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QNAP TS-453D-4G 4 Bay NAS $819.63 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon UK via AU

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First time poster. I've been watching QNAP X53D for quite some time and I think is a good price. This was better but I missed it OzBargain

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  • This vs DIY NAS?

    • DIY NAS

    • DIY Freenas. Board/cpu + DDR3 ECC RAM from AliExpress + case + IT mode SAS card would be infinitely cheaper.

      • I think this is a good deal esp. if you have more than 2 CCTV cameras. From memory, it comes with 8-10 camera licences?

        I ended up getting the Synology when my Microserver died after spending weeks looking for "cheaper" alternatives.
        The only way to get cheaper is to buy second hand items with no warranty nor support.

        Having said that, please share the "cheaper" alternatives if they are under support and don't require much tinkering.

      • That sounds great…. I bought a Raspberry Pi 4 4Gb from one of the recent deals and have ordered a couple of 14TB WD drives, also from the recent deals.
        Please let me know if you know of any good NAS setup guide to drive these 2 x drives with Raspberry Pi 4? I am not sure what other hardware would I need to order to get a NAS up and running.

        • +2 votes

          If you care about the data, especially the integrity of the data, that you are storing on the NAS then having a NAS based on USB connected drives is not a good idea.

          • @g1: Thanks g1, in that case I'd look at shucking the drives, I hear most ozbargainers do that with their drives anyway. Just not sure what hardware would I need to use the drives as SATA drives…. Need to do some research I guess and find some similar projects and just use one of those setups.

      • FreeNAS or TrueNAS RC1 ?

  • Any recommended specs for DIY NAS?

    • Get a HP Gen8 microserver.

      • I always kick myself for not buying another Gen8 when they were sub-$250, such great little machines once you threw in a 8Gb ECC stick and an iLO advanced license.Too bad the later generations cost more, were less configurable and had fewer features.

    • +3 votes

      Yes, buy some old dirt cheap hardware for $200.

      Then, unless you are experienced in this area set aside about 300 hours to build, research and troubleshoot.

      Add about $800 for recovery therapy.