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Re: NAS
« Reply #15 on: 05 November, 2021, 20:18:38 pm »
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  • Any comments on asustor as1104t 3304 or 5304 vs QNAP TS-431K-US?

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    « Reply #16 on: 06 November, 2021, 07:32:48 am »
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  • Any comments on asustor as1104t 3304 or 5304 vs QNAP TS-431K-US?


    QNAP without a doubt. 
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    Re: NAS
    « Reply #17 on: 06 November, 2021, 08:40:11 am »
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  • Regardless of specs? Just based on brand?

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    Re: NAS
    « Reply #18 on: 06 November, 2021, 13:03:11 pm »
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  • Regardless of specs? Just based on brand?

    Obviously, QNAP and Synology have been in the market for more than 2 decades.  Asus just started just a couple of years.

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    « Reply #19 on: 07 November, 2021, 09:14:09 am »
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    Basic features and performance wise, they’re all roughly about the same (for similarly priced units), albeit Asustor seems to have very marginally better hardware spec. But in terms of App support, both native and from 3rd parties, there’s almost universally better support for QNAP (and Synology) than Asustor.

    If you’re just focused on access to networked storage and you don’t think you’re going to use too many Apps on the NAS itself, then all of the consumer focused brands - QNAP, Synology, Asustor, Drobo, Thecus, etc. - will give you about the same price/performance/reliability, they’re all based on Linux anyway and most support fairly reliable file systems like BTRFS, so just pick whichever takes your fancy :)

    If you really want to step it up a notch, then ZFS based systems from QNAP, or going the DIY route like with TrueNAS or UNRAID, are better options.
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    Re: NAS
    « Reply #20 on: 08 November, 2021, 21:34:29 pm »
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  • Basic features and performance wise, they’re all roughly about the same (for similarly priced units), albeit Asustor seems to have very marginally better hardware spec. But in terms of App support, both native and from 3rd parties, there’s almost universally better support for QNAP (and Synology) than Asustor.

    If you’re just focused on access to networked storage and you don’t think you’re going to use too many Apps on the NAS itself, then all of the consumer focused brands - QNAP, Synology, Asustor, Drobo, Thecus, etc. - will give you about the same price/performance/reliability, they’re all based on Linux anyway and most support fairly reliable file systems like BTRFS, so just pick whichever takes your fancy :)

    If you really want to step it up a notch, then ZFS based systems from QNAP, or going the DIY route like with TrueNAS or UNRAID, are better options.

    AndrewC, have you use TrueNAS yourself?

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    « Reply #21 on: 09 November, 2021, 15:54:22 pm »
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  • AndrewC, have you use TrueNAS yourself?

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    Only the previous FreeNAS version (on a system at work, not at home). The equivalent, TrueNAS CORE, is a polished up version with improved performance and a slick GUI.

    Very tempted to DIY a 1RU Xeon based NAS with SSD Bays, using TrueNAS SCALE (still in development), with one of the Supermicro platforms for e.g.;



    Mainly to to merge my Server/Virtualization/Container system and RAID Storage into a single “hyperconverged” platform (but too busy with work to get this going).

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