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Exterior Design

With its dark metallic case, angular outline and inconspicuous indicators, the device looks utilitarian and very robust. The metallic paint is the only thing that brightens up its appearance.

The dimensions are rather small for a dual-disk NAS as it measures 22 x 14 x 10 centimeters. It is heavy, however, due to the use of a lot of metal – over 2 kilos without disks.

HDD bays with hot swap capability can be found behind the front-panel door. The door itself is meshed to improve ventilation. The air can also get in through the perforated side panels, but the fan is mostly busy cooling the HDDs. This is all right because the processor does not get too hot.

On the front panel you can see a Power button with a built-in blue LED as well as barely visible system and HDD indicators. Below them there is a USB port, an indicator and a button to start scheduled backup tasks.

At the back there is a fan grid, a LAN connector, two USB ports, a power supply connector, a Reset button, and a Kensington security slot. The NAS is overall compact and stylish. It will look good both on an office desk and in a home environment.

 
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