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QNAP TS-251+ 2GB RAM 2 Bay NAS £298.80 @ Amazon
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Was looking for this model and found this is the cheapest online. Let me know if anyone found lower than this. thanks
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KatsudonVince9 m ago

is this a good NAS compared to sinology DS218+?


No idea. Sorry.

All I can say is this works wonderfully well for Plex and backing up photos and vids from all our smart devices automatically.

Had I seen a good deal on a Synology NAS I'd probably have quite happily bought that.
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CaptainSocks1 h, 58 m ago

I got this exact model from Amazon with 2X 4GB WD Red NAS drives for this …I got this exact model from Amazon with 2X 4GB WD Red NAS drives for this price a few years ago.Keep you peeled. NAS prices seem to glitch quite regularly.


is this a good NAS compared to sinology DS218+?
Edited by: "KatsudonVince" 18th Feb
I bought this a week ago for £269 from box.co.uk, was this price on Amazon for a little while too. I don't think this will be as low as years 15-16, if it's £240-270 it's a good deal
I got this exact model from Amazon with 2X 4GB WD Red NAS drives for this price a few years ago.

Keep you peeled. NAS prices seem to glitch quite regularly.
Good to post a hot deal here...so price needs to low and saving great in the market ..try google ..camel 3 .the yellow sticker is a very local deal and limited .
QNAP 451+ NAS 8GB £330.72 at  BT Shop
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I've never seen the 2GB version for less (2GB on Amazon is £417!) and this is the 8GB version! They had this online a couple of days ago (I got mine then), they've just got new st… Read more
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Ordered. Coming tomorrow. Thank you!
Was looking at the qnap 253a and Synology equivalent to use as a CCTV storage and monitoring station. Which one of the two would you recommend for a complete newbie? Hoping to have 4 cameras in total and have seen that the qnap comes with 4 licenses. thanks
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Still available at lower price £327.xx. Just ordered. Thank you
Bendown9 m ago

They have each got their pluses and minuses, I have a small pc under the …They have each got their pluses and minuses, I have a small pc under the tv with a mini itx board in and ssd, I use that to store my music and to download then just drop my files on to the nas when finished. We all have different needs but for me I need to try and reduce electricity costs, all these things add up to a fair bill


Yes of course each box has its pros and cons I understand what you are saying.

I have one box that does everything it's my whole house PVR with multiroom viewing, It stores all my media etc and also runs ZoneMinder for CCTV of my property. I run Kubuntu on it which I know many people don't like Linux but it honestly never needs rebooting at all.

I recently updated to the latest microserver and managed to get £20 less than I paid for it on ebay after 3years of usage which I was more than pleased with.
CheapoChaser7 m ago

My microserver has startup timer too.The 50w is with 4 drives in. Each hdd …My microserver has startup timer too.The 50w is with 4 drives in. Each hdd consumes around 5w average for modern drives.


They have each got their pluses and minuses, I have a small pc under the tv with a mini itx board in and ssd, I use that to store my music and to download then just drop my files on to the nas when finished. We all have different needs but for me I need to try and reduce electricity costs, all these things add up to a fair bill
QNAP TS-251A-2G 2 Bay Desktop Network Attached Storage Enclosure with 2 GB RAM £189.99 DELIVERED - amazon.de
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Excellent system performance, ideal for centralized management, file sharing and backup USB QuickAccess port for accessing files without needing a network connection Supports 4K… Read more
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flstivvy32 m ago

Haven't used them for a while so not too sure on that. Glad to see this …Haven't used them for a while so not too sure on that. Glad to see this hasn't come down in price today on .co.uk site. Mine is showing it'll be dispatching tomorrow and here on Tue / Wed.The QNAP website gives you the ability to log in to a demo nas drive with them which is pretty cool. Hopefully once plex is installed and Nordvpn details entered, i'll be able to watch some American shows... any experience with it?



No, but sounds great!
Thanks for the tips!

Did not sign up for nord wasn't sure if I need it for that price. currently using avira (1GB free) and avast £10 a year so did not really see a need to sign up for £25/y with nord?
Haven't used them for a while so not too sure on that.
Glad to see this hasn't come down in price today on .co.uk site. Mine is showing it'll be dispatching tomorrow and here on Tue / Wed.

The QNAP website gives you the ability to log in to a demo nas drive with them which is pretty cool. Hopefully once plex is installed and Nordvpn details entered, i'll be able to watch some American shows... any experience with it?
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flstivvy4 h, 0 m ago

I've gone for a 3tb WD red drive. Currently £94 through Amazon although I …I've gone for a 3tb WD red drive. Currently £94 through Amazon although I now see a 4TB through ebuyer is only £99. Theres also a 3TB Ironwolf at £70 - https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-3tb-ironwolf-nas-drive-now-6927-amazon-2838483 but think this is slower


Thanks!

How is ebauyer these days?
abcdus7862 h, 5 m ago

It says can't deliver to UK? am I missing something?


Yes, Amazon is out of stock so it automatically shows you the next best seller... who doesn't ship to the UK. You can still buy one from Amazon (its on the right hand column showing 207.28 euro) if they come back in stock they will send you one, if not your order will get cancelled.
It says can't deliver to UK? am I missing something?
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QNAP TS-451+-2G 4 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure with 2GB RAM - £301.24 @ Amazon
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Lowest price it’s been.
Comes up as £417.97, so not so good after all.
motionwerk24th Nov

To start, you can use it as a karaoke machine.Outputs 4k video, Mono-LCD …To start, you can use it as a karaoke machine.Outputs 4k video, Mono-LCD display with backlight, all USB ports are 3.0 and 4 camera licenses. 2 extra ethernet ports are very important for some people. It means this Nas is twice as fast.


The two Ethernet ports are for different VLANs, 99.9% of home users who buy these will not being using two different routers, two different ISP contracts, two different home networks.
motionwerk24th Nov

To start, you can use it as a karaoke machine.Outputs 4k video, Mono-LCD …To start, you can use it as a karaoke machine.Outputs 4k video, Mono-LCD display with backlight, all USB ports are 3.0 and 4 camera licenses. 2 extra ethernet ports are very important for some people. It means this Nas is twice as fast.



This one also supports 4k (streaming) qnap.com/en/…51+ . To plug in 4 ethernet cables I would have to buy a switch, I just don't see the value in that for everyday use. It is true you get more cameras licenses 40 vs 4, but again, unnecessary for me. Thanks for the post though, it made me research more!
Lovers0n1 h, 30 m ago

What's so much better about it? Except additional 2x Ethernet and 1x HDMI, …What's so much better about it? Except additional 2x Ethernet and 1x HDMI, it has an inferior processor, from what I see.


To start, you can use it as a karaoke machine.
Outputs 4k video, Mono-LCD display with backlight, all USB ports are 3.0 and 4 camera licenses. 2 extra ethernet ports are very important for some people. It means this Nas is twice as fast.
motionwerk18th Nov

Right now there is a lighning deal on Qnap TS-453A for £345.28. Far better …Right now there is a lighning deal on Qnap TS-453A for £345.28. Far better Nas for less than £45.00 extra



What's so much better about it? Except additional 2x Ethernet and 1x HDMI, it has an inferior processor, from what I see.
QNAP NAS TS-251 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure @ Amazon.fr
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BARGAIN PRICE, back on sale again. NAS can trans-code 1080P video. I've been able to stream live TV using Plex away from home (useful for accessing UK TV abroad or anywhere really … Read more
Which is easier to use with a chromecast audio? This or the Synology?
RichArab4th Oct

Hi can someone tell me how this compares to a Synology DS216J? I think …Hi can someone tell me how this compares to a Synology DS216J? I think I've seen suggestions that QNAP don't support mkv files, is that correct? Thanks



Would also love to know this.
HPMan1 h, 0 m ago

Will this run SB and SAB?

Yes. Although this there is a sonar app which is very good too
Will this run SB and SAB?
Hi can someone tell me how this compares to a Synology DS216J? I think I've seen suggestions that QNAP don't support mkv files, is that correct? Thanks
QNAP TS-251 - NAS £147- Amazon.fr France
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Reduced again . . . Price includes delivery to UK. Free 30 day Amazon Prime trial required to make purchase as deal is resevered for Amazon.fr prime members. Item is currently £2… Read more
Ordered thx
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OllieSt5 h, 30 m ago

Does anyone know if it's straightforward to play MKV files via Plex on …Does anyone know if it's straightforward to play MKV files via Plex on this. Some say you can't


Likely as long a you download the software codec pack from the qnap app store.
DAZZ200028th Sep

Technical help isn't an issue. Warranty claims are a little more of an …Technical help isn't an issue. Warranty claims are a little more of an issue though:Q9.I bought this QNAP product in another country. Can I contact any local distributor for warranty service?No. The warranty service should be obtained by contacting the dealer/ retailer/ e-tailer/ system integrator or distributor where customer purchased the unit. The return of defective unit should be strictly through the original route of purchase. If original channel is in another country and is inconvenient to contact, you may contact QNAP Technical Support for international RMA services. In this case, the customer will be charged handling fee, $50 (USD), and all the fees incurred, including two way freight, duties, taxes and brokerage fee. QNAP encourages you to purchase our products from your local country/ area but not from overseas due to limited communication, higher shipping costs and possibility of delayed delivery.Obviously this doesn't stop you sending back to Amazon France in the event of a serious issue / fault Tech Support can resolve.


As long as you buy in Europe warranty is valid and your return postage will be covered too.
europa.eu/you…htm

The "Overseas" on that page applies to US customers.
Does anyone know if it's straightforward to play MKV files via Plex on this. Some say you can't
tan15928th Sep

Looks like a crooked plan to stop you buying from a cheaper country.

It's about time these hatchet job scumbags were prosecuted for their ridiculous protectionism rackets
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QNAP TS-231 4TB (2 x 2TB WD Red) 2 Bay Desktop NAS - £228.53 @ Amazon
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QNAP TS-231 8TB (2x 4TB Seagate IronWolf) 2-bay Desktop Network Attached Storage £399
Only 5 left in stock.

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When going to checkout, price changes to £340.69 ???
QNAP TS-653A-4G Network Attached Storage £361.96 @ Amazon Germany
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looks like a pricing error Supports Ubuntu OS with direct output via HDMI AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption for efficient cryptographic performance up to 416 MB/s Supports 4K… Read more
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Price now a lot more than £361. Looks like "EUR 744,81", which is over £600.
Could do with this as well.
used to be qnap reseller they do better deals for europe unfortunately have 20tb of storage on a qnap for my business

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QNAP TS-453A-4G 4 Bay NAS Enclosure with 4GB RAM £334.99 Amazon
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Lowest price ever, been keeping my eye on this for a while. would go perfect with those dirt cheap WD refurb hard-drives the other day... Enjoy!
just purchased QNAP TS-453A-4G 4 Bay NAS Enclosure with 4GB RAM from amazon warehouse with their Current promo of 50 off 200. Total price £305 delivered. Now search for drive.
Amazon vouchers came with 15 percent discount (morrison deal) so guess effective price is around 250 to me.
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Kushan

You have a much smaller use case than many people in this thread. The … You have a much smaller use case than many people in this thread. The stuff we run on the NAS does far more than just store data, it helps make that data easily available in multiple places to range of devices. Plex is a great example of this, you're right - you want your NAS to store data, but what if you're on a train and want to watch a film you've legally ripped from a Blu-Ray? Your NAS sat at home just storing data doesn't help that, but your NAS running Plex means you can seamlessly stream it. Different use-cases for different folks.


Fair comment
Bendown

I personally do not see the point in tinkering too much with a nas, the … I personally do not see the point in tinkering too much with a nas, the fact is it is a storage device that does a job, with little interference from the end user. If I wanted to start messing about with all the above I would get a computer rather than a nas. I have owned a qnap now for a few years and it does the job it should do.



You have a much smaller use case than many people in this thread. The stuff we run on the NAS does far more than just store data, it helps make that data easily available in multiple places to range of devices. Plex is a great example of this, you're right - you want your NAS to store data, but what if you're on a train and want to watch a film you've legally ripped from a Blu-Ray? Your NAS sat at home just storing data doesn't help that, but your NAS running Plex means you can seamlessly stream it. Different use-cases for different folks.
Kushan

So these NAS units tend to have like a package system for software you … So these NAS units tend to have like a package system for software you can install on it - things like Plex or MySQL or whatever. That's pretty cool and one of the nice things about them, but sometimes the software you want isn't available as a package for your NAS and you're pretty much out of luck. QNAP packages won't work on Synology systems and vice versa.Docker works a bit like this, but is agnostic, so you can spin up the same docker "container" on any system that supports docker. It's not quite as simple as this, but that's the idea. Docker containers are great, they're lightweight and a good way to run software that can't conflict with other software. If you had a bare metal machine and started installing all your stuff on it, eventually you'll hit some kind of conflict, something will rely on Python 2.6.2 and something will require python 2.6.1 and the two can't exist side by side. In a container, they get their own instances of those dependencies so they don't spill all over each other, a bit like a VM but without the overhead of running an entire Operating system.


I personally do not see the point in tinkering too much with a nas, the fact is it is a storage device that does a job, with little interference from the end user. If I wanted to start messing about with all the above I would get a computer rather than a nas. I have owned a qnap now for a few years and it does the job it should do.
Had an email about this offer from CamelCamel this morning, but couldn't place an order until I got home from work. Order now placed. Just want some nice cheap WD Red hard drives to go inside it. Missed the Western Digital My Book Duo 16TB with 2 x 8TB Reds inside, as again I was in work when the deal got posted. Hopefully, it will come back in stock soon.
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QNAP TS-251 2 Bay High Performance Network Attached Storage and Media Server with HDMI Out - Amazon
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Been waiting for the price to drop again, just ordered for a poe hd surveillance cameras, it also works as virtualisation server supporting docker images
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price is up to £187 now
Any chance of getting some feedback on the NAS itself rather than bits and bytes?
The older ones did, but now they are a magnatude greater.

I calculate that is what you would get.
3.906 TB where 4,000,000,000,000,000 / 1024
or 3,906,250,000,000 KB
or 976,562,500,000 4k sectors.

Factor in the drive mapping and that is around 3.7TB








Edited by: "Gort1951" 19th May 2016

I do understand binary.Where is 65536 (0x1,0000) coming from?Round no? … I do understand binary.Where is 65536 (0x1,0000) coming from?Round no? No such thing. A number can be rounded, it is not round by definition, it is the result.You mean integer if you are talking about programming.



As already mentioned... problem only exists because HDD manufacturers found the way to sell you a smaller drive while advertising it as a bigger one...
If you look at older harddrives (late 80s - early 90s), they did actually contain correct amount of free space.

If you were right in what you're claiming... 4TB drive would be reported in any operating system as 4TB.. and it isn't.
I do understand binary.
Where is 65536 (0x1,0000) coming from?

Round no? No such thing. A number can be rounded, it is not round by definition, it is the result.
You mean integer if you are talking about programming.




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QNAP TS-212-E [4TB] 2-bay home & SOHO NAS £118.32 @ Amazon (also 6TB QNAP TS-212 £157.98)
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Includes 4TB (2 x 2TB) drives. The TS-212-E is a powerful yet easy to use network storage center for data storage, backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment. … Read more
Recieved today thanks op
Eclairs

Anyone received it yet?



Says on my orders Out for delivery today.
Anyone received it yet?
Ah man how did I miss this
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QNAP TS-120 £75.79 at Amazon
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QNAP TS-120 QNAP http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00C1YMK0Q Featuring the new QTS 4.0 Operating System The TS-120 is a powerful yet easy to use network storage center for data… Read more
harveyman

​Yes Qnaps can run Plex.



​Note that this model has an ARM processor. QNAP state 'Plex Media Server is available on Marvell ARM based QNAP Turbo NAS, but the application is unofficial and may run differently.' You would perhaps be better looking at an x86 based NAS. Oh and the price of this one is now £143 on Amazon.
i've got a synology ds115 myself, but i know qnap's are supposed to be pretty good. got an android tv box attached to mine as well for kodi, so no real need to run plex either
jonnithomas

It's rather important... this is a 1 bay NAS so this is a lot for a one … It's rather important... this is a 1 bay NAS so this is a lot for a one bay although not for this product.



Yeah, thought it looked rather small!
It's rather important... this is a 1 bay NAS so this is a lot for a one bay although not for this product.
I can see the price on the website but when you click through it isn't there, unless I'm missing something.
QNAP TS-453S PRO, 4 Bay NAS, 2.0GHz. 4 GB RAM, 2 x Gigabit, HDMI, VM integration, KODI etc £273.08 @ Amazon
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Decent price for this NAS. Can also be used as a PC, runs KODI, Real-time & offline HD video transcoding, Run additional operating systems, FTP-Server, DLNA-Server, iTunes-Serv… Read more
Looks like the largest capacity 2.5" drive it is compatible with is the 2TB Samsung Spinpoint (available cheaper harvested from the Seagate Expansion Portable). Doesn't appear to support the thicker 4TB drives:

qnap.com/i/e…f=0
Is this the new new one how does this compare to ts 253a
hitman007

What does QNAP do that is much better than Synology?



​hdmi port, upgradable ram, Intel CPU

What does QNAP do that is much better than Synology?

cigbunt

Qnap is miles better than synology (synology is like the apple of nas) … Qnap is miles better than synology (synology is like the apple of nas) Qnap for one has a HDMI port meaning content can be run direct, including VM's, ram is normally upgradeable and basically it does every synology does plus more..


Qnap is miles better than synology (synology is like the apple of nas)

Qnap for one has a HDMI port meaning content can be run direct, including VM's, ram is normally upgradeable and basically it does every synology does plus more..
QNAP TAS-268 2 Bay TAS Enclosure just £26.71 (Normally £180+) 2-4 weeks delivery @ Amazon
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Cancelled via email but got free postage on an under 20 pound item so not a complete waste of time.
Bogart

You takes your choice its priced at £183 or £27.61 hmmmOrdered one not s … You takes your choice its priced at £183 or £27.61 hmmmOrdered one not sure what I need it for but I love a bargain.


hey, if you don't know Can I get it from you.. It will be good use for me. as I've been looking for this deal for a while

Haven't tried yet, was seeing if it was worth the effort.

nublets2k

no, what did you get?


stuartbaker80

Did anyone moan and get a freebie?



no, what did you get?
Did anyone moan and get a freebie?
QNAP TS-253 Pro 2 Bay Powerful, Reliable and Scalable Network Attached Storage for SMBs £217.49 @ Amazon
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QNAP TS-253 Pro 2 Bay Powerful, Reliable and Scalable Network Attached Storage for SMBs
wakkaday

Does the new Qnap run plex server


Read the post
Does the new Qnap run plex server
Wonder why this is not voted hot
Was this ever £217.49? According to camelcamelcamel it was never below £278.99..
TS-253A-4G is definitely a better value for only a few more £'s, but it's out of stock, hope this becomes available at a lower price when Amazon gets it re-stocked...
ICTHUS

Really expensive for a NAS


Also QNAP has more apps than anyone else, including Synology as well..
QNap TS453 - £269.99 @ Amazon (Lightning Deal)
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Great price on the lightening deal....jump in quick.
amazing price
Wish I knew that before. Good spot though. 8 will have to do for now and see if I have any issues with performance. I shouldn't imagine I will for now but do plan to use to monitor surveillance cameras in the future.
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From what I have read on the internet it seems to work with 16GB although they only officially say 8GB.
I wonder if it's because new models are out? eg the 451+. From what I've read today the 453 is better, especially at this price! Time to retire the old HP Microserver

Only £30 for 2x4Gb RAM too
daver77

Great price. I think this deal sold out in about 30 seconds!



Yep must have been. I was very lucky as I saw last night that it was on a deal and don't have Prime on my account. I purchased some gift cards through work which give 5% cash back and created another Amazon account and took out the Prime trial all in preparation. I didn't think they would be sold out so quickly but I also didn't think it would go down to this price I expected it to be £319 like last month. All in all a right result
QNAP TVS-471 NAS Box £686 @ Amazon
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GPDawes

Thanks Luke that's perfect. I currently use a PI running forkled-daapd … Thanks Luke that's perfect. I currently use a PI running forkled-daapd which has caveats but a true copy of itunes running on a single core VM under windows would be much better.I also hope to keep power usage low so an i3 over an i7 may help. About to upgrade from a synology ds409+Will commit in the next week.http://www.bikerackcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/EURO20134-b.jpg



best of luck! hope it works out for ya! :-)

Thanks Luke that's perfect.

I currently use a PI running forkled-daapd which has caveats but a true copy of itunes running on a single core VM under windows would be much better.

I also hope to keep power usage low so an i3 over an i7 may help. About to upgrade from a synology ds409+

Will commit in the next week.

cooa99

I have been eyeing up one of these (particularly the QNAP 671 ) to … I have been eyeing up one of these (particularly the QNAP 671 ) to replace my 6yr old Synology.My plan was to buy one with the lowest rated CPU and then swap in core i7 CPU + more Ram.I am currently running a plex server and 3 vm's on a macmini server than I would love move into the NAS so that I can retire mac mini.

GPDawes

Luke, thanks and so like minded . An i3 for VM's does not really make … Luke, thanks and so like minded . An i3 for VM's does not really make sense . an i7 would be ideal and was wondering if you could swap the CPU or if it was soldered.


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cooa99

I have been eyeing up one of these (particularly the QNAP 671 ) to … I have been eyeing up one of these (particularly the QNAP 671 ) to replace my 6yr old Synology.My plan was to buy one with the lowest rated CPU and then swap in core i7 CPU + more Ram.I am currently running a plex server and 3 vm's on a macmini server than I would love move into the NAS so that I can retire mac mini.



GPDawes

Luke, thanks and so like minded . An i3 for VM's does not really make … Luke, thanks and so like minded . An i3 for VM's does not really make sense . an i7 would be ideal and was wondering if you could swap the CPU or if it was soldered.



well, i've been running mine for a couple of days with a single drive and i'm really reaaaally impressed with it - it is an awesome bit of kit. im only using the stock i3 + 4gb ram but was easily able to spin up a single core 2gb ram / 40gb windows7 VM and have it running along side the NAS transcoding a 1080p file. i think if you wanted 3 VMs running at the same time + transcoding / other intensive stuff you would need to upgrade... the numbers just don't work otherwise (unless they're light linux boxes?).

i must admit im not really up on chips, but you can assign up to 4 cores to the VMs so they're could be scope but im afraid im not familiar with the power of mac mini so it's hard to compare. what type of machines are the 3 VMs?

for moving data though this thing is great, especially through a VM... it uses some sort of magical gubbins to avoid using the network like a normal machine would, so it feels much more like working on headless server.

plex works like a charm, suddenly all my files just work! if you can go 'direct' then that's good but if the format is strange you can force the transcode. the cpu does work a lot when transcoding intensive files but there's no onboard GPU so i guess that's to be expected... it spikes to 95%, then drops back to 2% every few minutes or so repeatedly as it's playing the file but i've not noticed any problem when working on either the VM or the NAS at the same time.

if upgrading be weary of the warranty though, i think you're clear to upgrade the ram to 16gb but doing the CPU will likely void it.
I have been eyeing up one of these (particularly the QNAP 671 ) to replace my 6yr old Synology.

My plan was to buy one with the lowest rated CPU and then swap in core i7 CPU + more Ram.

I am currently running a plex server and 3 vm's on a macmini server than I would love move into the NAS so that I can retire mac mini.
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well mine has arrived... unfortunately they only sent a single 4tb drive! so i'll have to wait for the other one to arrive before having a go with it, i'll let you know how the i3 copes with VMs...
Western Digital My Cloud EX2 2-Bay NAS £99.98 at Dabs!
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Just ordered another one of these for my parents, I paid £160 for this last year and was happy with that - great bit of kit, love the OS. Love the iPhone app as well - brilliant. … Read more
I've now had 4 of the WD NAS EX2's. Wouldn't go near them again. All sorts of problems from permissions, lack of user control to say the least and total LACK of support from WD customer Service or Tech Support. Also random speed issues that I just don't get with the Synology. (Just googling public folder shows how many people have a problem with WD's big brother esque approach to controlling what you can and can't do).

I now have one of the Synology DS215J's and It's streets ahead of WD. I'm not that techie and i find it so much easier to control and setup. WD could sell these bays for 50p and I still wouldn't touch it.



Edited by: "iconcreative" 11th Jun 2015
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Rickster23

I know i think this right but best to use WD drives with this machine if … I know i think this right but best to use WD drives with this machine if so what is top size can add


I've got 12TB in mine 2x 6TB WD Red drives
I know i think this right but best to use WD drives with this machine if so what is top size can add
I use the EX2 and it is a solid NAS. Having Plex now makes it even better. The fact that Synology use WD drives in them means I'd rather get everything from the one brand.
Scorpion

I've got a 215j, it's my first NAS and I'm delighted with it, I work in … I've got a 215j, it's my first NAS and I'm delighted with it, I work in IT though thus it's fine for me (it'd also be fine for those who are keen on IT etc). If you're not IT minded then it's really not the product for you, I don't think I could give it to anyone else in my family and have them understand it all.



Same scenario but I own the 214play, family & friends are seriously locked down on it. They would wreck it in seconds.
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floppydesk

anyone remember the NAND fiasco swapping



Yep its why I wouldn't touch these drives tbh
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