In today's test we put QNAP's second place hitter up against Thecus' flagship model and the QNAP TS-859U-RP came away looking very good. Benchmark results rarely tell the whole story and this is one of those cases where the numbers are just a part of what is important.
QNAP has been working on the ultimate package for many years now. The hardware is just one aspect of their products and it is very good. The software on the other hand is where QNAP stands out from the crowd. Actually, they stand above the crowd. Most users will never get a chance to use all of the available software packages from all of the NAS manufacturers like we get to, and to be honest, what a night mare that would be trying to go in and figure out some of the stuff we see here in the lab.
QNAP is really the exception when it comes to the software; all of the features are easy to get to, laid out in ways that make sense and you can even install add on packages that bring additional features to the NAS with two clicks. I'm looking forward to writing a new software deep dive article that shows the new features of the 3.3 firmware update, but you will need to wait a couple more days to see this in action.
When it comes to the price, the lowest I was able to find the TS-859U-RP for was 1863.53 USD at PCNation. This was a little lower than the Newegg price and they also list the unit in stock. Newegg sold out between the time I wrote this article and the time it went live. When comparing the cost of other rackmount NAS servers, you will find the TS-589U-RP right in the middle of the lot, but once you start adding up the features and value added options, you will see that this unit should be a consideration near the top of your list.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Software Features]
- Page 4 [The Packaging]
- Page 5 [The QNAP TS-859U-RP]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - HD Playback]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - HD Record]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Content]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Copy]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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