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QNAP TS-453Be 4-Bay NAS Enclosure EXPIRED

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Adorama.com has QNAP TS-453Be 4-Bay NAS Enclosure (TS-453BE-2G-US) on sale for $349. Shipping is free. Thanks pupster

Note, Temporarily On Backorder. You can order it now and it will ship as soon as it arrives. Your card will only be charged once item is shipped

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  • Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Processor
  • 2GB of DDR3L RAM
  • QTS 4.3.4 Operating System
  • 4 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
    • Inputs
      • 2x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
      • 5x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports
      • 1x PCIe 2.0 x2 Slot
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Just got the email they lowered the price to match B&H's deal from CyberMonday.

This is a cute 4-bay NAS (no HD installed). It runs Plex and can be attached to your TV.

https://www.adorama.com/qnts453be2g.html Temp OOS but able to order

If you live outside of NY, there's a good chance it's just $349.00 shipped to your door. I live part time in NY and elsewhere, and even though Adorama is literally just a few blocks from my part time home, I shipped it out of the state "elsewhere" to save on the taxes. :-). Better than the B&H deal that was FP. Since it's on backorder, I'll just pick it up in a few wks when I'm back "elsewhere"...gives me a couple of weeks or days until it hits my credit card (been burning a lot of $$ and it'll be good if the charge hits my card after the current billing cycle closes).
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I think the USER EXPERIENCE between the QNAP and Synology software would be akin to Android vs iOS. COMPATIBILITY WISE BOTH systems are the same and support similar things, in fact, both use the same processor and feature-sets (Celeron J3455 and on paper only support 8gb of RAM, but users have installed more and it works... I have 12GB in my 918+)

Personally, at this price, I'd go with the QNAP 4 bay system over the Synology 2 bay system mainly because having two extra bays is nice for flexibility.

There was an Open Box deal on the Synology 4 bay unit (918+) at Amazon that made it $382 (it was $478 - 20% open box). Mine arrived in great condition.

I think one advantage that the QNAP has is the free IP Camera licenses it comes with. The Synology only has 2 IP Camera licenses, whereas the QNAP comes with 4 per this [qnap.com]
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Thanks OP! Used paypal w/chase freedom for extra 5% cb and another cb site for 2% cb.
No tax to Cali. Good deal Smilie
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Yup, this is on backorder, too.
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Pulled the trigger, now I can compare this with my synology unit
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I just email them to ask for price adjustment. Check if you have the AmEx $25 cash back offer. With that, I got it for $324 shipped.
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How is this compared to the 451+?
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Everyone says Synology has the better software experience. Is there any way to mitigate that with QNAP? Some kind of custom OS or something that you can install on it? Or just some way to run Docker easily or some other type of virtualization environment? Unraid?
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Everyone says Synology has the better software experience. Is there any way to mitigate that with QNAP? Some kind of custom OS or something that you can install on it? Or just some way to run Docker easily or some other type of virtualization environment? Unraid?
FWIW, I've had two QNAP NASes and a Synology NAS. I prefer QNAP... and this is the NAS that I still have and use.
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FWIW, I've had two QNAP NASes and a Synology NAS. I prefer QNAP... and this is the NAS that I still have and use.
How do they compare noise wise? Are they quiet? Wich one is quieter?

The first need that made me decide to buy a NAS is to extract the hard drive from my computer and to have it more feets away. If you couldn't have your NAS on another room, would you like its noise? Is it too loud?

I like QNAP 453Be more than Synology DS718+, but I'm leaning towards the Synology because from what I've read it seems it is quieter.
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How do they compare noise wise? Are they quiet? Wich one is quieter?

The first need that made me decide to buy a NAS is to extract the hard drive from my computer and to have it more feets away. If you couldn't have your NAS on another room, would you like its noise? Is it too loud?

I like QNAP 453Be more than Synology DS718+, but I'm leaning towards the Synology because from what I've read it seems it is quieter.
It's probably not an apples-to-apples comparison. The Synology I had was the entry level 2-bay (218j or 218+ or something like that). OS-to-OS, I preferred the QNAP. There was a hardware limitation on the Synology that led me to sell it -- essentially, you couldn't do more than a 16TB volume... so when I put two 10TB drives in it, I couldn't (initially) figure out why it was capped at 16TB. So I had to create an additional volume. Not the end of the world, but...

Noise-wise, I've never seen noise as being an issue. I have it in my man cave, so most of the day, I'm nowhere near it. When we're watching movies in that room, it's not an issue. Part of that could be because the movie drowns it out. But when the movie is paused, we don't hear anything...
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FWIW, I've had two QNAP NASes and a Synology NAS. I prefer QNAP... and this is the NAS that I still have and use.
Me too. Synology blows in ways that some may not notice.
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Me too. Synology blows in ways that some may not notice.
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If you're looking for a Synology deal, you may find yourself waiting a long time for one to come around, even longer if you're looking for a modern Synology NAS. I have the 453Be and it runs everything I need to (Plex Server with Tautulli, docker containers for a SeedBox, Unifi and UNMS controller) all of which you can find on a Synology unit. Support is pretty good, if you're willing to wait and schedule a remote session with their tech guys. I've got mine running with 16GB Ram and installed a generic PCIe NVMe adapter card along with a 500GB NVMe drive, which I'm using for cache acceleration. Unfortunately, would have loved to use it as a system drive but it's only supported with official QNAP adapter cards.

Plus it's a perfect time to get it, as you can probably get about 2 months use before having to return it if you're not satisfied.
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If you're looking for a Synology deal, you may find yourself waiting a long time for one to come around, even longer if you're looking for a modern Synology NAS. I have the 453Be and it runs everything I need to (Plex Server with Tautulli, docker containers for a SeedBox, Unifi and UNMS controller) all of which you can find on a Synology unit. Support is pretty good, if you're willing to wait and schedule a remote session with their tech guys. I've got mine running with 16GB Ram and installed a generic PCIe NVMe adapter card along with a 500GB NVMe drive, which I'm using for cache acceleration. Unfortunately, would have loved to use it as a system drive but it's only supported with official QNAP adapter cards.

Plus it's a perfect time to get it, as you can probably get about 2 months use before having to return it if you're not satisfied.
First time NAS builder. I jumped on the DS718+ deal from B&H which has tax and backordered and pretty close to this price. So one of the things I saw in my research is that Synology tends to be the preferred platform for iOS/Mac users. I'm pretty heavily invested in apple's ecosystem, and the only non-Apple devices I have are my TVs (an LG, a Vizio, and a TCL) and my gaming PC desktop. Otherwise it's all iPhones and iPads. Can you please speak to compatibility and your thoughts there?
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