We’ve seen a few NAS boxes recently that are primarily aimed at the home and SOHO user market and have been very impressed with what there is on offer. Naturally following on from the home and SOHO environment, we take a step up in size and move onto the SMB (Small and Medium Business) market and with this comes bigger NAS solutions. Typically we still find a number of these being self concealed, free standing units but there are small number at the top of this category that differ in their design and functionality in that they are rack mountable.
QNAP as we have seen before are one of the big players in the UK NAS market and since 2004 when they were founded, they have built up a catalogue of products that span across all the markets from the home and SOHO users right up through the SMB sector to the high end enterprise markets where the need for on demand data is not only necessary, its vital for the smooth and efficient running of any business.
Fitting into the middle of the three markets, the SMB sector the TS869 Pro is QNAP’s top product that they offer for SMB users, offering up an 8 bay solution that meets the demands of a large number of growing businesses in a free standing easy to install chassis. Those of you out there that have read our review on the TS419P II earlier in the year will note how we liked the user interface both front and back end and the clean conservative looks that are on offer. The TS869 Pro is very much the same and we will see, it bares an uncanny resemblance to its little brother in the SOHO sector. On that note, lets get tucked into some more NAS goodness with the TS869 Pro from QNAP.