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QNAP TAS-268 Dual Bay NAS review

A Closer Look At The QNAP TAS-268 NAS »

QNAP TAS-268Network 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.

Included in the box is a quick installation guide, a power supply and cord, an Ethernet cable and hard drive keepers.



CPUARM® 1.1 GHz dual-core processor
Memory2GB DDR3
Flash Memory4GB
Hard Disk Drive2 x 3.5″ SATA 3Gb/s

For the HDD compatibility, please visit

RAID ManagementRAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, Single disk
LAN Port1 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
LED IndicatorsHDD 1-2, LAN, Status, USB
USB1 x USB 3.0 (Front)
4 x USB 2.0 (Rear)
ButtonsPower/Status, Reset, USB One-Touch-Backup
Alarm BuzzerSystem warning
Form FactorMini-tower
Dimensions (H x W x D)187.7 x 90 x 125 mm
7.36 x 3.54 x 4.92 inch
WeightNet: 0.7 Kg (1.54lbs)
Gross: 1.88 Kg (4.14lbs)
Sound Level*Sound pressure (LpAm): 17.0 dB(A)
Temperature & Humidity0-40℃,5-95% RH non-condensing
Power Consumption (HDD Standby)HDD standby:6.05W
In operation:13.24W
(with 2 x 2TB HDDs intalled)
Power SupplyExternal Power Adapter, 60W, 100-240V

1.LED Indicators: LAN, HDD, Status, USB7.Password & Network Settings Reset Button
2.Power Button8.USB 2.0 port x 4
3.SD Card Reader9.HDMI portx 1
4.USB One-touch-copy Button10.Gigabit LAN port x 1
5.USB 3.0 port x 111.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


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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.
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