The TS-809 Pro has a mostly silver body with a black bezel. The hard drives are situated vertically with an LCD above them. The QNAP logo is prominently displayed on the upper left corner of the bezel, with the power button and a copy button with a USB port for USB backups.
The hard drives are locked in via a simple barrel lock. The LCD has an ENTER and SELECT button for paging through options and display modes on the LCD. In addition to the system power and activity LEDs, each hard drive has its own power and activity LEDs.
The rear of the unit has two 120 mm fans in the center and a power supply unit at the top. The motherboard is obviously mounted to the side, as the dual LAN ports and four USB ports are mounted to the side. The white covers are on top of the serial and VGA ports were are apparently reserved for maintenance.
The hard drives are held in by simple levers, which push the HDD into the rack with the SATA ports in the back. I believe that QNAP uses the same hard drive cages in all of its products.
The motherboard itself isn’t very visible, but one can easily see the SATA cables running throughout the device when the shroud is removed. The Core 2 Duo’s cooling device’s back brace is visible, too.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.