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Hands-On Review of the QNAP TS-459 Pro NAS


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If you are in the market for a 4-Bay NAS, thats more than just a NAS, you may want to see what the QNAP TS-459 Pro has to offer.

Here is how QNAP describe the TS-459 Pro:

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 D510 1.66GHz 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.

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So let’s take it out for a spin.


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CPU : Intel® Atom™ Processor D510 1.66GHz (Dual-Core)


Flash Memory : 512MB DOM

HDD : 2.5/ 3.5″ SATA x4

  1. The system is shipped without HDD.
  2. For the HDD compatibility list, please visit

HDD Tray : 4 x Hot-swappable and lockable tray

LAN Port : 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port

LED Indicators : Status, LAN, USB, eSATA, Power, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD 3, HDD 4

USB : 5 x USB 2.0 port (Front: 1; Back: 4)
Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.

eSATA  :2 x eSATA port (Back)

Buttons : System: Power button, USB One-Touch-Backup Button, Reset button

LCD panel : Mono-LCD display with backlight

Enter button, Select button for configuration

Alarm Buzzer : System warning

Form Factor : Tower

Dimensions :
177 (H) x 180 (W) x 235 (D) mm
6.97 (H) x 7.09 (W) x 9.25 (D) inch

Weight :
Net weight: 3.65 kg (8.04 lbs)
Gross weight: 4.65 kg (10.24 lbs)

Sound Level (dB) :

w/o HDD installed: 34.7 dB
Stand by: 34.1 dB
In operation: 36.8 dB
(with 4 x 500GB HDD installed)

Power Consumption (W)
Sleep mode: 19W
In Operation: 35W
Power-off (in WOL mode): 1W
(with 4 x 500GB HDD installed)


0~95% R.H.

Power Supply : Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, Output: 250W

Secure Design : K-lock security slot for theft prevention

VGA : Reserved VGA interface for maintenance

Fan : 1 x quiet cooling fan (9 cm, 12V DC)

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


  1. Thanks for the detailed review Andrew. It's quite pricy as you say, I like the look, it looks like something that would fit in a small business. The LCD screen is a nice touch. Did you try and install WHS on it ?

    You know you want to…

    QNAP have a few models available, so that nice to see.

    • 🙂 now why did I know you were going to ask that!

      No, I didnt get a chance to install WHS on it and its gone back to QNAP now unfortunately.

      Nice box though!

  2. eSATA :2 x eSATA port (Back)

    VGA : Reserved VGA interface for maintenance

    All stuff I like.

    Bonus. LCD panel

    LAN Port : 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port

  3. lol, you would install Windows Home Server on a QNAP?!? I think you drive much better with the QNAP Firmware based on Linux! its much saver! And cant use the Buttons on the front and the LCD panel!

    sorry for my bad english 😉

    Greetings Neo

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