QNAP TS-453A-4G 4-bay NAS at ebuyer for £389.99
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QNAP TS-453A-4G 4-bay NAS at ebuyer for £389.99

£389.99
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Found 26th Jan
Been on the lookout for this NAS for a while. Missed the crazy amazon price a few months back and this best for a while. I am expecting Quidco to track at 2% too.

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The crazy Amazon price wasn't honoured mate

Original Poster

That make me feel better about not having a time machine :-)

Western Digital had the recertified 12TB 4-bay EX2 for sale yesterday for £339 with discount code. I believe the 8TB version is still available for slightly less if it appeals to you as an additional option to this QNAP one

4 Gigabyte nas.. lol. titles messed up

floppydesk

4 Gigabyte nas.. lol. titles messed up


4GB RAM lol
Edited by: "callum84" 26th Jan

This is an empty box!
Even if's cheaper than it was, it's simply not worth it. Better buy a microserver or even a pc (will be faster, better) for less than half this, spend money on the disks, there are many free operating systems and free software supporting media servers and nases,

jasee

This is an empty box!Even if's cheaper than it was, it's simply not worth … This is an empty box!Even if's cheaper than it was, it's simply not worth it. Better buy a microserver or even a pc (will be faster, better) for less than half this, spend money on the disks, there are many free operating systems and free software supporting media servers and nases,



Will this be quieter and easier to use than a micro pc?

benjai

Will this be quieter and easier to use than a micro pc?


It may be quieter. But noise isn't a problem with modern pcs or mircoservers running nas software.
If you're familar with Windows or Linux, it's just a matter of running suitable software on that.
With this Nas, probably you'll need to access it from another pc remotely. They'll tell you now to do that. It shouldn't be difficult. There will probably be a bit of a learning curve until you finally understand how to use it and the features that are useful to you.
YMMV
UKdeals link to a built it yourself pc for about £80
Edited by: "jasee" 26th Jan

Original Poster

While you can put storage on a network for less money, I went for this option for a few reasons:

Size - this fits on a small shelf.
Display - I had a drive fail in another nas and didn't know about it for ages.
Apps - there is wide support for apps and is simple to use. Incl. 3rd party ones.
Virtual machines - I will be able to swap out build environments without affecting the nas. Unlike hyper V it will be there all the time.
Low energy use.
Sdd caching.

I am a software engineer and have tried most things over the years. This should just work and I have better things to do than search though system logs and stackoverflow trying to work out why something isn't working.

But each to their own.

Sounds like this is much better than a micro pc then. Thanks

Original Poster

moogle

Same price as Amazon



I did wonder if amazon would price match, which would have been more convenient for me as I have some credit on there. They were asking £419.99 last night (and £401 for a used one).

It's a good machine but I have seen it a lot cheaper at £334 that's why I voted cold. btw Western Digital recertified 12TB is rubbish compared to this having the drives are great yes but will not touch it on performance.
Edited by: "Dizy" 26th Jan

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Dizy

It's a good machine but I have seen it a lot cheaper at £334 that's why I … It's a good machine but I have seen it a lot cheaper at £334 that's why I voted cold.



If that was the crazy Amazon price a few months back, the first comment said that wasn't honoured. It was also over five months ago... I can't wait another five months on the off chance I can get a steal of a price (and with the state of the pound I think it is unlikely). This is the best I have seen it for three months and while I think waiting longer might might save a tenner eventually, I don't understand the deep freeze response.

Thanks for saying why you think it is cold though.

pingsteruk

If that was the crazy Amazon price a few months back, the first comment … If that was the crazy Amazon price a few months back, the first comment said that wasn't honoured. It was also over five months ago... I can't wait another five months on the off chance I can get a steal of a price (and with the state of the pound I think it is unlikely). This is the best I have seen it for three months and while I think waiting longer might might save a tenner eventually, I don't understand the deep freeze response. Thanks for saying why you think it is cold though.



£365.93 flubit if you want it.

I was think of getting it myself but by the time I add decent storage its going to get costly.

Edited by: "Dizy" 26th Jan

Ouch expensive, much better value picking up a microserver

I have the 253 model these have held the price last couple of years this is a bit steep. Amazon had for 335 a while ago that was the cheapest it's been. I've upgraded ram to 16gb use it mainly to store my torrent downloads and backup my mac using their apps. I've also installed unbuntu and have Calibire running which automatically sends me articles to my kindle each day rather then having to keep a comp switched on. There is loads of stuff to do. I will eventually use the cctv license you get
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