NAS QNAP TS-469 Pro Review

Contemporary network storage units have already undergone the evolution era, and nowadays new emerging models do not differ so much from their predecessors. This basically touches upon external integration and major functional. Still, hardware and software layout is constantly changing, offering more advanced, more efficient, and more comprehensive facilities. QNAP has recently launched a series of four-disk stations, with TS-469 Pro model leading the series.

Design and Integration

NAS QNAP TS-469 Pro is based on a steel frame. The casing is made of dark aluminum, while the frontal panel is made of black plastic. The larger part of this panel features a bay for the HDD installation; HDD bay consists of metallic frames and external plastic straps. Right above the bay there is a block of two-array indicators, two control panels and eight LED lights signifying the work of each hard drive, general device status, network connection, USB connection, and eSATA connection.

ViewSonic has produced a couple of budget monitors VA12 Series with LED-backlight

The main demand for monitors continue be for devices based on the screens TN + film, despite the increase in the number of available models with matrix * VA and IPS. That is why an American company ViewSonic has decided to provide users with a limited budget the opportunity to purchase for a modest sum ($ 150) TN-line monitors Value Series VA12 — VA1912m-LED and VA2212m-LED.

Among the advantages of a 21.5-inch display VA2212m-LED should be considered resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD) and the use of white LED backlight. The remaining features of the model is quite common for low-cost monitors: viewing angles — 170 ° / 160 °, the brightness — 250 cd / mA², Response Time — 5ms (GtG), LED-backlight life — from 30 thousand hours, the power consumption — 26 W, weight — 2.91 kg.

ViewSonic VA2212m-LED is equipped with video inputs, DVI-D and D-Sub, as well as stereo output 2x2 Tues Its recommended price is $ 149, and sales start to the end of the month (at …

Review of Network Drive IconBIT I-Stor IS308

Production of a new model is positioned as a replacement for modern routers with features of sharing USB-carriers. IS308 — the budget class — single-disk storage is a good device for visiting friends for movies, or for backup. In general, it is used for tasks which are not mission-critical of data loss. The speed and functionality are secondary, the main thing — the price and design. At a price of 90 $, IconBIT IS308 offers the buyer an autonomous Torrent-downloader, a network drive, support for protocols Samba and FTP, gigabit network interface and USB 3.0 port.

The device has stylish black aluminium hull and comes with a stand for vertical installation. IconBIT iS308 looks more like a normal external hard drive rather than the NAS. And if for someone Synology design seems too plastic, and QNAP — too angular, the iconBIT iS308 looks modern, simple and stylish.

The next thing that catches an eye — is the lack of a fan. Finally, there is a NAS with passive cooling. …
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