5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2012 6:10 PM by Bob Timmons
eurobum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Will it work?

 

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

  • 1. Re: AE + QNAP TS-412 Turbo NAS
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,515 points)

    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.

  • 2. Re: AE + QNAP TS-412 Turbo NAS
    eurobum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My mistake; posted in the wrong sub-forum.

     

    I have an Airport Extreme. So it should work?

  • 3. Re: AE + QNAP TS-412 Turbo NAS
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,515 points)

    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.

  • 4. Re: AE + QNAP TS-412 Turbo NAS
    eurobum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great, thanks a lot for enlightening me. No TM, just storage of media files, that's about it. This will be a fun project. Is this particular QNAP recommendable? Ideally, I'd look for one with as many trays as possible, but that's what the budget allows for at the moment. Perhaps there's a better one (more trays) for a similar price?

  • 5. Re: AE + QNAP TS-412 Turbo NAS
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,515 points)

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

     

    Perhaps other users will comment.