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x7c00

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Hi guys,
   I have a bunch of Synology NAS's running out there and I really love them. Lately the Qnap NAS ad's have caught my wandering eye. Anybody like the QNAP as much as I like the Synology?

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We have a pair of these in our 2 datacenters; once they get configured and updated, they are really rock-solid.  We use them for over-flow long-term storage from our standard file servers; They have been in service for 2+ years without problems. I have used Synology in the past at other shops and liked them a bit as well; I would be hard-pressed to choose one over the other if budget is not the deciding factor.
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Thank you. I didn't need much of a push to buy a QNAP. I like the idea of the running a VM even though I'm not sure where I'd use it. I haven't run into a broken QNAP in my travels. I've replaced plenty of Iomega's. I once frowned at one and it broke[wink] Maybe it's me.

Thanks for the information.

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For a home NAS I'm a complete QNAP convert.
Originally needed for iSCSI at home while playing with ESXi 5.0.

Just upgraded to the TS-251 (Intel, dual core, 8Gb RAM) and can't believe the range of features available.
Not sure I'll ever need to run a VM on it but will probably try.
Can't comment on the rack mount models but guess they have the same features.
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I have 5 QNAP devices, all are excellent and I prefer them over the Synology, especially in the home....    (The Kodi implementation is fantastic!)
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Both QNAP and Sysology are awesome. Synology has an awesome OS. Another great NAS is Asustor
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Well yeah Synology is pretty awesome. Cloud Station is a dream. Set it and forget it. It saved my bacon with the multiple clients who had multiple, ongoing, issues with OneDrive For Business and it's rinky dink sync client. I think I like Cloud Station more than DropBox!
 I hate to be disloyal to Synology but QNAP looks pretty awesome as well. I'm buying a small-ish 2 bay next week just to mess with it.

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Sweet. You getting a used QNAP or new one? I was going to check out the auction sites or wallapop for one. I have a 4 Drive POS Iomega (now Lenovo) NAS unit. Its ok and got it a few years ago on ebay for 3 Hundo WITH the (4) 1TB drives included.  A year ago the unit bit the dust as in 2 drive failure. They wanted (get this) up to 10K to restore all ofthe dtaa. I am like no thanks. The data I have on there is just some iso's and music some pics etc. The important stuff I have in the cloud in case I have a disaster in my home. I recovered the data with a 100 dollar program on to a 4TB WD USB connected drive. The program I used was https://www.runtime.org/nas-recovery.htm

Anyhow I had a small lab of VM on there with iSCSI is the reason why I wanted to get the data back. 

Anyhow....... Let us know how that QNAP goes. Been wanting to get one
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