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 INSTALLATION AND TESTING
Installing the drives does require a screwdriver, just like on other QNAP units. Four screws on the underside of the tray secure the drive so it can be inserted into the bay. Once the drives are installed, cables can be plugged in and the system powered on.
The first order of business once the system is powered up is to run the QNAP Finder utility. It is located on the included setup CD and will locate the NAS on the network for you.
The NAS was found on my network within a couple seconds. At this point you have the choice of proceeding with a setup wizard or canceling out and manually setting everything up. For the sake of simplicity, I'm going to begin the setup wizard.
The wizard will walk you through configuration of essential settings to get the NAS operational. Tasks such as changing the administrator password, time/date settings, network settings, and the option to set up the RAID array are done here.
Once the wizard is complete, typing in the IP address of the NAS brings up the login page. You have the option of logging in using SSL too, which is a highly desirable feature to have from a security standpoint.