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Written by Bruce Normann   
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
QNAP TS-219P+ NAS Network Server
QNAP v3.4 New Features
Closer Look: QNAP TS-219P
Insider Details: QNAP TS-219P
QNAP Turbo NAS Features
QNAP TS-219P NAS Hardware
QNAP TS-219P Software
QPKG Center Software Expansion
NAS Testing Methodology
Basic-Disk Test Results
NAS System Overhead Measurements
NAS Server Final Thoughts
QNAP TS-219P Conclusion

QNAP TS-219P+ NAS Hardware Specifications

CPU

Marvell 88F6282 processor ARM®v5TE Single Core 1.6 GHz, 256KB L2 Cache

DRAM

512 MB DDR3-1066 DRAM

Flash Memory

16MB

HDD Form Factor

Accepts 2.5" or 3.5" SATA

HDD Tray

2 x Hot-swappable and lockable tray

LAN Port

Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port

LED Indicators

HDD 1, HDD 2, LAN, eSATA
Power, USB

USB

3 x USB 2.0 port (Front: 1; Back: 2)
Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.

eSATA

2 x eSATA port (Back)

Buttons

System Power, USB One-Touch-Backup, Reset

LCD Panel

N/A

Dimensions

150 (H) x 102 (W) x 216 (D) mm

Weight

Net weight: 1.74 kg (3.84 lbs)
Gross weight: 2.92 kg (6.44 lbs)

Sound Level (dB)

N/A

Power Consumption (W)

Sleep mode: 7W
In Operation: 10W (with 2 x 500 GB HDD installed)

Temperature

0~40°C

Humidity

0~95% R.H.

Power Supply

External Supply: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 60W

Secure Design

K-lock security slot for theft prevention

VGA

N/A

Fan

1 x axial fan (70 mm, 12V DC, PWM type)

I mentioned earlier that QNAP has a very extensive set of features built into the operating software, but maybe I should have warned you. The S/W feature list is HUGE. Honestly, a lot of us spend the majority of our time analyzing hardware (yeah, I'm guilty...), but when you see all the capability that a modern NAS server can provide, it's pretty amazing. Let's take a long, detailed look, shall we?



 

Comments 

 
# Why no consumer drives?Dirk 2011-07-23 23:23
Hello,

to the "Cons" in the conlusion:
Why aren't consumer hard disks often the right choice for drive arrays, also a simple RAID-1 ?

I've heard about it before, but didn't find a real explanation. If you activate HDD sleep after xx idle minutes, the maximum hours of operation should be limited. What else?
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# RE: Why no consumer drives?Bruce 2011-07-24 06:55
QNAP has a detailed compatability list on their site, but you have to read between the lines to find out WHY consumer drives don't always cut it in RAID applications. Two things are primarily responsible: a software setting in the drive itself and the mechanical design of the platter bearings.

The consumer drives have an error recovery scheme that can interfere with the RAID controller, calle "Time-Limited Error Recovery" (TLER). There's ton's of info on the web, including the major drive manufacturer's sites about it.

The second factor is that the drive spindles can wear out quickly from excessive vibration when many, many drives are all chattering away in the same rack. So, some drives (WD Black for instance) are approved by the manufacturer in RAID 0 or RAID1 when there are only two drives in the enclosure. This is great news for all the two-bay NAS owners...
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# RE: RE: Why no consumer drives?Dirk 2011-07-24 08:32
I see, and I remember that I've read complaints about WD's "deep error recovery" with consumer drives. Too bad, because most home users might prefer the energy efficient drives.

By the way: Thanks for the extensive review, Bruce!

Your measured power consumption on the page "insider details" (8 W in sleep mode) was with or without drives installed? In many reviews, the sleep mode consumption with discs amounts to 12-13W, which is on par with the comparable Synology DS-211+.
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# Sleep ModeBruce 2011-07-24 12:14
There was one drive installed at the time I did the power measurement. In sleep mode, the drive is not spinning, that's why the power usage was lower.
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