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QNAP TS-219P NAS Review


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Introduction


These days a home network really is a must as it can do so much for you.  As most of you know a network is a way to link a series of computers together so they can share information.  For instance a home network can enable you to share a single Internet connection with your entire family.  A side benefit to this is that you can transfer data between these family computers. 

To extend this concept even further you can store data in a central location and access it from any computer in the house, show movies on your TV, and even backup important documents from your main workstation.This is where a NAS comes in. A NAS, or Network Attached Storage, is a centrally located network storage device that acts as a repository for any data you wish to store. 

In this review we will be looking at the latest NAS from QNAP called the TS-219P.  This is a professional grade NAS device that can not only store your valuable data but also doubles as an application server to do things like serve up webpages, download torrents, organize your music catalog, and even interface a video security system.
Let’s start with the specs
CPU Marvell 1.2GHz
DRAM 512MB DDRII RAM
Flash Memory 16MB
HDD 2 x 3.5" SATA I/II HDD or 2 x 2.5" SATA HDD, ( the standard system is shipped without HDD)
HDD Tray 2 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
LAN Port 1 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
LED Indicators HDD 1, HDD 2, LAN, eSATA, Status, USB
USB 3 x USB 2.0 port (Front: 1; Back: 2) Supports USB printer, disk, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS, etc.
eSATA 2 x eSATA port (Back)
Buttons System: Power button, USB one-touch-backup button, reset button
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor Tower
Dimensions 150(H) x 102(W) x 216(D) mm
Net weight: 1.74kg
Power Consumption (W) Sleep mode: 5W
In operation: 21W (with 2 x 500GB HDD installed)
Power Supply External power adaptor,60W, Input: 100-240V
Secure Design K-lock security slot for theft prevention
Fan 1 x quiet cooling fan (7 cm, 12V DC)

For more information about this and other QNAP products please consult the QNAP Website.
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