Date: March 1st, 2010
Article by: (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
My first impression of the Valkyrie was that it's a very well constructed unit. It's solid and has a fairly small footprint. There is a “NAS Storage” logo on one side and a Valkyrie logo on the opposite side.
On the front are all the indicators. They are pretty self explanatory so I won't go over each one. There's also a USB port here for attaching an external storage device or a printer, which will come in handy. Also take note of the one touch backup button.
The front panel flips down to expose the drive bays…
…and the trays are released by pressing the circular button. Each tray simply pulls straight out so a drive can be attached.
An inside view shows us the SATA connectors and the cooling fan at the back. Standard fare here.
The back of the unit is neat and tidy. There's a cooling fan, gigabit LAN port, another USB port, and a port for the power adapter. And if you should ever need to reset everything to factory defaults, the small reset button in the upper left corner will get the job done.