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Featured QNAP TS-128A Single Bay Entry Level NAS Reviewed

Discussion in 'QNAP' started by thiggins, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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  3. RMerlin

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    Very nicely priced. I'm almost tempted to get one so I can have a QNAP OS device at hand for testing purposes. Can't see them on Amazon Canada yet tho.

    I'd say it's a very nice alternative to a WD MyCloud Live.
     
  4. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    I used to be a big fan of WD because their Cloud/remote access used a relay server and didn't require router ports to be opened. It also had a simple backup feature that worked to any network share.

    So a few months ago I ordered a refurb'd one from the WD store, to replace my faithful, but aged My Book Live. I found the backup feature no longer worked on single-bay MyClouds. Cloud/remote access is still good, though. Sent it back after an annoying return process, which is another story...

    I haven't used QNAP or Synology's remote access yet.
     
  5. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Occasional Visitor

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    I bought one of these a few weeks ago and really like it. I have a USB drive attached that backs it up real time. I only needed a single drive NAS to get a little better performance over using my router as a NAS, which was a little slow and for the download manager. BTW, the file copy to and from the NAS mirror what you got with the DS118.

    Thanks for another great review!
     
  6. RMerlin

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    A few of my customers use it on QNAP. Seems to work well enough.

    Also have one using RTRR, and another using rsync. Works decently well, though not as bulletproof as I would like. I blame it on the large amount of data in one of these two cases though, combined with poor upstream performance from their ISP.

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  7. jsmiddleton4

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    The USB ports allow access like a USB storage device? Of just hang USB drives off the thing to increase storage?
     
  8. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    They only support external drives.
     
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    System Error Message Part of the Furniture

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    this is more expensive than WD mycloud but it comes with more USB ports, and from what looks like faster hardware. I wonder if WD mycloud works with a usb3 hub for loads of drives :D

    Lets do a project here where we push the limits of budget/extremely budget NAS setups.
     
  10. RMerlin

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    The software is also probably light years ahead of WD"s.

    Considering its price, I'm tempted to get one just to have a QNAP OS device at hands for testing/support reasons. It wasn't available yet in Canada when I last checked, so I don't know what local pricing will look like.
     
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