QNAP TS-128A Single Bay Entry Level NAS Reviewed

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thiggins

Mr. Easy
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QNAP's TS-128A is a high performance, inexpensive, single bay NAS.

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RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Very nicely priced. I'm almost tempted to get one so I can have a QNAP OS device at hand for testing purposes. Can't see them on Amazon Canada yet tho.

I'd say it's a very nice alternative to a WD MyCloud Live.
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
I'd say it's a very nice alternative to a WD MyCloud Live.
I used to be a big fan of WD because their Cloud/remote access used a relay server and didn't require router ports to be opened. It also had a simple backup feature that worked to any network share.

So a few months ago I ordered a refurb'd one from the WD store, to replace my faithful, but aged My Book Live. I found the backup feature no longer worked on single-bay MyClouds. Cloud/remote access is still good, though. Sent it back after an annoying return process, which is another story...

I haven't used QNAP or Synology's remote access yet.
 

Screwdriver

Occasional Visitor
I bought one of these a few weeks ago and really like it. I have a USB drive attached that backs it up real time. I only needed a single drive NAS to get a little better performance over using my router as a NAS, which was a little slow and for the download manager. BTW, the file copy to and from the NAS mirror what you got with the DS118.

Thanks for another great review!
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
I used to be a big fan of WD because their Cloud/remote access used a relay server and didn't require router ports to be opened. It also had a simple backup feature that worked to any network share.

So a few months ago I ordered a refurb'd one from the WD store, to replace my faithful, but aged My Book Live. I found the backup feature no longer worked on single-bay MyClouds. Cloud/remote access is still good, though. Sent it back after an annoying return process, which is another story...

I haven't used QNAP or Synology's remote access yet.

A few of my customers use it on QNAP. Seems to work well enough.

Also have one using RTRR, and another using rsync. Works decently well, though not as bulletproof as I would like. I blame it on the large amount of data in one of these two cases though, combined with poor upstream performance from their ISP.

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Part of the Furniture
this is more expensive than WD mycloud but it comes with more USB ports, and from what looks like faster hardware. I wonder if WD mycloud works with a usb3 hub for loads of drives :D

Lets do a project here where we push the limits of budget/extremely budget NAS setups.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
this is more expensive than WD mycloud but it comes with more USB ports, and from what looks like faster hardware. I wonder if WD mycloud works with a usb3 hub for loads of drives :D

The software is also probably light years ahead of WD"s.

Considering its price, I'm tempted to get one just to have a QNAP OS device at hands for testing/support reasons. It wasn't available yet in Canada when I last checked, so I don't know what local pricing will look like.
 

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