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Almost there with Synology 01/07/2014
This review is from: QNAP TS-669L-US Diskless System High-performance 6-bay NAS Server for SMBs
Seems to be rock solid so far. Good OS, very close to Synology. Almost as if they source a basic browser OS and customize it for their needs. Of course both are different, and I do own a Synology too. What I love about these is they use a windowed OS right inside your desktop browser. It's quite amazing. You can do almost anything in it you expect from a normal windowed OS. Resizing, opening, closing windows. Shell/Command Prompt, etc. The fit and finish on this is up there with the higher end metal Synology as far as I can tell by pictures, since I just own a plastic Synology.
Expensive, though I got mine for about $630. That's about worth it, although I could put a system together for about that with 8 bays instead of 6, and with all standard components, so I can replace them when the MB dies or if I want to upgrade it. But I'd still have to build it. So until I do so, this is it.
I bought the 6 bay because I wanted to make a RAID 5 array. You always lose a drive's worth of space in such a system and what's common is the 5 bay. Well, mine is one more bay than that. So after formatting in RAID 5, I have around 18.6TB. I say if you like building systems, get the U-NAS enclosure and build your own. You could run Windows server, Linux, or even U-NAS's own windowed NAS OS. There may be other NAS OS's. All this may take time, but you'll have a better NAS overall. And I hope someone appreciates this review, because it took some time as well. :)
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