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Qnap TS-659 Owner needs new NAS

Discussion in 'NAS Buying Advice' started by swoti, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. swoti

    swoti Occasional Visitor

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    Hi Guys,
    I owned an Qnap TS-659 NAS which was configured as a Raid5 with 6x2TB HDD. Now I need a new NAS and would prefer a smaller NAS with max 5 disks. I would like to use 6TB drives and it would be nice to have USB3.
    Could you please recommend a NAS.
    I use it for storing family images, some music, literature and movies.
    Would you recommend Qnap or Synology?
     
  2. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    QNAP only recommends the Enterprise Seagate 6TB models for use in it's NAS's.

    For the price difference, I would (still) buy a QNAP 6 bay model and leave one drive free if you don't need the extra capacity right away.

    I would also rather use WD RED drives too instead of Seagate.

    5 or 6 bay models are not that much different, size-wise.
     
  3. swoti

    swoti Occasional Visitor

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    Thanks for the tipp. I used the RED in my old NAS too. Can you recommend an NAS? Would you stay with QNAP or switch to synology? I didn´t like the Qsync function it never worked correctly and was pretty slow. Maybe I should give synology a try.
     
  4. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    I would stay with QNAP myself - fast updates to new security issues and stable performance is all I ask for myself and my customers.

    I have and used the TS-220, TS-469L, TS-670 Pro and played with a few others. Along with QTS 4.1 and maxing out the ram on the units that I could upgrade has been very satisfying and allows me to get the performance I or my customers need.

    I don't use Qsync or have a need to recreate the wheel when Dropbox is available. If a service or option doesn't work; don't use it.

    Never hurts to try something new, it's only dollars after all. But in my opinion, QNAP is the best NAS hardware/software solution available for a few years now. But getting proved wrong would mean learning something new, so I await your comparison report on your experiences if you do decide to give Synology a spin.
     
  5. Quiptix

    Quiptix Occasional Visitor

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    I totally agree on staying with QNAP. However going to a 5 disc NAS gives more flexibility in drive configuration due to power consumption and heat dispensing.

    I'm totally happy with my 569 PRO stacked with 5 4TB WD RED


    Verzonden vanaf mijn iPad met behulp van Tapatalk
     
  6. swoti

    swoti Occasional Visitor

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    Thanks for your answer. I like the TS-651 and I would start with some 6TB Reds from WD. But first I will have to sell my old TS-659 with 6x2TB WD. What do you think is a price I could get for my old NAS?
    Would you recommend another NAS from Qnap?
     
  7. swoti

    swoti Occasional Visitor

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    Nobody with an idea for the price? Would be great to get some opinions. Thanks. ;o)