QNAP has been around since 2004 or so. A lot of people will give you crap if you tell them you bought a QNAP system. They will say something like, “Mike, You could have done that for cheaper doing it this way”. But what they do not understand is QNAP is simply not a home brew box, with FreeNAS on it or something.. You also do not buy QNAP for the hardware, honestly you buy it for the software, for its features. That’s where QNAP really shines. So I recently decided to replace my TS-869L system (Atom based) with a much more powerful TVS-1282. The 1282 runs on the 6th Generation Intel processor.
Specs of this system TVS-1282-i5-16G-450W
- Intel Core i5-6500 3.6GHz Quad-core processor
- 16GB DDR4 RAM (8GB x 2)
- 2 x M.2 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA 6Gb/s SSD
- 4 x 2.5” SSD
- 8 x 2.5”/3.5” hard drive or SSD
- 1 x USB 3.0 port (Front), 4 x USB 3.0 port (Rear)
- 4 x GbE ports
- 3 x HDMI Ports
- 450W Power Supply
Now, normally I would have stuck with the 250w power supply, but because of how I MAY want to do some things, I wanted to keep a good amount of flexibility, which you will see here shortly. But this system has the ability to have a graphics card in it, which could be an interesting side of things.