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QNAP 3.6x NAS Software Deep Dive (Page 1)

QNAP has added more bells and whistles to their software layer since our last deep dive. Today we look at what's new and how you can get the most out of your QNAP NAS.
By Chris Ramseyer from May 30, 2012 @ 7:38 CDT
Manufacturer: QNAP

Introduction

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It's been over a year since our last deep dive into QNAP's software and quite a bit has changed since then.

QNAP, never one to rest on their previous accomplishments has improved upon existing features and also added several new functions to their NAS products. One of the greatest features of the software is that the new features are backward compatible with your existing QNAP NAS; you don't have to purchase a new appliance to take advantage of QNAP's new developments.

A few months ago we dove right into QNAP's new MyCloudNAS Service, but several other features were added in the 3.6 software release that we haven't covered. Among those are a new VPN Server, LDAP Server, Storage Plug & Play and Proxy Server. Improvements were also made to the Music Station, Photo Station, QPKG Center, Backup Services and a new Web File Manager with URL Sharing.

Today we're going to take a rare look at the inner software functions of QNAP's new 3.6 software. We are using the new QNAP TS-EC1279U-RP server for this deep dive. A review of the amazing TS-EC1279U-RP will come in a few days, so make sure to check back soon for that as well.

Let's get started!

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