The test: As seen on the picture above the FTP server is being set up and you can make various shares.
One thing I’m wondering about is why you can’t delete the folders with ”System default share”.
Because if you want to customize your server you should be able to do anything. But I think this has been done to make it more secure, and prevent deleting default shares by accident, plus the normal software on the server like the download section uses these normal shares, and cannot be set up to use different custom shares.
A last picture from the admin part. As seen here you can choose if it should be a DHCP server, have a static IP or get an IP from a DHCP server.
In the bottom you can choose if it should use Jumbo frames or not, (this is a feature 1gigabit network cards has) and you must remember to set it up on both the NAS box and your own PC.
The performance test is performed with ATTO disk Benchmark, without Jumbo frames and on a 1 gigabit network card with RAID 0. As you can see we reach 19MB/s in download and 18MB/s in upload.
Theoretically the speed should be higher because both the discs and network are capable of much higher speeds, but it’s not bad at all.
Conclusion: The QNAP 209-TS Pro is definitely a NAS server I can recommend, it has a low power consumption, a decent design and functions like mySQL, web server, http, FTP, Torrent download, fast copy, print server and much more. Besides that it has two discs that in RAID 1 make it possible to have redundant data, preventing data loss like family photos etc.
I have found some negative things about it though. The fan is quite noisy, and if you sleep in the same room as the NAS box is in it might bother you.
The download manager has a few small bugs, but nothing important. Still QNAP should have seen it. The speed is good, but theoretically it’s still low.
The price is pretty high, at around 2600kr which would be cheaper from other manufacturers. Yet I do think the product is worth it, with things like RAID support. And also for companies that needs to share files between workers but wont take the chance of loosing data.
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QNAP TS-209 Pro NAS server (UK)ThomasQNAP TS-209 Pro NAS server (UK)