2-4 bay NAS device suggestion


#1

Anyone know of any decent 2-4 bay NAS devices (support for 8-16TB at least) which are available locally? It needn't have any hard disks included with it. Media support (DLNA, etc) and low power consumption are preferred.


#2

Bump! :)


#3

I hope this helps: http://www.pakgamers.com/forums/f64/qnap-ts-220-nas-server-180445/

It has all you need.


#4

QNAP TS-220 seems to have lower read/write performance:

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/qnap_ts_221_and_ts_220,8.html

It is at the lowest end of the 2 bay NAS units. It appears Synology units are not available locally. Perhaps a DIY NAS could be a viable solution...


#5

Saw Synology NAS units listed at Shophive today:

http://www.shophive.com/networking-storage/drives-storage/nas

Crazy expensive, no warranty and a month long delivery time. <_<:rolleyes:


#6

[quote=“Asad, post:5, topic:20264”]

Saw Synology NAS units listed at Shophive today:

http://www.shophive.com/networking-storage/drives-storage/nas

Crazy expensive, no warranty and a month long delivery time. <_<:rolleyes:

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I have used two bay d-link NAS (DNS-323) for 3 years without any problems for 18 hours per day usage (occasionally 24/7 operation) … I purchased it for Rs.14000 (NEW) from Hafeez Center Lahore

I don’t know if it is available now …


#7

[quote=“noman89, post:6, topic:20264”]

I have used two bay d-link NAS (DNS-323) for 3 years without any problems for 18 hours per day usage (occasionally 24/7 operation) … I purchased it for Rs.14000 (NEW) from Hafeez Center Lahore

I don’t know if it is available now …

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Synology/QNAP NAS units are much more than just NAS functionality alone. Haven’t heard of Dlink NAS products before.


#8

[quote=“Asad, post:7, topic:20264”]

Synology/QNAP NAS units are much more than just NAS functionality alone. Haven’t heard of Dlink NAS products before.

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Yes indeed Qnap offers so much other functionalities , But if you are only looking for NAS then D-link is a good option I used it in a network of 150 users and it worked pretty well…


#9

[quote=“Asad, post:7, topic:20264”]

Synology/QNAP NAS units are much more than just NAS functionality alone. Haven’t heard of Dlink NAS products before.

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D-Link does not make good NAS devices. Their network throughput is #$%#.


#10

[quote=“noman89, post:6, topic:20264”]

I have used two bay d-link NAS (DNS-323) for 3 years without any problems for 18 hours per day usage (occasionally 24/7 operation) … I purchased it for Rs.14000 (NEW) from Hafeez Center Lahore

I don’t know if it is available now …

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I have used this same nas as well. Served well.

Was able to load transmission torrent downloader.

Bought for 15k from islamabad

Now i m using qnap 419 p ii moght sell it by may 2016.

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#11

[quote=“gttx, post:10, topic:20264”]

I have used this same nas as well. Served well.

Was able to load transmission torrent downloader.

Bought for 15k from islamabad

Now i m using qnap 419 p ii moght sell it by may 2016.

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but our honorable Administrator says he has not heard of it :)
For how much you are going to sell it? any aprox. idea ?



#12

In terms of price-performance, D-Link makes good NAS devices. I am using DNS-321 since 2008 without any problem. Yes, it is a personal setup and I don't use it 24/7, and at the most three or four devices are connected to it. I use it mainly as a secondary backup solution for taking incremental backup of documents and other project files -- no film/movies -- on a weekly basis. A friend brought this disk-less device from the US for IIRC around PKR 10,000. I installed two 500 GB HDDs (purchased locally) as RAID 1. Since I don't have a gigabit Ethernet router, the speed is slow. Last year I replaced the firmware with Alt-F mainly as I wanted to put in bigger HDDs. Have plans to get two 2TB, and also a gigabit router in a couple of months.


#13

@OP

the first thins is that you need to search for an exact product model which will serve all your purposes and needs, then, you can get it from ali express if there is a seller for specialist devices like this

you can check on amazon as they ship some duty free items to pakistan directly

in case amazon doesnot ship, there are premium sellers on PG forum who will import stuff for you from amazon and newegg, both of them will definitely have the required item you need.

further more, magiclamp will import anything for you from USA amazon and also they may have a few items in stock already, they have benefit of official warranty cover as well, as long as you can pay shipping charges.


#14

[quote=“gttx, post:10, topic:20264”]

Now i m using qnap 419 p ii moght sell it by may 2016.

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What HDD setup/config are you running?


#15

All seagate. 3tb 2tb 2tb

Not running raid as data not really important

Might do raid later

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#16

[quote=“gttx, post:15, topic:20264”]

All seagate. 3tb 2tb 2tb

Not running raid as data not really important

Might do raid later

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Normal drives or NAS drives?


#17

All normal. Running 24/7 so far so good.

Whats ur experience with drives in a NAS

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#18

[quote=“gttx, post:17, topic:20264”]

Whats ur experience with drives in a NAS

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Not much with dedicated NAS boxes. Only some dated experience of storage sharing and management via Windows Server.


#19

[quote=“gttx, post:10, topic:20264”]

Now i m using qnap 419 p ii moght sell it by may 2016.

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Boy, QNAP TS-419P II 4 Bay NAS Enclosure is expensive.

http://www.amazon.com/QNAP-TS-419P-Bay-NAS-Enclosure/dp/B005Q6A0YY


#20

It sure is

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