2 bay seems to have better spec than 4 bay model?

The TS-253D has a PCIe 2x4 slot, while the TS-453D has a 2x2. The TR-002 expansion unit has a SATA3 6Gbps controller, whereas the TR-004 only a has a SATA 2 3Gbps controller, or is that not correct? TR-002 has USB 3.2 Gen2 , TR-004 has USB 3.2 Gen1. I bought the TS-453D knowing the difference on the PCIe slot ahead of time, now reading the fine print on the expansion units. I haven't decided what to use my PCIe slot for. To me buying into old SATA 2 technology, PCie 2x2 USB 3.x Gen 1, DDR3, etc is undesirable. Is SATA2 ok? USB 3.2 Gen1 ok? Where is the performance bottleneck I should concern myself with? Why have a lesser spec on the 4 bay unit? to save a few bucks. I think it only leads to frustrated users that have researched the 2 bay unit but decided to up their budget. Call the 4 bay model something different but make the specs the same if using TS-x53D and TR-00x.
MR Mrwishes asked on 25 March 2021, 02:55
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Synology DS1621+ NAS - 32GB & 64GB Unofficial Memory Upgrade Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your Synology DS1621+ to 32GB and 64GB RAM Unofficially Back in Autumn 2020, when the Synology DS1621+ was first released, many users were surprised at the maximum memory an
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 25 March 2021, 00:20
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Synology DS1621xs+ vs QNAP TVS-672X NAS Drive Comparison

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 25 March 2021, 00:00
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Which 2 bay nas in 2021...?

Are there any suggestions on what to get for photo backup with google photos and gmail merging space my wife wants not to pay for google backup. Can I use a NAS to automatically back up the full resolution photos from a few phones? I would like a simple set up that works and doesn't cost money after I buy the equipment.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2021, 23:00
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Graphics card?

I own a QNAP TS-453Be, 4Gb RAM. Not set up yet. Already installed 4x WD Red 8Tb drives. Looking for compatible graphics card, what's available for my model.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2021, 21:40
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4k Editing NAS?

Hello, I am starting a year-long filming project and am looking for about 40Tb of useable storage. I have 2 lightning ports on my Windows 10 editing computer and a 1GbE port. I will be filming in and exporting in DCI 4k video that is being filmed mostly at 160Mbps but will have some video that is 410Mbps. I have very limited knowledge when it comes to computers and especially NAS systems, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2021, 19:10
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TS-251D memory upgrade?

I am looking to upgrade the memory of my QNAP TS-251D-2G NAS server to get going on virtualization. On Kingston's "Find compatible RAM" page, KVR26S19S6/4 comes up as an compatible upgrade. I would buy 2 modules of that kind, just 8 GB each for a total of 16 GB. However, I was wondering if I instead could use the paired HyperX set HX426S15IB2K2/16. Looking through specs, they should be identical except the HyperX modules have a lower CAS latency (which is normally considered better). At the local retailer, the HyperX set is nearly the same price as two valueRAM modules, and I am not able to find a paired set of ValueRAM. I expect it is better to use paired modules, but I have no evidence for this. Normally I wouldn't hesitate going with the HyperX modules instead, but online forums almost exclusively mention crucial memory upgrades. That is why I am a bit hesitant, and would like expert and/or user advice on whether the HyperX modules would be expected to work, or there could be some subtle differences I am not aware of, that could potentially disqualify the modules. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2021, 18:55
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HI, I would like a recommendation based on my use case. I have files, photos, videos. I want to centralize my info and want to have a reliable nas. I have read and watched the videos, but still, anytime I go to try the QNAP live platform - is slower than synology. probably less responsive and with a bunch of glitches. So, just wondering what is your recommendation ? get synology ? I want a flexible NAS, but also a stable one. been looking at 253+ 453+ and 420+ / 720+ 920+ from synology. I don't want to have stability issues, or glitches with programs. I use Alexa, Mac's and love the flexibility to have everything around me ( meaning files ) Also, use FIRETV, roku, I hope to transfer my home videos to the NAS using PLEX as a server. Also use Apple TV, thanks for your recomendation Current router has 2.5 port ( ax86u) Asus. which I am thinking for using for my NAS. Dilemma = most synology have 1gig port, some If I use this router I will need to use port aggression for the Asus. SO, I am not sure either what's best having a router with 2.5 port or having 8 ports of 1gig and using the port aggregation / or adding a 2.5 switch to my NAS. Having the router with a 2.5 lan gives me the advantage of connecting the internet (xfinity and getting > 1200bps) but, I will be limited on the other lan ports for 1gig Thanks for your recomnedaiton Francisco ** intend to use 2 x 8 TB drives and later expand
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2021, 18:05
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Budget NAS?

Planning to buy a NAS for home. Already added 12TB ironwolf NAS to cart. But yet to buy the NAS where my mind keeps shuffling between Synology D220+ and Asustor as6602t and as6202t. Looking for some deals too. I generally use the NAS for storing media files, 4k files, photos and use it as media server too. I need your advice on what type of NAS i should go with.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2021, 14:55
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10 gbe nas?

Dear , we have a small media bussines , our budget it $1800 and we have a 1gbe computer and we want a Nas which is good and give us more speed in video editing and fast transfer like 10gbe , so which Nas is good for this and what we need to do and we will connect to two PC or 3 with very high speed for editing, $1800 for Nas , disk , pcie , all thing I am looking forward for your answer
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2021, 00:35
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How to Export Your Google Photos to a Asustor NAS in 2021

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2021, 00:00
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My first NAS?

Hello! Thank you for all your NAS analysis! I am a Mac using freelance designer planing to get into video editing. I currently have 8 or so external drives from 1-5TB each, most of which are plugged into a hub plugged directly into a laptop. They are getting full and I am having to spread projects over more than one drive. I have also introduced a 2nd laptop into my workflow. I have been watching several of your videos and I think I have narrowed down my choice to the Synology DS1621+ but upgraded to the nines with RAM, Lan ports, and drives. I am keen to take advantage of supporting my video editing with a 10gbe port, but I am also a fan of the SHR for growth. RAM: I was planning to buy Synology RAM upgrades to not void the warranty. To confirm I will be getting: 2 D4ECSO-2666-16G Lan Ports: I was looking at the lan port options on Synology and wondered if I should get the 2 port card since I have two laptops. Also, if I’m buying 10gbe now, should I just go on and get the 25gbe now or is that overbuying? Drives: For drives, I don’t think they need to be Synology, except maybe the 2 NVMe SSDs. I am tempted to just go with sinology for all add ons because it’s simpler, but I am curious are there better drives to use?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 23 March 2021, 18:55
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DS218play low speed?

Hi! I´ve been watching so many of your informative videos on Youtube. Thank you so much for making them! They were the reason why I decided to go for a NAS instead og a normal ssd drive. But, now Im having trouble video editing 4K material in Davinci Resolve. I have two Seagate 7 TB disk configured in SHR. And they are not nearly full. I use a cat6 cable and a Sonnet Eternet - thunderbolt swith. The iMac is from 2020, with a 10GBE port. Still my reading/writing speed is only 112 MB/s. Is this the best I can hope for? In that case I really regret the whole purchase. Please tell me if there is any chance I can get better speeds than this. My iMac network settings are: IPv4: with DHCP. Configure: manually. Speed: 10Gbase-T. Duplex: full duplex. MTU: Jumbo (9000). If you have any idea how to improve this I would really appreciate it! Best, Olaug :)
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 23 March 2021, 16:45
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Comparison- Please ?

Im new to this.... thus far I am interested in these two units. In your estimation (if you were a dummy like me) which should I consider : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZTSH9CQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3KNQ2P1WTTKPU&psc=1 or https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08V5L1X1C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 also which company from your knowledge is the most expredient in support and response. Thank you very much. be and stay safe Bob
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 23 March 2021, 14:00
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RS 1221+/RP?

Hi there! Love your content, been reading for years! I have a DS 413 that I'd love to replace with something more robust from Synology. I have a home-made Ikea LackRack setup in my home office and I'd love to slot in a 1221+ or RS version, but I have one question. How bad is the noise? I understand these are made for more business/datacenter environments but I'm not in that situation currently. I'm reading disconcerting things about how loud these RS1221's are and I'm concerned. Is it possible to quiet the fans down or swap the fans for Noctua's to quiet these down? Please let me know, I'd love to purchase one of these. Thanks, Charles
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 23 March 2021, 01:30
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Technical problems with WD RED PLUS and QNAP TS-453D?

Hi! I am writing to you because I have some problems with my NAS hdd drives and NAS server. I bought QNAP TS-453D with 8GB RAM memory and two WD RED hdd WD40EFRX for home environment. Unfortunately I have two problems with this setup. First, NAS server fan is very loud. It's not about fan speed (it's about 800 RPM, so it's minimum speed), but about fan noise. It's generating chirping noises probably from bearing. I don't know if it is technical issue and fan is damaged or it is just its characteristic (like a very cheap fan). Second problem is associated with hard drives. When in the idle, drives are very quiet but in write/read state they are horribly loud. They're making knocking, clicking sounds with fast, continous and regular frequency through all the time of the writing/reading action. This sound appears even when I open QTS system. NAS server is located in my living room (in ventilated cabinet) and its noise is audible in whole flat. I tried to isolate server housing by adding rubber footers and even install hard disk without plastic drive mount, but with no effects. All of this issues you can see on clips below: Fan issue: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-xfVBM8RIBevs-7e9fXmelGnzx-xDtCS/view?usp=sharing Hard drives issues: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-wHgPssLjHsM-cK61PCL1azCBi3K23y8/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-klGWQlAiXkEs3m-KSP77JqZ9t8cPOYv/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/10JL8sYEHFACSGV0a-myj39mW_IF6GqJA/view?usp=sharing Please remember sounds were recorded with smartphone so in real life they are much louder. I will be very grateful for some help. Best regards, Michał
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 23 March 2021, 00:50
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Synology DS1621+ vs QNAP TS-673A NAS Drive Comparison

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 23 March 2021, 00:00
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Synology vs. QNAP 8x WD 16 TB Gold HDD?

Deal NASCompares Team, My name is Tom, from Hungary and I need some help. I would like to buy NAS storage for secondary backup. (Primary is a HP device) I would like to buy a best price/perfonmance NAS device A: Synology DS1821+ with 2 m.2 SSD and B: one QNAP, but i don't know which is the best for us. We would like to backup with rsync from more than 20+ servers. Important: 0: High rsync performance 1: 8 dive bays (We need net 100+ TB, 7x16TB perfect) (More than 8 is good too.) 2: 2 x M.2 SSD write cache is good, because we have got tons of very small files (html, letters etc) 3: 1G bandwith enough now (the limit for small files is not the bandwidth). BUT: We can use 10G SFP+ link to our Supermicro Microblade Enclosure when we need fast recovery after a disaster. (Not first prioity, but more value resistant i think) What do you think: which is the best NAS for us? Regards, Tamas Laszlok CEO NetMasters
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 22 March 2021, 22:50
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DAS 4 to 6 bay recommendation?

Hi there! I am looking for a recommendation for a DAS, 4, 5 or 6 bay. I plan to load it up with 12TB Ironwolf drives and connect it to my Window 10 laptop "server", probably in RAID 5. I will use it for Plex and for backups. I will connect it using USB C 3.1. Of course reliability is the most important concern. I think, based on some of your reviews, I would like hardware RAID. I assume that helps with reliability. I won't want to have to worry if I rebuild my OS. I am not really interested in a NAS. I want more control over the OS that my disk is connected to. If it was a 6 bay, I might do two 3-disk RAID 5 volumes because that would allow me to move data between the drives should I want or need to rebuild a volume. I have been looking at Yotamaster FS5C3 but I am a bit scared that it does not look to be mainstream. I am looking for advice, and any help will be appreciated!!
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 21 March 2021, 22:30
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You should look into LACP again: It will NOT add the 2 gigabits into 1 adapter, but into 2 streams. when you move a file, LACP will still only use 1 adapter. (as will load balancing)
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 21 March 2021, 21:35
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