QNAP TS-439U-RP Rackmount NAS Review

QNAP’s network attached storage devices are known for stability, versatile features, and great support from the few-year-old Taiwanese company. This time around, we’re reviewing TS-439U-RP, a 1U rackmount, dual power supply, dual NIC, dual OS, and four bay NAS aimed at the small business and corporate sector. It can serve up files via SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, and a variety of other alphabet-soup protocols. It can stream audio and video to gaming consoles, backup to cloud services, and so much more. ThinkComputers has the review.

Features and Specifications

Note: This information is from QNAP’s product page.

Hardware spec

CPU Intel Atom 1.6 GHz
Flash Memory 128MB (DOM)
HDD 4 x 3.5″ SATA I/II HDD or 4 x 2.5″ SATA HDD

  1. The system is shipped without HDD.
  2. For the HDD compatibility list, please visit http://www.qnap.com/pro_compatibility.asp
HDD Tray 4 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
LED Indicators USB, Status, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD 3, HDD 4, LAN
USB 3 x USB 2.0
Supports USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
Buttons System: Power button, one touch copy button, reset button
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor 1U rackmount
Dimensions 44(H) x 439(W) x 499(D) mm
1.73(H) x 16.97(W) x 19.65(D) inch
Weight Net weight: 7.6 kg/ 19.76 lb
Gross weight: 12.06 kg/ 26.59 lb
Power Consumption (W) Sleep mode: 23W
In Operation: 53W
with 4 x 1TB HDD installed
Temperature 0~40˚C/ 32~104°F
Humidity 0~95% R.H.
Power Supply Input: 100-240 Vac~, 50-60Hz, 2A, Output: 150W
VGA Reserved
Fan 4 x cooling fan (4 cm, 12V DC; internal: 3, external:1 )

Some of the things you can do with a QNAP device

  • Access your QNAP remotely via WebDAV
  • How to Use Amazon S3 with QNAP Turbo NAS
  • Time Machine Support
  • Shared Folder Aggregation How-to Guide
  • How to use virtual disk on your QNAP NAS
  • Setup SMS and Email Alert Notifications
  • Join QNAP into Microsoft Active Directory Environment
  • How to create and use the iSCSI target service on the QNAP NAS
  • How to remote replicating your data stored on QNAP NAS
  • How to Access Your QNAP Turbo NAS from the Internet
  • How to use QGet to manage multiple BT download jobs remotely
  • NextGEN photo gallery plugin for WordPress – Part II
  • Create a personal blog with WordPress – Part I
  • Install & Setup SqueezeCenter 7 for your Squeezebox Music Players
  • How to set up the Surveillance Station of QNAP NAS
  • MLDonkey (eMule/eDonkey) Installation & Setup
  • Using NFS Sharing of QNAP NAS to Set up Home Multimedia Center and Play HD Video
  • Setup a Website on QNAP NAS using Joomla
  • Online RAID Capacity Expansion & RAID Level Migration
  • Stream Media Files to Sony PSP and Nokia N95 Wirelessly
  • Procedure of Hot-swapping the hard drives when the RAID crashes
  • Establish a PC-less Multimedia Center for Sony PlayStation 3
  • How to Use PHP & MySQL to Create a Forum in Your Turbo Station
  • Setup UPnP Media Sharing for your HD Video Players
  • Set up Your Own FTP Server in an Easy Way
  • Back up & Share Your Digital Photos on QNAP NAS
  • Setup iTunes Music Server on QNAP

The QNAP TS-439U-RP arrived in a very, very large plain cardboard box. Remember that this is an business unit–no need for the flash box logos and whatnot since this product would likely not be available in a retail store.

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The NAS comes with a power cord, two Ethernet cables, handles, manuals, a firmware CD, and a rackmounting kit. It’s important to note that this unit is the RP version of the TS-439U, which means that it has dual, redundant power supplies. A less expensive version, the SP, has only a single power supply, but retains the open spot so that the user can easily upgrade the unit to have redundant power supplies.

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