budget consc., 10GBE direct to PC (10 meters), + 1GBit., 1-2 SSD cache (2.5 or m2 sata/nvme) , min 4 bays 3.5′ , HDMI. generally also 8GB desirable i guess.
current setup: i7 PC, OS nmve, 500 GB nvme current work files, 8 TB internal HDD
for data. currently +1 TB pa, perhaps +2 TB pa soon, 80% photos and videos .
move HDDs to NAS, install 2 256GB sata / nmve cache drives to NAS
1) 70% work on photo / video editing projects (each usually 20-200GB) – files on nvme in PC or on NAS.
2) transfer files from finished projects PC-> NAS
3) potentially in future: file server to access remotely, mainly myself, occasional other users, (also to mostly replace onedrive/dropbox), a couple of surveillance cams, CRM, perhaps IFTTT automation, perhaps a VM (?)
4) rarely: watch movies, listen to music.
Front Copy / SD card slot / remote included is NTH i would think -but not mandatory.
i identified 6 QNAP options – some with UG of RAM, video card, 10GBE card, 10GBE+2ssd card. all are around 900 EUR price point, the last one ard 800 EUR
910EUR: TS 473 (EDU)+RAM+GT1030+10GBE card
890EUR: 453b+RAM+10GBE-2SSD card
910EUR: 653b+RAM+10GBE card
790EUR: 653be+RAM+10GBE-2SSD card
* besides differences in nr of bays: anything you would think to be relevant to know between ie the J3865 / J3455 / GX-420 and RX-421 CPUs in my usage case?
* i would expect to achieve some 500-700 MB/sec over 10GBE between PC nmve and NAS ssd cache (in raid 0 ?) (majority of daily work traffic i guess). is that realistic? any of the setups above potentially far better/worse? any noticeable differences expected between sata and nmve ssd cache in that respect?
* was thinking to start out with 2x10TB in raid1 (dont care about 50% space lost instead of ie a third), or 4×4 or 6 in raid6 HDD – anything i might need to consider in my case?
To achieve 500-700MB/s with a 4 bay unit- you need to look at TVS-473e and fill it with SSD drives. Two drives will only provide speed around 200-300(max). More drive will usually give you better speed because it is much faster to read from 6 drives then 2 or 4. AMD R-Series perform around 5000 score on cpu benchmark. This is how you can compare NAS performance. The x73 series will let you install 10G card and has M.2 cache slots built in already. NVME will not increase the speed unless you have 50+ users, virtualization or database/ web server running from the NAS. It has front copy button and direct connectivity. And it will do all tasks with no problems.
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