no problems with huge files.
 

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It's Linux based, so it won't be using NTFS for internal storage. Besides you can install R/W drivers if you want. EXT3, which is used, has no problems with huge files.
is the device still compatible with windows OS's via USB and e-sata, if you use EXT3?
 

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is the device still compatible with windows OS's via USB and e-sata, if you use EXT3?
It's a NAS, network attached. You can use it with any OS that can connect to FTP or Windows shares. The NTFS support and such are for USB and eSATA mostly, ie connect your USB stick or a hard drive via either interface.
 

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It's a NAS, network attached. You can use it with any OS that can connect to FTP or Windows shares. The NTFS support and such are for USB and eSATA mostly, ie connect your USB stick or a hard drive via either interface.
ohhh, right. its to add drives to be shared over the network, not to be used as an interface.

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How easy is it to add your own services to the system? Or is functionality "locked down" within the official firmware build.

Screenies of remote access to files via HTTP and "client login" security options (read, not write, read/write, not overwrite, etc.) would have been nice to include in the review.
 

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How easy is it to add your own services to the system? Or is functionality "locked down" within the official firmware build.

Screenies of remote access to files via HTTP and "client login" security options (read, not write, read/write, not overwrite, etc.) would have been nice to include in the review.
If you want to know more about the basic functionality like accounts just read previous QNAP reviews.
As for adding packages, the QPKG system allows you to add preconfigured packages by downloading them and selecting them. Of course, since it's Linux you can add things via SSH as well, mod it any way you like.
 

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looks good banjoman - thanks for taking the time to review this for us :)
any ideas on pricing/availability outside the euro?
also, if you couldn't take a peek to see how easy the proc is to upgrade, how are we meant to? :laugh:
:toast: on a good review
 
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It's a NAS, network attached. You can use it with any OS that can connect to FTP or Windows shares. The NTFS support and such are for USB and eSATA mostly, ie connect your USB stick or a hard drive via either interface.

so basically that means it would work with windows xp and vista right?

because windows isn't concerned about the file system because it is using ftp?

and just wondering do these devices tend to drop down in price like graphics cards?

or would me waiting to buy one be pointless?
 

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so basically that means it would work with windows xp and vista right?

because windows isn't concerned about the file system because it is using ftp?

and just wondering do these devices tend to drop down in price like graphics cards?

or would me waiting to buy one be pointless?
FTP or Windows file sharing. Samba is basically Windows file sharing under Linux. So it works like a charm with Windows, plus all tests were done under Windows:)
These devices don't drop in price as fast, just look at the current prices of older models. It's a market that grew quite fast in the past years.