Our first look at the TS-419P II shows us a sleek matt black front with clean and simple layout. On the left hand side of the drives is the power button and a single USB2.0 port with a copy button surrounding it. This port enables you to copy the contents of a flash or small hard drive to the NAS with a one-touch solution.
Above the drive bays we can see the screen portion of the device with the four activity lights to the lower left and to the right of the screen there is an enter and menu select button. We can just see behind the glossy cover the LCD itself which is blue backlit during use.
On the TS-419P II, the drive trays are mounted vertically, with bay one on the left and the fourth to the right. Each of the drives individually latch into positioned and can be removed independent of each other.
On the rear of the NAS box, we find an array of connectivity options including two 10/100/1000 ethernet, two eSATA ports and three USB2.0 ports. Above the eSATA is a reset switch which would require a pin to press in the eventuality that connecting to the device is no longer possible. To the left of the I/O area as an 90mm fan which pulls air in and through the drive bays keeping the disks cool during use.