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QNAP 639 Pro NAS

QNAP 639 Pro NAS


QNAP have produced a true business level NAS solution which utilises their class leading build quality features with a capable operating system. With the release of the 639 Pro several months ago they have shown that they are capable of entering the business market with full support for encryption and load balancing across two connections.

The introduction of the Intel Atom processor and one gigabyte of onboard memory helps the unit to perform under taxing situations and we were able to saturate a 1000mbit line with data transfer – a truly class leading performance. Certainly if you enable 256bit encryption then the system slows down when writing or reading data but this is to be expected and will undoubtedly be a welcome featureset for criticial and sensitive data within a business environment.

For home use the QNAP 639 pro should not be omitted as an option even with the substantial outlay of over £900 without any drives installed. With a full configuration of drives and Raid 0,1, 5 and 6 being built into the software there are plenty of options for every possible requirement.

Contenders in this market include the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Pro Business unit which we have spent some time with but have yet to review it for DriverHeaven. As a comparison we find the NETGEAR ReadyNAS a slightly better performer but the QNAP operating system is much more capable. Personally I would favour the QNAP 639 Pro mainly because I think they have built the most capable all round package for the best possible price. £900 is a lot of money, but when you take into consideration that the Netgear Readynas Pro Business Edition is selling for around £1,500 on Novatech with three £70 drives included (3x1tb) it is actually an extremely viable proposition.

QNAP have once again produced a stunningly well built NAS system which offers a mind blowing amount of configuration options for both personal and business use. The new V3 firmware software installation is a vast improvement over the previous system and is more responsive, more attractive and offers a wealth of options most people will never need to touch. The capable processor and high level of memory onboard as well as a 80 plus PSU offer the foundation for one of the most capable and reliable NAS systems available today on the market.

Scan £909.12 inc vat
Newegg $1,099.99

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Stuart Davidson

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