whoisnader wrote:When you spend $2000 on a NAS and then being charged $3.99 on top of that is a little silly. Why isn't this just incorporated into the NAS and the price absorbed!
When you had sold some millions of NAS, would you be willing to pay several US$ per NAS in the field - what translates to several million US$ - to the license owner - just to make exFAT available to all?
joemcfarnham wrote:Seriously? Seriously? QNAP is charging us for a driver??????? ** nickel and diming over a driver on a $500+ Nas? Enough reason to look elsewhere for my next NAS, goodmove QNAP one less customer.
You don't pay for the driver (QNAP has covered this part already) - you pay for the right to use it - at then end of the day to Microsoft).
The three big NAS makers either don't support exFAT (like Netgear), or charge for a non-transferable license (Synology, QNAP).
Might happen some of the newbies NAS makers without much continuity in the product lines releasing NAS models as a point solution might introduce exFAT as part of a fire and forget NAS model.
And of course, NAS operating on Windows Storage Server or the like have it - because the maker does pay for it with the Windows license fee.
How many options of a modern car (charged for a few hundred Dollars to some thousand Dollars) are just software features, which can be unlocked or loaded to your car computer systems after selecting from the accessorises catalogue by the dealer or official service point - without the need of changing anything physical on the car you already have?