Monday, 1st February 2021 (5 weeks ago)
When I think of NAS, there are always three brands that came to my mind. Synology, QNAP, and ASUSTOR. All three brands are from Taiwan. I reviewed Synology NAS many times and did my first QNAP NAS review in December.
To complete the trilogy, I have with me the
Asustor Lockerstor 4 (AS6604T) which is equivalent to the Synology DS920+ and QNAP TS-453D. All three models are 4-bay NAS, powered by Intel Celeron J4125 and comes with 4GB of DDR4 ram. Intel J4125 is a 4-core 2.0 GHz (burstable to 2.7 GHz) processor. ASUSTOR AS6604T – Box Front
Wednesday, 16th December 2020
QNAP TS-453D comes with only 4GB of RAM, and if you are going to do RAM intensive tasks like using Containers or Virtual Machines, you will definitely need to upgrade the RAM.
I bought the
Crucial 8GB DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) SODIMM 260-Pin Memory (CT8G4SFRA266) from Amazon.sg during Black Friday as they are having a sale. I got it for S$31.08 with free shipping to Singapore as my total order is over S$60 and I am an Amazon.sg Prime member. Crucial 8GB DDR4 2666 (PC4-21300) SODIMM 260-Pin RAM – Packaging Front
Monday, 14th December 2020
second NAS 10 years ago was a decision between Synology NAS and QNAP NAS. In the end, I chose Synology. I can’t remember the reason why. Throughout all these years, I have been sticking with Synology NAS.
QNAP contacted me and wanted to hear my thoughts on the
QNAP TS-453D against the Synology DiskStation DS920+, so they sent me the QNAP TS-453D. QNAP TS453D – Box
Monday, 22nd June 2020
Synology DiskStation DS920+ is the highest end 4-bay NAS of the new Synology 2020 Plus series. Other models in the series include the DS420+ (4-bay), DS720+ (2-bay), and DS220+ (2-bay).
DS920+ has an Intel Celeron J4125 with 4GB of DDR4 ram. Intel J4125 is a 4-core 2.0 GHz (burstable to 2.7 GHz) processor.
Synology DiskStation DS920+ – Box
Monday, 15th June 2020
Synology DiskStation DS220j is an entry-level NAS from Synology targeting at users who wish to give Synology NAS a try or are new to the NAS world.
Ten years ago, I decided to switch to
Synology DiskStation DS210j from D-Link DNS-323 and I have never looked back since. Synology DiskStation DS220j vs Synology DiskStation DS210j
Friday, 12th June 2020
WD Red has always been my first choice when it comes to hard drives for NAS.
But my experience with WD Red 3TB for my
Synology DS918+ has been terrible. Seagate IronWolf – 4TB – Top
Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
I am a huge fan of
Synology and I owned a few of their Synology NAS and Synology Routers.
Their operating systems,
DSM on NAS and SRM on routers, are the best I have used on any NAS or routers. Synology NAS Swag
Monday, 11th December 2017
Synology DiskStation DS918+ is Synology’s flagship 4-bay NAS for prosumers and it belongs to the Synology’s Plus Series of NAS.
Announced at Computex 2017 in July 2017 and released in October 2017, it is retailing for
S$811 in Singapore at Fuwell. DS918+ – Box Front
Wednesday, 29th November 2017
Synology DiskStation DS415play is starting to show it’s age when I tried streaming videos using the Plex app on my Apple TV 4K to my television.
Very often, it will show the error, “
Your connection to the server is not fast enough to stream this video. Check your Network.“. DS418play – Box Front
Friday, 5th February 2016
Synology DiskStation DS216+ which was launched on 28th January 2016 is the successor to the Synology DiskStation DS215+. It is retailing in Singapore for S$499.
The DS216+ features a dual-core Intel CPU with AES NI hardware encryption engine, Btrfs file system support, and 4K UHD transcoding.
Synology DiskStation DS216+ – Box Front