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QNAP TS-459U-RP Turbo NAS Review




CPU Intel® Atom™ Processor D510 1.66GHz (Dual-Core)
Flash Memory 512MB DOM
HDD 2.5/ 3.5" SATA I/II HDD x4
(The system is shipped without HDD)
HDD Tray 4 x Hot-swappable and lockable tray
LAN Port 2 x Gigabit (Intel 82574) RJ-45 Ethernet port
LED Indicators Status, LAN, USB, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD 3, HDD 4
USB 5 x USB 2.0 port (Front: 1; Back: 4)
Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
eSATA 2 x eSATA port (Back)
Buttons System: Power button, USB One-Touch-Backup Button, Reset button
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor 1U rackmount
Dimensions 44(H) x 439(W) x 499(D) mm
1.73(H) x 16.97(W) x 19.65(D) inch
Weight Net weight: 7.63 kg/ 16.82 lb
Gross weight: 12.1 kg/ 26.68 lb
Power Consumption (W) Sleep mode: 40W
In Operation: 62W
Power-off (in WOL mode): 3W
(with 4 x 500GB HDD installed)
Temperature 0~40°C
Humidity 0~95% R.H.
Power Supply Input: 100-240 Vac~, 50-60Hz, 2A, Output: 150W
VGA Reserved VGA interface for maintenance
Fan 3 x cooling fan (4 cm, 12V DC; internal )



Operating System Embedded Linux
Supported Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32-/ 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-/ 64-bit), Server 2003/ 2008

Apple Mac OS X

Linux & Unix
File System Internal HDD: EXT3, EXT4
External HDD: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32
Networking TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)

Dual Gigabit NICs with Jumbo Frame

Multi-IP Setting, Port Trunking/ NIC Teaming (Modes: Balance-rr, Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad/ Link Aggregation, Balance-tld and Balance-ltd)

DHCP Client, DHCP Server

Protocols: CIFS/ SMB, AFP(3.1), NFS, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, iSCSI and SNMP

Network Service Discovery (UPnP, Bonjour)
Network File Sharing CIFS/ SMB (plus DFS support), AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV
Backup Solution USB One Touch Backup (Import/ Export)

Apple Time Machine Support

Block-level Remote Replication
- Works as both an Rsync Server & Client
- Supports Encrypted Replication between QNAP NAS Servers
QNAP NAS servers Data Backup to External Storage Device
Data Backup to Cloud Storage (Amazon S3)
Security IP Filter
Network Access Protection with Auto-blocking
HTTPS Connection
FTP with SSL/ TLS (explicit)
Encrypted Remote Replication (Rsync over SSH)
Importable SSL Certificate
Instant Alert E-mail and SMS
Disk Management Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 6/ 5+hot spare
Online RAID Capacity Expansion
Online RAID Level Migration
Bad Block Scan
RAID Recovery
Bitmap Support
iSCSI Max. iSCSI Target: 256 *
Multi-LUNs per Target
Supports LUN Mapping & LUN Masking
Supports SPC-3 Persistent Reservation
Supports MPIO
Supports MC/S
Disk Expansion Virtual Disk Drive (via iSCSI Initiator)
- Max. Virtual Disk Drives: 8
- Stack Chaining Master
Server Virtualization & Clustering Supports VMware vSphere (ESX/ ESXi 4.0 and above)

Supports Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V & Failover Clustering
Power Management Wake on LAN
Scheduled Power on/ off (max. 15 settings)
Automatic Power on after Power Recovery
Access Right Management Max. User Accounts: 4,096
Max. Groups: 512
Max. Share Folders: 512
Batch Creating Users
Import User List
User Quota Management
Web Administration AJAX-based User Interface
HTTP/ HTTPS Connections
Alert Notification (Email & SMS)
Smart Fan Control
SNMP (v2 & v3)
UPS Support with SNMP Management (USB)
Resource Monitor
Network Recycle Bin for CIFS/ SMB and AFP
Comprehensive Logs (Events & Connections)
Real-time Online User List
Syslog Client
Backup and Restore System Settings
QPKG Web Application
- Joomla
- phpMyAdmin
- WordPress
- AjaXplorer
P2P Application
- MLDonkey (eMule)
- SABnzbd+
Server Application
- SSOTS (Squeezebox Server)
- Tomcat
- Asterisk
- XDove (Mail Server)
- Optware IPKG
- Python
- Java Runtime Environment
- And more
Supported Web Browsers Internet Explorer 7 & 8 or Later
Firefox 3 or Later
Safari 3 & 4 or Later
Google Chrome
Multilingual Support Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

* The maximum number of concurrent connections to the iSCSI targets supported by the NAS varies depending on your network infrastructure and the application performance. Too many concurrent connections may slow down the performance of the NAS.



File Server

  • File Sharing across Windows, Mac OS and Linux/ Unix Platforms
  • Protocols: CIFS/ SMB, AFP(3.1), NFS, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS
  • QNAP Web File Manager

FTP Server

  • FTP over SSL/ TLS (explicit)
  • Max. Concurrent Connections: 256
  • FXP Supported
  • Passive FTP Port Range Control
  • FTP Bandwidth & Connection Control
  • Unicode Support

Web Server

  • HTTP/ HTTPS Connections
  • Supports WebDAV Connection
  • Importable SSL Certificate

Database Server

  • Built-in MySQL Server
  • Web-based Management via phpMyAdmin (QPKG)

Backup Server

  • Remote Replication Server (over Rsync)
  • Apple Time Machine Support
  • QNAP Client Backup Application: NetBak
  • 3rd Party Backup Software Support: Acronis True Image, CA Brightstor, ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, LaCie Silverkeeper

Printer Server

  • Network Printer Sharing (max: 3, USB)

iTunes Server

  • Audio and Video Sharing
  • Smart Playlist for iTunes Client (Windows & Mac OS)

UPnP Media Server

  • Built-in TwonkyMedia Server (DLNA 1.5 Certified)
  • Real-time & Background Photo Transcoding
  • Supports UPnP/ DLNA Media Players
    • Game Console: PlayStation 3, PSP and Xbox 360
    • Digital Media Adapter/ Player
    • Mobile Device (e.g. iPhone/ iPod Touch with UPnP/ DLNA app)
  • Supported Formats
    • Video: ASF, FLV, F1V, F4V, MP4
    • Audio: MP3, WAV
    • Picture: BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG

Download Station

  • PC-less BitTorrent/ FTP/ HTTP Download (Up to 500 tasks)
  • BitTorrent Download
    • Supports TCP/ UDP Tracker Protocol
    • Scheduled Download
    • Configurable Port Range
    • Bandwidth Control
    • UPnP NAT Port Forwarding
  • HTTP/ FTP Download
    • Configurable Saving Directory
    • Bulk Download with Wildcard Setting
    • RapidShare Download Support
  • QNAP Download Management Software: QGet
    • For Both Windows & Mac OS
    • Control the Download Tasks on Multiple QNAP NAS over LAN or WAN

Surveillance Station

  • Supports 4 IP cameras (not included) for network surveillance


All information courtesy of QNAP @ http://www.qnap.com/pro_detail_hardware.asp?p_id=152 & http://www.qnap.com/pro_detail_software.asp?p_id=152

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: PSU
  3. Closer Look: Internals
  4. Installation
  5. Configuration: Initial Setup
  6. Configuration: Web UI & System Administration
  7. Configuration: Disk Management
  8. Configuration: Access Right Management
  9. Configuration: Network Services
  10. Configuration: Applications
  11. Configuration: Backup
  12. Configuration: External Device
  13. Configuration: System Status
  14. Additional Utilities
  15. Specifications & Features
  16. Testing: Setup
  17. Testing: SiSoft Sandra
  18. Testing: Intel NAS Performance Toolkit
  19. Testing: Operation
  20. Testing: Features
  21. Conclusion
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