Been watching your reviews on NAS, i’ve come down to 2 model as per “subject” – DS918+ or TS-453B
I’m a first timer with NAS, looking qnap they seem to have the HDMI output which is a good thing i guess to watch your movies directly to your TV without having to use 3rd party device to play from?
I’ve read in some reviews that the qnap does not actually play 4k movies?
Does qnap offer the same raid solution like synology hybrid raid?
Am i actually getting more bucks for money spending on qnap?
End of the day all i want is to safeguard my data across devices and be future proof, having HDMI outputs is a bonus which can easily connect to my TV but if there are issues playing media files then its not a deal breaker.
Qnap is better valued for money for a reason. Knowing that Synology is a leader in the market they had to offer a little more. And they did a good job as they are adding features what others don’t. But the only disadvantage is that Qnap does not invest in the software much. So Qnap does not have its own hybrid RAID. You have to choose from standard RAID options available on any other NAS. Synology though allows you to mix different size drives. So if your NAS is filled with 2TB drives and you run out of space- you can replace one drive with 10TB hard drive and now you still have RAID protection and more space. This is not possible with Qnap. But if you plan things properly you may not need this function.
With a 4K media, both NAS will play it with no issues. As long as your TV is connected to the network with a LAN cable (or at least 5GhZ Wifi) you can stream 4K media. If your network is slower or you have too many users accessing it – you might consider connecting NAS to a TV over HDMI. This is also useful for some very heavy 4K video files- when TV cannot play certain video file formats.
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