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Qnap vs synology

airjamesc 11 23 October 9, 2014 at 01:25 PM in Online Only (6)
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I have been doing some research about getting a new NAS. I ultimately narrow it down to 2 brands, QNAP and Synology.

Seems like they both have new models in their lineup.

1. QNAP has the Intel Baytrail platform for its new series.
TS-x53 Pro, ranging from 2, 4, 6, 8 bay: Using Intel Celeron Quad-core processor
TS-x51, also ranging from 2, 4, 6, 8-bay: Using Intel Celeron Dual-core processor

2. Synology has the two Intel Atom, Evansport & Avoton platform for its new series.
for both DS214/415play and also the newly released DS415+

I ended up going with QNAP. Here is why



Not only the QNAP has better price point, they also have a lot more features

1) Built-in XBMC player: for video & media playback
(2) QvPC: Support on-device hypervisor. Run Windows & Linux VM on the same QNAP NAS. Use QNAP NAS like a PC See QvPC Technology
(3) Local surveillance monitoring by HDMI output without using a PC. See Surveillance Station.
(4) 7.1 surrounding sound support for home theater
(5) Control4, Crestron, AMX, RTI automation system integrated.

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How much is the QNAP?
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For what it's worth, I have been using a QNAP NAS (469L model) for about a year now and am very happy with it. Unfortunately I can't run VMs on it, but I still get a lot of use out of it. It functions primarily as a media server (Plex), backup device and IP camera recorder.
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How many cameras does the QNAP allow, before you have to buy a license?
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Quote from Ostracus View Post :
How many cameras does the QNAP allow, before you have to buy a license?
Depends on the model. Most are 2, some are 4. Some of the very low-end models might only be 1.

I know when I bought my TS-469L, it originally only had one, but after a firmware/software upgrade, I got two free licenses.

Extra ones are ~$60/each, which is ridiculous.
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Depends on the model. Most are 2, some are 4. Some of the very low-end models might only be 1.

I know when I bought my TS-469L, it originally only had one, but after a firmware/software upgrade, I got two free licenses.

Extra ones are ~$60/each, which is ridiculous.
I'm also curious on what others think of the DS415+ vs Qnap TS-453 Pro. I really wanted to get the synology. But it's hard to ignore the specs of the Qnap
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I have never heard of Synology for NAS. Thanks for your information.
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