Best 4 bay NAS for many small files and 4K media

Small business from home and our current NAS (Dlink DNS320L) has about 80GB of data stored on it which is about 25000 files, mostly small as you can tell. The reason for replacing the current NAS is that its older and we cannot seem to get a regular and reliable back up to Google drive occurring. This is a fundamental requirement of a new NAS and the easier the better

the new nas will need to host the old data and the business will be starting to create and edit/store some videos in the coming year, shot in 4k 30-60FPS. In addition I want to install 4 (min ) surveillance cameras in the next year (not sure how much disk space that will chew up).

Both Windows and Apple devices will be accessing the NAS total 4 people. From the video I gather I need a 4 bay, quad core machine , min 1.5ghz processor and 2gb min ram, Also thinking transcoding could be important due to wide variety of devices access NAS

I have been considering a Qnap TS-453A 4Gb but am concerned this model is circa 2015 (3 years old) and here in NZ is at the top of the $$ i am wanting to part with. Any advice on alternative units would be greatly appreciated

500 pounds max

I would recommend you getting DS418play or DS918+. These NAS models will be powerful enough to trans-code and cope with many cameras. Also at later stage you can install SSD cache at the bottom of the box which could help to speed up small file caching. Both are 4K media compatible.

TS-453A or TS-453A will also do the task but are slightly more expensive.


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