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More than adequate for home use.
Sean E from Calgary, AB writes:
- Easy installation, multiple RAID options, adequate speed, supports isci, supports thin volumes. Only 10W idle and 25W when in use. Lots of features & apps.
- 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.
- 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
Oleg Gritsev (Data Recovery Expert Calgary) from Calgary writes:
- Good price for this device fast speed for 1GB Ethernet quite and reliable. Nothing extra and very good NAS
- 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
Dave from Calgary writes:
- Transfer speeds are good, software seems solid. I haven't experienced any crashes. The price is right.
- No external expansion.
- Worth buying especially when on sale.
PaulH from Airdrie writes:
- 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.
Decent storage box
Bill from Edmonton writes:
- 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".
- This is an inexpensive NAS system that uses a slower CPU.
- 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.
Paul from Calgary writes:
- Relatively easy set up. Apps available to run natively Hardware reliable
- Crashes frequently. Goes off line frequently Suspect the processor is not sufficient to allow it to run reliably.
- 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.