QNAP’s network attached storage devices are known for stability, versatile features, and great support from the few-year-old Taiwanese company. This time around, we’re reviewing TS-439U-RP, a 1U rackmount, dual power supply, dual NIC, dual OS, and four bay NAS aimed at the small business and corporate sector. It can serve up files via SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, and a variety of other alphabet-soup protocols. It can stream audio and video to gaming consoles, backup to cloud services, and so much more. ThinkComputers has the review.
Features and Specifications
Note: This information is from QNAP’s product page.
|CPU||Intel Atom 1.6 GHz|
|DRAM||1GB DDRII RAM|
|Flash Memory||128MB (DOM)|
|HDD||4 x 3.5″ SATA I/II HDD or 4 x 2.5″ SATA HDD
|HDD Tray||4 x hot-swappable and lockable tray|
|LAN Port||2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port|
|LED Indicators||USB, Status, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD 3, HDD 4, LAN|
|USB||3 x USB 2.0
Supports USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
|Buttons||System: Power button, one touch copy button, reset button|
|Alarm Buzzer||System warning|
|Form Factor||1U rackmount|
|Dimensions||44(H) x 439(W) x 499(D) mm
1.73(H) x 16.97(W) x 19.65(D) inch
|Weight||Net weight: 7.6 kg/ 19.76 lb
Gross weight: 12.06 kg/ 26.59 lb
|Power Consumption (W)||Sleep mode: 23W
In Operation: 53W
with 4 x 1TB HDD installed
|Power Supply||Input: 100-240 Vac~, 50-60Hz, 2A, Output: 150W|
|Fan||4 x cooling fan (4 cm, 12V DC; internal: 3, external:1 )|
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The QNAP TS-439U-RP arrived in a very, very large plain cardboard box. Remember that this is an business unit–no need for the flash box logos and whatnot since this product would likely not be available in a retail store.
The NAS comes with a power cord, two Ethernet cables, handles, manuals, a firmware CD, and a rackmounting kit. It’s important to note that this unit is the RP version of the TS-439U, which means that it has dual, redundant power supplies. A less expensive version, the SP, has only a single power supply, but retains the open spot so that the user can easily upgrade the unit to have redundant power supplies.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.
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