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    Picked up 4x 3TB WD Red Pro Drives and a NAS..but...!!





    One of my HExus mates on FB just jeered at this, and thankfully it's all still sealed. So, is this a horrid enclosure? Recommend something better then please?

    Thanks!

    Best, M.

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    Re: Picked up 4x 3TB WD Red Pro Drives and a NAS..but...!!

    Any of the Synology DS41x series.
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    Re: Picked up 4x 3TB WD Red Pro Drives and a NAS..but...!!

    So, is the EX4 to be avoided?

    There's a shop in the same building doing Qnap... thoughts?

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    Re: Picked up 4x 3TB WD Red Pro Drives and a NAS..but...!!

    The WD and Synology units are a world apart in build and software. The WD units I have found to break easily, even when sat in someones lovely clean home being accessed once a week.

    I use Synology kit at work (too many units to list but they are all from DS213s to RS2414RP+s with expanders) and they just work reliably, are fast and have the most awesome array of utilities available for them.

    Don't touch QNAP with a bargepole! They have a distinct knack of not rebuilding after replacing a failed drive.
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    Both Synology & QNap do very good devices and that would be the way I would go if I wanted to replace my MicroServer with a dedicated NAS. As for models I've never looked that much into it but couple friends have the DS41x devices and say nothing bad about them.

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    Re: Picked up 4x 3TB WD Red Pro Drives and a NAS..but...!!

    Thanks, I'll keep the drives but tomorrow I'll head back with the WD and see if I can switch it to Synology.

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    Re: Picked up 4x 3TB WD Red Pro Drives and a NAS..but...!!

    Another vote/shout for a Synology! They're leagues apart.

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    Re: Picked up 4x 3TB WD Red Pro Drives and a NAS..but...!!

    The WD enclosure was around 275 quid, how much does the Synology come to? I'd prefer shelling more for quality.

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    Re: Picked up 4x 3TB WD Red Pro Drives and a NAS..but...!!

    I've been eyeing up a DS415+ and haven't found many (if any) bad reviews of the unit.

    Had a couple of their rack mounted units for various work projects and they've been brilliant.

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    Re: Picked up 4x 3TB WD Red Pro Drives and a NAS..but...!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bsodmike View Post
    The WD enclosure was around 275 quid, how much does the Synology come to? I'd prefer shelling more for quality.

    Ta.
    Quick Google puts the DS415+ at circa £450.

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    Yeah, that's fine

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    Re: Picked up 4x 3TB WD Red Pro Drives and a NAS..but...!!

    Another vote for Synology - I have a DS213 which has been flawless for the past few years.

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    Thanks, just exchanged it


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    Shiny

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    Re: Picked up 4x 3TB WD Red Pro Drives and a NAS..but...!!

    Nice one

    Let us know how you get on with it Mike

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    Re: Picked up 4x 3TB WD Red Pro Drives and a NAS..but...!!

    Still unpacked... hopefully get to give it a quick test tonight.
    Will be installing four drives and hoping it's much smaller than its packing box suggests as I'd rather hand-carry this with the four-HDDs inside.

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