[ad#review1012-top]ThinkComputers has an outstanding appreciation for QNAP’s network attached storage devices. We really liked the TS-109 Pro and TS-209 Pro II, and recommended highly the TS-409U rackmount unit. QNAP’s back with the TS-809 Pro, an eight bay tower NAS with dual Ethernet interfaces, five USB ports, and a serial and VGA port. This beast sports a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, plus a feature new to QNAP’s devices: PC-less installation. ThinkComputers has the review.
Features & Specifications
– CPU Intel Processor Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
– DRAM 2GB DDRII RAM
– Flash Memory 128MB DOM
– HDD 8 x 3.5″ SATA I/II HDD (the standard package is shipped without HDD)
– HDD Tray 8 x Hot-swappable and lockable tray
– LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
– LED Indicators Status, LAN, USB, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD 3, HDD 4, HDD 5, HDD 6, HDD 7, HDD8, USB, LAN
– USB 5 x USB 2.0 port (front: 1; back: 4) Supports USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
– Buttons System: Power button, USB One-Touch-Backup button, reset button LCD Panel Mono-LCD display with backlight and buttons for configuration
– Alarm Buzzer System warning
– Form Factor Tower Dimensions 270 (D) x 200 (W) x 298 (H) mm 10.63 (D) x 7.87 (W) x 11.73 (H) inch
– Weight Net weight: 8.1 kg
– Gross weight: 9.8 kg
– Sound Level (dB) Standby: 35.1dB; In Operation: 37.7dB; 41dB in busy read & write; In Operation without HDD installed: 34dB
– Power Consumption (W) sleep: 42W; In Operation: 81W; Power-off (in WOL mode): 2.25W with 8 x640GB HDD installed
– Temperature 0~40C
– Humidity 0~95% R.H.
– Power Supply Input: 100-240V AC, 47-63Hz, Output: 350W
– Secure Design K-lock security slot for theft prevention
– VGA Reserved for maintenance
– Fan 2 x 12 cm smart cooling fan
The QNAP TS-809 Pro has the standard incredibly informational packaging for which QNAP is arguably famous. They have a tendency to smash every little piece of information onto the packaging.
The rear shows benchmarking graphs and more information. A friendly welcome message greets folks when they open the box.
It’s very well packed in dense foam. The package includes the device itself, a power cable (no adapter required!), a network cable, and some documentation. Also included is a CD with newer firmware on it, but there’s an even newer firmware available on QNAP’s web site.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.