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[Amazon.ca] QNAP TS-231P-US Personal Cloud NAS (159.99)

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[Amazon.ca] QNAP TS-231P-US Personal Cloud NAS (159.99)

Pretty good price for a decent 2-bay NAS. Be sure to select other seller to get the 159.99 price (fulfilled and shipped by Amazon.ca)

QNAP TS-231P-US Personal Cloud NAS with DLNA, Mobile Apps and Airplay Support. Arm Cortex A15 1.7GHz Dual Core, 1GB Ram

Previous sale was 168.99 (amazon-ca-qnap-ts-231p-us-nas-168-99-2333960/)
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after using both qnap and synology, I high recommend paying a little bit more for synology.
Their software is worth it.
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Nov 21, 2009
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I wouldnt buy any ARM processor NAS with incomplete support for docker and virtual applications. Sure it does the job for sharing files but a cheaper pi can do that.
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ssy080 wrote: I wouldnt buy any ARM processor NAS with incomplete support for docker and virtual applications. Sure it does the job for sharing files but a cheaper pi can do that.
If you want video transcoding and downloading features, agree.
For backups and file serving, works well. Runs TimeMachine seamless Mac backups.

All depends on your use case.
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Oct 7, 2015
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Newbie question: If I just want to use fire stick 4K for streaming movies in NAS, I don’t really need a NAS with good transcoding, right ? Currently I am using a portable hard drive attached to router.
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I’m getting $229.68 from the link
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x8ssJoe wrote: Newbie question: If I just want to use fire stick 4K for streaming movies in NAS, I don’t really need a NAS with good transcoding, right ? Currently I am using a portable hard drive attached to router.
If the video file is in a format the viewing client can use, you don’t need to transcode. Seems this is your use case.
But if you then want to watch the same file on an iPad, you will need to transcode it to a format and resolution the iPad can handle.
Or store multiple formats of the same video.
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karlb wrote: If the video file is in a format the viewing client can use, you don’t need to transcode. Seems this is your use case.
But if you then want to watch the same file on an iPad, you will need to transcode it to a format and resolution the iPad can handle.
Or store multiple formats of the same video.
If he uses VLC on iOS he won't need to transcode
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RedStrikeCa wrote: Why avoid Amazon?
Uhh.. I don't know. Maybe you want to support a local Canadian company instead of a American mega corporation worse than Walmart?

Or probably so you can pickup in store today instead of waiting the 1-4 weeks it is on backorder for on Amazon
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Feb 22, 2010
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karlb wrote: OOS. Deal is dead.
Only if you don't read OP. If you follow the instructions, deal is still there.
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douber wrote: Only if you don't read OP. If you follow the instructions, deal is still there.
you're right. facepalm
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arberb wrote: If he uses VLC on iOS he won't need to transcode
Or run VLC on firestck + an Old PC (SMB) or a Pi even as fileshare
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What is the maximum capacity of each HDD bay?
Answer: 4TB per bay for this model
By David J Thomas on September 8, 2019

This would be a dealbreaker?
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FrankDracman wrote: OK, thanks, that would be better.

Found this link but can't find info on capacities.

https://www.qnap.com/en/download?model= ... =documents
QNAP certifies the largest size drives when the NAS is released, but does not update them later when larger drives are released.
I tossed 8TB into a NAS that also said 4TB max. No issues.
Go nuts on TB.
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karlb wrote: QNAP certifies the largest size drives when the NAS is released, but does not update them later when larger drives are released.
I tossed 8TB into a NAS that also said 4TB max. No issues.
Go nuts on TB.
Cool. Thanks.

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