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I've always said that NAS units/servers would one day enter our homes in numbers (meaning most of us would own at least one) but it seems that we're getting there a lot faster than i had originally anticipated since not only many of you keep asking for such reviews but sales of low/mid-end NAS units/servers all over the globe increase day by day mostly by end users. Now because of that we will keep our focus on testing all the latest single/dual/quad bay NAS units/servers since such reviews are both what most of you ask and also because most low/mid-end models feature one, two or four HDD bays. So today in our lab we have the latest SMB oriented dual bay NAS unit/server by QNAP the TurboNAS TS-269L.
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.
The latest TurboNAS TS-269L by QNAP is basically a cut down version of the highest end TS-269 Pro and is aimed towards SMB users who are not in real need for the extra power/speed offered by the Pro version. More specifically it sports an 1.86GHz ATOM Dual Core CPU (compared to the 2.13GHz of the TS-269 Pro), 1GB SODIMM DDR3 RAM and 512MB of Flash Memory. However that does in any way not mean that the TS-269L is anything less than a great NAS unit/server since in terms of specifications it stands right between the TS-259 Pro+ and the TS-269 Pro the two best dual bay units ever produced by QNAP (and perhaps the two best dual bay NAS units/servers available in the market). All that's left is for us to see just how good the new TS-269L really is and how it compares against other similar solutions.