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QNAP TS-509 Pro Turbo 5-Drive NAS Server - The Software Basics

Chris tests the QNAP TS-509 Pro and puts it up against the Thecus N5200 Pro, another 5-drive NAS device.

| SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Feb 18, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: QNAP

The Software Basics


Form over function, or is it function over form? - Either way, a NAS server needs to be both feature rich and user friendly at the same time. If a consumer or network administrator cannot setup a function of the system, it will most likely go unused.


QNAP TS-509 Pro 5-Drive NAS Server


You start off with the QNAP software installed on your PC. This allows you to find the NAS and get things going in the right direction.


QNAP TS-509 Pro 5-Drive NAS Server


Just a few questions and you are ready to start picking the features you would like to use on your new storage product.


QNAP TS-509 Pro 5-Drive NAS Server


Setting your RAID array the first time couldn't be easier.


The Menu System


QNAP TS-509 Pro 5-Drive NAS Server


In our very condensed view of the configuration menu you can see all of the options that are available to the user. The TS-509 is very feature rich, even more so than the Thecus unit we have looked at.


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