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QNAP vs Synology vs Thecus NAS

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Is there a quality difference between these guys? I am wanting a 4 bay minimum NAS (would rather a 6 but F they are expensive) and want to know if these models:

QNAP
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=617&products_id=16950 Or
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=617&products_id=16257

Synology
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=617&products_id=18382

Thecus
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=617&products_id=18468

are reliable and able to take 3TB drives? Is there a better brand out of the 3?

Thanks guys
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do you plan on doing alot of drive swaps? If not, I would say build your own. I'm looking into making my own NAS for home use and pretty much threw options like this out since they are just so dang expensive.
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WEEKS of research, combined with me being a) not too bright and b) computer illiterate has shown that it IS worth the extra money. I can (and have) built every pc I've owned since 1991, but understanding the sheer volume of abbreviations / anagrams / language that is required to do anything other than insert dvd, click install, takes more time than I have available to me. Hence, which of these is the best for reliability?
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They are all feature rich, im sure they are all reliable too smile.gif

I have currently a 2 bay Synology ds710+ which i have been running a website on now for a few months using Joomla CMS, i have found it very reliable, easy to set up and use. The DSM 3.2 OS is very straight forward.

http://www.synology.com/dsm/index.php?lang=enu

I have 2 x 500GB WD cavier black HDDs in RAID1 running 24/7 and have had no errors. Although i cant comment on QNAPS and Thecus, i can honestly say my Synology NAS is a great, sick little very reliable device and has served me well. Easy to set up a webstaion, media server, your own cloud, vpn server + more as you can see at thier website.
great for SMBs

http://www.synology.com/index.php?lang=default

Yes does support 3TB HDDs

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Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
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