Date: July 29th, 2008
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: QNAP
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QNAP TS-409 PRO INTRODUCTION
Technology moves forward at such a rapid pace that it's difficult to find a household without a computer network these days, much less a business. Corporate networks can quickly expand in size and complexity, creating a growing need for reliable file storage and other services to keep operations running smoothly. Fortunately for an IT manager there is a device that centralizes not only storage but also provides fault tolerance, backup, FTP, and print server functions – a NAS (Network Attached Storage). The advantages of deploying a NAS in a network are many and expand well beyond just storage, and during this review of the Qnap TS-409 Pro we'll take a look at some of them. The TS-409 looks to be a pretty robust product with its 500MHz processor, 256MB RAM, and a Linux-embedded operating system. Sounds good so far, so let's dig a bit deeper and check out the rest.
QNAP CORPORATE PROFILE
QNAP Systems, INC. (QNAP) is a devoted and dominant provider of Internet Appliance products. With our solid and integrated expertise in the Linux embedded platform, QNAP has released more than 30 models for the network storage and digital network surveillance series over the past 6 years, providing our consumers with high performance and high reliability storage, backup, and surveillance solutions. Today, QNAP continues to lead the industry with our innovation in design and technology. Our products have gained worldwide recognition. For example, TS-109 Pro was honored the "The Best NAS Box" from MAXIMUM PC (US), "Lord of NAS" from Hexus (UK), and "Golden Bear Award" from Bjorn3D (US) etc. TS-209 Pro was honored "Gold Medal Award" from ComputerGEIL.dk ( Denmark ), Golden Award from InfoMods (France), and "Product of the Year 2007" from Hardware-TEST.dk ( Denmark ) etc.