Hardware Specifications and Pricing
Modern NAS servers have moved beyond data storage through a wire network. In order to get the most out of a NAS you need to look at the extra I/O hardware and the mountain of potential software features.
The TS-669 Pro uses an Intel Atom dual-core processor running at 2.13GHz. The NAS ships from the factory with 1GB of DDR, but QNAP sells two add on RAM packages, one with a 1GB SO-DIMM and the other with a 2GB SO-DIMM. The TS-669 Pro can use up to 3GB total divided by two SO-DIMM slots.
The TS-669 Pro is a 6-bay system that can use either 3.5" or 2.5" form factor drives. Getting data to those drives comes from either two gigabit Ethernet ports, the USB copy function on the front of the NAS or the six other USB ports (2x USB 3.0). The TS-669 Pro also has two eSATA ports on the back for additional expansion.
Being the Pro model, this unit also has a front LCD display that allows you to setup the NAS or check the system settings. Speaking of displays, the HDMI port on the back of the NAS allow you to setup the ultimate media center.
Using Google Shopping we found the QNAP TS-669 Pro for as low as $969.99. This is right around $100 more than the display-less TS-669L that we reviewed previously.