QNAP HS-210 Review (Page 3 of 8)

Page 3 - A Closer Look - Hardware (Internal)

Opening up the QNAP HS-210 is quite straightforward after removing the six Philips-head screws, as I have mentioned on the previous page. Simply lift the cover off after doing so. You will have full access to the internals thereafter. At first glance, you will see a T-shaped printed circuit board with blue soldermask. If you look hard enough, it sort of resembles underwear, but I digress. All the ports are lined up at the back edge. You will also notice that it as a CMOS CR2032 battery. If you are really intrigued to find out about the parts on the other side, there are four Philips-head screws that hold the board in place. Simply remove those, slide the board back slightly, and lift. Please note that by doing so, you will void your system warranty.

Since we are part of the curious bunch, we gave it a closer examination. The QNAP HS-210 features a Marvell 1.6GHz processor. For those enthusiasts out there, it is a Kirwood Arm single core processor; 88F6-8K12 PMV0690.2 1317A1ETW to be specific. It also features 512MB of DDR3 RAM using a pair of Hynix H5T02G83CFR H9C ICs. As for the controller, it uses an EtronTech EJ168A for the USB 3.0 ports at the back. The Gigabit LAN port is powered by a Marvell 88E1318 Gigabit Ethernet controller.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware (External)
3. A Closer Look - Hardware (Internal)
4. Configuration and User Interface, Part I
5. Configuration and User Interface, Part II
6. Configuration and User Interface, Part III
7. Performance and Power Consumption
8. Conclusion