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QNAP TS-470 Review

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QNAP TS-470 Specifications
ProcessorIntel® Celeron® Processor G550 (Dual Core, 2.6 GHz, 32 nm, 65 W)
Operating SystemEmbedded Linux
Storage4x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III
RAID Levels:Single Disk, JBOD,
RAID 0, 1, 5,
5 + Hot Spare, 6, 6 + Hot Spare, 10, 10 + Hot Spare
Capacityup to 16 TB (disks not included)
iSCSITarget & Initiator
Networking4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
(2 ports are provided by the included PCI-E NIC)
Optional dual-port 10 GbE NIC support by replacing the dual-port GbE PCI-E NIC
Additional Connectors2x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0, 2x eSATA, Audio out/in, HDMI
Dimensions 177(H) x 180(W) x 235(D) mm
6.97(H) x 7.09(W) x 9.25(D) inch
Weight 4.56 kg
Power ConsumptionSleep: 23.9 W
In operation: 38.4 W (with 4 x 500GB HDD installed)
Power-off (in WOL mode): 1W
Power SupplyInternal, 250 W, 100-240 V
Fan 1x 92 mm (FD129225LB)
Warranty2 years
Price excluding VAT
(at the time of the review)


The NAS is equipped with a dual-core Intel Celeron CPU clocked at 2.6 GHz and has 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. These components are fully utilized by a custom-tailored Linux operating system QNAP developed and improved upon for many years now, so it is rock stable and comes with a plethora of features. The TS-470 can also take up to four HDDs for a total of 16 TB if 4 TB disks are used. All popular RAID levels are supported, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10.

Contrary to the previous TS-x69 generation, all TS-x70 servers come with four Gigabit Ethernet ports thanks to an additional PCIe card holding the extra pair. Users that want even higher speeds and have the appropriate equipment can replace the dual-port GbE PCI-E NIC with a dual-port 10 GbE NIC that is sold separately. The other I/O ports the NAS comes with fully equip it since it has two USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0 ports, two eSATA ports and full audio-in and out ports, along with an HDMI one. Its dimensions are compact enough considering it uses an internal PSU, not an external power brick.

QNAP says the NAS to consume less than 24 W at idle and only 38.4 W while operating normally, which would allow you to operate it constantly, around the clock, without having to worry about increasing your energy bill. We will naturally verify the above readings during our power consumption tests by using the same configuration—four 500 GB HDDs—with QNAP's NAS.

The TS-470's PSU is very strong for the needs of this unit as it can deliver up to 250 W. QNAP apparently meant to ensure that it will easily cover the needs of the NAS in all situations. A 92 mm diameter fan removes the heat out of the server's internals, and users have the ability to configure its speed profile. QNAP provides a two year warranty for this product; the same amount as for most of their NAS servers, and the TS-470's price looks rather intimidating.
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