Steam NAS

Steam Nas

What is the most cost effective Nas for playing Steam games from? I have wifi6 and 10gb network already but will only use this to game from and do not want to spend a ton but want fast gaming from it.

If another NAS higher end $800-1400 can do everything and game from as well let me know. I have up to 4 people who may connect to it at one time.

If you have 10G setup already then it makes sense to get a 10GbE NAS. New QNAP HS-453DX come with a 10GbE port and two M.2 SSD cache (or can be used as a volume). More disks will always mean better speed. Otherwise you need to consider having SSD media in your 3.5inch bays instead of HDD. Then you need less drives to achieve the same speed. TVS-472XT (also 672XT and 872XT) feature Nvme M.2 slots instead of regular SSD type M.2 which operates few times faster then a regular SSD. These NAS model also feature 10GbE port an Thunderbolt connection. This would be an ultimate choice allowing you to have several users connecting to it. Even if you don’t have a 10GbE setup, or one of your friends laptop doesn’t feature it. They can still connect via Thunderbolt even though you have others connecting via 10GbE simultaneously.

Here is a popular models in each type of connection:

2.5G NAS 

Asustor Nimbustor 4 Gaming Inspired Network Attached Storage AS5304T

5GbE NAS

QNAP TVS-872N  (also TVS-672N)

NAS with 5GbE adapter

Or you can also turn a Qnap like TS-453Be / TS-253Be / TS-251B (or any other model) into a 5GbE NAS with a simple USB3 adapter QNA-UC5G1T

 

 

Thunderbolt NAS

TVS-472XT, TVS-672XT and TVS-872XT

10GbE NAS

Make Model Drives Standard Connection Price Link
Asustor AS4002T 2 Desktop NAS 1X RJ45 10GbE £219 Link
Asustor AS4004T 4 Desktop NAS 1X RJ45 10GbE £301 Link
Buffalo TS5210DN0402-EU 2 TeraStation 5210DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £328 Link
Qnap TS-431X-2G 4 Desktop NAS 1X SFP+ 10GbE £329 Link
Qnap TS-332X-2G 3 Desktop NAS 1X SFP+ 10GbE £342 Link
Qnap TS-431X2-2G 4 Desktop NAS 1X SFP+ 10GbE £349 Link
Buffalo TS5210DN0602-EU 2 TeraStation 5210DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £379 Link
Buffalo TS5210DN0802-EU 2 TeraStation 5210DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £405 Link
Qnap TS-431XeU-2G 4 19″Rack NAS 1X SFP+ 10GbE £445 Link
Qnap TS-431X-8G 4 Desktop NAS 1X SFP+ 10GbE £468 Link
Buffalo TS6200DN0402-EU 2 TeraStation 6200DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £482 Link
Qnap TS-431X2-8G 4 Desktop NAS 1X SFP+ 10GbE £486 Link
Buffalo TS5210DN1202-EU 2 TeraStation 5210DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £486 Link
Qnap TS-932X-2G 5 Desktop NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £532 Link
Qnap TS-431XeU-8G 4 19″Rack NAS 1X SFP+ 10GbE £538 Link
Buffalo TS6200DN0802-EU 2 TeraStation 6200DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £541 Link
Qnap HS-453DX-4G 2 Silent NAS 1X RJ45 10GbE £541 Link
Qnap HS-453DX-8G 2 Silent NAS 1X RJ45 10GbE £561 Link
Qnap TS-432XU-2G 4 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £566 Link
Buffalo TS5210DF00502-EU 2 TeraStation 5210DF 1X RJ45 10GbE £567 Link
Qnap TBS-453DX-8G 4 NASbook 1X RJ45 10GbE £578 Link
Qnap HS-453DX-16G-C 2 Silent NAS 1X RJ45 10GbE £581 Link
Buffalo TS5210DN1602-EU 2 TeraStation 5210DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £606 Link
Buffalo TS5410DN0804-EU 4 TeraStation 5410DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £636 Link
Qnap TS-832X-2G 8 Desktop NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £669 Link
Qnap TS-932X-8G 5 Desktop NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £670 Link
Qnap HS-453DX-32G-C 2 Silent NAS 1X RJ45 10GbE £673 Link
Buffalo TS5410DN1204-EU 4 TeraStation 5410DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £676 Link
Buffalo TS6400DN0804-EU 4 TeraStation 6400DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £699 Link
Buffalo TS5410DN1604-EU 4 TeraStation 5410DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £715 Link
Buffalo TS5410RN0804-EU 4 TeraStation 5410RN 1X RJ45 10GbE £732 Link
Synology DS1817 8 DiskStation NAS 2X RJ45 10GbE £787 Link
Qnap TS-432XU-RP-2G 4 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £794 Link
Qnap TS-832XU-4G 8 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £798 Link
Buffalo TS6400DN1604-EU 4 TeraStation 6400DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £829 Link
Asustor AS6508T 8 Lockerstor 8 NAS 2X RJ45 10GbE £832 Link
Qnap TS-832X-8G 8 Desktop NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £853 Link
Buffalo TS5410RN1204-EU 4 TeraStation 5410RN 1X RJ45 10GbE £869 Link
Qnap TS-463XU-4G 4 19″Rack NAS 1X RJ45 10GbE £879 Link
Asustor AS6508T-16GC 8 Lockerstor 8 NAS 2X RJ45 10GbE £897 Link
Asustor AS6510T 10 Lockerstor 10 NAS 2X RJ45 10GbE £905 Link
Buffalo WS5220DN04W6EU 2 TeraStation WS5220 1X RJ45 10GbE £916 Link
Infortrend GSeP2050000D-8B32 5 EonStor GSe Pro 205 2X SFP+ 10GbE £940 Link
Qnap TS-453BT3-8G 4 Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 1X RJ45 10GbE £948 Link
Buffalo TS5410RN1604-EU 4 TeraStation 5410RN 1X RJ45 10GbE £959 Link
Buffalo TS5810DN1604-EU 8 TeraStation 5810DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £967 Link
Asustor AS6510T-16GC 10 Lockerstor 10 NAS 2X RJ45 10GbE £971 Link
Asustor AS6508T-32GC 8 Lockerstor 8 NAS 2X RJ45 10GbE £984 Link
Buffalo TS5410DN2404-EU 4 TeraStation 5410DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £991 Link
Qnap TS-453BT3-16G-C 4 Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 1X RJ45 10GbE £1021 Link
Buffalo WS5220DN08W6EU 2 TeraStation WS5220 1X RJ45 10GbE £1029 Link
Qnap TS-832XU-RP-4G 8 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1033 Link
Infortrend GSeP205T000D-8B32 5 EonStor GSe Pro 205T 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1035 Link
Qnap TVS-472XT-PT-4G 4 Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 1X RJ45 10GbE £1051 Link
Qnap TS-1232XU-4G 12 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1055 Link
Asustor AS6510T-32GC 10 Lockerstor 10 NAS 2X RJ45 10GbE £1057 Link
Qnap TVS-472XT-PT-8G 4 Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 1X RJ45 10GbE £1076 Link
Infortrend GSeP2080000D-8B32 8 EonStor GSe Pro 208 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1086 Link
Qnap TVS-472XT-PT-16G-C 4 Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 1X RJ45 10GbE £1101 Link
Buffalo WS5420DN08W6EU 4 TeraStation WS5420 1X RJ45 10GbE £1102 Link
Buffalo TS5410DN3204-EU 4 TeraStation 5410DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £1102 Link
Buffalo TS5210DF0202-EU 2 TeraStation 5210DF 1X RJ45 10GbE £1143 Link
Buffalo TS6400RN1604-EU 4 TeraStation 6400RN 1X RJ45 10GbE £1144 Link
Qnap TVS-472XT-PT-32G-C 4 Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 1X RJ45 10GbE £1190 Link
Buffalo TS5410RN2404-EU 4 TeraStation 5410RN 1X RJ45 10GbE £1222 Link
Qnap TS-463XU-RP-4G 4 19″Rack NAS 1X RJ45 10GbE £1239 Link
Qnap TS-1232XU-RP-4G 12 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1247 Link
Buffalo TS5410RN3204-EU 4 TeraStation 5410RN 1X RJ45 10GbE £1250 Link
Buffalo TS5810DN3208-EU 8 TeraStation 5810DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £1253 Link
NetGear RN628X00-100NES 8 ReadyNAS 628X 10GbE 2X RJ45 10GbE £1313 Link
Buffalo TS5810DN3204-EU 8 TeraStation 5810DN 1X RJ45 10GbE £1314 Link
Qnap TVS-672XT-i3-8G 6 Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 1X RJ45 10GbE £1332 Link
Qnap TS-863XU-4G 8 19″Rack NAS 1X RJ45 10GbE £1339 Link
Qnap TVS-472XT-PT-64G-C 4 Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 1X RJ45 10GbE £1357 Link
Qnap TVS-672XT-i3-16G-C 6 Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 1X RJ45 10GbE £1382 Link
Qnap TS-873U-4G 8 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1383 Link
Buffalo WS5420DN16W6EU 4 TeraStation WS5420 1X RJ45 10GbE £1423 Link
Qnap TS-873U-8G 8 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1437 Link
Qnap TVS-672XT-i3-32G-C 6 Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 1X RJ45 10GbE £1467 Link
Qnap TS-1263XU-4G 12 19″Rack NAS 1X RJ45 10GbE £1473 Link
Qnap TS-873U-16G 8 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1490 Link
Infortrend GSeP208T000D-8B32 8 EonStor GSe Pro 208T 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1509 Link
Qnap TS-863XU-RP-4G 8 19″Rack NAS 1X RJ45 10GbE £1553 Link
Qnap TS-873U-64G 8 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1597 Link
Qnap TVS-672XT-i3-64G-C 6 Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 1X RJ45 10GbE £1634 Link
Qnap TS-873U-RP-8G 8 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1652 Link
Qnap TS-977XU-1200-4G 4 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1687 Link
Qnap TVS-972XU-i3-4G 4 19″Rack NAS 2X SFP+ 10GbE £1693 Link
Qnap TS-1263XU-RP-4G 12 19″Rack NAS 1X RJ45 10GbE £1696 Link
Qnap TVS-872XT-i5-16G 8 Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 1X RJ45 10GbE £1751 Link

And more…

 

How to link your Synology  NAS with a Steam in this video:

 

Real time game play testing using a NAS in this video:

 

How to set up steam library of games with Qnap

 

How to set up steam library of games with TerraMaster

How to set up steam library of games with Asustor

 

 

 

 

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