|QNAP TS-409 Turbo NAS review|
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|Bundle, Device setup|
|Performance, subjective testing|
QNAP TS-409 Turbo NAS review
Data - It's something we're all looking to store more and more of, and it's just about the only computer-related item we all lose sleep over at the thought of losing it. Not only that, but there's more to life than simply storing all that data these days, with both home and small business users looking for the best possible way to share this data amongst multiple users in a secure, safe and easy to use fashion.
It's this new reliance on data storage and sharing that has seen a huge growth in the Network Attached Storage (NAS) device market over the past couple of years, as power users being to look beyond simply backing data up to DVDs to keep it safe, and similarly beyond leaving a PC turned on 24/7 to allow other users access to your files.
In truth, the subject of today's review is perhaps more suited towards small and home office users with regard to parts of its feature set, but at the same time it also holds plenty of features that enthusiasts and home users would love to get their hands on. QNAP's TS-409 Turbo NAS is a four-bay device, with support for hot swapping disk drives as well as RAID 5 and 6 capabilities on top of the more commonplace RAID 0 and 1 support.
Thus, we've already established before we've even started that this is looking like a feature-rich piece of hardware, but of course there's more to any device than simply hardware alone, so let's move on and take a look at the QNAP TS-409 in its entirety.