QNAP TS-470 PRO 4 bay NAS
  • Manufacturer Bio
  • Product Overview
  • Product Specs
  • Features
  • Performance

Manufacturer Bio

QNAP is a provider of Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Network Video Recorder (NVR) solutions, based out of its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. QNAP maintains a powerful global network of professional resellers of whom a few provide system integration for their product range. QNAP continues to maintain a product range that complements current technology trends and also timely updates to ensure all QNAP products remain cutting edge.

QNAP has quickly replaced dated manufacturers who have not evolved from a technology sense and forged ahead rapidly grabbing market share and in turn had impressive growth over the last few years.

QNAP US Office

166 University Parkway, Pomona CA 91768
TEL: 909-595-2819
FAX: 909-595-2816
Service Hours: 08:00–17:00 (GMT–08:00 Pacific Time, Mon–Fri)

Tech support: http://qnap.com/onlinesupport.aspx

Support e-mail: support@qnap.com

Product Overview

QNAP has finally updated it’s 4-bay NAS offering, whilst the TS-470 PRO still remains the bastion in its armor and has most likely succedded as the best 4-bay NAS in its class, the TS-470 series will be up for the challenge. Pitched as a most likely home and small business NAS the TS-470 Pro, featuring advanced QTS 4.0 operating system, performs as an easy-to-use yet powerful NAS for data backup, file synchronization, remote access and home entertainment. The TS-470 Pro has an excellent hardware design with a powerful Dual-Core 3.3 GHz processor that facilitates high definition media transcoding and the 5.1 channel surround sound with the HD Station via HDMI connection. Building a high-quality home theater is absolutely easy with the TS-470 PRO. It isn’t half bad as for small business either, just get what you need and continue to work with the firmware, despite QNAP insisting that the firmware is not for business!, it still has all the features a small business NAS requires.

  • Centralized management for data and file backup
  • 5.1 channel surround sound support with HD Station via HDMI
  • File synchronization across computers, tablets and smart phones
  • Archive, manage, enjoy and share photo, music and video collections
  • 24/7 home and SOHO surveillance center

The unit measures 177 (H) x 180 (W) x 235 (D) mm weighing at 5.7 kg (12.57 lbs) Gross.

Product Specifications

The TS-470 PRO is designed with the Intel® Core™ i3-3220 3.3 GHz Dual-core Processor at the heart of it supported by 2GB DDR3 RAM memory installed.

The TS-470 PRO 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet ports (expandable to 4 x GbE ports or 2 x GbE + 2 x 10GbE ports). The TS-470 PRO features 3 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI ports for high speed backup to external hard drives. EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, and HFS+ file systems are supported to ensure compatibility with Windows, Mac® OS X, and Linux operating systems.

Features At-A-Glance

QTS 4.0 - Simple and efficient

Thanks to QTS 4.0’s intuitive user interface, system operations of the TS-470 Pro are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find the desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater working efficiency.

5.1 channel surround sound support with HD Station via HDMI

QNAP HD Station integrates the powerful XBMC v12 media player and web browser. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-470 Pro to a HDTV to enjoy all your rich multimedia content on the big screen. The splendid user interface and the support for 5.1 channel surround sound audio passthrough*, coupled with the powerful media transcoding capability of the TS-470 Pro, brings smooth playback of Full HD videos providing a quality home theater experience**. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app or use MCE remote controls via the built-in IR receiver of the TS-470 Pro.

Supports DLNA and AirPlay for media streaming

You can use DLNA compatible devices, such as HDTVs, Sony PS3, and Microsoft Xbox 360 to stream photos, videos and music stored on the TS-470 Pro. The Qfile mobile app on an iOS device allows you to browse videos and photos stored on the TS-470 Pro and play on a TV via AirPlay-enabled devices such as Apple TV. You can also install QAirplay app, available in the App Center, on the TS-470 Pro to steam your media contents directly on Apple TV, bypassing your mobile device thus saving the energy of your mobile device. Furthermore, the TS-470 Pro can be used as a PLEX media server to stream your content to any Smart TV or PLEX clients, such as smartphones and tablets.

Build your home music library and enjoy music anywhere

The Music Station helps categorize your music collection, and displays album covers to easily organize your personal playlists. Through the music station web player, you can enjoy your music anytime, anywhere with a few clicks. Thousands of local and global online Internet radio programs are also built-into the Music Station for you to enjoy.

  • You can listen to your favorite MP3 songs streamed from iTunes Server , or play music by web browsers on your PC.
  • With LMS( Logitech Media Server) app plugin, you can efficiently manage and play them with Logitech music players without even turning on the PC.
  • Stream music to your UPnP Hi-Fi system and indulge in high-quality sound experience.
  • Listen to your music on mobile devices through Qmusic app.

24/7 Download Center

The TS-470 Pro is a perfect download center for high speed BT, Magnet, PT (Private Trackers), eMule, FTP, and HTTP downloads. After the download tasks are set ready, you can turn off the computer, and the TS-470 Pro will download as many HD videos as you want. With the QGet utility you can manage your download tasks on multiple NAS devices remotely on the local network or the Internet.

Dropbox-like file synchronization across computers and mobile devices

With Qsync, your TS-470 Pro is turned into a safe data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-470 Pro will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops and mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers in managing files and ensuring that different devices have the most up-to-date files. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.

Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data

QNAP Netbak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. The USB port on the front panel of the TS-470 Pro features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data on external drives to the TS-470 Pro with just one click, or back up data on the TS-470 Pro to the external drives alternatively. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with an effortless solution to back up data to the TS-470 Pro. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec are also supported.

Access, use, sync and enjoy with your tablets and smartphones

The TS-470 Pro is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your smart mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share stored files easily as if you are carrying tons of files in your pocket. Besides, Qfile mobile app on an iOS device allows users to browse videos and photos stored on the TS-470 Pro and play on the TV via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor and manage the TS-470 Pro remotely and efficiently without turning on a PC, while Qmusic allows you to listen to rich music collections on the TS-470 Pro anytime and anywhere, and download to enjoy offline.

Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications

The TS-470 Pro is VMware® Ready™, Citrix® Ready™, compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ certification and Windows Server 2012, enabling flexible deployment and management for virtualization needs. The TS-470 Pro supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading ESXi server loading, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider to provide enhanced operational efficiency in managing virtualization applications.

Flexible 10GbE network expansion

The 10GbE-reay TS-470 Pro includes two inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports, which can be expanded with additional two Gigabit Ethernet ports or two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and delivers lightening data throughput. Coupled with the support for large storage capacity, the TS-470 Pro is perfect for data centers to storage big data and excel in fast data transmission, and for editing large size videos on-the-fly without transferring the videos between the TS-470 Pro and desktop computers.

Performance

Equipped with powerful Dual-Core Intel® Core™ i3 3.3 GHz processor and 2GB DDR3 RAM, the TS-470 Pro is designed as a home NAS with high quality hardware to provide the performance to deliver extremely smooth media transcoding capabilities. You can also use the TS-470 Pro as a home multimedia hub to fully enjoy your photo, music and videos..

*Tested in QNAP lab. Figures could vary by environments.
Test environment:
PC: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU, 16GB DDR3 RAM, Windows 7 professional 64-bit, Dual-port Intel X520-SR2 10GbE Server Adapter, IOMeter sequential read and write.
NAS: Intel 510 SSDs, Intel X-520-DA2 + 802.3ad trunking mode, RAID 5.

 

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