When I got my TS-859 Pro+ earlier in the year I got this really nice full color package; it had a large picture of the NAS on the front and was filled with a wealth of information. We've seen a bit of a change lately from the packaging side of things, though, and you can see that QNAP have got a more simplistic look going on here with the TS-1079 Pro.
It's a pretty standard brown box with some generic QNAP and TurboNAS labeling present. We've got some of the features across the bottom, but the main thing your eyes are drawn to is the sticker up the top which gives us a little picture of the unit, the model and a list of some of the features that are on offer.
While the package isn't quite as colorful; it's probably not as important as this isn't the kind of product that sits on shelves where you're drawn to the one that looks pretty. If you're spending in excess of a $1,000 and as high as $2,500 in this case, the chances are you're doing some research and the actual package design isn't the most important aspect; instead QNAP let the product do the talking. The main thing is that you want to just make sure you're getting the right model and in this case you can easily see the model number.
Moving to the inside of the package, there's not heaps going on with a quick installation guide, driver CD and pair of network cables included alongside the standard power cable.
Along with all that, we've also got a bucket load of screws for our hard drives along with a little bracket that is used in the event that you expand the networking capabilities with another dual-port Gigabit adapter or possibly a Intel Dual 10 Gigabit network adapter if you need some serious networking performance. The chances are that those cards will probably come with a full height bracket as they'd expect you to install it in a typical tower.
The good news is you don't have to worry about them offering any kind of half height back plate as we've already got one on offer here from QNAP which is slightly different to your normal half height back plate as it doesn't have the typical 90c bend at the top.
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