Light weight NAS for video editors

Nas for 2/3 video editors (working with 1080p in various formats)

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Hello, I’m not sure what to buy for my 2/3 editors on field video jobs, as well as my personal NAS backup drive.
I want stability when doing this video jobs (most of the times 2 editors).

I’m between the Synology 1517+, the 1618+, the Qnap TVS472xt, and the TS453bt3

What I’m not sure is the processor needed.

Will the 1517+ be up for the task with the 10gbe card? Will the 453bt3 will be stable enough? I know the TVS472xt will certainly do the job, but at the same time is big and heavy (the jobs are worldwide and I need to carry on planes most of the times). I bought the 453bt3 and worked ok for 2 editors, eventhough a couple of times it got a bit slow on one of the computers (which I couldn’t verify if the problem was the computer itself or the NAS)
With the 453bt I could theoretically connect 3 computers at the same time via 2 thunderbolt 3 connections and 1 10gbe, what I guess won’t stand is the processor, right?
So many variables and so many needs out of this device, which most of the time will be used as just a regular back up nas (since i work from portable drives most of the time), but also required to do the job when having to (these multieditors jobs that last about a week (not much storage needed))

Also, if I’m going with the 10gbe connection, but I want to connect to a macbook pro thunderbolt 2 computer, who that will work out?

Indeed TS453bt3 Celeron processor is not fast enough to achieve comfortable speeds for 3 or more video editors. You will need something with at least Pentium processor (or even intel core i series).

Synology 1517+ and 1618+ could come close to the solution but it is more like a backup solution then live video editing solution. It would work with SSD installed, but with HDD you would soon see stuttering.

The TVS472xt  is the best choice in this situation. It weighs almost 5kg without the drives. But with NVMe drives installed you can reach some very impressive data transfer speeds,

If the weight is an issue, you might want to consider Qnap HS-453dx or even TBS-453DX with couple of HDD in a RAID0 and few SSD (or purely SSD only) on the top.

Connecting Thunderbolt machines is easy with Qnap 10GbE/Thunderbolt adaptors.

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