Date: September 25th, 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-509 PRO TURBO INTRODUCTION
Previously I reviewed the TS-409 Pro NAS from QNAP, and couldn't say enough positive things about it. It packed a myriad of high performance features into a compact box and still provided an organized, easy to configure interface. QNAP has now introduced the TS-509 Pro which improves upon an already superb product. Included on this new model are an LCD display, load balancing, fail over, and multiple IP settings all of which were absent from its predecessor. The new TS-509 Pro also features 5 drive bays, an eSATA port, and an upgraded 1.6GHz Celeron processor and 1GB DDRII RAM. This could very well be the last NAS one will need for a very long time, so let's dig in and find out for sure.
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.