QNAP TS-131K, TS-231K and TS-431K NAS Drive Specifications Revealed

QNAP TS-131K, 231K, 431K NAS for Budget Performance NAS More updates on the new budget NAS from QNAP and good news for those of you looking for a high performance, low-cost file server (with a few ex
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2020, 19:45
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Choosing DAS for Video Editing

Hi there, I'm a one-man band videomaker and I think NAS will be slower and more expensive. I'm looking at TR-004 now, what are possible alternatives? And choosing HDDs is there a significant noise difference between 5400 and 7200 drives? I'd go with 5400 to have the peace of mind when this thing is next to me all day. Thanks! Dennis
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2020, 19:25
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Best NAS for home users using apple?

Hi, found your site today and it is the most informative I have been on - well done! I am moving from an old iMac to 2 macbook pro's for my wife and I. Having had an external drive fail on me this week, we want to get a NAS drive. Key things are; backup and RAID, ability to use Time Machine, stream iTunes library to each mac or speakers (we have sonos), access files when we are not at home, ability to link to iPhones to back up pictures. Some of the models that seem to jump out to me (but I don't know why :) )are; Synology ds218j WD my cloud EX2 ultra Drobo 5N2. I need something that is easy to setup and use. I love gadgets but not clever enough to use them. Alternatively any suggestions from you. I'm thinking 2 x 4 or 6 TB to give plenty of capacity. Hope you can help Cheers David Hall
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2020, 18:45
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DAS for RAID-6 or SHR-2 TYPE CONFIG?

I am wanting to invest in an emulator system, which will require 34-40TB of disk space, and to have a local hard drive letter D: in order to install and maintain the games. Having a NAS from someone like Synology obviously will not work, as it would behave as mapped instead of physical drive. I have a USB-C port on the back of my NVidia graphics card which I could utilize for connection, but I do not have the Thunderbolt 3 that I see in various DAS configurations. Any ideas on a good manufacturer, and maybe few brands I should be aiming towards? In the past I have settled for a Drobo, which I guess would be fine for just storage without a lot of additional features. This might be okay, but wanted to bounce it off of you for advice, as this is much more of your cup of tea.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2020, 08:00
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Connection between two NAS?

I am using two NAS with one is synology ds115j and one is qnap ts-253a. Please tell me how to connect these two NAS in my home pc so that I can transfer data / copy files in a easy way between them, but not synchronize.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2020, 04:05
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Terramaster f5-221 Ram Upgrade specs?

Hi, Hoping that you can help as Terramaster have not responded to my enquiry, I have a Terramaster F5-221 that i would like to upgrade the ram on. The specifications state that it can be upgraded to 10GB of ram. Can please advise the correct specification for compatible RAM 4GB and/or 8GB. Any recommended brand as well? Thanks in advance Regards... Otto
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 March 2020, 03:50
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Free Remote Desktop and Access Advice for Small Businesses - FREE HELP!

Need Help with Setting up your Remote Business Access during Covid-19 - Message me! Due to the rapidly changing events that are surrounding the stop of coronavirus, many countries around the world ar
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 23 March 2020, 07:15
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Where does the cat6 Ethernet cable plug into from NAS?

Hi, bought the qnap TVS 472 XT thanks for the great videos on this. still waiting for my new segate 10tb drives to be back in stock. crazy embarrassing question . where does the cat6 ethernet cable plug into? my cable company router, or my imac 27, or both. I never see anyone talk on this simple starting step!
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 22 March 2020, 13:10
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QNAP NAS – How to Create, Manage and Deploy a Windows 10 Virtual Machine

How to Setup a Virtual Machine on your QNAP NAS Drive Regardless of wherever you are in the world right now, the virtues of conducting your business operations remotely, as well as ensuring the secur
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 22 March 2020, 00:15
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Speed?

Abot file transfer and read speed, better nvme caching or 10GbE?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 March 2020, 14:20
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Applications for NAS?

Hi, I was thinking to buy a TS-673 from Qnap, but it would likely not be sufficient for also allowing me to install a Docker with Sonarr, Radarr, Plex and the various downloaders. Therefore, I thought to build a Linux box to run a docker with those apps and also incorporate FreeNas. Now the question is: Are there apps for Freenas like Qnap and Synology (Photo Station, Time Machine, Memories, access files from anywhere)? Thank you,
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 March 2020, 10:45
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Cheap Home Nas ?

I will use the nas in a home environment and I will need features such as USB drive copy button. Silent while not reading or writing to the drive. for data redundancy, the important data can be copied to an external USB drive, or manually backed up to a cd(so I don't need data redundancy until I run out of storage and buy another HDD) The speed of the nas is not very important but it shud not be slow either.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 March 2020, 09:20
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Upgrade?

Hi there, i used to have a DS415+. I am a mac user, i use plex and I am a filmmaker. My main focus is Video, Plex and the Photo-App for backing up my pict. form my iPhone. I researched a bit and I found out that the DS415+ can be fixed easely but I am not really happy with the performance... so my questin is: Should I repair my old one or should I get a new one and if: which one should I get? Is the play worth the extra money? Can I buy a NAS with 5 slots to be able to increase the storage by adding a new Drive to the already working system made with 4 2TB-drives? (This question I can research myself, if you have a link to a good start, it would be helpful). Thanks for your passion about this... :) I enjoyed wathcing some of your videos... thanks, michael
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 March 2020, 01:45
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Synology NAS - How to Create and Deploy a Windows 10 Virtual Machine

How to Setup a Virtual Machine on your Synology NAS Drive Regardless of wherever you are in the world right now, the virtues of conducting your business operations remotely, as well as ensuring the s
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 March 2020, 00:55
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Best sesh router for house?

I am trying to upgrade my wifi network. Right now I am supposed to be getting 100/mbps. I have spectrum as my carrier. Router and modem setup in basement/ I have basement/main floor/ and an upstairs with BRs. I have 4 iphones/couple tablets/2 TVs, one lap top, 2 chromebooks. Network seems slow at times Sometimes disconnects. Not crawling but slow. Sometimes faster, sometimes slower Best buy has the Linksys Velop Triband mesh router for $399, white on sale at $329. Prefer staying closer to $300. Saw the other options on this website but not knowledgable enough yet to decide which way to go. Any advice would be appreciated.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 19 March 2020, 20:30
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Ram for Qnap Ts-251B upgrade?

Hi , I would like to upgrade my Qnap TS-251B ram capacity to 8GB, however, the Qnap stuff is ridiculously expensive and bought some Kingston ram before but for some reason didn't work. I was hoping you could provide your POV on the follow ram and if you think it would be compatible with my QNAP? QNap provides very little details, from my research it looks like as long as it's 1.35v and 1600 / 128000 it should work? https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DDR3-1600Mhz-2x-4GB-Crucial-SODIMM-Laptop-Memory-PC3L-12800S-Notebook-SDRAM/153062084175 thanks in advance
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 19 March 2020, 07:25
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Seagate 510 NVMe SSD for NAS Revealed

Seagate Ironwolf 510 NVMe SSD for NAS - Game Changer or Gimmick? Early last year, when I first heard that Seagate was a developing a range of solid-state drives (SSD) to be used in NAS servers, I hav
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 18 March 2020, 08:53
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Synology SSDs for NAS Revealed - SNV-3400-400G, SAT480G, SAT960G and SAT1920G

Synology Branded SSDs in SATA and NVMe Coming in 2020 Good news for all NAS users that like to keep their hardware as uniform as possible, with the newly leaked information that Synology plan on rele
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 18 March 2020, 08:53
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Small/Slim NAS solution?

Hi there! First, thank you very much for your great site and youtube content, awesome work! I've been a Synology user for several years now, I'm the owner of a Synology DS412+ filled with 8TB but I'm only using ~4 TB. It's doing a great job, not a single problem with it, what I'm looking for now is a smaller and quieter solution. My apartment is quite small and I can't leave it working 24/7 due to HDD noise. An easy solution would be just migration my actual HDDs to SSDs but I also want to have a smaller size (if possible). I've seen the Synology DS419slim and DS620slim. The 419 looks too resource-limited for me and I want to buy a long-lasting solution. On the other side, the 620 is a bit too pricy. My question is, do you have any recommendation in mind similar to those Synology slim solutions (when it comes to size)? Thanks! Sergi
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 17 March 2020, 11:15
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First NAS?

Hi, I am looking to get my first NAS for home data(multiple laptops, windows, mac), media server & surveillance. I am close to pulling the trigger on Synology 218+ what are your thoughts & do you this can work for my needs for next 4 to 5 years? Thanks,
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 17 March 2020, 02:00
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