Date: November 2nd, 2010
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 outward appearance of this unit looks a lot like the TS-219P, but the similarities between the two units end there. Underneath the hood, the TS-259 Pro+ is superior in every way – it has a beefier 1.8GHz dual-core Atom CPU, 1GB RAM, and 512MB of flash memory.
A closer look at the front panel shows indicator lights for each hard drive, LAN, and eSATA. A power button, USB Copy button, and USB 2.0 port round out this area.
The HDD trays are removed by gently tugging on a latch. Each tray can be locked if you wish; this would be a good idea if the unit will be in an area where it could possibly be tampered with.
A view inside shows two SATA connectors as well as the cooling fan. Ventilation holes are located on one side of the unit as well to promote more airflow.
Around back is another view of the cooling fan, two Ethernet ports, and four 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. A VGA connection is also available for maintenance purposes.