Buy a Ts-328 or TS-453Be

I’ve been a subscriber to your youtube channel for sometime now, thanks for the great videos and the good advice.
In the past I used a Qnap 229II pro.
Now I am stuck and some sensible advise from you would be very welcome.
Do I buy a TS 328 with 3 WD red 8TB = 16GB storage raid 5 costing about, cost € 1030
the TS-453Be with 4 WD red 6TB 12TB or 18GB storage raid 10 / raid 5, cost € 1200
I use Win 10 64bit

Another key question:
How much slower will the TS-328 compared to the TS-453Be when backing up and transferring large quantities of files. Will I see a difference?

My needs:
I backup my work files (I am a freelance webdesigner/ graphic artist), I back up too many small webfiles and larger Photoshop / Lightroom files normally up to 2GB some are over 4GB.
Till now I haven’t streamed videos, because the 219II pro was too slow.
I need a minimum of 8GB backup storage now, but 10 to 12GB would be better.
I don’t know If I will ever use any of the extra features that come with the TS-453Be
I am looking for a reliable NAS I can trust in, to keep my files safe, secure and backed up.

I don’t want to over invest. I found with the Qnap 219II pro although it was old and working very well, once it was not supported with firmware updates I did not trust to continue using it. I questioned if it was secure enough without the firmware updates if some got into the home network.

With the TS-453Be I find the 10GbE PCIe card with direct connection to the computer interesting. Perhaps I could use this to to edit large photoshop files directly on the NAS naturally this requires a bigger investment. Would I actually use it, but with this I wouldn’t need to increase the current raid size I have in my computer.


I would still go for 453be. It is a flagship model and will be around quite a few years. The 3 bay is a new innovation and might not be successful. If they decide to discontinue, this will mean an end of updates what you don’t like.
Speedwise both NAS systems are limited to the network bandwidth. For that reason, both will perform equally until a 10gbe card is installed.
I would start with 3 drives in the 453be and add extra later if needed. It is better to start with bigger capacity drives, that is a more future proof solution.

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