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The countless benefits of owning an NAS server have been highlighted in our reviews time and again in the past but the two things that really make such devices popular are the small size and low power consumptions. Now although I’ve been testing NAS devices/servers for quite a few years now I’ve always focused on dual and quad bay models mainly because these are the most popular amongst high end users, enthusiasts and even professionals. However in doing so i have in a way neglected the entry level user segment of the market that are after low-cost single bay NAS units to use as download and media servers. Because of that today’s review is about the latest single bay NAS unit by QNAP, the TurboNAS TS-119P II.
QNAP Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is dedicated to bringing world class NAS storage, professional NVR video surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business, and entry level enterprise market segments. QNAP leverages not only hardware design but also a growing core competency in software engineering that is precisely focused on bringing to market products that offer the highest available performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and ease of installation and use. QNAP is a multi-national company with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and subsidiary offices in China and the United States.
Although the TurboNAS TS-119P II is a single bay NAS unit that doesn't mean it falls short in terms of specifications compared to other dual/quad bay NAS units by QNAP. As a matter of fact it's almost identical to the quite powerful TS-219P II dual bay NAS unit and sports an 2GHz Marvell 88F6282 CPU (256KB L2 Cache), 512MB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM and 16MB of onboard flash memory, Other features include support for 3.5/2.5" SATA II drives (SATA III compatible) up to 4TB in size, one USB 2.0 port at the front and one e-SATA port along with two USB 3.0 ports and a single RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port at the rear. So specs-wise at least the TS-119P II offers quite a bit and should be more than enough for both home and office use but we need to see just how well it performs so keep on reading to find out.