If we were writing this review three years ago, we would most likely be talking about another Marvell based appliance with substandard file performance, lacking a lot of features that we now take for granted with our NAS appliances. If we fast forward just one year, this NAS is now based on an Intel Atom processor and features like HD Station are now in the works. Now if we tap that fast forward button one more time to 2013, this NAS now has an Intel Celeron G550 dual-core processor with 2GB RAM and QTS 4.0.5 - oh, and did I mention SSD caching?
Reading that first paragraph, it quite easy to see how far the NAS market has traveled in just a few short years. The days when NAS appliances were deployed in small/medium business with slim penetration into the consumer market have passed with a high percentage of SOHO and SMB users now seeing the value and security in maintaining their own data.
The short story is rather simple, the next generation of network storage has arrived with the TS-470 Pro from QNAP.
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-470 is a NAS appliance with its foundation lying in the Intel H61 chipset. Further, we have a dual-core Intel Celeron G550 processor with a clock speed of 2.6GHz with 2GB of DDR3 complimenting. A single 512MB DOM houses the firmware, while the unit enjoys four drive bays with SATA 6GB/s support.
The rear I/O panel includes four Gigabit ethernet ports with Auto-MDIX capabilities, and optional 10Gbe support by replacing the PCIe adapter. You will also find two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 and dual eSATA ports. In addition to this, you will find a single HDMI port accompanied by analog audio in and out.
Pricing of the 4-bay QNAP TS-470 at this time is set at $969.99 with a two year warranty, and high market availability.
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