Packaging and a Closer Look
The packaging is similar to the NAS platform we have seen from QNAP. Features are listed to the left with an image centered, model number to the right.
Accessories include the power cable, ethernet cable, and reading materials. We also have drive screws and rubber feet.
The Guardian uses a 1U form factor with all 16 ports to the right, management to the left.
Getting in closer, the switch portion offers labels for each port along with a callout for 1-4 that supports PoE++. The reset for the switch and host are to the right.
The NAS portion has a small backlit screen with controls to the right next to HDMI and USB 3.0.
The backside offers power input and PCIe expansion.
Opening up the unit, drives are installed top right into the cage, while PCIe devices go just below. Memory can be upgraded at this point if needed.
Last updated: Feb 19, 2020 at 06:11 am CST