Archive Home arrow Reviews: arrow Network arrow QNAP TS-219P+ NAS Network Server
QNAP TS-219P+ NAS Network Server E-mail
Reviews - Featured Reviews: Network
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+ Software Specifications

Software Specifications

Operating System

  • Embedded Linux

Supported Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32/ 64 bit), Windows 7 (32/ 64 bit), Server 2003/ 2008
  • Apple Mac OS X
  • Linux & Unix

Supported Web Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 7,8, or 9
  • Firefox 3 or later
  • Safari 3 & 4 or later
  • Google Chrome

Multilingual Support

  • Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

File System

  • Internal HDD: EXT3, EXT4
  • External HDD: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+

Networking

  • TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
  • Dual Gigabit LAN with Jumbo Frame
  • Multi-IP Settings, Port Trunking/NIC Teaming (Modes: Balance-rr, Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad/Link Aggregation, Balance-tlb and Balance-alb)
  • DHCP Client, DHCP Server
  • Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (3.1), NFS, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, iSCSI and SNMP.
  • Network Service Discovery (UPnP, Bonjour)
  • Virtual LAN Support
  • USB Wi-Fi 802.11n Adapter Support (Optional Purchase)

Network File Sharing

  • CIFS/SMB (Plus DFS Support)
  • AFP
  • NFS
  • FTP
  • WebDAV

Backup Solution

  • USB One Touch Backup (Import/Export)
  • Apple Time Machine Support with Backup Management
  • Block-level Remote Replication
    • Work as Both Rsync Server & Client
    • Supports Encrypted Replication between QNAP NAS Servers
  • Back up to External Storage Device
  • Back up to Cloud Storage (Amazon S3 & ElephantDrive)

Security

  • IP Filter & Policy-based Automatic IP Blocking
  • Network Access Protection with Auto-blocking
  • Encrypted Access: HTTPS, FTP with SSL/TLS (Explicit), SSH/SFTP (admin only), Encrypted Remote Replication (Rsync over SSH)
  • CIFS Host Access Control for Shared Folders
  • Importable SSL Certificate
  • Instant Alert via Email, SMS, and LCD

Disk Management

  • Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0 / 1
  • Online RAID Capacity Expansion & Online RAID Level Migration
  • Bad Block Scan & HDD S.M.A.R.T
  • Global Spare Drive
  • RAID Recovery
  • Bitmap Support
  • Supports ISO Mounting (via Web File Manager)

iSCSI (IP SAN)

  • iSCSI Target
    • Multi-LUNs per Target
    • Up to 256 LUNs
    • Supports LUN Mapping & Masking
    • Supports SPC-3 Persistent Reservation
    • Supports MPIO & MC/S
  • Virtual Disk Drive (via iSCSI Initiator)
    • Stack Chaining Master
    • Max. Virtual Disk Drives: 8

Server Virtualization & Clustering

  • Supports VMware vSphere (ESX/ESXi 4.x)
  • Supports Citrix XenServer (5.6)
  • Supports Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V & Failover Clustering

Power Management

  • Wake on LAN
  • Scheduled Power on/off (Max 15 settings)
  • Automatic Power on after Power Recovery

Access Right Management

  • Max User Accounts: 2,048
  • Max Groups: 256
  • Max. Share Folder: 256
  • Max Concurrent Connections: 256
  • Batch Creating Users
  • Import/Export Users
  • User Quota Management
  • Subfolder Permissions Support

Windows AD Support

  • Domain Users Login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP and Web File Manager
  • Supports NTLMv2 Authentication

Web Administration

  • AJAX-based User Interface
  • HTTP/HTTPS Connections
  • Alert Notification (Email & SMS)
  • Smart Fan Control
  • DDNS & MyCloudNAS Remote Access
  • SNMP (v2 & v3)
  • UPS Support with SNMP Management (USB)
  • Supports Network UPS
  • Resource Monitor
  • Network Recycle Bin for CIFS/SMB and AFP
  • Comprehensive Logs (Events & Connection)
  • Real-time Online User List
  • Syslog Client
  • Firmware Update with Live Update Notification
  • Backup and Restore System Settings
  • Restore to Factory Default

Applications

  • Web File Manager
  • Multimedia Station
  • Download Station
  • Surveillance Station
  • iTunes Server
  • UPnP Media Server
  • Apache Web Server
  • MySQL Server

QMobile App

  • QMobile for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android devices
  • Third Party UPnP Media Player

QPKG

  • Web Applications
    • Joomla!
    • phpMyAdmin
    • WordPress
    • AjaXplorer
    • vtigerCRM
    • GLPI
    • Magento
  • P2P Applications
    • MLDonkey (eMule)
    • SABnzbd+
    • NZBGet
    • Transmission
  • Server Applications
    • Squeezebox Server
    • Tomcat
    • Asterisk
    • XDove (Mail Server)
    • OpenLDAP
    • eyeOS
  • Media Server
    • PS3 Media Server
    • IceStation
  • Misc.
    • Optware IPKG
    • Python
    • Java Runtime Environment
    • Mono
    • iStat

Powerful All-in-one server

File Server

  • File Sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
  • Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP(3.2), NFS, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS
  • QNAP Web File Manager
    • Supports ISO Mounting
    • Direct File Viewing via Google Doc

FTP Server

  • FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
  • Max Concurrent Connections: 256
  • FXP Supported
  • Passive FTP Port Range Control
  • FTP Bandwidth & Connection Control
  • Unicode Support

Web Server

  • HTTP/ HTTPS Connections
  • Supports WebDAV Connection
  • Support Virtual Host
  • Importable SSL Certificate

Database Server

  • Built-in MySQL Server
  • Web-based Management via phpMyAdmin (QPKG)

Backup Server

  • Remote Replication Server (over Rsync)
  • Apple Time Machine Support
  • QNAP Client Backup Application-NetBak Replicator
  • 3rd Party Backup Software Support: Acronis True Image, CA BrightStor, ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, LaCie SilverKeeper

iTunes Server

  • Audio and Video Sharing
  • Smart Playlist for iTunes Client (Windows & Mac OS)

UPnP Media Server

  • Built-in TwonkyMedia Server
  • Real-time & Background Photo Transcoding
  • Supports UPnP Media Player
    • Game Console: PlayStation 3, PSP and Xbox 360
    • Digital Media Adapter/Player
    • Mobile Device (e.g. iPhone, iPod touch with UPnP Applications)
  • Supported Formats:
    • ASF - Windows Media Video (Codecs: WMV video and WMA audio)
    • BMP - Bitmap Image
    • FLV, F1V, F4V - Standard Quality YouTube Video (Codec: Flash, Video: Sorenson Spark H.263 Video Codec & MP3 Audio Codec)
    • GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
    • JPG, JPEG, JPE - Joint Photographic Experts Group Image
    • MP3 - MPEG Audio Layer 3 (Codec: MPEG Audio)
    • MP4 - High Quality YouTube Video (Codecs: MP4: H.264 Video & HE-AAC audio)
    • MP4 - MPEG-4 Video (Codecs: Microsoft MPEG-4 v1, Microsoft MPEG-4 v2, Microsoft MPEG-4 v3 & ISO MPEG-4 v1)
    • MPEG, .MPG, .MLV - MPEG-1 (Codecs: MPEG-1 Video & MP2 Audio)
    • PNG - Portable Network Graphics
    • WAV - Linear Audio (Codecs: Uncompressed PCM-encoded & ADPCM-encoded)

Printer Server

  • Network Printer Sharing (USB)
  • Max Printers: 3
  • Supports Internet Printing Protocol
  • Supports Apple Bonjour Printing
  • Advanced Printer Management
    • Print Jobs Display and Management
    • Access Right Control (IP & Domain Names)

Multimedia Station

  • Supports Photo, Audio and Video
  • Image Slide Show and Rotation
  • Automatic & Schedule Thumbnail Generation for Easy Browsing
  • Display Photo Details from EXIF: Date, Exposure Time, Aperture, etc.
  • Display Audio Details from ID3 Tag: Album Cover, Title, Artist, Album, etc.
  • Access Authority Management
  • Multimedia (Video & Audio) Streaming
  • Supports Cooliris
  • Supports Web Publishing (Facebook, MySpace, MSN Live, Twitter, Plurk, Blogger)
  • Share Photos by Email
  • Supported Formats:
    • Photo - JPG/JPEG, GIF, PNG
    • Audio - MP3
    • Video
      • Playback: FLV, MPEG-4 Video (H.264 + AAC)
      • Transcode: AVI, M4V, MPG/MPEG, RM/RMVB, WMV
  • QNAP Exclusive iPhone & Android App - QMobile

Download Station

  • PC-less BitTorrent, FTP, HTTP Download (up to 500 Tasks)
  • BitTorrent Download
    • Supports TCP/ UDP Tracker Protocol
    • Schedule Download
    • Configurable Port Range
    • Bandwidth Control
    • UPnP NAT Port Forwarding
    • Subscribe to RSS Feeds
    • RSS Download (Broadcatching)
    • Selectable Download Files
  • HTTP/ FTP Download
    • Configurable Saving Directory
    • Bulk Download with Wildcard Setting
    • RapidShare Download Support
  • QNAP Download Management Software: QGet
    • For Both Windows & Mac OS
    • Manage the Download Tasks of Multiple QNAP NAS Remotely over LAN or WAN

Surveillance Station

  • Supports 4 IP Cameras (Optional Purchase) for Network Surveillance

Besides the core features available in the QNAP v3.4 firmware, further capabilities are available in the QPKG Center Software Expansion. Let's take a quick look at some ways to extend the functionality of this server even further.



 

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?
Report Comment
 
 
# 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...
Report Comment
 
 
# 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+.
Report Comment
 
 
# 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.
Report Comment
 

Comments have been disabled by the administrator.

Search Benchmark Reviews
QNAP Network Storage Servers

Follow Benchmark Reviews on FacebookReceive Tweets from Benchmark Reviews on Twitter