Model: QNAP TS-470 4-Bay Turbo NAS Server
Manufacturer: QNAP
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.

Last fall, QNAP launched its TS-x70 series Turbo NAS. Available in 4, 6, and 8-drive tower models, the TS-x70 series is designed to meet the growing data needs of modern business environments. Along with a high performance, dual-core Intel 2.6 GHz processor, the NAS is equipped with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and four Gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver up to 450 MB/s read and 423 MB/s write speeds. The TS-x70 series also supports 10GbE high-speed networking making it an ideal solution for HD video editing, server virtualization and other IOPS demanding applications.

Even with this scalability and performance, administrating the TS-x70 series is a snap thanks to QNAP’s QTS 4.1 operating system. With an intuitive user interface, IT administrators can easily find desired functions, monitor system information and run multiple tasks simultaneously. QTS 4.1 also offers a full range of applications for business use, including virtualization support, volume management, cross-platform file sharing, multiple backup and recovery options, and SSD caching. In addition, it gives businesses the ability to create their own private cloud with large storage capacity and Dropbox-style data synchronization. 

For this review, QNAP sent us the TS-470, which has four hot-swappable trays.

QNAP TS-470 4-Bay Turbo NAS Server
CPU Intel Celeron 2.6 GHz Dual-core Processor
DRAM 2GB SO-DIM RAM (Expandable up to 16GB)
Flash Memory 512MB DOM
Hard Disk Drive 4 x 3.5” or 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s hard drive or SSD
Hard Disk Tray 4 x Hot-swappable tray with key lock
LAN Port 4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
LED Indicators Status, LAN, USB, eSATA, Power, HDD 1, HDD 2
USB 2 x USB 3.0 port (Rear: 2)
3 x USB 2.0 port (Front: 1; Rear: 2) 
Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub and USB UPS etc.
eSATA 2 x eSATA port (Rear)
Buttons Power, Reset, USB One-Touch-Backup
Alarm Buzzer System warning
LCD Panel Mono-LCD display with backlight
Enter and Select buttons for configuration
Secure Design K-lock security slot for theft prevention
Fan 1 x quiet cooling fan (9 cm, 12V DC)
PCI-E Slot 1, with dual-port GbE NIC pre-installed
Form Factor Tower
Dimensions 177 (H) x 180 (W) x 235 (D) mm
6.97 (H) x 7.09 (W) x 9.25 (D) inch
Weight Net weight: 4.56 kg (10.05 lbs)
Gross weight: 5.7 kg (12.57 lbs)
Power Consumption Sleep mode: 23.9W
In Operation: 38.4W
Power-off (in WOL mode): 1W
(with 4 x 500GB HDD installed)
Temperature 0-35˚C
Humidity 0~95% RH, web bulb: 23C
Power Supply Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, Output: 250W

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what QNAP's TS-x70 series has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a look at the TS-470's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Does QNAP's business-class NAS have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.

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