QNAP TS-809 Pro NAS Review

By on January 3, 2013, 10:32 PM
While popular among storage-hungry PC enthusiasts, network-attached storage has proven to be particularly useful in office environments, where sharing large amounts of data between several desktop PCs can become quite problematic. With the availability of 2TB hard drives, a majority of users will be satisfied with a 2 or 4-bay NAS solution. However, as data accumulates over time there are those who might require even more than that.
Performance and feature set are two things you'll definitely want to keep in mind. From our experience in testing a range of devices we can assure you there can be huge differences from one offering to another. Some will provide you with transfer speeds of around 10-20MB/s, while other more serious models will deliver considerably better performance, but most still struggle to max out a Gigabit Ethernet connection. Our quest for bigger and better alternatives led us to one place: the QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS. Not only can this product accommodate more hard drives than we've seen before, supporting a total of eight, but it possesses power that is unmatched by any NAS device we have come across to date. Read the complete review.

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Captain828 Captain828 said:

Great review and great piece of hardware there!

Timonius Timonius said:

16TB "ought to be enough for anybody".

Guest said:

I can think of at least one good way to fill 16TB :) hehe

Nice review guys!

yangly18 yangly18 said:

good one guest.....

I think I could fill 16Tb easy that way....

The only way I could ever see myself ever piling up 16Tb would be if I was to rip every movie, tv series, ect that I have plus downloading a ton of them. Maby if I got them all in HD that would fill it up faster. I'd still be left with a ton of space even after that though...def not for the 'usual' computer user.

tonylukac said:

And it would take about 2 years to scan it for viruses/adware.

Richy2k9 said:

hello ....

OMG 16TB ..... now what will i do with this (0O)? ... i will conquer the world! BWA HA HA ha ha ha ...

So nice, will read the complete review, will it work with my console too with the UPNP option ..

PC less download & ... phew ... i'm too overhyped now! the price must be high though!

humm, i wonder if Techspot will, like with most reviewed hard-ware, put this in a giveavway contest... oh dear, i only wish i could be the winner this time .. sorry for others!


compdata compdata, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Sweet piece of hardware. I can definitely see this at use for small businesses and maybe some very hard core users. Quite a bit out of my price range though ;-)

pomonasi said:


16 TB? damn... i remember being excited about my 500GB hard drive and how much storage it had...

ken777 said:

Pretty good performance for a NAS box. Would be interesting to see the desktop system outfitted with 4 drives too or the QNAP with only 2 drives for a more evenly matched comparison.

Guest said:

Good article. I just wanted to add that a lot of users who want to experiment with NAS technology without buying expensive hardware right away, can do so with freely available NAS technologies such as FreeNAS. On top of this, you can configure a virtual machine so you can play with the NAS features, configurations and benefits before buying any hardware. If you are interested, I did a step by step article on how to configure a Virtual Machine for a FreeNAS appliance, you can have a look at http://indiawebsearch.com/content/how-to-configure-a-vmware-
irtual-machine-for-freenas-installation and http://indiawebsearch.com/content/how-to-perform-initial-fre
nas-configuration , any feedback is also welcome!

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