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QNAP TS-x77 Ryzen NAS Server with free B&H Gift card ranging from $200 to $400 depending on model, Free Shipping + No Tax outside NY & NJ $1699

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TS-677 6 bay diskless NAS + free B&H $200 gift card - $1,699
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TS-877 8 bay diskless NAS + free B&H $300 gift card - $1,867
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TS-1277 12 bay diskless NAS + free B&H $400 gift card - $2,179
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For someone (noobish) who is interested in obtaining a NAS: what are the advantages of buying a system like this versus putting together a system on your own? I have a node 304 collecting dust, and I could likely build a system with similar specs for half the cost, but with a bit more cursing trying to cable manage and with an added tax for swapping drives if one were to fail. (Or are there any other reasons one might need to pull a drive out?)
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For someone (noobish) who is interested in obtaining a NAS: what are the advantages of buying a system like this versus putting together a system on your own? I have a node 304 collecting dust, and I could likely build a system with similar specs for half the cost, but with a bit more cursing trying to cable manage and with an added tax for swapping drives if one were to fail. (Or are there any other reasons one might need to pull a drive out?)
On the hardware side for the case the obvious answer is the NAS case is specifically designed for the purpose enabling easy addition/removal of a drive. The case also seems well designed to channel airflow over the HDs for cooling. The MB also seems to be tailored for that purpose with 4 x 1gb Ethernet ports and 2x M2 slots.

Ultimately one of the biggest features of these NAS's is the included software which is designed to make setting up the drives easy and supporting a variety of useful NAS related features, They often also have Virtualization, containers and/or apps that can be installed to add even more features.

Personally I'm looking to build a Free-NAS based NAS with a Dell t-30 as you can pick one up for ~300 with a quad core Xeon processor, 8gb of memory and it would support 4 3.5hds and 2 2.5hd so would match the base TS-677 for drives supported. It would be a bit bigger but also much more flexible in the end.
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nooo way would i ever think about spending that kind of money on a server. unless it wasnt my money.. but reality is you can do better. research and google will help you get there. sorry but 1+k for a server is just plain stupid.
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For someone (noobish) who is interested in obtaining a NAS: what are the advantages of buying a system like this versus putting together a system on your own? I have a node 304 collecting dust, and I could likely build a system with similar specs for half the cost, but with a bit more cursing trying to cable manage and with an added tax for swapping drives if one were to fail. (Or are there any other reasons one might need to pull a drive out?)
i have a home built synology working off a 304. its pretty well decked out for 2015 specs 5tb x 6. the fan actually died which this thing has been on 247 since its inception. replaced the fan with le tiger discontinued direct free after rebate kingwin fan. runs quieter and by far the cheapest server built.
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Has this deal expired? When I go to the website I don't see any mention of the gift card (even after adding one to the cart). Confused
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Has this deal expired? When I go to the website I don't see any mention of the gift card (even after adding one to the cart). Confused

I think it expired. I was sitting on it too long in my cart and its not there anymore.
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For someone (noobish) who is interested in obtaining a NAS: what are the advantages of buying a system like this versus putting together a system on your own? I have a node 304 collecting dust, and I could likely build a system with similar specs for half the cost, but with a bit more cursing trying to cable manage and with an added tax for swapping drives if one were to fail. (Or are there any other reasons one might need to pull a drive out?)

I have asked myself the same question. I initially setup a FreeNAS and also at the same time bought a barely used QNAP 870 dirt cheap on ebay, which I upgraded to an i7 and maxed out the ram. 3 years later I ended with 2 more Qnaps(got them mostly on great deals). I just couldn't find a good comparable deal with Synology. I honestly prefer them over home built NAS at this point.

From my comparison and experience.

Advantages over home built
- less noise
- size (could be)
- less power consumption

Disadvantages over home built
- price
- limited in hardware upgrade (ram)
- proprietary OS
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I have asked myself the same question. I initially setup a FreeNAS and also at the same time bought a barely used QNAP 870 dirt cheap on ebay, which I upgraded to an i7 and maxed out the ram. 3 years later I ended with 2 more Qnaps(got them mostly on great deals). I just couldn't find a good comparable deal with Synology. I honestly prefer them over home built NAS at this point.

From my comparison and experience.

Advantages over home built
- less noise
- size (could be)
- less power consumption

Disadvantages over home built
- price
- limited in hardware upgrade (ram)
- proprietary OS
For me the propriety OS and software is actually a selling point. It makes a lot of common NAS tasks easy to do. Support also if something comes up I can't figure out.

So where do you normally find your best deals on these? Here?
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For me the propriety OS and software is actually a selling point. It makes a lot of common NAS tasks easy to do. Support also if something comes up I can't figure out.

So where do you normally find your best deals on these? Here?
My first QNAP was from eBay, private seller.
2nd was a deal from NewEgg
3rd was with BH that took 2 months because it was back ordered. I couldn't pass it it up it was $200 less
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