The increased demand for affordable storage has strengthened the NAS market and companies like QNAP plan on taking full advantage of it. QNAP has been building some of the best NAS available on the market today and the introduction of the QNAP TS-669PRO is their idea of the middle ground for the SMB or… folks like me.
The TS-669PRO is a 6 bay NAS designed to offer the flexibility and the speed small to medium-sized businesses, or the storage hungry review writers, need. Each of the 6 drive bays is capable of supporting either 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch SATA III hard drives up to 4TB in capacity. This NAS features the same hot swappable drive trays as many other QNAP models and are therefore interchangeable. The TS-669PRO is equipped with a 2.13GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Processor and paired with 1GB of DRAM (upgradeable to 3GB).
QNAP firmware provides support for a bevy of RAID configurations; RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 5+hot spare, 6, single, and JBOD. With the implementation of hot swappable drive bays, you can replace a failed drive without powering down your NAS. QNAP also builds in RAID migration allowing you to migrate from RAID 1 to RAID 5 or any other number of configurations and with the RAID migration, the TS-669PRO features RAID capacity expansion allowing you to switch out smaller capacity drives with larger capacity drives to increase the amount of storage space.
If you are interested in things like size and weight, the TS-669Pro is a tower style NAS that measures 175mm high x 257mm wide x 235mm deep and weighs in at 5.2kg.
The front is home to the hot swappable drive drays, the LED indicators for Status, LAN, USB, and eSATA, the HDD LED indicators, the Power Button, the One Touch Copy Button, a USB 2.0 Port, an Enter Button, a Select Button, and the LCD information panel.
The LCD panel can display information about the NAS such as IP address, hostname, disk information, along with a slew of other informational tidbits, or it can be used to configure the NAS if you don’t feel like going through the Qfinder application and the NAS web interface.