QNAP makes nice products, but are typically also priced accordingly. We can certainly claim this after reviewing the QNAP TS-669 Pro. It's a powerful NAS with room for six disks running on Intel hardware. It's very comprehensive and fast, but with an average pricetag of £872 it's not for everybody. The QNAP TS-412 is a different beast altogether, with room for four disks and a more reasonable price of £263 that's in the area of the recently tested Thecus N4100EVO.
The chassis is typical QNAP, and that's a compliment, for the most part. Contrary to the expensive models this version is a little more basic. The trays don't have locks, and there also isn't any display. The USB 2.0 port and back up button are still present. On the back there are lots of connectors: three USB 2.0 ports, two gigabit Ethernet ports and two eSATA connectors. The latter are handy if you want to add more storage space to the TS-412.