This NAS features a small LCD screen you can use to perform a few basic administrative tasks, and it states the IP address of the NAS in the network, which is useful in several different situations.
There is a front USB 3.0 port and a copy button. You can fully configure the copy button's function in QTS.
Four large plastic feet keep the NAS in place securely.
Most I/O ports are located at the rear. The top PCIe slot hosts the TB3 card, while the other is empty.
The trays are made out of plastic and don't have any sound dampening materials. We expected metal trays with proper locks in such an expensive product.
To upgrade the RAM, you only have to remove the drive trays and replace the existing SO-DIMMs.
Installing the M.2 drives is tough. You have to remove the cover and squeeze your hands into a rabbit hole until you reach the M.2 slots. The plastic caps secure the drives in place.
The bundle includes lots of stuff, but no Thunderbolt 3 cables, which is a great shame! QNAP should include at least one TB3 cable in the bundle.