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  • danjw - Thursday, May 02, 2013 - link

    Yes, but can you have multiple volumes on a drive, yet? Reply
  • smitty123 - Thursday, May 02, 2013 - link

    i don't get why ppl are complaining about the v3.8.2 firmware.

    i think it's super easy and i love it. Heck i chose it over the Synology because i found it pretty simple. The synology desktop interface is overly complicated, disjointed and not helpfull at all and too technical, like they're trying to sound too serious. lol

    i've been in computers for 20 years, i've seen my share of badly coded interfaces, v3.8.2 is a piece of cake, neatly organised and well thought out with just the right amount of technobabble, ie: practically none !

    Sure the boot up and shutdown times could be better. the network transfer speeds could be better too for a lil ts-212, its not bad. i don't plan on doing heavy transfers with it, just hold my stuff i need to stream and the occasional backup at nite.

    Tbh, i'm not sure i want to upgrade to this desktop interface. i'm not that much on it once its setup i leave it as is and go on with my life, yunno ?

    Yet the Qsync and whatever new apps we'll get might get me to switch in the future. Who knows.
  • Eug - Thursday, May 02, 2013 - link

    I specifically didn't buy a QNAP NAS because the models I was interested in were still stuck on 3.8.

    I think QNAP sees the writing on the wall, which is why they're releasing OS 4.0, albeit only on some models at this time.
  • Death666Angel - Thursday, May 02, 2013 - link

    LCD -> The "D" in there already stands for display. So no need to talk about "LCD displays". :) Reply
  • extide - Thursday, May 02, 2013 - link

    ATM machine machine machine machine machine machine machine Reply
  • iwod - Friday, May 03, 2013 - link

    After all these years we are still stuck in insanely slow Marvell 6282 chips. I hope with the Custom Design of AMD, there will soon be a low cost x86 specifically designed for NAS market.
    I know there is already an Intel design, but they are just too expensive.
  • Eug - Friday, May 03, 2013 - link

    Atom works reasonably well for this purpose, and there is also the option of PowerPC. In fact, the last NAS I bought uses dual core PPC. Much faster than the ARM options, and significantly lower power than dual-core Atom. Reply
  • pensive69 - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - link

    my gripe with the O/S offered by QNAP and i guess the others in the NAS
    lines is with the helpfulness or lack of it when an error occurs.
    for instance - if you are logged on as admin and a screen pops up
    that says 'Access denied"... you ought to be provided with a
    wizard to resolve the conflct right then and there.
    i find the get-er-done admin paths a bit obfuscated in these boxes.
    for what it's worth we have a few of these, in dedicated NAS applications
    on security server duties, and they work fairly reliably.

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