Excellent performance, Excellent features, Runs quiet and cool, Low power consumption, Plenty of ports: 5 USB, two eSATA, and two Gigabit Lan
Wealth of features, iSCSI service, Powerful.
Outstanding performer, Packed with features.
Good performance, Tons of features, Fairly easy to use, Uses both 3.5” or 2.5” drives
Very powerful with Intel Atom processor, No significant performance loss with any RAID 1, Quick file transfers, Flexible design, lots of software options available
The QNAP TS-259 Pro offers top throughput speed, an overwhelming list of useful features and an excellent Web interface. Also, it supports hot-swappable RAID configurations, Apple's Time Machine, and IP cameras for an automatic surveillance system.
Only 1 USB on the front
Clunky interface, Long setup, Intimidating to mass consumers
SAS version for enterpriseclass, 15,000 RPM drives not available, Some capabilities will be too daunting for a novice SOHO user
Fan can get loud, Rather expensive
You QNAP for making this review possible.
The QNAP TS-259 Pro takes a long time to switch from one RAID setup to another and is expensive. Its surveillance system doesn't support motion detection, and it also requires some networking knowhow to set up and operate.
By TechRadar on December 24, 2010
Powered by an Intel Atom dual-core processor, the Qnap TurboNAS TS-259 Pro is designed for the business or home office user. It's available with two, four, six or eight drive bays, and supports 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives, but is supplied as a...70
By Bjorn3D on August 25, 2010
QNAP has designed the perfect NAS for home users. The Atom-based TS-259 Pro offers excellent performance. The unit excels in many areas such as multi-user environment, HD content transfer, and file copy. While the unit does not always beat other NAS...95
By Macworld on July 08, 2010
QNAP has many competitors in the small business NAS market. While the TS-259 admirably features iSCSI service for virtualized and clustered work environments in addition to extensive security and administrative features, there are some missteps and...60
By PCWorld on July 06, 2010
The fastest NAS box we've ever tested--by a factor of two--also packs in the features for both home and office users. But the speed comes at a price....90
By Benchmark Reviews on May 02, 2010
Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all...90
By DragonSteelMods on April 05, 2010
The QNAP TS-259 Pro is a powerful and useful NAS box, it's a great choice for either home or business uses. Overall it's not a bad product, the noise level could be a problem, but that's only if you keep the box nearby. I have my Thecus...90
By Good Gear Guide on March 24, 2010
The QNAP TS-259 Pro Turbo NAS offers a powerful Atom processor that provides fast file transfers and streaming performance. Though QNAP doesn’t sell the cheapest NAS devices, businesses that need fast performance and good backup measures will find...85
By PC Advisor on March 24, 2010
Small businesses that don’t need much storage but require fast performance and flexibility will find the QNAP TS-259 Pro Turbo a useful NAS device. Some features aren’t as easy to use as others, however, so the less tech savvy may need to...80
By CCE Reviews on March 02, 2010
Good things come in small packages and the QNAP TS-259 Pro is exactly that. You shouldn’t be fooled by the small footprint. Packed inside this small chassis is a very powerful dual core Intel Atom processor with 1GB of memory. The result is a...-
By cnet on February 10, 2010
The QNAP TS-259 Pro is a dual-bay NAS server that offers great performance and features for a high premium. It's a device best suited for environments with high networking demand and for those who possess an intermediate to advanced know-how of...84