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QNAP TVS-863+ NAS Review

If you want to do more than just use your NAS for Storage, QNAP packs a ton of extra stuff into these units.

The QTS Photo Station introduces a new user interface that helps manage your photo collections intuitively. You can easily upload photos, create albums, change the display mode, set up slide shows, tag photos, add descriptions, and set up sharing through email, social networking sites or a sharing link.

Features include:

  • Drag and Drop
  • Virtual Albums
  • Smart Photo Albums
  • Sharing
  • Logon with Facebook

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Music Station is your personal music center in the cloud. With simple clicks, you can enjoy your extensive music collection anywhere. All your music collection on the Turbo NAS is well-organized and easily accessed through the web browser.

Features include:

  • Internet Radio Stations
  • Sharing

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The video station allows you to archive and store your personal video collection easily. You can access your videos from anywhere and share them with friends/family.

Notable Mentions:

  • Download Station: If for some reason you didn’t want to download files to your PC or from your PC, you could do so via the Download Station. Support for FTP, Bit Torrent, HTTP, RapidShare, and my favorite… Magnet links.
  • File Station: Access the files on your NAS from anywhere
  • HD Station: With QNAP HD Station you can enjoy a Full HD movie experience on the big-screen TV via HDMI and my absolute favorite bit of software, XBMC.

That just scratches the surface! You also have all the applications available to you from the App Center. The App Center is an easy way to install more than 100 applications to extend your NAS functionality.

Check em’ all out: QNAP App Center

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

About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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