VALUE FOR MONEY
|design||It's a budget/Cost Effective NAS and therefore you cannot expect a superior build quality as you see in the QNAP TVS-1282T or the Synology DS3617xs. But even though it is a bit plastic-y, it is still functional and keeps the noise lower than you would expect.|
|features||The Annapurna CPU, though not breathtakingly powerful is still more than able to perform many, many tasks and is actually alot better than the CPU in most Budget or Cheap NAS servers|
|performance||If you need a small to medium task level NAS for your file server needs and light to Medium Media Access via DLNA or the Native QNAP Apps, then this NAS will perform very well for you indeed|
|value||Excellent Value and if you need a RAID enabled NAS server for Windows or Mac - The TS-431p is the NAS device for you.|
|design||The Plastoc trays and horrible lockless design make you feel like you are breaking the trays each time you use them. I would recommend replacing the trays with Metal Trays from QNAP|
|features||Nevertheless, it is still an ARM CPU and therefore functions and applications like PLEX Transcoding and Virtual Machines are not available to you with a NAS like this one.|
|performance||However if you need slightly more intensive, larger file operations or who to move towards that in the next year or two, then you are better off spending a little more on the QNAP TS-453A here - https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TS-453A-4G-4-Bay-RAID-0-1-5-6-4GB-RAM-~52841|
|value||If you want a NAS that can do more intensive operations then what you save in the low price, you also lose in it's ability - this NAS is excellent for the price if you need smaller file access/volumne - Not if you want RAW power.|
The Qnap Desktop NAS TS-431P 4-Bay RAID (1GB RAM) 56TBis Network Attached NAS Storage device. It features a Annapurna Labs AL-212 1.7GHz CPU and with 1GB RAM providing outstanding performance for those looking for a cost effective Network Storage option. This Qnap Desktop NAS TS-431P is backed with Qnap’s 2yr limited warranty.Out of the box this NAS can handle 4 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 64TB via 16TB drives.
This Qnap NAS includes the best Seagate hard drives to work with this box. The perfect foundation for building maximum density server to be run 24/7.
Seagate NAS drives have been rigorously tested in high read and write Network Attached Storage Environments. This results in increased performance and efficiency within your TS-431P NAS server device.
Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-431P and 4 Seagate hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Network-Attached Storage solution ranging from simply media file access, Apple Time Machine, complex Surveillance and Synchronisation abilities, as well as the utilization of VMware and ISCSI.
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|Type||4-Bay RAID (1GB RAM)|
|Form Factor / Drive Height||177x180x235mm|
|Processor||Annapurna Labs AL-212 1.7GHz|
|CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)||low|
|Total Drives (alternate)||4|
|RAID Levels||Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10|
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||4|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||3|
|Speed/RPM||SATA 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)|
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