It would be interesting to see... lot depends on the HW and codebase obviously, but the NAS vendors know services, and they're pretty tight with ARMv5/v7, and most of them have deep experience with Marvell CPU's - and we know that Marvell solutions, while more spendy than Broadcomm, perform well on storage as well as routing and wireless.Interested in an entry level (new) router from a NAS manufacturer? Because of the gui?
With NAS boxen, just like Routers/AP's, there's a lot of common/shared DNA across all vendors - for routers, it goes back to the WRT54G, and with NAS boxen, there's a common shared codebase that goes way back... not back to WRT, but similar...I've been noticing how the core functionality of the NAS software based on Linux seems more than coincidentally similar.
The "skinning" differs greatly among the 2 or 3 market leaders. The suite of add-ins such as Synology's Time Backup with file versioning.
Could it be?
Well, it's OK with me as long as it continues to very bug-free.
Like cable TV set top boxes... there's one dominant vendor for that software - not box manufacturer; but CableCo approves what goes to their customers in vendor x's box. Different skinning.
Seems like everyone is going to the "flat" design - MS with Win10, Mac/IOS, Android - looks nice perhaps, but the usability of the flat design aesthetic sometimes leaves a lot to be desired..Qnap and Synology are obviously similar. But Synology is obviously more cartoon based. Lol...
New QNAP software is pretty much similar.
Seems like everyone is going to the "flat" design - MS with Win10, Mac/IOS, Android - looks nice perhaps, but the usability of the flat design aesthetic sometimes leaves a lot to be desired..
DSM and QTS are pretty similar, and both are worlds better than what we commonly see in consumer Router/AP's...
I wouldn't buy such a combo! Routers turn too fast. NASes go for years.Why can they not combine their Router and NAS all in one.... and charge as slightly more then the NAS they are selling?
I dont know about others but most people i saw they have their Router and NAS sitting next to each other.
I just dont want two pieces of equipment.....