QNAP TAS-268 QTS and Android Combo NAS Review

by - 4 years ago

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A closer look


Opening the TAS-268 NAS for drive installation is as easy as turning your hand, because that is all that is needed. There is a single screw at the bottom of the NAS and once that has been removed, you can simply slide the chassis apart.

QNAP_TAS268-photo-bottom

Simply slide the two hard drives into place onto the SATA connectors and press the mounting brackets into the drive. Close it up again and you’re ready to use your brand new NAS.

QNAP_TAS268-photo-connectors

However, for me it is time to take the NAS further apart and have a closer look how it’s built, what is built with, and how it is put together. At least that’s what I’d normally do. This NAS has been so well assembled that I failed the task to remove enough of the screws in order to take it further apart. This sucks for me, but it speaks for the built quality of the NAS.

We can still get a glimpse of the blower-styled cooler that generates the right kind of airflow in the chassis to keep everything running cool and smooth.

QNAP_TAS268-Photo-fan view

So time to install my hard disk drives and get started with the actual testing.

QNAP_TAS268-Photo-drives installed

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. A closer look
  3. System Specifications, Features & Power Consumption
  4. Setup - Initialization and Storage Options
  5. Setup - Users, Groups, Shares, and File Services
  6. Setup - There is more, Add-Ons & External Devices
  7. Media, File, Download, and Backup Stations
  8. Direct Usage with Android
  9. Testing Method
  10. HD Video Playback
  11. 2x HD Video Playback
  12. 4x HD Video Playback
  13. HD Video Record
  14. HD Playback & Record
  15. Content Creation
  16. Office Productivity
  17. File Copy to NAS
  18. File Copy from NAS
  19. Directory Copy to NAS
  20. Directory Copy from NAS
  21. Photo Album
  22. Average Throughput
  23. Final Thoughts
  24. View All

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