QNAP TS-259 NAS Review

The QNAP TS-259 Pro is a network attached storage NAS server which is 2-bay. It is very powerful and can provide an affordable and easy-to-management solution with iSCSI service for virtualized and clustered environment. It can work on different platforms of business applications to maximize the efficiency of the data center in the business environment.

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Specifications

Specification Description
CPU Intel® Atom™ Dual-core Processor
DRAM 1GB DDRII RAM
Flash Memory 512MB DOM
HDD 2.5/ 3.5″ SATA x2
HDD Tray 2 x Hot-swappable and lockable tray
LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
LED Indicators Status, LAN, USB, eSATA, Power, HDD 1, HDD 2
USB 5 x USB 2.0 port (Front: 1; Back: 4)
  Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc
eSATA 2 x eSATA port (Back)
Buttons System: Power button, USB One-Touch-Backup Button, Reset button
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor Tower
Dimensions 150 (H) x 102 (W) x 216 (D) mm
  5.91 (H) x 4.02 (W) x 8.5 (D) inch
Weight Net weight: 1.74 kg (3.84 lbs)
  Gross weight: 2.92 kg (6.44 lbs)
Sound Level(dB) w/o HDD installed: 33.3 dB
  Stand by: 33.7 dB
  In operation: 34.2 dB
  (with 2 x 1TB HDD installed)
Power Consumption (W)    Sleep mode: 16W
  In Operation: 25W
  Power-off (in WOL mode): 1W
  (with 2 x 1TB HDD installed)
Temperature 0~40˚C
Humidity 0~95% R.H.
Power Supply Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, Output: 84W
Secure Design K-lock security slot for theft prevention
VGA Reserved VGA interface for maintenance
Fan 1 x smart fan (7 cm, 12V DC)

Features

The TS-259 is highly compatible with VMware® vSphere4 (ESX 4.0 and above) virtualization platform as well as VMware virtualization environments and Windows cluster servers.

Some extraordinary features like WebDAV, Share Folder Aggregation (also known as DFS), IPv6 and IPv4 dual-stack, Wake on LAN, schedule power on/ off, HDD S.M.A.R.T, comprehensive log systems, and policy-based unauthorized IP blocking are included in this server. You can say the server is multilingual as it supports file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX platforms.

It also discharges secure storage with the help of iSCSI features like
1) NAS + iSCSI storage solution
2) Flexible multiple LUNs management
3) Secure IP SAN environment deployment
4) Designed for virtualized and clustered environments

There is also a special feature of storage expansion through the Virtual Disk Drive (VDD). Along with this it delivers superior performance and high reliability for business applications by low noise and low power consumption.
The applications of the network server are
1) Web File Manager
2)Multimedia Station
3)Download Station
4)Surveillance Station
5)iTunes Server
6)UPnP Media Server
7)Apache Web Server
8)MySQL Server
9)QPKG Plug-ins

Price

The cost of QNAP TS-259 Pro NAS server is $600 inclusive of VAT.

Review

Talking about the pros of the server, it is an outstanding performer and is fully packed with features. Moving on the cons it is expensive compared to the other network storage servers.

The overall rating of the QNAP TS-259 Pro NAS server is 4.5 out of 5.

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