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Qnap TS-212P 2-Bay DLNA Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage

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  • Marvell 1.6GHz CPU
  • 512MB RAM, Gigabit LAN
  • USB3.0
  • Multi-window, multi-tasking GUI
  • Data storage, backup, sharing and disaster recovery
  • Dropbox like file synchronization
  • Rich multimedia applications for entertainment
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 3.4 x 6.5 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00G2HZNXO
  • Item model number: TS-212P-US
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 21, 2013

Product Description

TS-212P featuring the QTS 4.0 can make your digital life easier, simpler and more convenient.

1. Organize your data/content and backups in one centralized location. 2. Synchronize files across computers, tablets, and mobile devices, and share files across different groups and communities. 3. Collect, enjoy, and share your large photo, music, and video collection. 4. Enjoy HD movies or family videos on TV when streamed through various network players. 5. Access, manage and enjoy all your files with your tablets and smartphones. 6. Extend your diverse applications on the TS-212P by installing more than 80 apps on demand in the App Center.

Featuring with new QTS 4.0 Operation System

The TS-212P is a powerful yet easy to use network storage center for data storage, backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment. As your personal cloud, you will always be connected to your files and your files are always under your control.

Easier Operations on QTS 4.0 Desktop

The QTS 4.0 Desktop including quick Main menu, graphic dashboard, drag-and-drop icons, multiple desktops, personalized wallpapers, and the smart toolbar making system operations much easier. In addition, multi-tasking is supported which allows multiple windows to be open to access multiple applications concurrently.


Home Theater
Home Theater
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A Sharing Center for your Home Theater

The TS-212P is an ideal video storage center for you to store your movie and home video collection. It features high-speed data transfer, fast enough to support multiple 1080p HD streams. The quiet operation design brings you the best cinema-grade home theater experience right to your living room. 1. QNAP DLNA Media Server supports wireless streaming of all the videos, photos and music stored in the Media Library to any DLNA certified devices, such as PS3, Xbox360, and so on. It supports thumbnails shown on the DLNA devices for identifying the content quickly. 2. TwonkyMedia DLNA Server is also supported to share and stream media contents in the multimedia folder of the TS-212P. 3. Use the TS-212P as a PLEX media server and enjoy your content through any Plex client or Smart TV. 4. The TS-212P can work with different media players through SMB/CIFS or other standard protocols.

Videos via AirPlay
Videos via AirPlay
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Enjoy your Videos via AirPlay

The TS-212P supports Apple AirPlay function. You can enjoy video and multimedia contents on AirPlay-enabled devices with the QAirplay application or the Qfile mobile app. Available in the App Center, QAirplay allows you to steam your media content directly on TV via AirPlay-enabled devices such as Apple TV. The media contents are streaming on Apple TV, bypassing your mobile device, thus saves the energy of your mobile device. Alternatively, the Qfile mobile app allows you to browse videos and photos stored on the TS-212P and play on the TV via AirPlay-enabled devices such as Apple TV. It is just that convenient to enjoy multimedia entertainment through the wireless experience.

Photo Albums on the Cloud
Photo Albums on the Cloud
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Photo Albums on the Cloud

The TS-212P acts as your photo vault for you to back up your favorite photos. The Photo Station makes photo sharing simple, and you can designate your own access right controls. Simply upload your photos to the TS-212P to create and organize your photo albums through a web browser to share with your family and friends. Your mobile devices are useful too, with the Qfile mobile app in your iOS or Android devices you can instantly upload photos to the TS-212P. 1. View photo slideshow with background music. 2. Display photo details from EXIF: Date, exposure time, aperture, etc. 3. Publish photos in a few clicks to social networking sites such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, MySpace, and more. 4. Share photos with your friends and family via email. 5. Browse photos via the Qfile app on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.

Music Station
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Build your Home Music Library and Enjoy Music Anywhere

The Music Station helps categorize your music collection, and displays album covers to easily organize your personal playlists. Through the music station web player, you can enjoy your music anywhere, anytime with a few clicks. Thousands of local and global online Internet radio programs are built-into Music Station for you to enjoy. 1. You can listen to your favorite MP3 songs streamed from iTunes Server, or play music by web browsers on your PC. 2. With SBS (Squeezebox Server) app plugin, you can efficiently manage and play them with Logitech music players without even turning on the PC. 3. Stream music to your UPnP Hi-Fi system and indulge in high-quality sound experience. 4. Listen to your music on mobile devices through Qmusic app.

Interact Through your Favorite Social Media Sites

Many applications on the TS-212P are designed with friendly options allowing you to share and connect with your social media communities. When you use Photo Station, or Video Station, you can pick and share photos and video links directly to your Facebook. DJ Station allows you to stream and share your music playlist with your friends and family on your social media platforms.

HappyGet

Ever wanted to archive your favorite online videos? HappyGet is a handy third-party tool that allows you to download HD videos to the TS-212P. By installing the HappyGet plug-in on the Chrome Web Store, you can select your preferred playlist and download an array of videos all at once with the embedded HappyGet button.

Customer Reviews

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Stan
Has a ton of features, all of which are nicely laid out with a very good UI that makes it all pretty straight forward, and I'm also loving the mobile apps.
Corey Saravia
Simple to use and easy to setup!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

If you have a working model, then you'll probably rate it higher than me. But that goes for any product. The product gets one star from me, not just because it's had problems, but because their customer service has been a major headache for me.

Since day 1 I've had problems with this unit. I put in two brand new 2TB Seagate Barracuda drives in RAID 1 format. Some times the NAS would disappear from the network - seemingly hung up on some internal process. I tried a soft reboot, but all it would do it just flash its lights - which doesn't tell you much about what it's doing, other than it's trying to reboot. It will sit there and blink for days if you let it (I even tried that). So I had to do a couple hard resets in order to get the NAS back online. Thinking a firmware update would help, after completing the update, it asked if I wanted to reboot, I clicked yes, and after some more blinky lights I could no longer access the NAS by the assigned name. The name had been reset to the default, my data was no longer accessible, the firmware version was not updated.

I contacted QNAP and was connected with a level one customer service rep and within the first minute he was telling me there was absolutely nothing wrong with the unit, and it was definitely the fault of my drives - without asking all of the details about what was causing it.

Summarized problems:
- The device does not accurately report problems when they occur. Lots of flashy/blinky lights. And a four line chart to troubleshoot your issue. No logging to specify the error
- Incessant scans/rescans and the inability to reboot on my particular device
- Their level one tech was poorly educated and blamed me and my hard drives within the first minute of the phone call.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Crum on March 27, 2014
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I'm an IT guy, so I kind of know my way around things like this. But I use Windows, and while this box supports Windows, the configuration required to make it work isn't very clear. Initially it worked, but every morning it had lost connection to my Windows machines and I had to restart the box to re-establish the connection. Then I found the user forum ([...]), where I found a recommendation to enable "Master Browser" on the QNAP box. After I did that, I didn't have any other real issues.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ProfesShanel on June 27, 2014
This is my first NAS unit and I equipped it with two 3TB WD Red drives, the NAS is connected by CAT6 Ethernet directly to my Modem.

The Bad:

The NAS reboots every once in a while resulting in a long wait while streaming a movie to my Xbox360, also the main reason why i chose this over a comparable Synology is because this is capable of transcoding, I only wish I could completely turn transcoding off now but it seems to be impossible to completely disable.

When streaming to an AppleTV, you need to use an app (QAirplay) that you open in a browser of a computer or phone connected to the same network, then you browse for the media content you want to stream to your AppleTV and send it, so if you plan on using an AppleTV you should be prepared to not be able to browse directly from your TV like you can with other DLNA devices.

The phone apps are cool but it takes a long time to connect through myqnapcloud and if you get a call or use another window or app on iPhone and then return to the Qnap app you have to wait to re-connect, it should keep the connection active for at least 5 minutes

The QMusic App for iOS does not allow you to configure it so you can connect while you are away from home, you actually have to be on the same wifi subnet.

The NAS does not always show up in windows explorer, or the mapped network drive. While transferring large files, i had to run a 50 ft cat6 cable from my computer to the NAS because the connection would time out. I tried ssh and ftp to transfer the large files as instructed but only a direct connection and using file station would work.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Isaac on July 28, 2014
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Got this to replace a Windows Server 2008 R2 box I made a while ago.

The Windows Server had 8 hard drives, but I frequently found myself using just 2 of them. I wanted to save on power consumption so I decided to replace it with this NAS. I have it set up using two 1TB WD Green drives in single disk mode after using wdidle3.

Here are my impressions so far:

The NAS will format the hard drives you put in it automatically. Be aware of this.

The Windows Server transfers at about 60-80 Mbps.
The Qnap TS-212P transfers at about 15-40 Mbps. Yes, sometimes it's slow to transfer files.

Plex Server works to stream to the Roku boxes, as long as it doesn't need to transcode. I converted all my video files to x264 in mp4/m4v formats with AAC stereo and AC3 surround sound using Handbrake. Plex on Roku works great after I re-encoded the video files.
However, I neglected to tick the "Web Optimized" option in Handbrake for some of the video files. Those files won't play on Plex Web because Plex needs to transcode.

Updates the DNS to a No-IP account without any problems.

OpenVPN works great in conjunction with Squid. This allows me to use an insecure Wi-Fi (such as in a coffee shop) and create a VPN tunnel to the NAS at home. Then I can surf the web in relative security. I use this when I want to purchase something online at a coffee shop. OpenVPN also works with iPhone 5s, so that's a bonus.

I don't use it with anything else, so I can't comment on other apps. I turned off all of the apps I don't use, such as Download Station, Music Station, Photo Station, and Multimedia Station.

The reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is transfer speed. It's unpredictable. 15-40 Mbps is a huge gap.
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