User introduction Hello from a Synology owner

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User introduction Hello from a Synology owner

Hello. I bought my first Synology server (DS410) over a decade ago. Bought two more. I generally prefer Synology over Drobo or QNAP.

I've worked as a developer for several storage companies that offered NAS servers, including NetApp. So I know what enterprise NAS servers can do.

What I like about Synology HOBO servers:
  • relatively cost effective
  • allow you to use consumer or enterprise hard drives with the server; enterprise NAS servers like NetApp do NOT allow you to do this - you have to buy the hard drives at overinflated prices. They treat hard drives like HP treats inkjet cartridges for their printers.

What I don't like about Synology servers:
  • They have performance problems when multiple users access the server at the same time. I did not see this on enterprise NAS servers when I was working on them.
  • They don't offer certain features like snapshotting on low end systems. Even the low-end enterprise systems, like a NetApp FAS-series offer snapshots. But I shouldn't complain - the FAS series is 5 to 10X the cost of a high end Synology server.

Well, good luck with everyone's Syno system.
 

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