Looking to buy NAS for my SOHO. Here is what I need:
1 – Access all data via internet from anywhere
2 – Able to store recent photos as well as look at files in storage, full read/write
3 – Media is mostly photo, music and doc files only a few video
3 – Stream “slide show” of my photo files to devices on
network at home and via internet anywhere
4 – Looked at TS453B as the best way to go. Then as I understand it, the 453B was discontinued?
5 – I like Plex too, seems a use feature to have.
TS453B 8gb are still available. I am ready to purchase today. The “Be” model could be 2nd option. Not as good but not sure what other Qnap NAS models to consider and are available. Your great comparisons on YouTube are clear and sold me on the TS453B. This model seems to have it all and will be strong for years to come.
It looks like an avalanche effect. Once Qnap released Be budget series, everyone presumed that this is replacing standard B series. The 53B is not discontinued despite so many retailers saying it is. If they are unavailable it could be a stock issue. There is plenty of stock in UK and Europe ( product/61410).
And now back to the question. The B or Be series will do all of these tasks and more. Synology alternative with the same processor is DS918+ which will be slightly more expensive. But with a higher price tag, you get more and better apps on your NAS and mobile. It comes with easy to use user interface on the NAS as well as mobiles. But if you need SSD card slot, direct connectivity and PCIe slot the only way to go is 453B.
Both NAS will allow you to access content over the internet as well as local network. Synology multimedia apps will have better filtering and things like GEO tagging, face, landscape/food recognition as well as Dropbox-like file version control. You can have photo slideshows over the internet on both NAS systems. You can also install Plex on both to organize your multimedia in a quick and easily accessible way.
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