Network storage is becoming more and more popular with the home user. As their data needs change, so does they way in which they store their data. More and more, I see each individual family member has their own PC and rather than just share a folder on one of the PCs, it makes sense to have a low power device on the network for storage. However, a NAS can be quite a challenge for some to set up as they were initially build for businesses. The QNAP TAS-268 aims to help change that with the help of Google’s Android operating system.
Review Sample Provided by: QNAP
Product Name/Link to Website: QNAP TAS-268
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.
Unlike other NAS units that we have reviewed from QNAP, the packaging is decorative. Typically a QNAP NAS comes in a plain cardboard box with a small sticker detailing the model number but, since this NAS is aimed at home users specifically, QNAP chose to use a line art drawing of the NAS. The box also features specifications and features on the front and rear of the unit.
Inside, the QNAP TAS-268 is further protected from damage as it is encased in a rigid foam insert. There is a plastic cover that is attached to the NAS to protect the finish from scratches and scuffs.
|CPU||ARM® 1.1 GHz dual-core processor|
|Hard Disk Drive||2 x 3.5″ SATA 3Gb/s|
|RAID Management||RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, Single disk|
|LAN Port||1 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port|
|LED Indicators||HDD 1-2, LAN, Status, USB|
|USB||1 x USB 3.0 (Front)|
4 x USB 2.0 (Rear)
|Buttons||Power/Status, Reset, USB One-Touch-Backup|
|Alarm Buzzer||System warning|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||187.7 x 90 x 125 mm|
7.36 x 3.54 x 4.92 inch
|Weight||Net: 0.7 Kg (1.54lbs)|
Gross: 1.88 Kg (4.14lbs)
|Sound Level*||Sound pressure (LpAm): 17.0 dB(A)|
|Temperature & Humidity||0-40℃，5-95% RH non-condensing|
|Power Consumption (HDD Standby)||HDD standby：6.05W|
(with 2 x 2TB HDDs intalled)
|Power Supply||External Power Adapter, 60W, 100-240V|
|1.||LED Indicators: LAN, HDD, Status, USB||7.||Password & Network Settings Reset Button|
|2.||Power Button||8.||USB 2.0 port x 4|
|3.||SD Card Reader||9.||HDMI portx 1|
|4.||USB One-touch-copy Button||10.||Gigabit LAN port x 1|
|5.||USB 3.0 port x 1||11.||DC 12V Power Connector|
|6.||Exhaust for heat dissipation|
Specifications provided by QNAP. Specifications are subject to change without notice. For more information visit the TAS-268 product page at www.qnap.com