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NAS Storage Recommendation

Postby BigDevil » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:53 pm

Anyone using a NAS storage at home? Can share your experience?

Looking at either QNAP or Asustor, which both have models with HDMI
output so can connect directly to TV and use the NAS as a media centre.

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Re: NAS Storage Recommendation

Postby floppy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:45 pm

I use Synology as I find their operating system and applications much more elegant and user friendly in the design.

My NAS doesn't come with HDMI but it's not a problem as my TV is DLNA compatible. I can connect it to my NAS via WiFi or LAN. I use it mainly for backup and for my media.

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Re: NAS Storage Recommendation

Postby BigDevil » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:43 am

Thanks, floppy. The reviews I read all have good things to say about Synology's OS,
but Synology also seems to be most costly?

I also thought of just streaming the media through wifi, but also thought it would be easier
for DW and the kids to handle if there is HDMI....just need to switch the input source on TV.

One thing I like about QNAP is its virtualisation station. You can run a virtual machines
right off the box, load Windows OS, and an instant second PC at home.

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Re: NAS Storage Recommendation

Postby floppy » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:19 pm

BigDevil wrote:Thanks, floppy. The reviews I read all have good things to say about Synology's OS,
but Synology also seems to be most costly?

I also thought of just streaming the media through wifi, but also thought it would be easier
for DW and the kids to handle if there is HDMI....just need to switch the input source on TV.

One thing I like about QNAP is its virtualisation station. You can run a virtual machines
right off the box, load Windows OS, and an instant second PC at home.


I'm not sure whether Synology is the costliest, but you can always check with the authorised distributor Memory World in Sim Lim Square. They distribute QNAP as well. I think NAS prices are mostly comparable. Actually, streaming via WiFi or HDMI is more or less the same, you still have to navigate through the TV or NAS interface (or Plex). While I personally don't think a virtual machine / station is useful, it all boils down to your personal usage and preference. I think you can't really go wrong with QNAP or Synology.

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Re: NAS Storage Recommendation

Postby starlight1968sg » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:42 pm

What is NAS? Network Attached Storage?

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Re: NAS Storage Recommendation

Postby floppy » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:48 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:What is NAS? Network Attached Storage?


Bingo.

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Re: NAS Storage Recommendation

Postby starlight1968sg » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:20 am

floppy wrote:
starlight1968sg wrote:What is NAS? Network Attached Storage?


Bingo.

My ofc uses for data storage. But the data is HUGE amt
At home, you need such storage?

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Re: NAS Storage Recommendation

Postby starlight1968sg » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:20 am

Spoke to dh, my home has NAS too :(

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Re: NAS Storage Recommendation

Postby floppy » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:29 am

starlight1968sg wrote:Spoke to dh, my home has NAS too :(


:lol:

It's useful if you have large media files (who don't? :laugh: ) and need to share files across PCs.

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Re: NAS Storage Recommendation

Postby BigDevil » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:30 pm

Thanks for your input, floppy.
Think I will wait till March IT Show / PC Show / whatever-it-is-called show to see any promo then.

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