TRC Data Recovery First Look: QNAP TS-639

QNAP are a relatively new name in network attached storage, that I am sure, very few of our readers will have come across before, however, now may be a time to take a look at their products.

QNAP ( which is an acronym for Quality Network Appliance Provider ), have recently announced the release of a high performance, feature rich NAS Device. The 6 hard drive TS-639 Pro Turbo NAS features the following impressive specs:

  • 1.6 GHz Intel CPU
  • 1GB of DDR2 RAM
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • RAID 0 Support
  • RAID 1 Support
  • RAID 5 Support
  • RAID 6 Support
  • Built in iSCSI target service
  • AES 256 Encryption
  • Network Load Balancing
  • Support for 6 x 1.5 TB hard drives offering up to 9 TB of storage

The TS-639 can also be expanded beyond the 9 TB of internal storage through the use of the 5 USB 2.0 and 2 eSATA ports that are built in.

One thing that should be noted is that the TS-639 is a 'bring your own hard drive' affair, a plus as far as TRC Data Recovery are concerned, which means that a number of less than reliable, recent, hard disk drives will not add to the initial price of the unit, only to be replaced by more reliable counterparts later on.

Our experience of the TS-639's throughput showed a sustained read speed averaging 336Mbps when accessing a 5 disk RAID 5 configuration, whilst we haven't tested, at this point the throughput when the disks are configured as a RAID 0 array, it is reasonable to expect that this performance may be even higher.

We have found the TS-639 to be an easy use, reliable temporary storage medium within our own network, even with the limited use we have had so far, our testing, as always will continue.

TRC Data Recovery Ltd offer recovery of failed NAS devices as well as:

RAID 5 Recovery
RAID 0 Data Recovery and
RAID 6 Recovery

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