Skip navigation

AE + QNAP TS-412 Turbo NAS

486 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2012 6:10 PM by Bob Timmons RSS
eurobum Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Mar 18, 2012 7:15 AM

Will it work?

 

If so, is it as simple as connect the NAS via ethernet?

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,395 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to eurobum)

    You posted in the AirPort Express category. If that is what you have...and you plan to connect the NAS to the AirPort Express.....you need to remember that the port on the Express will only support up to 100 Mbps speeds.

     

    That is extremely slow operation for a network device. Ideally, you would want to connect to a 1,000 Mbps port or Gigabit Ethernet port. 10 times faster.

     

    Otherwise, access to the NAS is going to be very, very   S----L----O----W.

     

    If you plan to use the NAS for Time Machine backups, you will need to check with the drive manufacturer to make sure that this will be supported.

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,395 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2012 5:59 PM (in response to eurobum)

    It should work fine as a NAS drive with the AirPort Extreme....of course, provided that the drive is formatted for Mac.  Check with support at the manufacturer though....if you are thinking of using Time Machine for backups to make sure that this will be supported.

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,395 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2012 6:10 PM (in response to eurobum)

    I have always used multiple single drives, so can't provide help on the QNAP question.

     

    Perhaps other users will comment.

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.