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[Guide] Which NAS Should You Buy in 2020? | Best QNAP Systems Compared

Post by Moogle Stiltzkin » Tue May 05, 2020 5:40 am

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For completeness starting from the ground up, i myself posted some of the recent models mentioned so far in qnapsys youtube page.

//Notes: some models may have been omitted in this thread, but i mentioned most of the most relevant models for most people. If you need fine tuned recommendations, check from the full list of models yourself

TS-x31P3 < TS-x51D < TS-x53D (x53be ???) < tvs-x72N , tvs-x72XT , ts-X77 series (this is the amd ryzen model)

There are a lot of models, it gets confusing. but here are some tips to figure out which to get
1. which cpu? arm? x86 Intel Celeron I5/I7 ? Amd Ryzen ???
2. how many bays? M.2 SSDs? 2.5'' SSDs? 3.5'' HDDs ? (i recommend 2 or 4bay 3.5'' hdd minimum)
3. expansion add-on card option? (things like additional 10gbe ports, M.2 SSD NVME support or other features)
4. support for expansion boxes ?

5. budget
6. most recent release ( if a model gets replaced with a newer model, go for the newer one. span.com usually post the model release dates if you are unsure. and on forum they usually discuss if a model is replaced by another usually)
7. 1gbe? 2.5gbe? 5gbe? 10gbe? (these are native gbe ports on the NAS. but if your nas doesn't have them natively, they can be added on via a QM2 addon card, assuming the NAS model supports it, but this would require an additional purchase from native gbe port solutions)

While at it, for HDDs, for best bang for buck i'd probably recommend in 2020 is Seagate Ironwolf non pros due to the recent WD red NAS non pro drama :S You can see what other alternatives hdds people recommend in the same discussion thread here
[Main Server] QNAP TS-877 w. 4tb [ 3x HGST Deskstar NAS (HDN724040ALE640) & 1x WD RED NAS ] EXT4 Raid5 & 2 x m.2 SATA Samsung 850 Evo raid1 +16gb ddr4 Crucial+ QWA-AC2600 wireless+QXP PCIE
[Backup] QNAP TS-653A w. 5x 2TB Samsung F3 (HD203WI) EXT4 Raid5
[Backup] QNAP TL-D400S 2x 4TB WD Red Nas (WD40EFRX) single disks.
[^] QNAP TS-659 Pro II
[^] QNAP TS-509 Pro w. 4x 1TB WD RE3 (WD1002FBYS) EXT4 Raid5
[^] QNAP TS-228
[^] QNAP TS-128
[Mobile NAS] TBS-453DX w. 2x Crucial MX500 500gb EXT4 raid1

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