Qnap TS-231P 2-Bay NAS

MX64899 TS-231P 2-Bay NAS
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Works like a charm

Submitted on Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Cambo
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

VMware ESXi Compatible, iSCSI

Weaknesses of the product

None that I have encountered

Additional Comments

Works perfect for VMware lab as a reliable inexpensive way to have external storage.

Very good budget NAS

Submitted on Tuesday, December 04, 2018
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

User interface, reliability, price.

Weaknesses of the product


Additional Comments

One of my clients has been using this without an issue for 2 years now so I decided to grab one for myself. The user interface is very detailed and has a lot of options for customization. It has been very dependable and has never had a problem.

Fine as a simple fileshare device

Submitted on Saturday, April 01, 2017
By Brad
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Longevity. Mine has been running for a few years now and only needs to reboot if my network router hardware gets changed. Power usage. It spins down the drives and goes into low watt mode so no need to sleep / wake it at all unless you're extremely power conscious. Device detection spotted it's Cyberpower UPS right away, so that was impressive. Not all my desktops can say the same.

Weaknesses of the product

Compute power is lacking. I tried the built-in transcoding feature but it choked on everything I fed it. Noise. Depending on which drives you use, you'll get some noise during use. The fan isn't too bad through. Leave it in a closet somewhere and it's no bother. Networking doesn't pick up on address changes very well at all. Set it a static address.

Additional Comments

I haven't actually logged into the thing since my initial setup. I played around with a few features then turned them all off. I keep it mounted on one machine as an rsync target and then browse it from other machines as a typical samba share. It hasn't failed me yet in this duty.

QNAP TS-231 does NOT work with Plex Media Server

Submitted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
By Jay
From Winnipeg

Strengths of the product

None that I am aware of.

Weaknesses of the product

Crashes daily when being used to run Plex Media Server. I've been reading various Plex forums and advise you to stay away from the TS-231 and TS-431 models if you want to stream media using this NAS.

Additional Comments

Very disappointed.
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