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Qnap Network Storage Server (TS-219PII-US)

4.2 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

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  • Superior Performance with 2.0 GHz CPU
  • Qnap 2-bay iSCSI NAS, Hot-swappable
  • Marvell 2.0GHz CPU, 512MB DDRII RAM
  • Two USB 3.0 ports at the back and one USB 2.0 at the front
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: QNAP
  • Model Number: TS-219PII-US
  • Item Display Weight: 5.25 pounds

Product Description

Qnap TS-219PII-US 2-Bay Tower NAS Marvell 2.0 GHz Cross-platform Data Sharing Center

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 4 x 6.6 inches ; 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B005QUVDL4
  • Item model number: TS-219PII-US
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 28, 2011

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This is a new 2-bay (i.e. takes 2 hard drives) network storage device from QNAP, which is known for making a line of storage products for both businesses and consumers. It's definitely a step up from the low-end NAS market (filled by manufacturers such as Western Digital, Buffalo, and Iomega). What that means in practice is that it's faster and has a more robust feature set than the cheaper NAS's. You can do basic backups plus other neat things such as using the NAS as a streaming media server or even to share pictures on the web.

The two big players in the mid-tier NAS market are QNAP and Synology. I actually purchased a Synology NAS first, based on some good reviews, but ended up returning it after noticing that it failed to complete a scheduled backup without notifying me of the error. Since backup was the primary reason I wanted an NAS, this was definitely not good...

I've been happy with the QNAP since I received it. It's got a fairly speedy Marvell 2.0 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, which means that it can probably keep up with most of what you throw at it, whether it is transferring large files or streaming HD video to your computer. The 2 bays allow you to set up a basic RAID array if you desire, although it won't be as robust or snappy as RAID on a 4-bay or larger NAS. I'm fine with this though. One really neat aspect about QNAP is that there is a thriving online community with lots of folks willing to help you out if you run into a problem - definitely beats trying to reach a customer support rep.

The device itself is fairly quiet and compact. There's more plastic than I would have liked (my previous Iomega had more metal and felt really well-built), but only time will tell if this will mean any difference in durability. Having a couple of USB 3.
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I was a little bit skeptical about going into the NAS field with this brand but everything went better than expected. The setup was very easy. Some people may find it a little limited, feature-related, but all at all is a great system. The NAS run a linux OS so every hard drive you put on this baby will have to be formatted into ext3 or ext4. The same goes for any eSATA hard drive you plan to attach to it.

Very quite, low power consumption and for anyone into downloading (direct, bt or magnet link) this puppy owns a very nice download station which will fullfil all your needs. Time machine works great, 100% compatibility with mountain lion. And for win7 you will need to install a software to performed backups, nothing difficult though.

You only can back up into the primary drives, you can't do this to the eSATA drive.
Printer server: works great, but you will need to go PC by PC installing the proper printer drivers.

One feature that i really liked: it will auto-configure your router. You only had to have a public IP Address(recommended) and a UPnP compatible router and the NAS will open all the ports neccesary for all your needs.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)
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I've owned this QNAP product for a year now. I'm using it with 2x 2TB WD RED's as single disks. Everything you read about QNAP's quality and hardware is true. When comparing QNAP (side by side) to it's competitors (like models) QNAP units typically have more powerful processors and more installed memory. Do QNAP devices often cost a little more.. Yes.

You do however get what you pay for. Some of this is in quality, but the majority is in performance and features. Clock speed and memory is everything in a NAS. Managing large amounts of data can be time consuming. Doing it on a underpowered NAS is downright painful. The other thing QNAP often has over the competition are features. SATA hotswap capability, USB 3.0 and eSATA. You don't always find these on competitor's units at the same price point.

Software is the second most important component. QNAP loses a few stars here. Development is not bleeding edge. Releases take longer and the wait between releases has been long from time to time. Overall I am very pleased with the power and performance of my NAS. Having owned several consumer grade NAS products, The QNAP's performance is much better and worth the additional cost IMO.

If the operating system was updated more frequently and updated with the latest versions of packages available, it would be a 4-5 star product. From a hardware and feature standpoint, it's extremely hard to beat.

Update **This product performs very well with QTS 4.0.2 which was released late July. Reliability and stability remain high.

Update2*** This past year I have had the opportunity to work with both QNAP and Synology devices side by side. The user experience is almost identical except for the following. The QNAP boxes are generally more powerful. Faster set up and shorter RAID creation times.
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After reading review after review and after flip-flopping between this and a comparable Synology model, i finally took the drive on the TS-219PII-US model. I would have bought on Amazon, but a competitor was offering the exact same unit $50 off... i now see that Amazon has matched the price. Anyway, the unit came with instructions that left a little to be desired. Was sufficient but not necessarily thorough. Once you get the unit online (took about 5 mins) online help is much better.

After bringing the unit online, i was unable to get the RAID to create and initialize one of my disks. After looking into this a bit, it became apparent as to what my issue was. I had attempted to build a RAID cluster with 2 different types of disks... one of which wasn't supported by this unit. After replacing the non-supported disk, i was able to reset the cluster, re-initialize, and format the RAID1 cluster. Setup provided no other issues, took about 6 hours (90% was formatting time) and this unit has been in operation for about 2 weeks now. Unlike other reports, i downloaded the firmware update from QNAP, unzipped it, and was able to update the ROM on the first attempt without any issue.

The interface and standard tools are GREAT! I was able to customize the services running on the unit (such as image service, music service, itunes service, FTP service, etc) with little effort. This thing has more options that i'll probably ever use and appears to be very solid as far as stability. One of the best tools is the ability to install new scripts/binaries to expand the usability of this unit. On my previous NAS device, i had multiple scripts and processes i had to perform/maintain to allow for backing up my data to an external USB disk.
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