What do you do when have three different things to look at (virtualization on the QNAP TS-659 Pro, Windows 10 Technical Preview and Virtual USB) and not enough time? Simple, throw them together for a quick ultra mini review. 😎 During the QNAP TS-451 review we got a quick introduction to QNAP’s Virtualization Station. Coupled with VirtualHere USB Sharing and a USB WiFi adapter we attempted to install the 64-bit technical preview of Windows 10.
Once, Windows 10 was installed and running, VirtualHere was downloaded and installed.
Next was to share the WLAN adapter, Windows 10 picked it up and installed without issue.
And that was pretty much it. Windows 10 x64 running as a virtual machine on the QNAP TS-653 Pro using a WiFi USB adapter that was physically connected to the QNAP and passed through as a virtual device. The performance was fairly sluggish even with 4GB allocated to the VM. I have 8GB installed so may try it with more RAM allocated to speed things up. That said, if all I was using the Windows VM for was basic tasks where I didn’t have to interact with the GUI, it would be just fine.