Date: April 14th, 2009
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: QNAP
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QNAP TS-439 PRO INTRODUCTION
You may have heard the buzz recently about Intel's Atom processor - it is their smallest one yet. With its low power consumption and tiny form factor, it was designed to power the affordable and popular netbooks being scooped up by consumers right now. While netbooks are still the most common devices to find these little processors in, they are no longer the only one.
With NAS units for home and business evolving into what are basically miniature servers it only makes sense to incorporate the Atom processor's size, efficiency, and affordability into the world of network storage.
And with that, I bring you today's review – the QNAP TS-439 Pro, the world's first Atom-powered NAS for business. Featuring four drive bays, several RAID options, and a host of other features that well exceed the scope of this walkthrough, the best question to ask in regards to this product is “what can't this NAS do?”
QNAP CORPORATE PROFILE
QNAP Systems Inc. is the "Quality Network Appliance Provider" and we pledged to become the world's leading Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Network Video Recorder (NVR) solution provider.
Established 2004 in Taiwan , QNAP has successfully developed and launched powerful and reliable NAS and NVR product lines into worldwide channels. We provide our customers with high performance, reliable backup and secure solutions with our continuous innovations in design, features and technology. Today, QNAP has gained worldwide recognition from our customers and from media. For example, TS-509 Pro has won 'Editor's Choice' from BRnR (US), CNET France, and MPC Club ( Europe ). TS-409 Pro was honored 'Golden Bear Award' from Bjorn3d (US), 'Gold Award' from HWM ( Singapore , Malaysia ), 'Dam Good' from Hardware Canucks ( Canada ), and 'Golden Tachometer Award' from Benchmark Reviews (US) etc. TS-409U was awarded 'Editor's Choice' from Bios Level (US) etc.
The core of QNAP's development comes from a group of designers and engineers with extensive research experience and education in the IT and electronics industry. By listening to and sharing with our customers on a daily basis, we enable our core innovation and development to be customer driven.
We apply strict manufacturing standards to ensure the lowest defect rates. Our manufacturing facilities are ISO 9000 certified and our products come with UL, FCC and CE seals. As a responsible and leading edge company, QNAP is actively working on its designs to reduce its environmental impact by meeting and exceeding the regulations of various countries. Regarding this topic, all QNAP products are 100% RoHS compliant. Additionally, we thrive to reduce energy consumption whenever possible. By all means, QNAP wants to provide the highest quality products to protect your most valuable data.