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Looking for a NAS with newbie-friendly GUI

Discussion in 'NAS Buying Advice' started by BusyBeaverHP, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. BusyBeaverHP

    BusyBeaverHP New Around Here

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  3. BusyBeaverHP

    BusyBeaverHP New Around Here

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    Additional information:

    I'm a Windows PC builder for 18 years.
    I mostly edit 1080p footage with a 1TB SSD.
    My footage archive currently sits in a 8TB MyBook, so I'm trying to move it to a more robust storage solution, mitigating single point of failure.
    My experience with command lines is limited to Windows command lines, but even then it's more like copy-paste.

    New to NAS hardware but not new to the hardware scene, seeking guidance.
     
  4. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Go look at the QNAP and Synology OS demos. You'll find both easy to use. Synology is a bit easier to understand because QNAP's storage setup is much more complicated IMO. QNAP really needs a wizard or newbie mode for folks who aren't trying to create huge volumes spread over multiple NASes.
     
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  5. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    I would agree on the QNAP - that being said, their OOBE initial setup is pretty straightforward - the challenge is how to expand/extend, and QNAP's is a bit obtuse unless one has some foreknowledge... it's a powerful interface and feature, but one that isn't immediately obvious to a new user.
     
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