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QNAP TS-669 PRO 6-Bay SMB NAS Review

QNAP TS-669 PRO 6-Bay SMB NAS Review

Fresh off of the QNAP TS-669L review, a SOHO 6-bay NAS server offering affordable storage, we have the TS-669 Pro in for review.

| SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Oct 8, 2013 2:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: QNAP

Introduction

 

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QNAP's new QTS 4.0 software is out, now in version 4.0.2 and it's quite the upgrade. I'll be honest though, the first time I worked with the QTS 4.0 it was still in beta and I wasn't an instant fan.

 

The software was fine, but the extra applications weren't ready yet and it scared me a bit. QNAP has a large add-on software library and most of the existing packages weren't ready during the beta. Now, the packages that were available on 3.8 are converted over and then some.

 

The new QTS 4.0 software update is more than just a software update. The new package also improves performance. The QNAP TS-669 Pro we're reviewing today uses the same processor and RAM as the TS-669L we reviewed a few months back. Both are 6-bay units, so we can see the performance improvements in transfer speeds in this review.

 

This review is about more than just the new software and the performance that comes with it. Today we're looking at the QNAP TS-669 Pro, a 6-bay NAS that sits in the middle of QNAP's SMB product lineup.

 

Let's take a look at the hardware features and then look at the new software.

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