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    Reviews - QNAP HS-210

    Meet the fanless NAS designed for the living room.
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    Re: Reviews - QNAP HS-210

    If they made the sides with a mesh and you only used 5200 rpm hdd's or ssd's. And made sure it was never obstructed, then i'm sure it'd be fine with passive cooling. The way it is just now i'd always be worried about the drives inside, and would end up modding it for peace of mind.

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    Re: Reviews - QNAP HS-210

    Interface looks nice!

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    Re: Reviews - QNAP HS-210

    how much! a NUC an a cable to storage elsewhere in the house would be almost cheaper.

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    Re: Reviews - QNAP HS-210

    I have a Ts-221 in my man cave and while you don't hear the fan you do hear the drives. Only workable solution for this box would be SSD and at present they are still expensive compared to standard drives if you are looking at the larger volumes.

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    Re: Reviews - QNAP HS-210

    i use a ts212 hooked up to a switch and leave it under the stairs with the rest of the network equipment. And access it with devices hooked up to a tv for streaming, think there missing a trick here by not having hdmi out on this for something that sits under the tv, even my raspberry pi is powerful enough to stream content off one of these

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    It looks lovely but pricey for what is just a two bay NAS. I disagree about the need for a HDMI out and I think your all looking at it like it should be a media playing device because of its slim line under the tv looks. I much prefer it acting like it does now, as a media server so that I can watch that content on my iPad, Windows box, iMac, PS3 etc. Even cheap TVs can now stream from media servers. I guess I like my content centralised they I can enjoy any which way I choose to.

    I have an old two bay LG NAS with blu ray burner which serves the above purpose but its management software is crap. I have always liked the QNAP interface.

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    Re: Reviews - QNAP HS-210

    Well said walibe.

    It's a NAS, why would it be a bad thing that it doesn't have a HDMI output? It's exactly what it says on the tin.. Network Attached Storage, it's giving your hard-drives network access, so you can access something whether on a PC or laptop, etc and you don't have to go through devices trying to access it. Not a media centre.

    Also considering it's passive cooling, why is there no temperature benchmarks? But instead the actual question is under "bad".. All you had to do was go look at the SMART info within the QNAP interface after your benchmarks or say 5-10 hours of using a pair of drives. It took me five seconds to Google search it.

    For the price, it's way too expensive.. £240.00 and it doesn't even have any drives included. You can get a DNS-325 from Amazon for £98.00 and it's perfect for home use. If someone can point out a cheaper two-bay solution, that's just as good or better, then please do so.

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    Re: Reviews - QNAP HS-210

    I think the point of having an HDMI output is that there is only so much room under most people's TVs. Frankly, for that money I think some convergent functionality should be expected.

    Compare it to the much cheaper PC http://www.ebuyer.com/567280-acer-as...p-dt-sr4ek-013 which in a new case could act as media PC as well as a much more capable NAS than this one (though I think you only get two sata ports on that motherboard so you might lose the DVD drive to run a raid 1 array).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I think the point of having an HDMI output is that there is only so much room under most people's TVs. Frankly, for that money I think some convergent functionality should be expected.

    Compare it to the much cheaper PC http://www.ebuyer.com/567280-acer-as...p-dt-sr4ek-013 which in a new case could act as media PC as well as a much more capable NAS than this one (though I think you only get two sata ports on that motherboard so you might lose the DVD drive to run a raid 1 array).
    It's actually hard to find a living room TV that's not a smart TV capable of streaming across networks anyway? A form of media storage is all 99% of people will require.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walibe View Post
    It's actually hard to find a living room TV that's not a smart TV capable of streaming across networks anyway? A form of media storage is all 99% of people will require.
    Stream what across the network? It can't rip anything itself, it has no freeview or satellite inputs, no chance of having them. The TV can do netflix so it doesn't need help there. I don't download stuff, and if I did then a big USB stick seems a better bet for playing such content.

    Sorry, I don't get what just a NAS is doing in the living room. Not when 2.5in hard drives are getting cheap again so any unit that provides content can store stuff itself.

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    Convergence. The next step is the cloud, like it or not. You don't need to download in order to use a NAS.

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    NAS in the living room was mentioned by the article.. Just because a router looks good, doesn't mean it wants to be in the living room.. Same goes for the NAS, it's just where you put it and the design is flat rather than another design.. Personally I'd put it somewhere that's hidden as you rarely need to physically access it, unless you like to plug in a USB to it so all devices can also access the USB quickly.

    It can't rip anything? What do you mean?.... Are you talking about a NAS?



    You prefer to walk around plugging and unplugging a USB about whenever you feel like accessing content from different devices, but others don't and when you have a few devices and large content, it's impractical. It's like you have the same USB connected to all devices. Your TV, PC, Laptop, handhelds, etc. NAS replaces the USB sticks and the external drives. You either prefer/need it or you don't.

    Cloud comes into play when you want your computers to be syncs to your files, so you don't have to make copies of it on every machine.

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    Re: Reviews - QNAP HS-210

    Quote Originally Posted by Savas View Post
    NAS in the living room was mentioned by the article.. Just because a router looks good, doesn't mean it wants to be in the living room.. Same goes for the NAS, it's just where you put it and the design is flat rather than another design.. Personally I'd put it somewhere that's hidden as you rarely need to physically access it, unless you like to plug in a USB to it so all devices can also access the USB quickly.

    It can't rip anything? What do you mean?.... Are you talking about a NAS?



    You prefer to walk around plugging and unplugging a USB about whenever you feel like accessing content from different devices, but others don't and when you have a few devices and large content, it's impractical. It's like you have the same USB connected to all devices. Your TV, PC, Laptop, handhelds, etc. NAS replaces the USB sticks and the external drives. You either prefer/need it or you don't.

    Cloud comes into play when you want your computers to be syncs to your files, so you don't have to make copies of it on every machine.
    This man gets it!

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    very nice looking,usb 3.0 very handy,i guess someone will use just that

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