talnas wrote:I'm looking forward to the reviews. Few things I want to check before I make the upgrade from the TS-453a I have.
Currently looking at getting the TS-1277 8GB version. I'll perform a memory upgrade, to either 16 or 32GB, once I've seen some reviews and read some posts from people on here. Hopefully I can simply move the 4 x 6TB drives in the 453a into the TS-1277 and it is will recognise the RAID and boot, without me losing any data. Otherwise I'll struggle making a copy of the data, as this is for home use - plex, file server use only.
i don't think there will be an issue booting down first both units, then moving the HDDs from 453a to the 1277, booting up the x77 (you should not lose data doing this). this is called QNAP's NAS migration, it should be mentioned in the NAS manual (i recommend at least updating both units to the latest stable before doing this). though since it's a new model you need to check whether it's supported or not (firmware on both units, and whether model to that model works for nas migration).
this is to avoid the inconvenience and downtime for moving to a new nas. though if you have backups and you can handle downtime, i still normally format and reinitialize from scratch.
For me i use multiple qnaps, so to recover my backup (on another qnap), i would use HBS rtrr recover (this would be done from the new nas).
the x77 series is either a 1600 or 1700 cpu depending which model variation you get. should be more than capable for plex x264 transcoding.
PS: new in 4.3.4 beta firmware, the order of the hdd will tell you if you put the order of the hdd incorrectly. i'm not sure does it tell you to reinsert into the correct bay, or will it just work regardless if you didn't put in the matching order from the previous NAS. i never tried this before. In 4.3.3 you need to carefully insert HDD same order the hdd in same bay slots or nas migration won't work.