I really want to buy a 639 but the lack of feedback from QNAP regarding reported hard drive issues currently makes it impossible. I am referring to for example:http://forum.qnap.com/viewtopic.php?f=182&t=19370&start=0&hilit=Seagate+Barracuda+7200
I'm aiming for 6x1.5TB set up in raid 5 with hotswap. (I will eventually upgrade to 2TB disks as prices fall).
The problem, as I see it, is that I have yet to see a definite and clear statement from QNAP regarding which drives actually perform well, since based on the threads above it seems the compatibility list can not be entirely trusted.
I don't have infinite time to investigate this myself and I feel that this is something QNAP should be focusing on, clarifying exactly which drives will perform optimally. Obviously drives come and drives go so I understand QNAP may not want to put a lot of time into each specific model but for me as a consumer, REALLY wanting to buy your product but not being able to due to this particular issue with hard drives, well, it is a big problem and has the potential to make me give up and just forget this beautiful little box called TS-639 Pro.