Date: September 3rd, 2009
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: QNAP
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The TS-219P looks a lot like other QNAP NAS units, just on a smaller scale. The vertically-oriented drive trays take up most of the front, with some indicator lights and buttons next to them. Let's take a closer look in.
There are indicators lights for hard drives, LAN, and eSATA. Below the indicators are a power button, one-touch copy button (more on this later), and a USB port. There is no LCD on this particular model.
Even though there are only two drive bays, a sticker is placed on top of the unit that shows the correct sequence of the drives. Each tray also has a sticker on it indicating which bay it belongs in.
At the back are a cooling fan, Ethernet port, two USB ports for attaching devices such as printers, external hard drives, or a UPS. There are also two eSATA ports for attaching external hard drives.
It would be really unfortunate if your data met an untimely death because the NAS fell off your desk, so on the bottom are four rubber feet to help keep the unit stationary. My desk is made out of wood and I had no issues with the unit sliding around.
The trays are removed by gently tugging on the latch and pulling them straight out. If you want to prevent someone from walking up to the NAS and removing a drive, simply lock the trays by using the included keys.