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4.0 out of 5 stars Good product but some minor niggles, 8 Mar 2011
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This review is from: QNAP TS-210 2 Bay Turbo All-in-one NAS Server with iSCSI, iPhone Streaming, iTunes Server & Media Server (Personal Computers)
I finally decided to install a NAS as I hadn't realised how cheap they have got. This one seemed popular and had good reviews. I bought a TS 210 - but on reflection I think I'd have been fine with the 110 - as I don't intend to put 2 disks in this. You can run it fine with one disk - although the installation instructions assume you have two. (In case you are a novice please note this doesn't actually come with the disks you have to buy these separately). If you are thinking of running 2 disks in order to provide resilience I'd consider buying a 110 and connecting an external drive to the USB and using this as a live back up. The advantage of this is that you can take it with you (on holiday, or off site).

I've been working in IT for 20 years so had no issues getting this up and running - but it is far from straightforward if you have no IT skills. The device appears in your "My Computer" screen as a network device but if you click on it it launches a web based interface rather than a simple explorer window. To treat it like a normal drive you have to map a drive letter to an IP address. If that sounds like Dutch to you - then think again about buying one of these.

Note: Amazon prompted me to buy SATA leads in my bundle - but it comes with spare leads so this is unnecessary. (Only a couple of quid but still a waste of money).

Good points: Its pretty and nicely built. Everything worked first time and instructions to get it installed were easy.

Bad points: It's not yet plug and play - although I expect most other NAS are similar. The wiki that serves as a manual is very patchy and of little use. It comes with a EU type plug. I have kettle leads all over the house so I didn't really mind but it could be annoying for many people.
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