New NAS release – The QNAP TS-128 and TS-228 Budget Friendly NAS Boxes

New Budget NAS’ from QNAP this 2016

The QNAP TS-228 NAS for Cost Effective NAS support, backups, home media and network backup with USB 3.0 2 Good news for everyone looking for a NAS on a tight budget, QNAP  have announced the TS-128 1-Bay NAS and TS-228 2 Bay devices. Aimed mainly at the part of the NAS market more interested in saving money on the NAS and spending it on bigger hard-drives. The QNAP TS-128 and TS-228 are home & SOHO NAS’ for data backup and light entertainment needs. So, if you are looking for the perfect Plex Media Server NAS,then you should avoid this device and go for the QNAP TS-251+-2G from Featuring the traditional EXT 4 File System (Leave Btrfs to Synology for now), the device features an ARM v7 Dual-core CPU at 1.1 GHz frequency per core, as well as 1GB of DDR3 memory.The QNAP TS-128 NAS for Cost Effective NAS support, backups, home media and network backup with USB 3.0 3

Alongside this it also includes a sneaky 4GB of Flash memory to keep the NAS OS running smoothly for you. Of course besides cost, the other reason many people for for low end NAS servers like these and the Synology DS216J is that power consumption is remarkably low! If you intend to have this NAS device on 24/7, then it is certainly worth acquainting yourself with the figures. So,


For the 1-Bay TS-128, you use:

5.03W in Standby (idle)
12.01W whilst in Operation

And for the 2 Bay TS-228 you will use:

6.05W in Standby (idle)
13.24W whilst in Operation

Design wish the units closely resemble the recently released Android NAS devices from QNAP, the TAS-128 and TAS-228. Featuring:

The QNAP TS-128 NAS for Cost Effective NAS support, backups, home media and network backup with USB 3.0 1 The QNAP TS-228 NAS for Cost Effective NAS support, backups, home media and network backup with USB 3.0 8
  • 1 X USB 3.0 (Front)
  • One Touch Copy Button
  • Multiple LEDs for Drive Health and Access
  • Front mounted SD Card Slot
  • Dismantle HDD installation

If we turn the units around we see

The QNAP TS-128 NAS for Cost Effective NAS support, backups, home media and network backup with USB 3.0 7 The QNAP TS-228 NAS for Cost Effective NAS support, backups, home media and network backup with USB 3.0 1
  • 1x Gigabit LAN
  • 1 X USB 2.0 (Rear)

Also, they are very petite at

TS-128 – 187.7 x 60 x 125 mm

TS-228 – 187.7 x 90 x 125 mm

For those looking to find out what the Read & Write transmissions are on these devices, I am pleased to report that respectively:

TS-128 – 101MB/s Read and 69 MB/s Write

TS-228 – 99MB/s Read and 64 MB/s Write

Lastly, both of these new NAS devices from QNAP featuring the following:

  • Runs on QTS (currently 4.2)
  • Supports DLNA so you can access from your Network Attached Dervices like Smart TVs. iPads, PS4 and more
  • The 2 Bay arrives with RAID 1 as an option so you can have full data redundancy
  • Mobile and Desktop Apps as well as common browser support so lots of access
  • Not really made for Transcoding Video so not suitable for Plex either. Also no HDMI port so no access to your media direct direct access or HD Station.
  • Can sync between the common cloud services such as Dropbpx, Google drive, OneDrive, etc so you can migrate your data over or have it as more backup offsite
  • Acts as a bridge between different OS’ in your network so you can send and share files easily between a Mac and a Windows Machine
  • The maximum number of concurrent downloads for an ARM-based NAS is 30 (10 BT/PT downloads, 10 HTTP, 10 FTP downloads) so you can add, remove or generally monitor many, many downloads easily and quickly.
  • With the help of Surveillance Station on QTS, the TS-128 and TS228 Include 2 free camera licenses and can provide up to 8 camera channel support by purchasing additional licenses







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