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QNAP 8TB (Desktop Class HDD) 4-bay home & SOHO NAS for personal cloud and multimedia experience
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- Centralised management for data and file backup
- 5.1 channel surround sound support with HD Station via HDMI
- File synchronization across computers, tablets and smart phones
- Archive, manage, enjoy and share photo, music and video collections
- 24/7 home and SOHO surveillance centre
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|Connectivity Technology||—||ISCSI; Serial ATA; Yes||ISCSI; Serial ATA||ISCSI|
|Data Transfer Rate||—||6,000 Mb per second||225 Mb per second||625 MB per second|
|Hard Disk Size||8 TB||0 GB||80,000 GB||8 GB|
|Item Dimensions||—||18 x 23.5 x 17.7 cm||2.05 x 2.75 x 2.4 cm||20.32 x 16.51 x 23.32 cm|
|Network Interface||—||4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port||—||—|
|Size||8TB||Empty Enclosure||Empty Enclosure||8GB RAM|
|Special Feature||—||Backup Function||Hot Swap Function||Hot Swap Function|
|Style||Desktop Class HDD||4 Bay (4GB)||2 Bay (8GB)||Enclosure|
QNAP 8TB TS-470 PRO
High performance NAS as a multimedia hub
The TS-470 Pro, featuring advanced QTS 4.0 operating system, performs as an easy-to-use yet powerful NAS for data backup, file synchronization, remote access and home entertainment. The TS-470 Pro has an excellent hardware design with a powerful Dual-Core 3.3 GHz processor that facilitates high definition media transcoding and the 5.1 channel surround sound with the HD Station via HDMI connection. Building a high-quality home theater is absolutely easy with the TS-470 Pro.
QTS 4.0 - Simple and efficient
Thanks to QTS 4.0's intuitive user interface, system operations of the TS-470 Pro are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find the desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency.
Dual-Core 3.3 GHz processor delivering high performance
Equipped with powerful Dual-Core Intel Core i3 3.3 GHz processor and 2GB DDR3 RAM, the TS-470 Pro is designed as a home NAS with high quality hardware to provide the performance to deliver extremely smooth media transcoding capabilities. You can also use the TS-470 Pro as a home multimedia hub to fully enjoy your photo, music and videos.
5.1 channel surround sound support with HD Station via HDMI
QNAP HD Station integrates the powerful XBMC v12 media player and web browser. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-470 Pro to a HDTV to enjoy all your rich multimedia content on the big screen. The splendid user interface and the support for 5.1 channel surround sound audio passthrough*, coupled with the powerful media transcoding capability of the TS-470 Pro, brings smooth playback of Full HD videos providing a quality home theater experience**. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app or use MCE remote controls via the built-in IR receiver of the TS-470 Pro.
Supports DLNA and AirPlay for media streaming
You can use DLNA compatible devices, such as HDTVs, Sony PS3, and Microsoft Xbox 360 to stream photos, videos and music stored on the TS-470 Pro. The Qfile mobile app on an iOS device allows you to browse videos and photos stored on the TS-470 Pro and play on a TV via AirPlay-enabled devices such as Apple TV. You can also install QAirplay app, available in the App Center, on the TS-470 Pro to steam your media contents directly on Apple TV, bypassing your mobile device thus saving the energy of your mobile device. Furthermore, the TS-470 Pro can be used as a PLEX media server to stream your content to any Smart TV or PLEX clients, such as smartphones and tablets.
Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
QNAP Netbak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. The USB port on the front panel of the TS-470 Pro features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data on external drives to the TS-470 Pro with just one click, or back up data on the TS-470 Pro to the external drives alternatively. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with an effortless solution to back up data to the TS-470 Pro. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec are also supported.
Access, use, sync and enjoy with your tablets and smartphones
The TS-470 Pro is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your smart mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share stored files easily as if you are carrying tons of files in your pocket. Besides, Qfile mobile app on an iOS device allows users to browse videos and photos stored on the TS-470 Pro and play on the TV via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor and manage the TS-470 Pro remotely and efficiently without turning on a PC, while Qmusic allows you to listen to rich music collections on the TS-470 Pro anytime and anywhere, and download to enjoy offline.
1 x TS-470PRO-8TB
Top customer reviews
Bearing in mind of its location being in my lounge Any concerns regarding possible noise from the drives and cooling fan have proved to be unfounded. My experience is that it generates no more noise than the drives within the likes of Sky, Virgin or freesat boxes.
There is one downside in so much as the Qnap does not have an application to be able to connect it to the internet through a VPN provider for that added security - do not be mislead by the vpn network service available as this is purely for you to be able to access the NAS from outside of your LAN. I eventually had this confirmed by Qnap Tech. Support. There was no hint from them that Qnap will be supplying the requisite Qpkg app. anytime soon.
The hdmi output and the compatibility with the xbmc programme gave this unit the edge over the Synology range for me. However the lack of VPN connection to providers stopped it from gaining full marks.
It supports 16GB of DDR3 ram, and it's PC12800 so it's fast. There's also a transcoding function that converts weird video formats to H.264 and it's really, really fast. The output files are actually surprisingly good in quality. You can also swap the i3 processor for an i7 if you're feeling adventurous, although that will void the warranty, however adding RAM does not.
The media centre function is great, just connect it to the TV via HDMI and use a smartphone app to control it, or you can use a Media Centre remote because the unit has a IR port to recognise remote controls. Did I mention that you can also use an app? Pretty cool. You can also connect one of those multimedia keyboards with integrated trackpads to this and type from your sofa. Nice one!
It's entirely made of metal and that's great because it helps to dissipate the heat it generates, which to be honest is negligible. This unit consumes 40W of power on its maximum usage, so it's less than a MacBook Pro 15" just to give you an idea of how efficient it is.
I'd love to say a billion things about what it can do but honestly, I don't use half of the functions, however what I use, it does very well. I can consolidade all my Final Cut Pro X library to this and edit over the network over a single 1Gbps connection and it does not stutter. 1080p video and it is smooth like knife through butter.
Anyway, this IS worth every single penny. It's not like a computer that you'll be replacing every 3 years, this will last you for ages, it's good to invest in something solid and fast. By the way, this is not the cheapest product, so make sure to check Google Shopping to see prices in other stores. I did not buy mine from Amazon as Dabs had it cheaper when I searched so I got it from them. Posting a review here because I want to stay a TOP 1000 reviewer :P