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Workhorse NAS

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by the_r_sole, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. the_r_sole

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2010

    Posts: 2,790

    Hi there,
    Looking for a replacement NAS for 4/5 users in the office, we currently have a readynas duo which has done about 10 years service and is absolutely fine for our needs tbh the only thing that we need to be better is remote access for two users, the readynas remote client is awful and has always been awful!

    It really only needs to be a good, solid file server, two bay is fine for our needs and allow remote access in some form, I've been recommended the Synology DS218j and Qnap TS-213P2 as good upgrades - any thoughts opinions?
    as i say we really don't push these things hard, it's just file storage (drawings and photos really)

    cheers
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2018
  2. bledd

    Don

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 45,668

    Location: Parts Unknown

    I would go for the DS218 with a pair of WD red drives, also a third usb drive connected to it for backups.
     
  3. the_r_sole

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2010

    Posts: 2,790

    Cheers, we've got the drives at the moment so will use those as they're fairly bew. Good idea with the usb backup tho
     
  4. pcfarrar

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 6, 2016

    Posts: 578

    Just a warning I bought a few TS-231P2 at work recently, one died 2 weeks after installing. QNAP wanted me to pay to send it back to Netherlands for RMA replacement. In the end I sent it back to the reseller. The QNAP support was a pretty poor experience overall.
    DS218 is definitely a better choice!
     
  5. the_r_sole

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2010

    Posts: 2,790

    thanks for that - that's the kind of advice I'm after!
     
  6. Vargas

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 15, 2012

    Posts: 3,817

    Location: Edinburgh / Rannoch

    Definitely backup the NAS. I backup from one NAS to another at a different location.
     
  7. neil_g

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 9, 2007

    Posts: 9,508

    Location: South Hampshire

    i would think after 2 weeks the reseller would be the first point of call?

    e.g even synology (after they remoted in and diagnosed a faulty 5th bay slot) gave me a reference to hand to the reseller for RMA.
     
  8. pcfarrar

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 6, 2016

    Posts: 578

    It's generally a long wait when returning to resellers, I'm still waiting for it's return now. Given that the unit was quite cheap I just bought another as it was the quickest way to get it up and running again. In future I will buy the advance replacement extended warranty.