Nikktech.com has provided a comprehensive review of the QNAP 4 disk TS-469. The QNAP TS-469 NAS is a four drive device running an atom dual core processor at 2.13 GHZ. It is provided with 1 GB of DDR3 RAM. As we have seen in other reviews, this is a powerful NAS device with a strong software installed that truly makes it a capable multi purpose server, not just a file server.
The device is described:
Appearance wise the QNAP TurboNAS TS-469 Pro is almost identical to the TS-419P II I had the chance to test a while back but that’s just about the end of their similarities since the TS-469 Pro packs a much more powerful punch, specs-wise. So this time over we see an dual core Atom processor running at 2.13GHz, 1GB DDR3 RAM running at 1333MHz (expandable to 3GB), 512MB of flash memory and SATA III (6Gb/s) connectivity for all 4 drive bays which can in turn be used in various configurations such as single, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 5 + Hot Spare, 6, 6 + Hot Spare, 10, and 10 + Hot Spare. SATA III connectivity is something I’ve wanted to see for a while with SMB solutions and finally QNAP did it.
The expandable RAM can be added to by using a 1 or 2 GB RAM module bringing the total RAM possible up to 3 GB. The NAS sports two Gigabit ethernet ports, 2 eSATA ports and 7 USB ports (two of them are USB 3.0 for fast external expansion/backup disks).
As you can see, the reviewer raves about this NAS:
The TurboNAS TS-469 Pro by QNAP is without doubt a wonderful piece of hardware which will certainly cover 99% of the users out there (especially pros) due to its excellent hardware and software specifications. The 2.13GHz dual Atom processor along with the 1GB of DDR3 RAM (expandable to 3GB) make for a fine combination since not even once did we notice any speed issues while the 4 available drive bays give you a total available capacity of up to 16TB (and even more as new drives get released). The Web Interface is still my favorite since it's by far the most user friendly i have seen, that however is something that comes down to personal preference. Honestly i can't seem to find anything bad with the TurboNAS TS-469 Pro with sole exception the lack of support for many IP camera models in the market currently (if not most), something which i hope will change soon.
With its expansion capabilities and transfer speed among the highest of tested NAS devices, this QNAP TS-469 should be on your short list if you are looking for a 4 bay speedy NAS.