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wish I could double TD this (no offense to the OP, it's not his fault).

TD #1: screw Synology for keeping the same shyty atom in this box. they have no excuse other than to be pompous and cheap

TD #1: price. spend the extra $25 and get the QNAP TS-853a. superior specs and the new QTS makes DSM look like windows 95. honest truth. the 853a is the best NAS I have ever used by far, and blows out anything else in its class.
superior build quality. extremely polished. fans aren't as noisy, the list goes on. QNAP really hit a home run with this and it baffles me how an industry leader like Synology still includes flimsy plastic pieces in the drive bays which if not positioned properly rattle around. honestly wtf


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the ability to throw in the M2D17 is pretty cool, once you can actually do it.
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wish I could double TD this (no offense to the OP, it's not his fault).

TD #1: screw Synology for keeping the same shyty ARM in this box. they have no excuse other than to be pompous and cheap

TD #1: price. spend the extra $25 and get the QNAP TS-853a. superior specs and the new QTS makes DSM look like windows 95. honest truth. the 853a is the best NAS I have ever used by far, and blows out anything else in its class.
superior build quality. extremely polished. fans aren't as noisy, the list goes on. QNAP really hit a home run with this and it baffles me how an industry leader like Synology still includes flimsy plastic pieces in the drive bays which if not positioned properly rattle around. honestly wtf


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the ability to throw in the M2D17 is pretty cool, once you can actually do it.
To me, the real advantage of Synology is their software. on the hardware side, Qnap is definitely better. BTW, is a $800+ NAS with ARM?
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To me, the real advantage of Synology is their software. on the hardware side, Qnap is definitely better. BTW, is a $800+ NAS with ARM?
sorry I meant to say same shyty atom processor. specifically it's the Atom C2538...a 4 year old piece of crap. we were really rooting for Synology to throw in something decent for their latest 8 bay NAS, and they disappointed quite a lot of people with this move. they claim "If it ain't broke, don't fix it! That is the motto of Synology"....while QNAP innovates on both the hardware and software levels. QNAP's latest QTS rev blows out DSM by a long shot.

Synology needs to get moving otherwise they are going to be in trouble. browsing data hoarder on reddit, I came across quite a lot of people jumping ship to QNAP
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Agree the CPU is a terrible decision.

What would be the recommendation for a Synology NAS?

Does this really deserve a -8 score or are pro-QNAP quickly downvoting?
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Agree the CPU is a terrible decision.

What would be the recommendation for a Synology NAS?

Does this really deserve a -8 score or are pro-QNAP quickly downvoting?

i really can't recommend a single Synology box right now, and that is what i think the problem is right now with people on data hoard on reddit admitting they are jumping ship to QNAP. Synology really needs to step it up.

QNAP's interface used to suck. the new QTS is amazing and now there isn't any reason to go with Synology and subject yourself with atrocious hardware
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QNAP only makes sense if running ZFS, but ZFS on QNAP is only on server grade hardware, otherwise you're running ext4, in which case, you either A. DIY your own FreeNAS with similar/better spec'd hardware and throw at least 6 NAS grade HDD's such as WD Reds in a RAIDZ2, or B. save yourself some time and and effort and just go for the second best option and get a Synology box which has Btrfs which protects against bitrot. Just keep in mind that it's a little weak on RAID5 and RAID6, which are a must in my world. Also, speaking from personal experience...after a few support calls, QNAP came across a little less "support" and a little more "marketing." My 2c
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can go verify if these are all true on synology BtrFS.
Redhat already gave up BtrFS.
https://www.qnap.com/static/landi...s/smb-nas/
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