I'm going insane! Which NAS? Synology or Qnaps

Discussion in 'NAS Buying Advice' started by Frankieplus, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Frankieplus

    Frankieplus New Around Here

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    I'm really going crazy here..

    I've been considering the Synology DS1512+ 5 Bay or possibly the Qnaps TS-419P II 4 Bay.. Or the Qnaps TS-569 Pro 5 bay maybe?

    I'm real new to all of this hence why I'm so stuck.

    I want to buy a good product that is user and Apple-Mac friendly. I do not want to use it for Time Machine. I have time capsule for that.

    The reason I'm buying a NAS is to backup huge video files. I do video editing for work and have large files to move around..

    Each project I start work on is around 300-500 gig in size and I edit on my thunderbolt local drive.. But every hour I want to refresh the backup of the project I'm working on to my NAS..

    Just as a side question.. I noticed that with the Synology I can connect a cheap Western Digital 4TB MyBook drive to the esata port of the Synology and back it up. Can I do this qith Qnaps NAS's?

    Other than for work, I'd like to stream movies from the NAS as well and have access to the NAS from all my devices.

    The more I read up on NAS's in general the more cool things I can find to do with them, like have an iTunes streaming library on them etc.. So again, I'm after a model that has cool features that I can mess around with..

    Which of the above NAS units would bets fit my needs? I guess fast read/write speed is important due to the large video content.

    The NAS will be in a home use environment. I'm not a large corporation with hundreds of user accessing data..

    User friendliness is also important because although I'm very tech savvy I'm no network expert.

    Any help here would be appreciated..


    -Frankie
     
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  3. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    QNAP and Synology are comparable in features and will do what you need them to do. Both can do scheduled backups to attached drives and rsync servers over a network.
    You may want to look at models supporting USB 3.0. Sometimes backup via it is faster than via eSATA. Check the NAS Charts.
     

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