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Looking to purchase a NAS

Discussion in 'NAS Buying Advice' started by chess, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. chess

    chess Occasional Visitor

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    So I have alot of data that I save, mainly on DVDS, Bluray right now and I want to have it on my home network/ Obviously, when it comes to anything like this I am use to stuff at work, such as NetApp and carving out spaces to run 100's and 1000's of VM's......

    I want something for my files at home, as well as transcoding videos to watch.
    The main files I am backing up are, pictures (son plays alot of sports), music, movies, data backups of my home machine, laptop, and two other machines I have here locally.
    I am really unsure which route to go.

    Everytime I look at QNAP, I see something I don't like and go look at Synology. LOL....

    I do know I want the following.
    A min of 4 drives.
    4k transcoding
    Ability to create VM's etc....

    The following I have in mind are
    QNAP - TS-x53A
    QNAP - TS-653A
    Synology DS1515+
    Synology DS918+

    Thanks yall !!
     
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  3. degrub

    degrub Very Senior Member

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    what ever you pick, make sure you backup the NAS data on independent drives, preferably automatically. RAID is not a backup strategy.
     
  4. chess

    chess Occasional Visitor

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    @degrub totally agree with you, I've been doing this a while in the govt sector that if someone believes raid is a backup strategy they are going to find out the hard way.. LOL

    Thanks ! I look forward to hearing back from others on this
     
  5. chess

    chess Occasional Visitor

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    just looking for some good quality opinions still... still torn between a few of these.. any help is more than appreciated !!
     
  6. degrub

    degrub Very Senior Member

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    Synology likely has a better software package, but it depends on what you need. Read the posts in the Synology and QNAP forums for issues.

    Otherwise, look for price or flip a coin.
     
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