http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/nas/nas-features/31592-deciding-between-synology-vs-qnap Nice piece, Tim. Thanks. I really wanted to call this thread "ReadyNAS or Thecus?" The most interesting part of the article for me, was the list of market leaders. There was an article not to long ago, that talked about viewpoint re-enforcement. The idea is that is that our political slant, our view of the world is re-enforced, validated by the media we read. Watch PBS equals Liberal, watch Fox conservative. Same with WSJ, and NYT. We get the message we are looking for, thank you McLuhan. If you google "Synology vs QNap" the second choice on is SNB forums (MacRumors is #1?!?), but if you google ReadyNAS vs Thecus there is an equal camp arguing it out. So the net/search engines make it easier to find our audience, which we in turn feed into (see the title of this thread...), making the engines send more folks here. This is why I was surprised by the market leaders, I would of sworn that QNap and Synology would be near the top, largely based on the number of posts in the NAS section on those particular products. I know that the product finder is not slanted, and they are competitive products - but is it possible we are biased? When I initially started hanging out here, Thecus was my fav, bought an earlier one, did all the research back then, nothing but good things to say about it until it became out-dated. But I'm heavy tech, and as an engineer, endorse the whole form follows function idea. Fancy GUIs, and overloading of functionality with apps isn't the way I want the world. Mine is, can I easily set it in the corner and have it do its thing? Kind of square that way. But now I reviewed enough posts, researched them to trying to help folks, if I was to buy a NAS now it would be QNap (with Thecus a close second). I just wonder if I'd be so inclined if I didn't hang out here.