How do you transfer your database to it? It apparently backs itself up, but there’s no restore button.
If you get a QNAP for around $300, it has a Intel CPU, probably can transcode better then a Synology.
The QNAP is better, it has HDMI, with Kodi. And you can run virtual machines on it.
But a cheap AMD system would be better.
They have a $200 one too. NAS drives are expensive though. Buy the refurbished drives that I have two of. That’s like $60 a piece. They are enterprise, so good enough for a NAS, especially an idle NAS.
What’s better QNAP or Synology? Synology has a $200 one too. Neither will do hardware transcoding though. If you pay $250, you get hardware transcoding on the Synology. The $250 Synology is an old model, can’t find it on Amazon now. Found it earlier.
Synology is probably easier to setup.
A different QNAP for $300, review says it needs more then 1 GB of RAM. Why? In that case, buy the Synology, you can’t upgrade the RAM on it, so hopefully it doesn’t need more.
A possibly cheaper solution, buy some kind of Raspberry Pi like boards, not the Raspberry, it would suck as a NAS. Like the ROCKPro64, it has a PCIe x4 slot, put a SATA card in it. Will that work?
They have a SATA card for $10, so it looks like you can use it as a NAS.
Don’t really need a NAS though. A dual 3.5″ USB 3.0 enclosure would work just as well.
I like PINE64 though. Problem is, they might ship from a different country. Put openmediavault on it. There’s a build for the RockPro64 here.
Might be expensive though, over $100. Especially if you get the 4 GB RAM version. Where do you plug in the special SATA power cable? Don’t see anywhere on the board to plug it in.
Found where the fan goes. Looks like the SATA cable has four pins, by the fan there’s a 3 pin thing. Don’t think that’ll work.
Their pictures suck, so you can’t zoom in.
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Might of finally found where you plug the SATA cable in, it’s by the power jack.
$155.86 that’s how much it would cost. Don’t know if the bigger heat sinks fit with the NAS case.
Over $200 for two 3 TB drives, the ones claimed to be refurbished, they might of just never been used. As they work just fine.
ODROID-H2 is probably better. But it uses an Intel CPU. Costs $111. You need RAM too, and a power supply. The pre order is sold out. But it would be overkill. The only reason I’d get it.
Will probably buy a dual ICY DOCK enclosure. Less work.