TRENDnet TN-200 NAS Box Review

Written by Antony Leather

February 19, 2014 | 09:51

Tags: #best-cheap-nas-box #best-dual-bay-nas-box #best-nas-box #cheap-nas-box #nas-box #raid #wifi

Companies: #synology #trendnet

If there's one complaint we were to make about the TN-200's operating system it's the fact it's pretty bland and devoid of colour and as such looks a little dated. It's not difficult to use, though, for the simple reason there's not a lot there other than basic management features and system status along with the Download and Backup Centres.

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Even if you've never used a NAS before or aren't particularly tech-savvy, you should find setup straight forward. First install the included software, which points you at the NAS, then you'll be presented with a setup wizard that should have you up and running in a few minutes.

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There's a most basic of download severs with no apparent control over scheduling or any of the finer settings for BitTorrent downloads.

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There's a little more control over the scheduling of the TN-200 itself, with a full 7-day power schedule plus the ability to set hard disk hibernation periods and the like.

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Setting up your hard disks as either stand alone, JBOD or RAID arrays is simple although it can take a while for the TN-200 to do this compared to other NAS boxes we've used.

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You'll need to actively enable DLNA and iTunes servers as they're disabled by default - these plus the file/FTP server are as far as the built-in apps go, which is a drop in the ocean as far as what's available for even basic models from Netgear, QNAP and Synology.
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