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QNAP TVS-473 SMB NAS (Tested at 10Gbps) Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Aug 8, 2017 4:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: QNAP

Test System Setup

 

Tyler's NAS Test System Specifications

 

 

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Setup hasn't changed much over the years. For the TVS-473, we start with configuring the password and naming the NAS. To continue, we follow the wizards through date/time, network setup and services.

 

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The desktop offers several icons or navigating the interface. From the left, we have a control panel which will house many of the features you will need during set up. File Station allows you a way of managing your files locally, and myQNAPCloud is the gateway to your NAS on the go. Of course, we have App Center for running services such as Plex, QvPC, and others.

 

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QTS gives you a peek of the overall system resources along with a news feed at the bottom right.

 

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Diving into the control panel, QNAP has done a remarkable job cleaning thing up and organizing them into groups making it easier to find what you need.

 

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Storage Manager has its own full menu to the left.

 

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The app store seems to have grown since our last look at a QNAP appliance. The left sidebar breaks things down into groups, and the right side gives a broad overview of the apps available.

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