NAS products are equal parts hardware performance and software features. One compliments the other in a balanced product. You need more hardware performance to run more software features at the same time.
As with most NAS appliances, we too have a finder application with QNAP. QNAP is now using the newly redesigned Qfinder.
The Qfinder application allows you to quickly setup your NAS appliance for first use.
The entire process last only a few short minutes, after which the appliance will beep a few times to denote it's ready.
If you are already using QTS with your current QNAP appliance, then moving to version 4.0.5 shouldn't present too many design changes for you. In fact, most of the user interface hasn't changed at all.
Looking at the Web UI overview, you can see all the standard applications are present.
Above we have the storage manager from QTS 4.0.2. While being rather well laid out and a great option for the average consumer, it does lack features that SMB's could take advantage of.
QTS 4.0.5 upgrades the storage manager to the next level, offering enterprise class features. Here we have storage volumes in addition to storage pools that are thin provisioned and expandable. SSD caching also makes its introduction to the NAS appliance.
Here we have started building our first storage pool, as you can see there is a quick method, and the custom method we have chosen.
Following the setup menu, we choose the disks we want to utilize and accordingly the type of array we wish to build.
Above, we have built our first storage pool using RAID 0. Enabling thin provisioning we have a total volume capacity of 3.6TB.
After our initial testing, we returned to the NAS storage manager after removing drive four from its bay. We then installed the SanDisk X110 256GB SSD and enabled LRU caching.
LRU caching simply means Last Recently Used, and works by dumping the data that is used the least after the cache is full. It's similar to how you would clean out your garage and toss the items you haven't used in a very long time first.
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