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We have collected 2 reviews of the QNAP TS-259 Pro+. Experts rate QNAP TS-259 Pro+ 9/10. Reviewsor.com helps you find reviews, best prices, user reviews of the QNAP TS-259 Pro+ and QNAP NAS.
If speed is what you're looking for in a two-bay NAS enclosure, QNAP's TurboNAS TS-259 Pro+ ($600 as of 8/29/2011) has speed in spades. This feature-packed unit sports dual gigabit ethernet connections for failover protection and better performance, and supports iSCSI as well. The "Pro" in the moniker here is no joke: This enclosure means business. The TS-259 Pro+ is a bit old-school in appearance with its drive trays in full view (we like that), but it's solidly built compared with much of the competition. It also has the ability to lock the drive trays, a feature aimed at business audiences. The unit has a whopping five USB 2.0 ports for attaching additional storage or a printer (one in the front, four in the back) and a one-touch copy button for quickly transferring the contents of USB drives to its internal storage. Like competitor Synology, all of QNAP's enclosures run the same operating system, and that OS is every bit as feature-rich as its rival's. QNAP provides DLNA-certified media serving, support for bittorrents, video surveillance, many forms of remote access, extensive backup capabilities--including rsync for syncing files with other servers and NAS boxes--and much more.
Back in 2009, Tweaknews had the opportunity to review the QNAP TS-219P NAS. Since that time the NAS has become a very important part of my home network. It serves up files to three workstations as well as an Xbox 360, acts as a print server and media server, and does it all with rock solid stability and good performance. As great as the unit is for home or small office use, its single core processor and 512MB of RAM probably wouldn't be the best choice for a larger network with hundreds of users. That's where the new QNAP TS-259 Pro+ NAS comes in. Designed specifically for the unique demands of a business network, this new offering from QNAP is Citrix ready and features faster read/write speeds, AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, iSCSI Target Service, and much more. Let's take a closer look and see how it performs. QNAP Systems, Inc. is the "Quality Network Appliance Provider" and we pledged to become the world's leading Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Network Video Recorder (NVR) solution provider. QNAP Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is dedicated to bringing world class NAS storage, professional NVR video surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business, and entry level enterprise market segments.