Selecting a Snap Switch?

I would like to add a network switch to my SMB system. My system starts with a Ubiquiti Amplifi router, then a QNAP T453BE, 2-3 Apple computers, 1 Windows computer, laser printer, 3-d printer, a number of computer connected USB devices (ScanSnap, CZUR scanner, drives that haven't made it to convergence with the NAS, etc), camera to be added eventually. The network lives in my small office, 3 desks and maybe 18 x 20 feet. Noise is an issue. So far I have been connecting through the router with cat 5 cables. But we outgrew that this week. Any recommendations from QNAP? I've watched the NAS compares videos but they pretty much told me that there is a bigger world out there than I know how to deal with.
IN Inigokdon asked on 04 March 2021, 02:40
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Synology DS220+ NAS - Should You Still Buy it in 2021?

Discuss: Synology DS220+ NAS - Should You Still Buy it in 2021?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 04 March 2021, 00:00
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QNAP QPhoto NAS Phone App Review

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 03 March 2021, 00:00
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Synology DS920+ NAS - Should You Still Buy it in 2021?

Discuss: Synology DS920+ NAS - Should You Still Buy it in 2021?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 02 March 2021, 00:00
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Upgrading from DS220j to DS720+?

Hi Folks. Currently I have a Synology DS220j for my Plex Media Server, however, recently, I noticed that its lagging while playing videos. I've concluded based on research that it's having trouble transcoding. Is this correct and if so, should I upgrade to the DS220+ or as a future proof solution, upgrade to the DS720+. What are your thoughts on this since video is going in the direction of 4K?
FI Finkelstein2004 asked on 01 March 2021, 23:36
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Synology DS220j vs DS220+?

Hi Folks. Currently I have a Synology DS220j for my Plex Media Server, however, recently, I noticed that its lagging while playing videos. I've concluded based on research that it's having trouble transcoding. Is this correct and if so, should I upgrade to the DS220+ or as a future proof solution, upgrade to the DS720+. What are your thoughts on this since video is going in the direction of 4K?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 March 2021, 23:35
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WD Red with WD Purple in same NAS?

I’m a complete novice but after watching your videos I’m keen to get a NAS for photo/data storage and surveillance. What I’m not sure on is the hard drives to get. My thoughts are to have 2 WD Red with Raid 1 set up for photo/data storage and then 1 WD purple dedicated for surveillance. Is it possible to have 2 different WD (Red and purple) in the same NAS or should it just be one or the other? Also in terms of surveillance storage, if I wanted to have constant recording at the highest quality for 2 cameras how much TB should I get for 30 days recording. Thanks for your videos and advice.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 March 2021, 22:05
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8 Bay DAS Enclosure?

Hi Rob, I'm a fan of your work. I think you're doing a great job. You just cut through all the marketing speakers and deliver the facts. You seem to be in tune with the NAS industry so I have a question for you. I'm currently looking for an 8 Bay USB enclosure with Hardware Raid and USB C (10gbs or more). It's gonna connect to a Windows PC. I have done some searching about on the web but so far the information I get is quite confusing. Please give me some advice.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 March 2021, 18:45
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Update NAS?

Hi I have, qnap 469l 4x4tb hd with max ram (located in large cupboard, new one to go same location) Cable cat5e to devices 8 way 1g switcher AmpliFi mesh system Nus i7 intel pc attached to 65lg TV plex and kodi 2 x32 lg TV plex Wired Bose sound touches. Plex buffers a lot, kodi slow loading What to update NAS with existing drives, add 2 external cameras and 2 indoor. Main use media and general photography Buget for NAS £700
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 March 2021, 14:00
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Should I buy Synology DS118?

Hello, when I read your article Should You Buy The Synology DS920+ NAS In 2021? than I reallize that I want to ask you other Hamlet question: Should You Buy The Synology DS118 NAS In 2021? :) I'm waiting almost half year for the DS118 successor, but it does not look that it comes soon... Do you have any backgroud information related 1 slot NAS from Synology? thank you in advance
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 March 2021, 10:30
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Synology DS Cam Surveillance NAS Phone App Review

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 March 2021, 00:00
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Should You Buy the Synology DS920+ NAS in 2021?

Is the Synology DS920+ NAS Still Worth Buying in 2021? If you have been looking at buying a Synology NAS drive in 2021, then there is a good chance that the DS920+ has appeared on your radar. Origina
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2021, 17:10
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10gbe NAS?

Hello! I am looking for a NAS that I can set up with my pc to allow greater storage and transfer speeds for editing. I use a mix of 5k RED files and 8k x 8k h264/prores files for various projects. I am not interested in multi user access, as this will only be me using the files. Currently, I keep live projects on a 1TB nvme and transfer to USB external drives for long term storage, as the size of the footage and projects increase, this is fast becoming a hassle, especially when the footage/project exceeds 1tb. I am looking for a budget conscious solution but am willing to spend the money where it is needed for transfer speeds. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to hearing your suggestions! Kind regards, Tom
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2021, 15:10
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Upgrading my NAS?

Any update to this? https://nascompares.com/answer/best-4-bay-10gbe-nas/ I have been using aSynology DS412+ for several years but am considering an upgrade to take advantage of higher ethernet speeds and SSD caching. Thanks. :)
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2021, 14:20
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Seagate Barracuda Pro HDD Noise Level Test

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2021, 00:00
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Looking for NAS?

Hi, I am looking for Home NAS. Looking to configure it in Master/Slave mode - where NAS is Master for all data (personal/photos/movies) and Google Drive is a slave - and publically facing as an additional backup for 3 main tasks: Photos - Google Photos, Drive for Big home movies (avg. 6-10GB each file) and personal files. Not planning to backup all of the files - only specific. I should be good to go with 2TB Google Drive and 6-8TB of NAS. What would you recommend?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 27 February 2021, 18:10
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RAM/Cache Upgrades for Photo Editing?

I'm planning to purchase a Synology DS1621+ to use as my primary storage drive for a large photo catalog. I plan to use 4 x WD Ultrastar drives in RAID 10. I'd like to edit directly off the NAS, so I will upgrade to 10GBe via PCIe. Hoe much (if at all) would my use case benefit from upgrading M.2 NVMe and/or RAM? Thank you.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 27 February 2021, 14:50
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MAC Windows Android iPhone?

Hi Rob, QNAP sound like the system for me. Looking for 2 x 2TB (mirror) just network drive SSD? For €500? Hmm. Just checked and 1x2TB is €250... Query /envisaged NAS use: MAC Time Machine backup (over SMB?) Windows pc backup - straight forward NAS for all photos and accessed by mac/pc/android/iphone 2 home users 10 family members around the world with some folder access Android and iphone to backup / transfer photos to NAS Android/iphone to access NAS over Internet As I have today, selected folders are synced to cloud so same data can be accessed from multi devices. VERY IMPORTANT For photos I want to physically backup onto M-Disk. NAS software that "knows" what are new photos and gets them ready for the next M-Disk backup (M-Disk is 100Gb) Appreciate your support. If there are affiliated links for QNAP and Seagate ironwolf RED would be grand. P.s. if near the same budget (I could add a few hundred) for 2× 2TB SSD. Worth it in terms of performance? My Apple Time Capsule 500Gb HDD is a little sluggish when accessing doc folders. 30 sec for drive to wake up, spool up, secure connection, read data, send folder structure etc. Maybe it is just old. Thanks again, Donovan
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 27 February 2021, 13:00
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QNAP psu upgrade from 250watt to 550?

I’m looking to install a GPU in the QNAP TVS-x72xt series. I would like to know if upgrading the psu from 250 watt to 550 watt (psu from the TVS-hx88x series) is a simple plug and play. Thank you Jon
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 27 February 2021, 12:00
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2-NAS project?

Further to my previous message I would like to purchase and install the following NAS configuration: NAS-1 UK, Back-up, File server, Media server for 3 Macs, 2 iPads, 4 iPhones, 1 Apple TV etc - Synology DS 1520+ ? NAS-2 GR, Off-site back-up, Media server for 2 Macs etc - Synology DS220+ ? Current total net storage requirement ~5TB, expected to increase to 7 TB within 2 years My questions: - Is the choice of DS correct? - how much RAM, NVMe and HDD capacity should I go for? - will syncing between the two NAS work even though my ISPs in UK and Greece will not provide me fixed IP addresses
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 27 February 2021, 10:45
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