QNAP QSync or Synology Drive – max number of hosted files

Synology Drive vs QSyncmax number of hosted files.
I’m looking for a Dropbox alternative solution,
so QNAP QSync or Synology Drive.

In my case, I have a larger number of small files
and see that Synology Drive has some serious limitations in the “Maximum Number of Hosted Files”
which even for the most expensive units (like FlashStation FS1018) is only 1,000,000

The most expensive 2 or 4 bay units such as DiskStation DS218, DiskStation DS918+
have only 500,000 files limit.

On the other hand, QNAP does not seem to have any limits on the number of files
in any model, the only limit that seems to exist is the file size limit which is 500 GB,
which is plenty.

I was wondering if QSYNC really works well with a large number of small files,
have you done any such testing?


When Synology were creating a Drive app, they probably never imagined people would ask this question, and never did I. A million file limit seems to be more than ever needed. But here we are and seems like Synology and Qnap will have very similar limits regards to the maximum file number.

Better CPU will mean a bigger number of synchronized files.

The most powerful desktop unit DS3617xs will allow – 3million files

And flashstation FS3017 will support 5million files.

DS118 100,000 / single file reaction time 617 ms
DS119j 10,000
DS1618+ 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 747 ms
DS218 100,000 / single file reaction time 632 ms
DS218+ 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 681 ms
DS218j 100,000 / single file reaction time 840 ms
DS218play 200,000 / single file reaction time 687 ms
DS3018xs 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 387 ms
DS418 10,000 / single file reaction time 766 ms
DS418play 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 834 ms
DS718+ 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 862 ms
DS918+ 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 630 ms
FS1018 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 189 ms
RS1219+ 1,000,000
RS2418+ 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 776 ms
RS2818RP+ 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 692 ms
RS3618xs 3,000,000 / single file reaction time 530 ms
RS818+ 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 946 ms

Is there a limit on Dropbox?

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