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Pros: The device is very reasonably priced as an entry NAS. The unit has all the basic features plus extra functionality you'd expect from one of QNAPs more expensive home NAS boxes. If you are looking to use the box as a remote, mirrored share drive, this will work perfectly. The unit runs a full-function version of QTS with access to a wide array of QNAP and 3rd party apps. It is also compact, allowing easy placement just about anywhere.
Cons: The Quad processor is just not powerful enough to take ready advantage of some of the more attractive features for home users. For example, the QiMagie software from QNAP is a great idea for organizing and accessing your image/video archive; however, the limited processing ability of this device means a very slow import process with numerous hiccups along the way. This is a bigger issue if you desire to stream video content using Plex or similar software - without GPU processing, this unit is far too slow to provide dependable streaming even to one device. It is also unfortunate that QNAP has not developed useful software for viewing images / media on streaming devices like Roku, forcing the user to use 3rd party apps like Plex. The unit also had a bug such that when powered off, it would spin up the two disks every few minutes, and then when spun up, would shut them off... I could not reliably shut off the unit without unplugging the power cord. A major utility of such a device is to provide regular backup of images/data from mobile devices. While the Qsync software and to a lesser extent Qfile / QiMagie all offer various degrees of image backup / synchronization, functionality is highly limited with iPhone/iPads when compared with Android devices. Lastly, QNAP has not kept up with documentation on their software. While they have a wide variety of videos to advertise what you can do with various software packages, it is much harder to find helpful directions on how to configure the software on various devices. A lot of time is spent trying to figure out what each QNAP app is intended to do distinct from other QNAP apps and how to properly set that app up.
Overall Review: If you are looking for a reasonably priced device to offer file sharing, particularly for PCs, then this device will work well. Otherwise, if attracted by the advertised ease of media archiving from mobile devices or streaming functionality, then I'd expect that you will be equally disappointed and rather frustrated.
Pros: The feature set on paper look good for the price
Cons: The features don't really work as advertised.
The product lists S3 sleep mode feature, but its not available as an option from the user interface.
The disk will not go to standby, even with the basic setup from scratch with no apps added, nor does disabling everything their support suggest fixes it.
Overall Review: I made the mistake of trying to work with the manufacturer support, but I should have realized if the menu options was omitted for advertised features, that this product was not ready for production. Now I'm stuck being a beta tester for who knows how long.
Pros: Purchased installed 2 Seagate x14 14 tb drives.
Setup was painless. Took quite a while for the check raid 1 to complete.
Cons: Seagate x14 14 tb Drivers are a little noise in this unit. I think they should have used rubber feet in the enclose. Yes it's the enclosure having the drives making a little noise.
Overall Review: Yes great 2 bay NAS for the money.
Pros: -Excellent produit: l'interface de Qnap est bien faite, intuitive et épurée. J'aime bien que l'ensemble du produit et les applications puissent être en français.
-Je donne 4/5 pour la simple raison que le boitier n'empêche pas d'entendre le bruit des disques WD Red, il y a de la vibration malgré la technologie utilisée.
Cons: -Malgré de nombreuses formations, un NAS est un produit relativement compliqué et si vous ne voulez faire qu'une sauvegarde de votre ordinateur (ce qui est mon cas) il vaut mieux envisager une autre solution «plus simple» ou sinon vous y passerez quelques soirées pour bien le configurer.
-La couleur du boitier: j'ai rien contre un genre de bleu poudre, mais pour un équipement informatique qui doit, à mon avis, passer inaperçu, on repassera, surtout que c'est le seul NAS de la gamme Qnap a avoir cette couleur de boitier. Message pour Qnap: essayer le noir ou le gris :-)
Overall Review: -Je recommande ce produit pour quelqu'un qui veut un NAS, qui veut sauvegarder ses fichiers ET y accéder à distance, streamer des vidéos, de la musique, partager des fichiers, etc. Si vous ne voulez faire qu'une sauvegarde, Western Digital ou un disque de sauvegarde fera votre bonheur.
Overall Review: Best budget NAS in my opinion. Pretty much has superior better hardware (mostly more ram) then the competitors for that kind of budget.
Pros: -Easy to setup
-Easy to use
Cons: Noisy, whatever drives you're using (I had 2x WD Reds, CMR, 6TB but tried with Ironwolf too), the plastic enclosure acts as a resonance box amplifying the natural writing noise coming from a standard drive with platters and R/W heads, of course this doesn't apply to the SSDs.
Overall Review: Good if you use it in a computer room, separate from your living spaces due to noise
Cons: specs limit functionality a bit
Overall Review: I bought this NAS for a IT customer and I own a Qnap 332x myself, I love how the software and apps just work they don't break they just work all the time. I have 16 GB RAM in my 332x so I use it for ad blocking, VPN tunnelling and virtualization; the 230 has only 2 GB RAM but I found using the web interface to do what you would use a nas for like sync and backups it does very well and using the web interface isn't slower than my 332x. with covid pricing pushing up MSRP, it's nice to see this NAS come around at a fair price point, it will backup your precious memories and sync your documents into a RAID array and it does it well.
Overall Review: Set this up for my mother to use for storing pictures and such from her phone. After setup and installing the app on her phone, it was easy enough to explain how to send files to the nas.