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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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
All of the buttons are grouped together at the bottom. From left to right is a one-touch copy button (more on this later), USB 2.0 port, LED indicators for USB, power, hard drives, LAN, and a power button.
The back doesn't have an excessive amount of ports and the main feature to note here is the smart cooling fan. It will adjust speed automatically depending on the temperature of the drives. Rounding out the rest of this area is a power connector, reset button, gigabit LAN, and two more USB 2.0 ports.
Four rubber feet on the bottom will keep stability and vibration in check. I am pretty impressed with the feet as they are thick, sturdy and grip a desk surface very well.
The inside is accessed by flipping open the door that swings out from right to left. While the door itself lacks any sort of locking mechanism, each hard drive tray has an individual lock on it to help prevent against theft.
Hard drive trays are accessed by gently tugging on a latch and pulling outward. Let's get some drives installed and fire this baby up.