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The device works fine except for the LCD problem, I have tried downgrading back to 4.0.2. I shall try 4.1. My next action will be to backup all the data and do a full factory reset. However I do not think that one should have to do this.

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This is a well-documented A125 board. There are multiple scripts and programs on the web to read the buttons and control the LCD display. See eg. the implementation for qcontrol: a125.c.

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but sometimes it"s a bit stubborn in executing the commands, so as mentioned here you may want tokillall -9 lcdmond and then issue the command you want; this is the snippet i"m using:

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I"ve been running Unraid on my QNAP TS-853A for about a month now. I intend to use Unraid full-time on this box with this as the primary file server in my home. Before switching to Unraid, I Googled if it was possible to run Unraid on a QNAP and the consensus was: "Probably, just try it." As long as you can access the BIOS and change the boot order, you should be able to boot into Unraid. Some people report not all of their drive bays working depending on which SATA controller was being used (that forum thread is from 2016, so an update may have added compatibility for those controllers). All 8 drive bays are working on my TS-853A. The rest of the hardware is working just fine. The LCD screen on the front of the QNAP constantly says "SYSTEM BOOTING >>>>>>>", but I can overlook that. One day I may try to see if I can modify that.

I just want to document that it"s possible -- and easy -- to run Unraid on a QNAP. My only experience with QNAP boxes is with my own, so your mileage may vary. This is my first Unraid installation, but everything was incredibly straight-forward. I had no complications getting things set up.

Plus, boot times went from 10+ minutes to just a couple. Unraid has breathed new life into my QNAP. This was a hand-me-down of sorts, but I"ve always been a Synology guy. This QNAP was a clear upgrade from the hardware of the Synology, but the QNAP software experience was subjectively much worse.

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QNAP has built NAS units for years and we are finally getting to take a look at a NAS unit from a category we have not covered for the company. Specifically, while we have looked at both rackmount and low-end desktop NAS units from QNAP, the QNAP TVS-h1288X we are reviewing here is best described as a mix of many different concepts. It is bigger than the company’s 2-bay, 4-bay, and similar units, but it is still a desktop form factor. It has twelve drive bays, and that is before one gets to the internal storage options. It is a QNAP NAS, but that now includes ZFS.

Realistically, the overarching thought is that QNAP has built the edge server many STH readers have been trying to build for over a decade. That is a bit of a bold statement, but upon reflecting on what you will soon read, it will make a lot of sense if one starts to read this review with that contextual model.

The unit itself is 9.24 × 14.56 × 12.59 inches and is designed to be a large desktop chassis. While there are some NASes on the market designed to be compact 2-4 bay models and others that are designed to be rack-mounted, this is firmly a unit designed to be used in a SMB/ home office setting. There are simple features such as a LCD status display and a front USB port to make data importing easier that we often do not see on rackmount units.

One of the nice features here is that the unit has tool-less vibration mitigating drive trays. When we reviewed the QNAP GM-1002 3U Dual ZFS NAS, we noted how drives with screws take longer to service. Here, we have drive trays that use simple snap-in pegs to secure drives. There is a recommended option for adding screws for shipping security as well. One can see the blue vibration dampeners that help further isolate vibrations to and from the drives.

One item that you may not immediately notice is that QNAP has a system of vents around the drives to keep cool air flowing. This is a small touch, but it is one that we sometimes see self-build chassis lack. Between the venting and the front/ rear airflow, this keeps drives cool.

We did want to show the LCD display and one other key feature. QNAP has LED status lights that are green for functioning drives and red for drives with errors. Here we have two drives that are marked as having errors to let us show this. One can also see the status screen. This has the basic status that the system is shutting down, but can also show alerts for drive failures, IP addresses, and other important information.

This is one of those features that separates this NAS from lower-end units and many self-built offerings. The motherboard has specific headers to drive the LCD and QNAP’s QuTS hero software helps display relevant information.

Perhaps the biggest rear feature is around the networking. There are four RJ45 ports that are common in this class of NAS. Instead of these being 1GbE ports as companies like Synology generally use, QNAP has four 2.5GbE ports that can run at the lower 1GbE speeds as well. We are seeing more 2.5GbE gear so it is nice that QNAP is using a more modern standard. Not everyone will use this, but it only adds a few dollars to a BOM cost and offers 2.5x the performance of the older standards.

We use a lot of SFP+ and know many of our readers do as well. Still, one can use a SFP+ to 10Gbase-T Adapter Module and convert the interfaces. Also as a PCIe card, it seems like this is something that QNAP could offer a different option on very easily. In this class of NAS, we are just thankful that QNAP added a higher-speed network option. The Synology DiskStation DS3617xs is perhaps this unit’s closest competitor at the same price point and only has 4x 1GbE while QNAP is offering 2x 10GbE and 4x 2.5GbE. There is a massive delta on the networking side.

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Network-attached storage for both home and business provide fewer surprises every year. Whether it is the power of the hardware or the capability of the software, the innovations that continue to roll out of the big brands in NAS make less and less of an impact. This doesn’t make those achievements any less important, it is merely that so many good things can now be done with a private server that we expect them to do many of these things by default. Late last year when QNAP unveiled their new parallel operating system for enterprise, QuTS Hero, many were impressed but sceptical that a full performance and software equipped ZFS NAS could be possible at this arguably lower price point and hardware tier – sure, you can run it on a rackmount, but that’s quite a high price! Fast forward a year and not only do we find that you can now affordable own a fully-featured and well-equipped ZFS NAS from QNAP with Intel Xeon under the desktop bonnet, but we are also starting to see far more modest hardware devices such as the QNAP TS-h973AX arrive on the scene and challenge how expensive or powerful a ZFS NAS needs to be. Today’s review of the QNAP TS-h973AX triple-tier ZFS NAS system, available for around £850 with tax, is about confirming weather enterprise-grade features and functionality can genuinely be purchased at the consumer-grade price point. Arriving with three separate media tiers for storage that include U.2 NVMe, 10GbE connectivity, a ZFS based file system and all of this running with the affordable Ryzen AMD V1500B processor – does this NAS fly too close to the sun or could this be one of the biggest game-changers in the market we’ve seen in years? Let’s find out.

What we have here is a staggering achievement of a brand merging the prosumer and enterprise markets into something genuinely unique. The TS-h973AX ticks almost every box that business NAS buyers want these days, as well as the one marked ‘affordable’! Arriving as by far the most affordable ZFS, 10G and NVMe equipped solution in the market worldwide right now, it may well have changed what we expect the bare minimum of our storage to provide in 2021 in desktop form. Overlooking minor areas of improvement that will surely be ironed out as this product series evolves, such as HDMI out and the lack of PCIe upgradability, what you have in the base level product is really something impressive. Somewhat weaker marketing of the 16GB minimum required for deduplication aside, the rest of this package stocks all the boxes and draws favourable comparison with the likes of the Synology DS1621+ and DS1621xs+. Ultimately, the TS-h973AX is not the first big innovation from QNAP and it surely won’t be the last. Easily one of my favourite solutions of the year and just in time!

Unsurprisingly, the retail packaging of this SMB server is not exactly going to blow you or away. arriving in the standard QNAP brown box packaging this is a solution you almost certainly purchased from an eShop, so the first time you see the box – you have already bought it!.

The label on the front of the device clearly indicates the contents, as well as a number of the hardware and software attributes that this particularly interesting solution from QNAP promises. This is by far the most affordable ZFS solution that the company has produced so far and although it clearly has a business focus, there are a number of presentation elements here that are more familiar to prosumer desktop buyers, more accustomed to the x53D and x73 series previously released.

Another interesting point is the fact that this ZFS based storage system that features three separate media types in its architecture arrives with an external PSU. Rated at 120W, this external power brick will annoy some and please others. I am very much in the second category and firmly believe that external PSUs are far more beneficial, given the ease to replace them and the resulting decrease in temperatures inside the chassis when the PSU is found outside the system. Another tick from me, the 120W PSU is quite conservative – yes the system will only use the power it needs, so 120W is the maximum usable, but it’s still nice that it is more than have the maximum requirement of most other 6-BAY NAS from Synology and QNAP.Overall, a very standard range of accessories in a very standard retail box, but that is not necessarily a bad thing and it seems remarkably well protected. Let talk about the design of the QNAP TS-h973AX NAS.

This is not the first time that we have seen QNAP introduce this 9 storage bay chassis and in fact, this is technically the third generation of this style of device from them. Arriving in a frankly incredible compact form (measuring just 18.2 × 22.4 × 22.4cm) this system manages to house a huge amount of storage but is only fractionally larger than their traditional 4-bay NAS series. With increased measures towards cooling featured around the chassis, as well as as a remarkably clean and clear internal bay structure, you can definitely see that a lot of work has gone into the design of this casing.

As the QNAP TS-h973AX features QTS hero, the ZFS based GUI and operating system, the benefits of intelligent cache and background memory utilisation to increase performance is especially useful. ZFS removes the volume layer from the main storage architecture and allows data to live directly on the storage pool. Aside from the benefits that we will touch on later related to RAID performance, recovery and throughput, the utility of dedicated bays of solid-state drive media for caching is going to be exceptionally useful to those that want to upgrade later in the systems life. However, it is the last 2-bays of the TS-h973AX that really deserve the spotlight here.

The front of the chassis features numerous LEDs for displaying system information, network access, drive activity and if problems are encountered. It is a shame that the TS-h973AX lacks the LCD panel that QNAP used to always feature, and now move back from in their more recent releases. but these LEDs are quite clear in their purpose and although they don’t provide the same level of detail that LCD does, they can still have their uses. And for those that don’t like constantly flickering LED lights, you can always dim these lights or remove them completely from the system when it’s in operation with settings in the QuTS hero GUI.

The TS-h973AX also arrives with the rather rudimentary but always favourite (in my eyes anyway) front-mounted USB port and Copy button. It is a small feature which I am sure barely anyone uses the way they should, but the benefits of a button activated two-way copy mechanic attached to a physical button is something I just always like. Yes, all QNAP NAS systems allow you to backup to a USB drive (or visa versa) when it automatically detects the USB is connected, but if you’ve ever lost data before you are always going to carry a chip on your shoulder about it and the simple certainty of connecting a USB drive for backing up either way, then clicking a button to KNOW it has been actioned and afterwards automatically ejected safely is just the tiny piece of mind I enjoy. Though I will add that the front USB+button is the only USB slot on this device that is not USB 3.2 Gen 2, which seems madness to me and limits this most useful port to 5Gb/s max.

When I first saw the datasheet on the QNAP TS-h973AX and saw that it was a triple-tier U2 SSD, ZFS and AMD backed system, I assumed that the ports and connections would be where QNAP was going to need to make compromises. Oh ye of little faith, as I discovered that this is another area where QNAP have done themselves proud for the most part. Although more than 80% of the rear plate is dominated by that cooling fan drawing air over the system, there are still some pretty good connections to be used.

During testing, the fan was surprisingly low noise for the majority of performance testing, and only became noticeable when all three tiers were engaged with. At that point, it could certainly be heard over other NAS systems on my test bench, but still not as loud as you might expect. QNAP rate this system in their own audio testing at 22.1 (dBA), but I was running this system with both WD Red drives 3TB hard drives and Seagate Ironwolf 12TB drives and in the latter case, the click and wear of the more enterprise-grade hard drives was definitely the noticeable component (more related to the size of the drive than the brand to be honest). In short, the noise of the system is comparatively low and if you are going to consider drives larger than around 8 Terabyte, then you should be more concerned with the noise THEY generate instead.

The main processor that keeps things moving inside this device is the relatively new AMD Ryzen V1500B, a quad-core 2.2 GHz CPU that has been getting a great deal of attention of late. 64-bit and x86 in architecture, this processor gets a lot done for an embedded mid-level server-class component. Although it does not feature embedded graphics and is not really comparable to a traditional Ryzen CPU that most PC builders are more familiar with, it’s still performed exceptionally well and supports all of the internally managed and graphically enabled applications in the QNAP and third-party library. You can run numerous virtual machines, a large number of cameras in QVR, host a Plex media server with 4K multimedia and deploy a Linux or Ubuntu VM in minutes. it also supports the full range of backup and sync applications in the QNAP library, with practically no flagship apps missing. Originally I was concerned that this processor may not have enough power to fully support the ZFS file system, but even preliminary testing for my future videos has proven that this Ryzen CPU is more than up to the task, easily handling inline compression and deduplication settings, as well as passing the RAID build, rebuild and re-silvering tests just as well as a Xeon.

The system can be purchased in two base models, one with 8GB of memory and another with 32GB of memory. This is a particularly large jump and is priced as one might expect, but the need for higher memory comes down to ZFS and some of its particularly popular features. The 8GB model will support practically all of the QNAP ZFS applications and services, but you will require at least 16GB to take advantage of deduplication. ZFS is a hungry beast and even with a mere handful of apps installed, I was utilising more than 5GB of memory with all of the standard QuTS hero services enabled. I would recommend for those on a tighter budget to purchase additional memory and scale back on the day-1 storage.Performance and software testing will be covered in depth in future videos and articles, but I can highlight that right now the QNAP TS-h973AX has passed everything so far with flying colours and although it lacks that embedded graphics or support of upgrading to a graphics card along the way, there’s more than enough hardware inside to support the brand’s claims of this being sufficient and stable hardware for the ZFS software and services.

The software found with the QNAP TS-h972AX NAS can be broken down into 2 sections. namely those of the advantages that QNAP QTS already bring to a business user, and then the widespread system and storage advantages that QTS hero and ZFS bring as well. For those unfamiliar with the QNAP operating system, it arrives with hundreds of free applications, can be accessed from a web browser or desktop client, arrives with many, many apps for mobile on IOS and Android and is definitely in the top two operating systems you can get for network-attached storage devices. Often compared with their biggest rival Synology NAS and DSM, QNAP QTS GUI is designed in a way that will definitely appeal more to Android and Windows users, giving you everything you will need from a network-attached storage device in 2020 and arrives with constant updates for added features and security.

QVR Pro and Surveillance Station – Surveillance applications that allow you to connect multiple IP cameras and IP speaks to your network and manage them with the applications. Arriving with 4 camera licenses for Surveillance Station and 8 licenses for QVR Pro (the better one IMO), QNAP is constantly updating this enterprise-level surveillance application – adding newer security hardware and software tools for 2020 (see QVR Face and QVR Door)

Malware Removers and Security Councillor – Along with Anti Virus software trials on the app centre, QNAP also provide numerous anti-intrusion tools and even a whole app interface to monitor in/outgoing transmissions with your NAS. It can make recommendations to beef up your security and keep you safe

QSAL (QNAP SSD Antiwear Leveling) –RAID-level SSD lifespan is automatically and regularly detected to prevent simultaneous SSD failure, improving your data protection and system reliability.

I have seen a lot of network-attached storage over the years and the TS-h973AX brings a lot of colour to what was fast becoming a somewhat grey landscape. In short, QNAP has gone and done it again by proving they are the hardware innovators of this industry and have managed to provide a genuinely unique solution here. When they first revealed their new Hero ZFS operating system last year, you could not help but get the impression that only top-end enterprise businesses with £10K starting budgets were ever going to benefit. The TS-h973AX desktop NAS is solid evidence that QNAP will share the wealth and that this is the start of a whole new series of affordable ZFS solution from the brand. That isn’t to say that this system is perfect and pernickety points about a lack of HDMI or LCD may put off some users, and the compact 9 bay chassis that will attract some will no doubt deter others.

Ultimately though QNAP has succeeded in creating what they sought out here and what we find is one of the best examples of hardware and software meeting in the middle, while still arriving with a price tag in 3 figures. In the current absence of a straight forward QuTS license purchase option for existing QNAP NAS systems right now, this is a solution that serves as a good alternative to a number of 4 and 6 Bay solutions in their portfolio. Though, make sure you upgrade that memory on day one!

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