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QNAP TVS-863+ NAS Review

Qfinder is a utility that starts the process of getting your NAS ready. Not only does it identify the QNAP devices that reside on your network, it is capable of configuring the device for those of you that don’t want to get into the nitty-gritty right off the bat. Once fired up, the software shows the hostname, the IP Address, your firmware version, the model, the MAC Address, and whether or not your firmware is up to date. After highlighting a device, first time configuration is as easy as pressing the configure button.

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Upon launch, QFinder will locate all the QNAP NAS on your network and will prompt you for configuration. Subsequently, it will notify you that a firmware update is available should your NAS ship without having the latest version installed.

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I will almost always prefer to take control choose to manually configure the NAS… as much as Wizards will allow. This wizard starts the process by prompting you for your NAS Hostname and administrator password. The same screen allows you to choose your disk configuration with a simple dropdown menu as well as providing the total capacity the given selection provides allowing you to make an informed decision.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. External Features
  3. Internal Features
  4. System Setup
  5. Administration
  6. Administration (Continued)
  7. Administration (Continued)
  8. QNAP App Center
  9. Benchmarking: Transcoding
  10. Benchmarking: Avatar Benchmark
  11. Benchmarking: MP3 Transfer Benchmark
  12. Benchmarking: 2GB Transfer Benchmark
  13. Benchmarking: Intel NASPT
  14. Benchmarking: IOMeter
  15. Benchmarking: CrystalDiskMark
  16. Final Thoughts

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