Review Best Network-Attached Storage 2022: NAS Drives for Backups, Media and More

Mar 2, 2022
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The thing of this review is, you guys didn't scratch what is out there for NAS arrays, especially Synology's The model you chose here was one of their basic models. Sure, Intel's bargain basement processors, Gbit networking, what did you expect? If you got a firecracker like the DS420+, my friend, you would look back at your previous choice and say "what a fool I was to have chosen that cracker box".

I own 5 different Synology NAS arrays and have yet to regret any of my decisions to purchase them. My latest (and greatest) is a (surprise!) DS420+. Stuffed with 16TB (10TB working with SHR RAID) of Seagate's finest and 6GB under the hood, it sings for me each time I push or pull files to it. My eldest still chugs away, babysitting a UPS battery, ready to send shutdown signals to my server garden if we go to candle power.
 
Mar 4, 2022
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The thing of this review is, you guys didn't scratch what is out there for NAS arrays, especially Synology's The model you chose here was one of their basic models. Sure, Intel's bargain basement processors, Gbit networking, what did you expect? If you got a firecracker like the DS420+, my friend, you would look back at your previous choice and say "what a fool I was to have chosen that cracker box".

I own 5 different Synology NAS arrays and have yet to regret any of my decisions to purchase them. My latest (and greatest) is a (surprise!) DS420+. Stuffed with 16TB (10TB working with SHR RAID) of Seagate's finest and 6GB under the hood, it sings for me each time I push or pull files to it. My eldest still chugs away, babysitting a UPS battery, ready to send shutdown signals to my server garden if we go to candle power.
This article and others like it only appears to be a review, but it's actually advertising material. They will only recommend basics because they make money when readers buy using their Amazon links. People looking to buy higher end products are not likely to buy after only reading this article, so they don't bother mentioning them. People are much more likely to click on their links to affordable products and make a purchase.
 

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I am VERY disappointed that you failed to warm readers about WD Red drive SRM/CRM customer screw-over, especially since you talk about their 4GB drives. There are still plenty of SRM models for sale on Amazon and e-bay that the unaware might buy. I know, readers here should know better, but then again, better safe than sorry. I am hoping that such an omission had nothing to do with WD providing the drives for free.
 
Sep 5, 2022
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Surprised to see a TerraMaster NAS on this list. Had a couple of TerraMaster units for performing workstation and small server backups. One of them cratered within 6 months and turned one of the drives into a paperweight. Software looked cheaply written and was buggy.
Replaced both units with Synology DS220+ units. No issues with the Synology units.
 
Sep 29, 2022
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I am VERY disappointed that you failed to warm readers about WD Red drive SRM/CRM customer screw-over, especially since you talk about their 4GB drives. There are still plenty of SRM models for sale on Amazon and e-bay that the unaware might buy. I know, readers here should know better, but then again, better safe than sorry. I am hoping that such an omission had nothing to do with WD providing the drives for free.
I have been using 4 4TB drives in a small NAS and they have been working great... about 5 years.
 
Sep 29, 2022
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What about TrueNAS's prebuilt FreeNAS boxes?

I too am very disappointed that no True NAS was discussed (Home Lab) with ZFS beats what you talked about above and beat in all catagories if you have a little tech knowledge... Buy an old dual cpu server 32 or 63 G ram and yuu are off to the races... add the power of ZFS and come on guys.... bets the above hands down.
 

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