Qnap TS-431P 4-Bay NAS

MX64898 TS-431P 4-Bay NAS
MX64898 TS-431P 4-Bay NAS MX64898 TS-431P 4-Bay NAS MX64898 TS-431P 4-Bay NAS MX64898 TS-431P 4-Bay NAS

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: With 7 Customer Reviews

Review Submitted!

Your product review has been submitted! Our moderation team will take a look and if meets our submission guidelines you should see it online shortly.

Review Guidelines

  • Please keep your review to your experiences with the product and how well it performs.
  • Please use appropriate language that is suitable for all ages.
If the guidelines are not followed your review may not be accepted.
Review Submission
  • 1

Great performance

Submitted on Friday, August 31, 2018
By Michael
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Performance

Weaknesses of the product

But, the cheap plastic casing on it like to vibrate due to the metal internal frame having zero padding or absorbtion material between it, don't expect to sit this on your desk with 4x 7,200 RPM drives in it, even sitting on foam.

Additional Comments

Unless you plan to stick this away far from your hearing... do not buy.

More than adequate for home use.

Submitted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
By Sean E
From Calgary, AB

Strengths of the product

Easy installation, multiple RAID options, adequate speed, supports isci, supports thin volumes. Only 10W idle and 25W when in use. Lots of features & apps.

Weaknesses of the product

EXT4 write caching is enabled by default, turn this off if you're not using a big UPS! Most home users wouldn't be aware that they could possibly lose data due to this default setting. Transmission app requires SSH login to manually edit configuration files. Difficult to work with raw files in the file system via SSH for data recovery scenarios. First drives you install will have the "System" installed onto it and it's impossible to move the system to other drives afterwards.

Additional Comments

My previous NAS solution as an old ubuntu box. This was easier to set up, consumes less power, and works just as fast. I was worried about the 3/5 star reviews but I haven't had any issues and it works great.

Good for home use

Submitted on Monday, February 12, 2018
By Oleg Gritsev (Data Recovery Expert Calgary)
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Good price for this device fast speed for 1GB Ethernet quite and reliable. Nothing extra and very good NAS

Weaknesses of the product

nothing

Additional Comments

This device QNAP 431P is good for home and office use. With this CPU 1.7 GZ dual core only for model P, it can cover maximum speed with network bandwidth. 100-105 MB/sec. model 431+ have speed only 50-60 MB/sec so this QNAP 431 P covered what all you need.

Good inexpensive NAS

Submitted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By Dave
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Transfer speeds are good, software seems solid. I haven't experienced any crashes. The price is right.

Weaknesses of the product

No external expansion.

Additional Comments

Worth buying especially when on sale.

QNAP T-431

Submitted on Friday, March 31, 2017
By PaulH
From Airdrie

Strengths of the product

Bought this NAS over 1 year now at Memoryexpress and never went down or any problems. Now friend looking to buy same. I use mine for LUN`s with several hypervisors, Xenserver, Hyper-V, & ESXi. I just know for a 2-node failover cluster. Works great.

Weaknesses of the product

Additional Comments

Decent storage box

Submitted on Friday, March 31, 2017
By Bill
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

I set this up with four 3TB WD Red drives in raid five and it has worked flawlessly for the three months or so I have had it. Easy to set up and manage. Never had a crash, never went "off line".

Weaknesses of the product

This is an inexpensive NAS system that uses a slower CPU.

Additional Comments

I bought this NAS to use as backup to my other Qnap NAS's. I also have a TS-269L with a raid-0, and a TS-451+ with a raid five. The TS-431 is used as a back-up to the 451 which is a copy of my TS-269. The 269 is used for shared files, the 451 runs a bunch of apps plus media and the 431 is backups. For this set-up the TS-431P works great. I use WD Red drives and haven't had any problems at all.

Not good

Submitted on Saturday, March 25, 2017
By Paul
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Relatively easy set up. Apps available to run natively Hardware reliable

Weaknesses of the product

Crashes frequently. Goes off line frequently Suspect the processor is not sufficient to allow it to run reliably.

Additional Comments

I have had nothing but trouble with this. I do all the updates as they come out over the last 6 months or more. But this is nothing but a worry. The max uptime is a few weeks, which is not bad, but in between there have been many, many reboots.
  • 1