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[Newegg] QNAP TS-453D-4G-US Network Storage $629.99

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[Newegg] QNAP TS-453D-4G-US Network Storage $629.99

My first post! Did a quick search haven't found it post.

I think this is hot even compare the several days ago the Synology 5 bay DS1019+ deal. TS-453D is this summer's new product.

Specs:

Processor Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.7 GHz)
Default/ Max. Memory 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) / 8 GB Max
Port RJ-45 2 x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (2.5G/1G/100M)
Port USB 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 + 3 x USB 2.0
HDD Interface 4 x SATA (4 x Bay)
Port Others 1 x HDMI 2.0 (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
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Jan 17, 2009
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Has QNAP improved their software yet? I see they've changed their product to look more similar to Synology's lol. Last time I used their OS was a few years ago and was not impressed.
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Ecsta wrote: Has QNAP improved their software yet? I see they've changed their product to look more similar to Synology's lol. Last time I used their OS was a few years ago and was not impressed.
Agreed. I always hear negative stories about QNAPs. It's not even a debate that Synology's software suite blows them out of the water. If you are going for a simple cloud solution, it's still probably better to go with Synology.

Depending on your use-case and budget, you can make a ghetto NAS by using a low-power machine and some external hard drives which also gives you more computing power. For example, I'm using a 6th gen i5 NUC I bought used that was half the price of a Synology as a cloud server, media (plex for my 4K direct play clients), pihole, unifi controller, etc.
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FrugalConsumer wrote: Agreed. I always hear negative stories about QNAPs. It's not even a debate that Synology's software suite blows them out of the water. If you are going for a simple cloud solution, it's still probably better to go with Synology.

Depending on your use-case and budget, you can make a ghetto NAS by using a low-power machine and some external hard drives which also gives you more computing power. For example, I'm using a 6th gen i5 NUC I bought used that was half the price of a Synology as a cloud server, media (plex for my 4K direct play clients), pihole, unifi controller, etc.
It's frustrating because QNAP has much better hardware and better upgradability than Synology (and almost as nice packaging), but their software makes it a no-go.. I just want them to fix their damn software lol.
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Sep 16, 2020
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Newegg US has it as US$499 with $30 off w/ promo code 39GAMETBR27, which is CAD$619 link here
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I'm a big fan of Synology. I have a 4 bay I bought in 2011 and its still going strong. I just upgraded one of the 4TB drives to shucked 8TB this week. (Side note: that new 8TB runs hot so I am replacing the stock fans with Noctua fans which should arrive today)

One thing I like with Synology is Synology Hybrid RAID (also known as SHR) (as far as I know there is no QNAP equivalent) which allows increasing raid capacity with mixed drive sizes. I am replacing my 4TBs with 8TBs as I run out of space.

Here is a nifty RAID calculator: https://www.synology.com/en-ca/support/RAID_calculator

"In an SHR Volume, you can mix and match Hard Drives and let the calculations of the SHR layer do the work. This isn’t just at the moment of installation, but anytime you like. So, if you have for example 4 x 2TB drives in a 8-Bay enclosure and at a later date add 4x 4TB drives, not only will you be able to add these larger drives of any BRAND or speed, but also get the much, much bigger total capacity made available to you. With an SHR RAID, regardless of the mixing of the drives, in terms of redundancy vs Capacity, you will only lose 1x the largest drive. Whereas in a RAID 5 if you mixed drives, ALL of them will be viewed and RAID’ed as as the smallest available drive and you still only have redundancy for a single drive."

Also QNAP seems to be a target for hackers. Dont forget to keep your router and NAS firmware up to date.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/hundreds- ... r-attacks/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... d-rce-bug/
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At $659, may as well wait for the $699 DS1019 to come back in stock. Wake up early tomorrow as I just did and managed to get one at around 7am PDT.
Once there was a real deal in front of me I did not cherish. Not until it went OOS did I learn to regret. There's no greater sorrow. If heavens would grant me another chance I would buy buy buy. If I must put down a quantity, I hope it is 10000
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I'm using a 2x bay QNAP for a plex server and it works great. Once you get it up and running it's fairly hands free.
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I gave up on trying to access my webcam with the mobile app. I couldn't even get it working on lan. Browser access works but it's so slow and klunky that by the time I got it up, whoever at the door is already gone.

I feel like I also had trouble getting ddns to work with dnssec (just an http get).

I'm pretty much only using it as a file server and torrent box with rtorrent.

The qnap box can't even update itself on a schedule like the synology box I set up for my friend can. It's quite a pain.

Note: these complaints are from when I set it up ~2 years ago. Maybe they fixed it now. Who knows.
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