Model: QNAP TS-269L 2-Bay Turbo NAS Server
Provided By: QNAP
QNAP Systems, Inc. aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity and trustworthy reliability. The company integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments. It also enriches entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.
This past fall, QNAP launched its TS-x69L series Turbo NAS. Available in 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8-drive versions, the TS-x69L series is designed to meet the needs of home and small office users. Along with a high performance, dual-core Intel Atom processor, the NAS is equipped with 1GB of DDR3 RAM, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 3.0 ports and a 512MB DOM (Disk on Module) with dual firmware image design for system downtime prevention. Like QNAP's other Turbo NAS servers, the TS-x69L series offers a long list of features including cross-platform file sharing, centralized storage and backups for Windows, Mac and Linux users. It can also stream multimedia content to network media players and be accessed via a web browser or mobile device using QNAP's MyCloudNAS service.
Despite its already impressive capabilities, QNAP wasn't done with the TS-x69L series quite yet. A few months after its launch, QNAP released an update that enabled its built-in HDMI port and added a new feature called HD Station. By installing the various HD Station applications and connecting the Turbo NAS to their TV, TS-x69L owners could now surf the web, enjoy photos, listen to music and watch movies on the big screen in their living room.
For this review, QNAP sent us the TS-269L. This Turbo NAS has two hot-swappable trays and is powered by an Intel Atom 1.86 GHz processor.
|QNAP TS-269L 2-Bay Turbo NAS Server|
Needless to say, this is only a taste of what QNAP's TS-x69L series has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a look at the TS-269L's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Does QNAP's new NAS have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.