Synology DS1621+ vs QNAP TS-653D NAS Drive – Which Should You Buy?
If you have been looking for a compact, desktop Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution that can accommodate a RAID 6 environment and still keep things under the £1000-1500 price tag (including hard drives) then chances are that you have been looking at 6-Bay servers – and more precisely at the DS1621+ from Synology and the TS-653D for QNAP. Both of these solutions (in the Promsumer/SMB tier of their respective brands) have been released just over 4 months apart and although both seem similar superficially (6-Bays, Quad-Core 64bit processors, 4GB memory, expandable), even the tiniest further glance shows you that these two systems are actually remarkably different in terms of hardware and software choices. Both Brands seemingly occupy the top tier of the NAS industry, also entering the higher tiers of data center environments and enterprise elsewhere in their respective portfolios, yet always have very different priorities when it comes to what they think the public want in their solutions. Differences in internal architecture, Software UI, means of connectivity and even the design make choosing between them often tough for the first time NAS buyer. Never fear, today I want to compare these two mid-range 6-Bay NAS solutions and help you decide if the QNAP TS-653D or Synology DS1621+ NAS deserves your money and your data!
SYNOLOGY DS1621+ NAS Drive
QNAP TS-653D NAS Drive
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