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Why even buy a NAS?


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I was looking at a 2 Bay NAS just to keep backups on, and they cost the same or MORE than a Microserver

 

Why do you guys even buy NAS's?

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As part of a 3-2-1 backup solution.  This is the "2" in the second type of media.  More than a Microserver?  You can get a Synology DS212 (?) for about $175.

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Many users prefer NAS OS, Synology, QNAP, over Windows server or Linux.

Plus the cost of the OS is already in NAS price.

Jmwills is correct, there are at least 3 Synology two drive NAS systems under $200.

Just add drives and you are ready to go.

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I understand Pancakes statements. A small Synology is reasonable, but past 2 drives it

gets prohibitively expensive for a home user. The multiple drive scenario is where WHS really excels.

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I, too, understand pancakes sentiment. I have a Synology 4-drive unit that I haven't used in 2 - 3 years now. Not sure what I'm going to do with it.

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By your own admission, you don't need it, so move on...there's nothing to see here.  :lol:

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I have a little ReadyNAS DuoV2 that runs Sab, Sick, Couch, Heapphones, & ZNC just fine and I stream from it. If you don't need more than 2 drives and you just want it for backups as you say, the cheaper nasii will probably do fine. I did have to manually install Headphone and ZNC because there were not add-ins at the time, but if you are only using add-ins it is very easy to maintain.

 

It becomes a lot cheaper when you monitor and wait for a good deal to come along.

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Trust me guys, you don't want it. It's a CS407e, and its main issues are the CPU and RAM: too little of each. There's just no way to upgrade it. If I wanted to use Syno these days, I would probably install the software on my own hardware.

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