6-Way 2-Bay NAS Round Up

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Very interesting point. As for resellers I can tell you Synology is hard to recommend because they offer very little margin to the reseller. To make anything on a Synology product you have to be a partner to get the backend rebates. Otherwise it is very hard to make any profit selling Synology.
 

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I would have loved to see how data rot, rebuild speed (full downtime, if any), where handled on the NAS's. As for the most part speed isn't much of a concern for me personally, as long as its "fast enough" which all of these are. I'm much more concerned about data rot and ease of maintenance.
 

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Is the 216+ running btrfs?

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None of these cheap NAS boxes will have 24/7 support. Established enterprise NAS units also require costly support plans to have that kind of on-call support. Synology's RS units run at only a fraction of the cost of others. Therefore, yes, you get what you pay for.
 

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Hi there. A decade ago there was a difference in reliability of the mechanical drives when placed vertically versus those placed horizontally. For this reason I've bought a NAS with horizontal drive bays and had to jump directly to 4 drives. Is the reliability of drives placed vertically still a concern today?

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@CERUNNOS Yes, and I don't think any of the others offer a bit rot preventing system.... which was not mentioned in the article.
 

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I use Seagate NAS 4TB HDDs in NAS reviews with 7 or less drive bays. The 4 to 7 bay systems run in RAID 5. The 8+ bay systems get NAS Pro 6TB drives and RAID 6.

The Asustor system uses a Braswell-based processor.
 

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Now, lets wait for a consumer grade 4 bay roundup... and please consider detailing backup features ( real backup, not just mirroring ), media features like transcoding or even Plex server or KUDI for those who have interest in these two guys, and maybe if there's some time.. add VM abilities also ( which I think will apply only to x86 based NAS's )
 

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Pity the reviewer is not aware of advantages of BTRFS file system, and thus ignored NETGEAR's ReadyNAS models. Unlimited snapshots, silent data corruption protection... any of the reviewed models offer that?
 

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At this price point Qnap's TS-251 is a no brainier and it's out of your list, also Netgear's Readynas 31200 with 2gb and dual core atom it's interesting to say the less
 

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Asustor AS3102T dropped price quite a lot. Have you noticed it? It is quite a bargain on top that it got Editor's Choice in Tom's.
 

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have a look at AS6102T as well. The price is dropped as well. Time to pick up one of these 2 models.
 
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