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Old 11-28-2012, 03:47 AM
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Default I'm going insane! Which NAS? Synology or Qnaps

I'm really going crazy here..

I've been considering the Synology DS1512+ 5 Bay or possibly the Qnaps TS-419P II 4 Bay.. Or the Qnaps TS-569 Pro 5 bay maybe?

I'm real new to all of this hence why I'm so stuck.

I want to buy a good product that is user and Apple-Mac friendly. I do not want to use it for Time Machine. I have time capsule for that.

The reason I'm buying a NAS is to backup huge video files. I do video editing for work and have large files to move around..

Each project I start work on is around 300-500 gig in size and I edit on my thunderbolt local drive.. But every hour I want to refresh the backup of the project I'm working on to my NAS..

Just as a side question.. I noticed that with the Synology I can connect a cheap Western Digital 4TB MyBook drive to the esata port of the Synology and back it up. Can I do this qith Qnaps NAS's?

Other than for work, I'd like to stream movies from the NAS as well and have access to the NAS from all my devices.

The more I read up on NAS's in general the more cool things I can find to do with them, like have an iTunes streaming library on them etc.. So again, I'm after a model that has cool features that I can mess around with..

Which of the above NAS units would bets fit my needs? I guess fast read/write speed is important due to the large video content.

The NAS will be in a home use environment. I'm not a large corporation with hundreds of user accessing data..

User friendliness is also important because although I'm very tech savvy I'm no network expert.

Any help here would be appreciated..


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QNAP and Synology are comparable in features and will do what you need them to do. Both can do scheduled backups to attached drives and rsync servers over a network.
You may want to look at models supporting USB 3.0. Sometimes backup via it is faster than via eSATA. Check the NAS Charts.
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