Editors Liked

  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • Only 1 USB on the front
  • Clunky interface, Long setup, Intimidating to mass consumers
  • Expensive
  • 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