QNAP TS-459U-RP Turbo NAS Reviewhardnrg - July 22, 2010
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In addition to external storage, the TS-459U-RP supports USB printers and UPS devices. You can view and configure each of these in the External Device section. For storage devices, you can view the make, model, connection type, total/free capacity, file system, and current availability. Additionally, you can format the device, even as HFS+, which could come in handy for Mac machines. If you want to remove the device safely, there is a Remove Device function to make sure no data transfers take place during removal. The listing for USB Printers is rather less exciting, as it only lists the network names for each printer connected to the NAS, and gives you option to clear the printing spool data.
Connecting to a printer connected to the NAS is the same as connecting to a network printer: you select the printer listed under the NAS, connect to it, and provide the drivers for the printer.
As well as standard UPS-triggered system shutdowns, the NAS can actually be set up to initiate a shutdown of other NAS servers on the same network when power loss is detected on one of the UPS devices.