QNAP TS-869U-RP 8-Bay Rackmount NAS Review

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 In general a NAS box is just an external hard drive caddy that is attached to your network rather than by USB or even Firewire. Because of this we can find a whole host of other features and utilities bundled into them giving them the leading edge over the other options available on the market.

Hardware Spec.
CPU Intel® Atom™ 2.13GHz Dual-core Processor
DRAM 2GB RAM (Expandable RAM, up to 4GB) NOTE: 1. The system memory can be increased to maximum 4GB by installing an additional 1GB or 2GB SO-DIMM RAM module. 2 .For the information of RAM module installation and compatible NAS models, please refer to the QNAP RAM Module Installation Guide
Flash Memory 512MB DOM
Hard Disk Drive 8 x 3.5” or 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD NOTE: 1. The system is shipped without HDD. 2. For the HDD compatibility list, please visithttp://www.qnap.com/en/index.php?sn=3877&lang=en
Hard Disk Tray 8 x Hot-swappable and lockable tray
LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet ports
LED Indicators Status, LAN, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD3, HDD4, HDD5, HDD6, HDD7, HDD8
USB 2 x USB 3.0 port (Back: 2) 4 x USB 2.0 port (Back: 4) Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
eSATA 2 x eSATA port (Back)
Buttons Power, Reset, Enter, Select
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor 2U, Rackmount
Dimensions 89 (H) x 482 (W) x 534 (D) mm 3.50 (H) x 18.98 (W) x 21.02 (D) inch
Weight Net weight: 11.02 kg (24.29 lbs) Gross weight: 19.26 kg (42.46 lbs)
Power Consumption (W) Sleep mode: 56.6W In Operation:74.7W Power-off (in WOL mode): 1W (with 8 x 1TB HDD installed)
Temperature 0-40˚C
Humidity 0~95% R.H.
Power Supply Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, Output: Redundant 300W
Secure Design K-lock security slot for theft prevention
VGA Reserved VGA interface for maintenance
Fan 2 x quiet cooling fan (7 cm, 12V DC)
Software Spec.
Operating System

  • Embedded Linux

Supported Clients

  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows Server 2003/2008 R2
  • Apple Mac OS X
  • Linux & UNIX

Supported Browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 8+
  • Apple Safari 4+
  • Google Chrome

Multilingual Support

  • Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

File System

  • Internal Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4
  • External Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+

Networking

  • TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
  • Dual Gigabit NICs with Jumbo Frame
    • Failover
    • Multi-IP Settings
    • Port Trunking/NIC Teaming (Modes: Balance-rr, Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad/Link Aggregation, Balance-tlb and Balance-alb)
  • Service Binding based on Network Interfaces
  • Virtual LAN (VLAN)
  • DHCP Client, DHCP Server
  • Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS(v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC
  • UPnP & Bonjour Discovery
  • USB Wi-Fi Adapter Support

Backup Solution

  • Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
    • Works as Both RTRR Server & Client with Bandwith Control
    • Real-time & Scheduled Backup
    • Encryption, Compression, File Filter, and Transfer Rate Limitation
  • Block-level Remote Replication
    • Works as Both Rsync Server & Client with Bandwidth Control
    • Encrypted Replication between QNAP NAS Servers
  • Desktop Backup by QNAP NetBak Replicator for Windows
  • Apple Time Machine Support with Backup Management
  • Data Backup to Multiple External Storage Devices
  • Data Backup to Cloud Storage (Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, and Symform)

Security

  • IP Filter and Policy-based Automatic IP Blocking
  • Network Access Protection with Auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
  • Encrypted Access: HTTPS, FTP with SSL/TLS (Explicit), SSH/SFTP (admin only), Encrypted Remote Replication between QNAP NAS Servers (Rsync over SSH)
  • CIFS Host Access Control for Shared Folders
  • Antivirus Protection
  • FIPS 140-2 Validated AES 256-bit Volume-based Data Encryption*
  • AES 256-bit External Drive Encryption*
  • Importable SSL Certificate
  • Instant Alert via E-mail, SMS, Instant Messaging (Windows Live), Beep, and LCD Panel
Disk Management

  • Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + Hot Spare, 6 + Hot Spare, 10 + Hot Spare
  • Global Hot Spare
  • Online RAID Capacity Expansion & Online RAID Level Migration
  • Bad Block Scan & Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T.
  • RAID Recovery
  • Bitmap Support

iSCSI (IP SAN)

  • iSCSI Target
    • Multi-LUNs per Target
    • Up to 256 Targets/LUNs Combined
    • Supports LUN Mapping & Masking
    • Online LUN Capacity Expansion
    • Supports SPC-3 Persistent Reservation
    • Supports MPIO & MC/S
  • iSCSI LUN Backup, One-time Snapshot, and Restore
  • iSCSI Connection and Management by QNAP Finder (Windows)
  • Virtual Disk Drive (via iSCSI Initiator)
    • Stack Chaining Master
    • Max No. of Virtual Disk Drives: 8

Server Virtualization & Clustering

  • Supports VMware vSphere
  • Supports Citrix XenServer
  • Supports Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V & Failover Clustering

Power Management

  • Wake on LAN
  • Internal Hard Drive Standby Mode
  • Scheduled Power on/off (Max 15 Settings)
  • Automatic Power on after Power Recovery
  • USB and Network UPS Support with SNMP Management

Access Right Management

  • Max No. of Users: 4,096
  • Max No. of User Groups: 512
  • Max No. of Network Shares: 512
  • Batch Users Creation
  • Import/Export Users
  • User Quota Management
  • Subfolder Permissions Support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP and Web File Manager

Domain Authentication Integration

  • Microsoft Active Directory (AD)
  • LDAP Server
  • LDAP Client
  • Domain Users Login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and Web File Manager

MyCloudNAS Service

  • Private Cloud Storage and Sharing
  • Free Host Name Registration (DDNS)
  • Auto Router Configuration (via UPnP)
  • MyCloudNAS Connect for Easy VPN Connection (Windows utility)

Storage Plug & Play

  • Windows Software: QNAP Finder
  • Create and Map Shared Folders
  • Create and Connect to iSCSI Target/LUN

Web Administration

  • AJAX-based User Interface
  • Smart Fan Control
  • Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
  • SNMP (v2 & v3)
  • Resource Monitor
  • Network Recycle Bin for File Deletion via CIFS/SMB and AFP
    • Automatic Cleanup
    • File Type Filter
  • Comprehensive Logs (Events & Connection)
  • Syslog Client
  • Firmware Live Update
  • System Settings Backup and Restore
  • Restore to Factory Default
  • Mobile App Qmanager for Remote Monitoring

Powerful All-in-one server

File Server

  • File Sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
  • Windows ACL
  • Advanced Folder Permission for SMB, AFP, FTP, Web File Manager
  • Shared Folder Aggregation (CIFS/SMB)
  • Web File Manager
    • Supports ISO Mounting
    • Direct File Viewing via Google Doc
    • Create and Send Download Links for Public File Sharing with Expiration Time and Password Protection
  • Mobile App: Qfile for File Browsing and Management

FTP Server

  • FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
  • Max No. of Concurrent Connections: 256
  • FXP Supported
  • Passive FTP Port Range Control
  • FTP Bandwidth & Connection Control
  • Unicode Support

Backup Server

  • Remote Replication Server (over Rsync)
  • Real-time Remote Replication to another QNAP NAS or FTP Server
  • Apple Time Machine Support
  • Windows Client Backup Application: QNAP NetBak Replicator
  • Third Party Backup Software Support: Acronis True Image, CA BrightStor, ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, LaCie SilverKeeper, etc.

Web Server

  • HTTP/HTTPS Connections
  • Supports WebDAV Connection
  • Support Virtual Host (Max: 32)
  • Importable SSL Certificate

Database Server

  • Built-in MySQL Server
  • Web-based Management via phpMyAdmin (QPKG)

Print Server

  • Max No. of Printers: 3
  • Supports Internet Printing Protocol
    • Print Job Display and Management
    • IP- and Domain Name-based Privilege Control
  • Supports Apple Bonjour Printing

Syslog Server

  • Centralized Log Monitoring and Archiving
  • Immediate E-mail Alerts
  • Supports Log Filtering

RADIUS Server

  • Centralized Account Management and Authentication for Network Access
  • Supports PAP, EAP-TLS/PAP, and EAPTTLS/PAP Authentication

TFTP Server with PXE Booting VPN Server

  • Secure Remote Access: PPTP & OpenVPN VPN services
  • Remote Access to Other Resources on Local Network
  • Max No. of Clients: 30

Surveillance Station Pro

  • Max. IP Cameras: 12, optional purchase (1 free license included,supported network cameras)
  • Mobile app: VMobile (iOS & Android)

iTunes Server

  • Audio and Video Sharing (AIF, M4A, M4B, M4V, MOV, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPEG, MPG, WAV)
  • Smart Playlist for iTunes Client (Windows & Mac OS)

Multimedia Station

  • Supports Photo, Audio and Video
  • Image Slideshow and Rotation
  • Automatic & Schedule Thumbnail Generation for Easy Browsing
  • Display Photo Details from EXIF: Date, Exposure Time, Aperture, etc.
  • Display Audio Details from ID3 Tag: Album Cover, Title, Artist, Album, etc.
  • Access Authority Management
  • Multimedia (Video & Audio) Streaming
  • Supports Cooliris
  • Supports Web Publishing (Facebook, MySpace, MSN Live, Twitter, Plurk, Blogger)
  • Share Photos by Email
  • Supported Formats:
  • Photo – JPG/JPEG, GIF, PNG
  • Audio – MP3
  • Video
    • Playback: FLV, MPEG-4 Video (H.264 + AAC)
    • Transcode: AVI, M4V, MPG/MPEG, RM/RMVB, WMV
  • QNAP Exclusive iPhone & Android App – QMobile
Photo Station

  • Supported File Formats:
    • Photo: JPG/JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, RAW (.arw, .srf, .sr2, .dcr, .kdc, .cr2, .crw, .nef, mrw, .pef, .paf, .3fr, .erf, .mef, .mos, .orf, .rw2, .dng, .x3f, .tif, .nrw, .raf)
    • Video: FLV, MPEG-4 Video (H.264 + AAC)
  • Image Slideshow with Background Music, Thumbnails, and Different Playback Modes
  • Online Photo Editing by Pixlr Editor
  • Geotagging Photos with Google Maps
  • Slideshow Sharing (from Private Albums) with Password Protection
  • Photo Publishing to Social Websites (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Plurk, and Blogger)
  • Photo Sharing by Email

Music Station

  • Supported Audio Formats:
    • MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4A, APE, AAC
  • Local Playback with USB Speaker/Sound Card
  • Browse Other UPnP Media Servers on Local Network
  • Internet Radio (MP3)
  • Music Alarm (up to 8 Alarms)
  • Playback Control by QNAP Mobile App: QMobile Music Remote

Download Station

  • PC-less BT, FTP, HTTP Download (up to 500 Tasks)
  • BT Download
    • Supports Magnet Links
    • Supports TCP/UDP Tracker Protocol
    • Scheduled Download
    • Configurable Port Range
    • Bandwidth Control
    • RSS Subscription and Download (Broadcatching)
    • Selectable Download Files
  • HTTP/ FTP Download
    • Configurable Saving Directory
    • Bulk Download with Wildcard Settings
    • RapidShare Download Support
  • QNAP Download Management Software: QGet
    • For Both Windows & Mac OS
    • Manage the Download Tasks of Multiple QNAP NAS Remotely over LAN or WAN

Antivirus

  • Protection against the Latest Known Viruses, Trojans, and Other Threats
  • Free Virus Databases Update on Manual or Scheduled Basis
  • Multiple Scan Tasks (Max: 64, Concurrent: 5) with Custom Folder Selection and Scheduled
  • Scanning
  • Email Notification upon Task Completion or Virus Detection
  • Quarantines or Deletes Infected Files

QPKG Center

  • Expands Application Services by Easy Online Installation
  • A Wide Variety of Official and Community QPKG Add-ons

The actual available QPKGs may vary depending on the NAS platform.

  • Business
    • eyeOS
    • GLPI
    • Squid Proxy Server
    • Vtiger CRM
  • CMS
    • Gallery
    • Joomla!
    • WordPress
    • Xoops
  • Communications
    • Asterisk
    • XMail
    • Xeams
  • Download
    • MLDonkey
    • NZBGet
    • pyLoad
    • SABnzbdplus
    • Transmission
  • Entertainment
    • QiTunesAir
    • IceStation
    • Plex Media Server
    • PS3 Media Server
    • Squeezebox Server
  • Utilities
    • AjaXplorer
    • iStat
    • Optware IPKG
    • phpMyAdmin
    • Piwik
  • Misc.
    • Java Runtime Environment
    • Mono
    • Python
    • QUSBCam
    • Tomcat

… and more.

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging
  3. A Closer Look
  4. NAS Features
  5. Testing Method
  6. HD Video Playback
  7. 2x HD Video Playback
  8. 4x HD Video Playback
  9. HD Video Record
  10. HD Playback & Record
  11. Content Creation
  12. Office Productivity
  13. File Copy to NAS
  14. File Copy from NAS
  15. Directory Copy to NAS
  16. Directory Copy from NAS
  17. Photo Album
  18. Final Thoughts
  19. View All

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2 Comments on QNAP TS-869U-RP 8-Bay Rackmount NAS Review

  • Wayne says:

    Boy O boy. Reviews about NAS Servers & their ilk is about as interesting as watching paint dry. This kind of equipment is specifically tailored for the enterprise market.

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