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Exterior Design

The TS-219P+ isn’t much different from its predecessor in terms of exterior design. The faceplates of the disk bays are the only detail that has changed. The dimensions are typical enough: 10.3 x 21.6 x 15.5 centimeters.

The case is made from aluminum and steel but the front panel is plastic. The color scheme combines black with dark-gray. The exterior design is restrained and stylish overall. The hot-swap bays may not be a really necessary feature for a NAS of this class but QNAP equips most of its products with such bays.

In the left part of the front panel there are disk, LAN and eSATA indicators. Below them you can see a Power button with integrated LED and a USB port with copy button.

The back panel hasn’t changed at all. It is mostly occupied by a cooling fan. We can also see a couple of eSATA connectors, two USB 2.0 ports and a Gigabit Ethernet connector here. The eSATA interface is a rather rare feature for NASes of this class and the TS-219P+ even offers not one but two such ports. Of course, this doesn't make it a full-featured quad-disk NAS, yet the expansion opportunities are broad enough. A power connector and a reset button can also be found on the back panel.

The exterior design hasn’t changed much on the whole compared to the TS-219P model, so our opinion about it hasn’t changed, either. It’s surely top class.

Hardware Configuration

The hardware configuration hasn’t changed much, either. The processor has become somewhat faster and the NAS now supports Wake-on-LAN.

The PCB carries a Marvell ARMADA 300 processor (88F6282, ARM, 1.6 GHz), four DDR3 chips from Hynix with a total capacity of 512 megabytes, a 16MB flash memory chip for the bootloader, an auxiliary network chip Marvell 88E1318, a JMicron JMB362 PCIe controller responsible for the external eSATA ports, and a popular USB hub GL850G.

The NAS is cooled by a 70mm fan located at the back panel. The processor has a small passive heatsink.

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