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QNAP TS-669L 6-Bay NAS Review (Page 1)

QNAP TS-669L 6-Bay NAS Review

QNAP's new "L" designation means great performance with a lower price point. If you're shopping for a large capacity NAS, but don't have a large budget, read our review of the QNAP TS-669L 6-Bay NAS.

By Chris Ramseyer on May 6, 2013 02:00 am CDT - 1 min, 15 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: QNAP

Introduction

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I'm often asked about bang for the buck NAS servers. No one wants to pay more for less, so getting a large volume of features, while retaining some volume in your wallet, is universal. When it comes to included features, QNAP takes the cake. QNAP's hardware and software features routinely outrank other products on the market, but the high feature count usually means paying a higher price.

QNAP recently addressed the price discrepancies with the new "L" designated product. You'll find the new low-cost products with an "L" in the model name, replacing the Pro found in similar products. Today we're looking at the QNAP TS-669L, a near replica to the TS-669 Pro.

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As you can see in the image above taken from Google shopping, the 669L has a lower cost of ownership when compared to the 669 Pro. Looking over the two spec sheets at QNAP's website, we found only a few hardware differences between these two models. First, the LCD display and buttons for PC-less configuration are removed. In addition, the drive sleds are a bit different - the lower cost 669L does not ship with locking drive sleds. Aside from those features, the 669L is identical to the 669 Pro, according to QNAP's website.

For many, the TS-669L is just what's needed, especially if you have a media center replacement in mind. Without a display, you don't have the distraction when watching movies, and the new media center functions are pretty amazing.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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