As for the point regarding the drivers and the capabilities, I did not notice it (newegg does not include that info on their webpage, I did not bother to go directly to QNAP)
As for the encrption, the owner of the company wants us to be sure that our data is optimally (is that a real word?) secured, we have very important data that we do not want to be obtained. But, again, this is why I am asking yall, if i were to look at the TS-509 what level of security is this capable of? I mean, lets hypothetically say that someone breaks into our office, takes the NAS unit, how easily can they breach the security of the unit to obtain the information with the security that it has available.
Anyways, I will keep reaseching those NAS, I basically want something that has about 5 bays with the capability of holding large capacity hdds.
For example can the TS-509 since it has 5 bays hold x5 2TB HDDs?
If it uses AES-256 bit then you're safe as long as 1) you use a strong key and 2) you don't leave the key lying around where someone else can get it. This also begs the question of whether the 12 computers, presumably on users' desks, are encrypted as well.
As Zertz said, you can use 2TB drives, it might require a firmware upgrade if it's been in stock for a while.
might i suggest free nas if it's not too out of line
and True Crypt if you're going the desktop server route which it looks like your not
Both good choices if you're looking to roll your own, which I would not recommend in this case.
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