"Taking advantage of multiple disks to provide not only performance enhancements, but redundancy for data protection, network-attached storage (NAS) devices are a great way to expand the amount of storage available to multiple devices on a network. Most units offer not only their file and resource sharing benefits, but they typically also provide other great features like automated backups to cloud services and fault tolerant disk configurations that can be of great benefit to business users. Many companies offer NAS devices spanning the gamut from single or dual-drive systems, all the way up to rack-mounted enterprise solutions capable of supporting dozens of local disks. One of those companies, QSAN, was founded on 2004, and works to provide enterprise-class storage systems to the world. QSAN’s XCubeNAS XN5000T series of NAS units are designed for the workloads of both workgroups and SMB environments. Given that direction, you won’t find a plethora of consumer-oriented applications like multimedia transcoding, media servers, or the like. Instead, the XN5004T we are reviewing today offers a solid base of tools and features for getting work done in an efficient and reliable manner. Follow along as we take a look at the QSAN XCubeNAS XN5004T NAS."