QNAP has also this year brought a number of interesting NAS units the Computex. The TS-509 Pro is a 5-bay NAS unit that can be configuered by a control display on the front of the casing.
Furthermore the TS-509 Pro offers support for Raid 0, Raid 1, Raid 5 + spare and JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks). It is very positive that QNAP has added an 1.6 GHz Mobil Intel processor and 1 GB of DDR2 memory
The TS-509 Pro also comes with 2 LAN ports for load balancing, failover and Multi-LAN. Finally they have integrated an on/off scheduler, so you can decide that the NAS should startup or shutdown during the day - you might aswell save power when you do not need the box.
The TS-509 NAS unit also has a build-in Bit-Torrent client, a Surveilance mode - in which you can record video and keep a look-out for the area surrounding the NAS by the use of up to 4 IP cameras. Furhermore you can easily build and maintain a website running from the NAS by the use of the Content Management System Joomla.