QNAP Q35s Backup Enclosure Review


Back yo' ass up

I’m not the biggest fan of external HD enclosures. It seems that the speed of transfer is always too slow and the heat build-up causes you to lose data right up until the hard drive finally just dies. So when I received the Qnap QBack-35S, I was naturally wary of sticking one of my precious HD’s in there. Eventually though, I realized that it would have to be done. None of my friends were willing to let me gut their computers to borrow a hard drive.

First off, let’s have a little background on our subject. The QNAP QBack-35S Automatic File Backup Station is an encrypted data backup center designed for people who want a little more security for their data. Namely, an AES 256-bit data encryption.  QBack-35S is a 3.5” single SATA drive external enclosure which is compatible with major hard disk drive brands. It supports up to 1TB capacity, USB 2.0, and eSATA high-speed data transfer. It offers hands-free and real-time automatic file backup along with Email backup. Four backup modes are provided including auto-sync backup, instant backup, one-touch-button backup, and schedule backup.


QBack-35S main features:

  • Automatic file backup (one-way synchronization) through the powerful QBack auto-backup software installed on PC/notebook.
  • Multiple choices of backup modes:
    Auto-Backup (one-way synchronization)
    Schedule backup
    Instant backup
    One-Touch-Button (OTB) backup (For QBack Software with USB connection only).
  • Incremental backup feature for all modes, only modified files and newly created files on computer will be backed up to save time.
  • Smart detection of backup file size and available storage capacity on the disk to ensure successful backup.
  • Backup all files in computer including all mails in Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail (for Vista), My Documents, Favorites, Fonts, and Desktop.
  • Advanced data encryption technology (AES 256-bit) to make sure the backup data is securely protected at all times.
  • Hard disk can be partitioned into 2 disks: Public and Secure disks by Quick Install Wizard.
  • USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces for faster backup file transfer rate.
  • Support 3.5″ SATA HDD up to 1TB (not included).
  • Support Windows Vista (32-bit)/ XP/ 2000/ Server 2003.
  • Convenient data restore to original paths.
  • Multilingual support: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russia

Hardware Spec Software Spec
  • Hard Disk 3.5″ SATA HDD, up to 1TB ( the standard package is shipped without HDD )
  • USB 2.0 & eSATA
  • LED Indicators Power: Blue (when the device is on)
  • HDD: Blink in Orange (when accessing hard disk)
  • One Touch Button One Touch Backup Button (For USB Only)
  • Rear I/O Ports 1 x eSATA Port / 1 x USB B Type Connector/
  • 1 x DC-in Jack
  • Power Supply Input: 100-240V AC, 47-63Hz
  • Output: DC 5V/ 2A, 12V/ 2A
  • Dimensions 210(D) x 123(W) x 38.75(H)mm
  • Weight Net Weight: 0.57Kg
  • Gross Weight: 1.48Kg
  • Operation Temperature 0~40°C
  • Operation Humidity 0~85% R.H.
  • Supporting System Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista(32-bit)
  • Automatic Backup Software Expert mode
  • Auto-Backup
  • Schedule Backup
  • Instant Backup & Restore
  • Express mode: Express backup and restore
  • AES 256-bit data encryption
  • Incremental backup
  • Secure disk management
  • Q-Mail Archiving
  • Q-Filter
  • Event management
  • Supporting Languages English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian
  • Quick Install Wizard Clear step-by-step configuration
  • Can create disk partition (Public/ Secure disk)
  • Set password to protect data