Tyler's Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z370 (buy from Amazon)
- CPU: Intel Core i3 8350K (buy from Amazon)
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB 4x8GB DDR4 3200 (buy from Amazon)
- Cooler: Corsair Hydro H115i (buy from Amazon)
- Case: Corsair Air 540 (buy from Amazon)
- OS Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB (buy from Amazon)
- Power Supply: Corsair RM850x (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 (buy from Amazon)
- Wi-Fi NIC: ASUS PCE-AC88 (buy from Amazon)
- 10Gbe NIC: ASUS XG-C100C (buy from Amazon)
- Thunderbolt 3: ASUS Thunderbolt EX3 (buy from Amazon)
Before we get into the NAS operating system, I would like to thank Seagate for supporting this article with IronWolf Pro 16TB and Ironwolf 110 SSD for testing.
After connecting power and Ethernet, firing up the unit and going to the WebGUI setup address, we are greeted with the image above. This allows you to choose between quick or customized setup
Moving through setup, we are greeted with the storage menu, allowing setup of our storage pool and RAID mode.
Seen above, the desktop offers icons for File Management, Backup, Monitoring, and Cloud Sync. Down below, we have the dock where you can move shortcut or access the control panel.
Diving in we start with File Manager which offers navigation to the right for both local and network systems.
Moving into backup, we have access to local snapshots along with remote backup, cloud backup, and Xmirror if you have a second Qsan system.
Mentioning Xmirror, this diagram shows how you can create a sync zone to allow multiple Qsan platforms to sync data.
The onboard monitor offers a look at resource usage along with hardware temps, seen above.
Network services include CIFS, AFP, and NFS along with FTP and Rsync.
The apps menu is quite sparse but does offer AV, SQL Server, and Web Server along with VPN and Media Library.
Control panel is populated with system, storage, and file-sharing settings you can edit network setting at the very bottom.
The disk menu shows each slot populated and to the right drive model, temps, and health status.