QNAP NAS Major Win

QNAP WIN

QNAP NAS Major Win

We are the winners.  A few years ago, my lovely wife and son were searching for an NAS solution for our home office.  They chose QNAP, specifically the TS-419P II.  Having suffered through abuse from HP, I figured we’d be replacing this box in a few years.  Not so.  QNAP NAS major win for support for their older models.

The TS-419P II is a standard, four-bay box.  You must supply and install the drives.  Originally the firmware supported 8tb.  We installed 4 x 2tb Samsung drives with RAID zero configuration.

Then a couple of years later we needed more space.  (My lovely wife is a semi-professional photographer gradually moving into video.)  With a simple firmware upgrade, we replaced the Samsung drives with 4 x 4tb Seagate drives.  Presto … well, there was a fair wait getting the RAID to rebuild when we did a hot-install of the fourth drive … we had 8tb of NAS.

Today for reasons that are none of your business (involving tax stuff, you really don’t want to know), I decided to check for firmware updates.  Sure enough, 4.1.3 was available.  Here’s the description:

QNAP WIN

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ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A BETTER ALGORITHM FOR THE SMART FAN?!??!! For a box we bought years ago? At a price of zero?

If you’re looking for NAS, I can give my unqualified endorsement to QNAP.  Regular readers will understand how unusual this is.  For newcomers, here’s the quick summary: NEVER.

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