Month: May 2020

Undefined Programming

QNAP QGD-1600P Replacement Rack Ear Mounts

The included rack ear mounts was not compatible when using the RAIL-B02 rail mounting kit, so I’ve contacted QNAP and they sent me these as a replacement. Handles are based on the TS-459U/419U/410U rack, these make it much easier to pull the switch. Lots of clearance from the mounting rail, compared to the included one.…
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pfSense on the QNAP QGD-1600P – Part 3

It’s time to create that volume, to be able to install anything on the QNAP QGD-1600P. You must initialise the storage pool for the volume, this is to tell what drive to use for the volume. I’ve decided to install the storage pool as RAID-0, as this would only be used for routing and it…
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Installing the QNAP QGD-1600P into the cabinet – Part 2

Manage to buy some cheap Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB (SDSSDA240G), to finally put the QNAP switch into the cabinet. Small capacity SSD are fairly cheap, and they wouldn’t be too bothered in limited air flow and having no moving parts so I can freely pull the device out on the rack while on. QNAP does…
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First Impression on the QNAP-Guardian Smart Switch QGD-1600P – Part 1

This is QNAP newest venture into creating the worlds first smart PoE switch, where they have combined their NAS expertise into a switch. This product was very interesting to me, as I was planning to replace my Synology router RT2600ac for a standalone Mini-PC with pfSense firewall solution. The Synology router would therefore by used…
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