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QNAP TS-253a NAS with 2 x 3TB WD REDs £331.94 (PRIME ONLY)

£331.94 @ Amazon
Was checking on these as have the same model with 2 6TB REDs and saw this price, without discs Amazon price is decent at £289.99 (has been cheaper) but with the 2 WD RED 3TBs this is well worth the £4… Read More
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1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago
Was checking on these as have the same model with 2 6TB REDs and saw this price, without discs Amazon price is decent at £289.99 (has been cheaper) but with the 2 WD RED 3TBs this is well worth the £42 extra over the diskless model.

No good to me but thought would highlight for others.

HTH
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2 Likes #1
Thanks. Voted hot. I usually miss out on these deals. Finally in the right place at the right time!
2 Likes #2
Thanks from myself too... I also usually miss out!
1 Like #3
Ok, I'm in, I replacing my wd mycloud 2tb single unit with this so what can this do over my older unit? I share files with dlna around the house limited to twonky at the minute.
1 Like #4
Thank you rampantscot. Like thezeev I miss out on the good NAS deals so hit the buy button within seconds of reading your posting.
1 Like #5
Thanks...ordered
1 Like #6
cracking NAS at fantastic price
1 Like #7
Good luck to all ordering, Amazon have a habit of mispricing NAS and not dispatching them sadly

Got to give it a go though
#8
Great deal. I use this NAS and i have no complaints at all about it.
2 Likes #9
Waiting for a decent drop in the 4 or 8 bay not enough storage for me here but good deal.

Edited By: Dizy on Jul 15, 2017 21:29: Jul 15, 2017 21:29
1 Like #10
I have the 453a and couldn't recommend these enough!
2 Likes #11
Andi.Keane
Good luck to all ordering, Amazon have a habit of mispricing NAS and not dispatching them sadly Got to give it a go though


i ordered mine last weeks for 313. already shipped.
didnt post it for the exact same reason you mentioned :D

Edited By: misha22 on Jul 15, 2017 21:53: 1
2 Likes #12
shipped in 2-3 weeks last few times they done this they announce a miss-price and cancel the orders
#13
Does anyone know if you can now play hevc/x265 and dolby via this? As a home theatre setup
1 Like #14
I have the 253A. Just dot it diskless. The manual for it is diabolical and unless you know what you're doing with NAS's you'll struggle. Having said that European customer support was excellent. They even admitted the manual was very poorly written. As good as CS we're it meant it took ashes to talk me through all the steps. I mean days and days. I feel I'll be missing out massively on features because I don't know what to do with it properly or that some exist. CS already pointed out a couple of things I knew nothing about. I suspect awesome piece of kit let down MASSIVELY by terrible manual.
2 Likes #15
I paid this price for a brand new 4GB TS453a from Amazon nearly a year ago, I stuck 16GB DDR3L of brand name RAM in it and it still worked out cheaper than what QNAP and Amazon are currently selling the 4GB TS453a to date.

The price of these have gone up, which is strange considering the fact that the newer more powerful x53b versions are currently being rolled out. The x53b versions have PCIe slots so they can take 10GB connection and more.
#16
Anyone able to come to if this will work well as a plex server , I want use it for this but the compatibility list says it will struggle ?
#17
Andi.Keane
Anyone able to come to if this will work well as a plex server , I want use it for this but the compatibility list says it will struggle ?
A few videos online says it works fine with 1080p/4K stream, now they did not mention how many streams it supports.
#18
Tempted to go for this.

Could do with something simple - currently backing up to External HDD's
#19
It's not a synology though..
1 Like #20
superleeds27
Tempted to go for this. Could do with something simple - currently backing up to External HDD's


I am thinking of getting this , just to back up to from 2 PC systems, overkill?
1 Like #21
Bully
superleeds27
Tempted to go for this.
Could do with something simple - currently backing up to External HDD's

I am thinking of getting this , just to back up to from 2 PC systems, overkill?


These are excellent NAS systems. Backup and much more. Good price too but would recommend picking up 453A when it comes in warehouse deals.
1 Like #22
Just curious, would this be better than say an HP Microserver that often features on here for around £100-ish after cashback, then installing 2 x 3Tb drives separately?
#23
Great deal. Voted hot and ordered. Thanks OP :)
2 Likes #24
Joshm74
Just curious, would this be better than say an HP Microserver that often features on here for around £100-ish after cashback, then installing 2 x 3Tb drives separately?
Depends what you want to do, you need to factor in the running cost of these things nowadays. I have recently purchased one of these, would I buy a micro server, it has to be a no. You can have these things turn on and off automatically when you require them to do so, I am using mine to stream music to my audio system, cheap to run, small,easy to set up.They even record from ip cameras with the built in surveillance. station The list goes on. Who wants a computer in their living room nowadays?, certainly not me.

Edited By: Bendown on Jul 16, 2017 15:34
#25
Is the karaoke any good on this?
#26
The hard drives are £100 each on amazon, so £132 for the rest,ordered although initially i only plan to use as back up as never had a NAS system before.Hope it comes with a decent manual. 2 year warranty from QNAP and 3 years cover on the drives.Will this be ok to plug into an APC Back-UPS ES 700?
#27
djalc10
Is the karaoke any good on this?

Not if I'm singing.
#28
Can you use these mirrored so that it automatically saves a copy on each disk?
#29
sach1636
Bully
superleeds27
Tempted to go for this.
Could do with something simple - currently backing up to External HDD's
I am thinking of getting this , just to back up to from 2 PC systems, overkill?
These are excellent NAS systems. Backup and much more. Good price too but would recommend picking up 453A when it comes in warehouse deals.

Ordered. Will have to see if this actually arrives!
3 Likes #30
Bendown
Joshm74
Just curious, would this be better than say an HP Microserver that often features on here for around £100-ish after cashback, then installing 2 x 3Tb drives separately?
Depends what you want to do, you need to factor in the running cost of these things nowadays. I have recently purchased one of these, would I buy a micro server, it has to be a no. You can have these things turn on and off automatically when you require them to do so, I am using mine to stream music to my audio system, cheap to run, small,easy to set up.They even record from ip cameras with the built in surveillance. station The list goes on. Who wants a computer in their living room nowadays?, certainly not me.

This is a computer.
#31
FunkiestMonkey
Can you use these mirrored so that it automatically saves a copy on each disk?

of course
#32
nublets2k
This is a computer.

Shhh don't tell him.
1 Like #33
Bendown
Depends what you want to do, you need to factor in the running cost of these things nowadays. I have recently purchased one of these, would I buy a micro server, it has to be a no. You can have these things turn on and off automatically when you require them to do so, I am using mine to stream music to my audio system, cheap to run, small,easy to set up.They even record from ip cameras with the built in surveillance. station The list goes on. Who wants a computer in their living room nowadays?, certainly not me.

Really helpful, thanks. I have a few IP cameras so the surveillance station is very tempting.
#34
nublets2k
Bendown
Joshm74
Just curious, would this be better than say an HP Microserver that often features on here for around £100-ish after cashback, then installing 2 x 3Tb drives separately?
Depends what you want to do, you need to factor in the running cost of these things nowadays. I have recently purchased one of these, would I buy a micro server, it has to be a no. You can have these things turn on and off automatically when you require them to do so, I am using mine to stream music to my audio system, cheap to run, small,easy to set up.They even record from ip cameras with the built in surveillance. station The list goes on. Who wants a computer in their living room nowadays?, certainly not me.
This is a computer.
Yes and no
#35
Bendown
nublets2k
Bendown
Joshm74
Just curious, would this be better than say an HP Microserver that often features on here for around £100-ish after cashback, then installing 2 x 3Tb drives separately?
Depends what you want to do, you need to factor in the running cost of these things nowadays. I have recently purchased one of these, would I buy a micro server, it has to be a no. You can have these things turn on and off automatically when you require them to do so, I am using mine to stream music to my audio system, cheap to run, small,easy to set up.They even record from ip cameras with the built in surveillance. station The list goes on. Who wants a computer in their living room nowadays?, certainly not me.
This is a computer.
Yes and no

No nos about it.
#36
nublets2k
No nos about it.
No yes's about it. It a computer but not as you know it
#37
orbiiino
nublets2k
No nos about it.
No yes's about it. It a computer but not as you know it

Really? Most computers I know can also have a keyboard, mouse and monitor plugged into them. Tbf they usually run Windows but Ubuntu isn't bad.

It has all the same components you'd find in the HP microserver, it's the software that's the main difference.
1 Like #38
orbiiino
nublets2k
No nos about it.
No yes's about it. It a computer but not as you know it
You will need to look up he definition of a computer for our answer guys, I am guessing that a lot of things we use now a days could be classed as a computer due to the fact they can process information and have various methods of input.
#39
Bendown
You will need to look up he definition of a computer for our answer guys, I am guessing that a lot of things we use now a days could be classed as a computer due to the fact they can process information and have various methods of input.
I was playing on the yes and no answer.
It's a headless server, so yes obviously a computer.

I run freenas (OS is freeBSD) on a HP microsever with 16GB ECC ram and 8TB storage in ZF2.

I have no experience of QNAP, other than being aware of the name, so I'm not able to provide any meaningful comparison. However I'm very happy with freenas on the microserver. I have a RAC (ILO) installed which makes upgrades and maintenance easier.

Might be this one - I need to check https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/526/HP-615095-B21-Proliant-MicroServer-Remote-Access-Software/B0042AL4R2

iLO Remote Console

"The iLO remote console enables you to remotely connect to the server to:
Access the screen of the actual server to install or use the operating system (Windows or Linux)
Power on, power off, or reset a server
Mount CD/DVD installation media from a remote client to enable an OS installation"

I have no idea if this is built into QNAP. I guess my point is that the microserver (being a general purpose computer) may allow more flexibility. However the downside is that it requires more knowledge to configure. I expect that QNAP will mostly just work straight out of the box.

Edited By: orbiiino on Jul 17, 2017 09:04: Edited from the official Android app
#40
The virtualization station in QTS (think operating system running on the qnap) allows for you to run an Ubuntu desktop out via one of the HDMI ports along with USB connected mouse and keyboard. VNC can also be configured on this instance.

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