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QNAP TS-1685 vs Synology DS3617xs Battle of the NAS Behemoths!

Discussion in 'NAS Systems and Networked Home and SMB Software' started by msvirtualguy, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. William

    William Active Member

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    Yeah I was thinking the same thing tbh. However the jump in price of better processors in steep.
    It still might be a good box for my needs tho.

    I do a fair amount of video encoding, mostly using Movavi Video Converter on a separate machine. I was thinking a Windows VM for this and a USB DVD drive. Might be asking to much tho with the ARM box.
     
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    QNAP-TS1685 Hardware Overview video has been posted:

     
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    Very nice job !!

    Its much bigger than I thought it was. But dang, that's a sweet NAS !
     
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    QNAP-TS1685 Setup & Configuration video has been posted:

     
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    One thing I realized the TS1635, it has an ARM Cortex-A15 Quad Core 1.7GHz and not x86 so it cannot run Windows based VMs :(

    How's your machine working out for you ?
     
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    @msvirtualguy
    I been looking at the same QNAP-TS1685 with the 6core cpu and either 64gb/128 build. I wanted to see how you like it?
    Also i wanted to ask you some questions
    1. do you know if the 10g baset can be converted over to sfp+ easily?
    2. Have you ran any vms on it? I been thinking of consolidating storage and my prob vm onto the box. It should be enough power to manage the following I would think: I'm thinking of moving my home prod servers on to it. WS2012r2e for home storage, client backups. Sophos for UTM for internet security, Wazo for office VOIP, w10 desktop for work, 2012R2s server for development. Possibly a minecraft server.
    3. how power usage without drives, when it idles?
    4. do you know if it sata only or will it take sas drives?

    Thanks for you help.
     
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