Turbo NAS QNAP TS-459 PRO+ iScsi 4 Bay Network Storage Server Intel Atom 1.8GHz

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TurboNAS QNAP TS-459 PRO + iScsi 4 Bay all in one business network Storage server. Condition is New-open box. Please refer to pictures for a better description of condition and measurements.


Intel Atom 1.8GHz Dual-core Processor

2 x 10/100/1000M

2x USB 3.0 port (Front: 1; Back: 1) 4x USB 2.0 port (Back: 4)

The TS-459 Pro is a cost-effective networked storage center incorporating high reliability and scalability. Featuring cross-platform file sharing, comprehensive backup solutions, iSCSI and virtualization applications, and many other practical business applications, the TS-459 Pro is the ideal choice for SMBs to store and secure the growing business data as a reliable private cloud.

Manage and share files in one centralized storage.

Back up business data with encrypted remote replication, Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR), and cloud-based storage backup.

Utilize NAS, iSCSI/ IP-SAN storage combo solution for server virtualization

Facilitate iSCSI and virtualization deployment.

Increase efficiency with the support of Windows AD/LDAP, Windows ACL, and more.

Synchronize files between computers, tablets, and mobile devices.


Modern businesses face the challenge of dramatic growth of digital data, including emails, documents and databases. Increasingly, IT managers are turning to networked storage to provide reliable, scalable storage, centralized network backup, and easy file sharing. QNAP’s new Business Series Turbo NAS Servers offer affordable high performance storage for SMB, Corporate, and entry-level Enterprise customers.

The TS-459 Pro is the powerful 4-bay network attached storage (NAS ) server, which is designed to provide an affordable and easy-to-management solution with iSCSI service for virtualized and clustered environment. The TS-459 Pro also offers versatile business applications to maximize the efficiency of the data center in the business environment.

Incorporating the next-generation Intel® Atom Dual-Core processor and 1GB DDRII RAM, the Turbo NAS delivers exceptional performance and maintains high reliability for multiple concurrent applications and intensive data transfer with guaranteed low power consumption.

QNAP Turbo NAS Firmware

Brand New Turbo NAS Series for Business

The Most Affordable and Flexible Virtualization Solution

The TS-459 Pro is certified as compatible with VMware® vSphere4 (ESX 4.0 and above) virtualization platform. The NAS can be utilized as the networked shared storage of VMware virtualization environments and Windows cluster servers. Comparing with traditional SAN (Storage Area Network), the Turbo NAS is a competitive alternative with much lower setup and maintenance costs in an IP SAN.

The Feature-rich and Integrated Applications for Business

The NAS supports file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX platforms. Versatile business applications such as file server, FTP server, printer server, web server, and Windows AD support are provided. The dominant features, such as WebDAV, Share Folder Aggregation (also known as DFS), IPv6 and IPv4 dual-stack, Wake on LAN, schedule power on/ off, HDD S.M.A.R.T, comprehensive log systems, and policy-based unauthorized IP blocking are all included features of a QNAP NAS server.

New iSCSI for Virtualization Deployments

The Turbo NAS provides flexible and secure storage server deployment with the following enhanced iSCSI features:

NAS + iSCSI storage solution

The Turbo NAS can serve as a NAS for file sharing and iSCSI storage concurrently.

Flexible multiple LUNs management

The NAS supports multiple LUNs (Logical Unit Numbers) and iSCSI targets. The LUNs can be flexibly mapped to, unmapped from, and switched among different iSCSI targets.

Secure IP SAN environment deployment

Designed with CHAP authentication and LUN masking, the advanced ACL (Access Control List) offers you the capability to block unauthorized access from the initiators.

Designed for virtualized and clustered environments

Comparing with the high cost of Fibre Channel SAN, the Turbo NAS is an affordable system that can be deployed as a storage center for virtualized and clustered server environments, such as VMware and Microsoft Windows Failover Cluster.


iSCSI feature QNAP NAS Other NAS

VMware Ready® certified iSCSI array QNAP Supported Other NAS not Supported

SPC-3 for clustered environment deployment QNAP Supported Other NAS not Supported

MC/S for failover, load balancing and performance gain QNAP Supported Other NAS not Supported

MPIO for failover and load balancing. QNAP Supported Other NAS not Supported

LUN masking for advanced security QNAP Supported Other NAS not Supported

LUN mapping for flexible management QNAP Supported Other NAS not Supported

Thin Provisioning for efficient disk usage QNAP Supported Other NAS not Supported

Virtual Disk Drive (VDD) adds flexibility to storage expansion along with ease of management

The unique "Virtual Disk Drive" adds flexibility to expand the capacity of NAS. By using the built-in iSCSI initiator, the NAS can connect to other iSCSI targets on the network and turn them into virtual disks, which become multiple single volumes on the NAS. Up to 8 virtual disks can be stacked. The NAS serves as the storage stack chaining master. The user only needs to connect to this single entry (QNAP NAS) and is able to reach and use all the iSCSI LUN on the network.


Superior Performance and Eco-friendly Design

The NAS delivers superior performance and high reliability for critical business applications. It is optimized to achieve low noise and low power consumption for environment protection.



Testing benchmark program: ZD NetBench version 7.0.3

Client PCs (20 Total): Intel Celeron 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB DDRII 667, Atheros AR8121 GbE Chip, Windows XP SP1



FTP/SAMBA Testing Environment: Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8300 2.50GHz/ 4GB DDRII RAM, WD640AAKS 640GB, Windows 7 Enterprise 32 Bits,Intel PRO 1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter 82571

FTP/SAMBA Testing Method: Connect the TS-459 Pro and PC to switch, upload/download 5GB File without Jumbo Frame, FTP Tool: File Zilla

Power Consumption (with 2 hard drives installed)


Abundant Business Features

The Turbo NAS provides diversified server applications in the business environment.

1 QNAP FTP Server:

You can establish your own FTP server by the Turbo NAS and share the files conveniently with your friends or customers.

2 QNAP Encrypted Remote Replication:

The data on the Turbo NAS can be backed up to or from other Turbo NAS or Rsync servers over the network.

3 QNAP File Server:

The Turbo NAS allows file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX platforms. It also supports WebDAV for you to access the share folders via HTTP/HTTPS protocol remotely.

4 QNAP Printer Server:

The Turbo NAS supports USB printer sharing over the network (max. 3 USB printers).

5 QNAP Backup Server:

The Turbo NAS offers you the most complete backup solution with Apple Time Machine support, remote replication to an Rsync server, Windows client backup software NetBak Replicator, and third party backup software support, and so on.

6 QNAP Web Server:

You can easily create a website to publish information over the Internet using the built-in web server by the Turbo NAS.

7 QNAP Surveillance Station:

The Turbo NAS enables you to configure and connect multiple IP cameras simultaneously for remote monitoring, video recording and playback.


The Turbo NAS supports IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) which makes your NAS a dual-stack IP host running IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time.

Advanced RAID Management with Hot-swap Design

The NAS offers RAID 0, 1, 5, 5+hot spare, 6, single, and JBOD disk configurations. It also supports hot-swap design that a failed member drive of a RAID configuration (RAID 1 or above only) can be replaced by hot swapping without turning off the server.

QNAPOnline RAID Capacity Expansion

The storage capacity of a RAID configuration can be expanded by replacing the larger hard drives. All the data will be kept and seamlessly moved to the newly installed hard drives without turning off the server.

QNAPOnline RAID Level Migration

You can upgrade the disk configuration to higher RAID level with the data retained without turning off the server.

The Most Complete Backup Solution

The NAS offers complete backup solution for data protection, including cloud-based storage backup (Amazon S3), Apple Time Machine support, encrypted remote replication, third party software backup, one-touch-copy backup and QNAP exclusive Windows-based utility NetBak Replicator. The users can choose different backup modes for redundant data backup.


Benefits of Dual LAN Deployment

The Turbo NAS supports multiple bonding modes: Balance-rr (Round-Robin), Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb (Adaptive Transmit Load Balancing) and Balance-alb (Adaptive Load Balancing)

Scenario Benefits to your company


QNAP Provides continuous services when one network port fails.

Load Balancing


QNAPAggregates bandwidth to boost the file transfer speed.

QNAPData traffic is evenly distributed to balance network loading.

Multi-IP Setting

QNAP Allows sharing among different workgroups in two different subnets.

Practical System and Authority Control Management Tools

QNAP Instant SMS and Email Alert

You can configure the SMTP server and SMSC server settings on the NAS in order to receive instant system warning or error messages by email and/or SMS.

QNAP SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)

You can collect the information, warning or error of the NAS and send to maximum 3 SNMP servers for centralized management and real-time monitoring.

QNAP Comprehensive Event Log System

Detailed logs of file-level data access to the NAS via SAMBA, iSCSI, FTP, AFP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, and SSH, and networking services accessed by online users are all recorded.

QNAP Wake on LAN

Enable this option to power on the Turbo NAS remotely by Wake on LAN. Wake on LAN helps you manage your NAS conveniently.

QNAP S.M.A.R.T. & Advanced HDD Health Scanning (HHS)

S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) helps you to monitor the HDD status. Moreover, the Turbo NAS is embedded with HHS (HDD Health Scan) which supports disk checking and bad blocks scanning.

Windows Active Directory (AD)

The Windows AD feature enables you to retrieve the user accounts from the Windows AD server to the NAS to reduce the time and effort for account setup. Users can use the same set of login name and password to access the NAS.

Shared Folder Aggregation

You can easily access the share folders of other servers on Microsoft Networking through the “portal folder” on the Turbo NAS. This saves your time and effort to login different servers one by one.


AES 256-bit Volume-based Data Encryption

The disk volume with AES 256-bit encryption can only be accessed by an authorized encryption password or key. This prevents the NAS data from unauthorized access and data breach even if the hard drives are stolen.

*Data encryption functions may not available in accordance to the legislative restrictions of some countries.

DOM Architecture and Fail-safe Dual OS

Two operating systems are built on the DOM of the Turbo NAS for system booting alternatively upon every system startup. When one fails, the other one will be used to boot up the NAS, and the failed OS is recoverable from the other healthy OS.

Touch-N-Go PC-less Installation

You can use the handy front panel LCD display to complete the first time installation in a few simple steps. The Turbo NAS will automatically complete the hard disk formatting and RAID building.


Software Expansion via QPKG

The QPKG feature enables the users to maximize the usage of Turbo NAS by installing additional software packages developed by the users and community worldwide.


QNAP's latest network-attached storage (NAS) devices might not look much different from their predecessors, but there's a lot more power packed underneath the hood. Armed with Intel's latest dual-core Atom processor, the TS-459 Pro Turbo is blazingly fast for a four-bay NAS device and QNAP's latest firmware means it's a competent server for the home and office.


Like the TS-419P Turbo NAS, the QNAP TS-459 Pro Turbo has a brushed metal enclosure with four individually lockable drive bays that suit both 2.5in and 3.5in hard drives. The trays aren't tool-less, so you'll need to screw the drives in prior to inserting them.

The TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS device has four USB ports on the back panel, and a fifth at the front, accompanied by a one-touch copy button that can be configured to back up to or from external hard drives. Two eSATA ports allow for faster transfers from external storage, though the NAS device only supports ext3, ext4, NTFS and FAT32 file systems; hard drives with the HFS+ file system used by Mac OS X are not currently supported.

There are two Gigabit Ethernet ports on the back of the NAS device which support failover and load balancing. This means that both ports can balance network traffic over a single IP address; if one port fails, the other will simply continue operating as normal.

The most interesting aspect of the TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS device is what lies at its heart: an Intel Atom D510 CPU. Clocked at 1.66GHZ, the D510 is one of the first dual-core Atom processors, as well as the first built for low-power desktops rather than netbooks. Because of this, it provides better performance than older Atom processors while retaining relatively low power consumption. QNAP has teamed this CPU with 1GB of DDR2 memory; a potent combination for a NAS device.

During testing, we found the TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS consumed 34.8 Watts when idle and, even when running two Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB hard drives, it only reached a maximum power consumption of 40.9W.


We test all NAS devices by connecting them through a Gigabit Ethernet network to a testbed PC with a 300GB Western Digital Velociraptor hard drive. We run Intel's NAS Performance Toolkit, which determines how the NAS device performs when streaming 720p high-definition media from the device as well as the ability to record the same video while performing backup operations.

We also run two file transfer tests to see how the NAS device performs in the real word. One file transfer test uses 3000 1MB files; this is intensive for both the hard drives and the embedded processor, and a good test of how it will perform when backing up your computer. In addition, we transfer 20GB worth of 3-4GB files, a faster test that is similar to dealing with large videos, disk images or database files.

Intel's NAS Performance Toolkit - HD Streaming

Model Price Storage Capacity RAID

type HD Playback (MBps) HD Playback &

Record (MBps) HD Playback &

Backup (MBps)

QNAP TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS $1399 3TB RAID 0 99.2 91.3 44.5

Synology Disk Station DS409 $678 3TB RAID 0 53.2 50.1 32.1

Promise SmartStor NS4600 $700 4TB RAID 0 38 37.4 26.8

QNAP TS-419P Turbo NAS $999 3TB RAID 0 21 25 23.7

Synology DiskStation DS509+ $1065 3TB RAID 0 70 58 37.9

ProWare DN-500A-CM $1599 3TB RAID 0 56.5 68 33.2

Netgear ReadyNAS NVX $2519 2TB X-RAID2 (Redundancy) 69.05 50 33.1

QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS $2699 4TB RAID 0 75 102.2 41.6

Netgear ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition $3669 3TB RAID 0 44.4 48.5 30.4

Small File (3GB) Transfer Test Results

Model Price Storage Capacity RAID

type Read

speed (MBps) Write

speed (MBps) Read/write

speed (MBps)

QNAP TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS $1399 3TB RAID 0 51.7 38 18.4

Synology Disk Station DS409 $678 3TB RAID 0 36.6 6.9 5.2

Promise SmartStor NS4600 $700 4TB RAID 0 28.3 22.5 11.9

QNAP TS-419P Turbo NAS $999 3TB RAID 0 23.6 17.7 8.9

Synology DiskStation DS509+ $1065 3TB RAID 0 45.5 30.3 14.8

ProWare DN-500A-CM $1599 3TB RAID 0 31.6 33.3 16.7

Netgear ReadyNAS NVX $2519 2TB X-RAID2 (Redundancy) 47.6 21.8 11.4

QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS $2699 4TB RAID 0 44 38 16.5

Netgear ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition $3669 3TB RAID 0 49.2 51.7 17.9

Large File (20GB) Transfer Test Results

Model Price Storage Capacity RAID

type Read

speed (MBps) Write

speed (MBps) Read/write

speed (MBps)

QNAP TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS $1399 3TB RAID 0 86.6 69 36.8

Synology Disk Station DS409 $678 3TB RAID 0 55.3 36.6 21.1

Promise SmartStor NS4600 $700 4TB RAID 0 63.3 35.5 19.5

QNAP TS-419P Turbo NAS $999 3TB RAID 0 38.8 27.9 16.3

Synology DiskStation DS509+ $1065 3TB RAID 0 63.4 41.7 24.2

ProWare DN-500A-CM $1599 3TB RAID 0 40.4 43.5 19.4

Netgear ReadyNAS NVX $2519 2TB X-RAID2 (Redundancy) 78.5 51.7 25.8

QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS $2699 4TB RAID 0 85 74 43.7

Netgear ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition $3669 3TB RAID 0 88.2 78.5 38.2

The QNAP TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS device achieved our fastest overall results yet in Intel's NAS Performance Toolkit, as well some of the fastest file transfers. From our real-world tests, it's clear the NAS device isn't quite as strong as Netgear's ReadyNAS Pro Business Edition when it comes to writing data, which only a major concern for intensive tasks like video editing.

User Interface

Setting up the TS-459 Pro Turbo is incredibly easy; the NAS device's LCD screen provides "touch-n-go PC-less installation," which lets you setup a drive RAID array and encrypt volumes without having to install firmware first or use a bundled utility on a client PC. Once set up is completed, you will have access to the same useful AJAX-based interface that we've seen on previous QNAP NAS devices.

The clean interface makes configuration easy and there are plenty of wizards to guide users through basic tasks like setting up network protocols and changing user access rights or quotas.

Drives can be configured in RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 6, as well as single or linear disk JBOD volumes. There are network protocols to suit Microsoft (SMB), Apple (AFP/Bonjour) and Linux (NFS), as well as FTP and secure HTTP servers.

The TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS device offers an iTunes server, as well as a DLNA-compliant UPnP media server that can stream music, videos and photos over a network to compatible DVD players, media players and even some televisions. You can access a separate media browser through the Web interface, though this is little more than a file list; the audio and photo browsers available on Synology's NAS devices are much more useful.

Backups can be scheduled and configured to use external storage devices, remote servers and Amazon's S3 cloud storage platform. QNAP has also added direct compatibility with Apple's Time Machine, a feature which was previously difficult to set up on the company's NAS devices. Along with AES encryption for individual volumes, small businesses should benefit from an IP block-out system that can be configured for each network protocol, and a customisable firewall.

The TS-459 Pro Turbo's iSCSI target feature isn't out of the ordinary, though we appreciate the ability to use the NAS device as an iSCSI server itself; simply enable the "Virtual Disk" feature to use other iSCSI targets as local storage.

Given QNAP's track record, it's no wonder the TS-459 Pro Turbo NAS device has so many features. Not all of them will be useful to every user, and some features may be beyond the novice users. However, with high performance and the ability to create a basic configuration at a few presses, this NAS device is certainly useful in both the home and small office.