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Comparing the Synology DS420+ vs the QNAP TS-451D2 NAS Drive
There are ALOT of different Network Attached Storage solutions out there. When it comes to choosing the right NAS for first-time buyers, a RAID 5 ready 4-Bay solution will always a solid and robust first-time purchase. In 2020 and 2021, we have seen the average standard of 4 drive (hard drive or SSD, depending on performance requirements) NAS servers rise substantially and alongside after processors and more memory (some supporting staggering 64GB), we are starting to see almost uniform NVMe SSD cache support, 10Gbe in copper and fiber and PCIe upgradability become available on the compact and modest 4-Bay system. Today I want to compare two NAS systems that are almost a year and 6 months old respectively, but BOTH are still remarkably popular examples of compact, powerful and affordable NAS solutions from Synology and QNAP. The Synology DS420+ NAS, released back in Summer 2020, is the latest generation in their home NAS series for users that want features and functionality, but not an aching pain in the wallet that more aggressive systems like the DS920+ and DS1520+ make! Meanwhile, the QNAP TS-451D2 NAS is an often compared product, released in Autumn 2020 and arriving at a similar price and hardware point, but with a greater emphasis on hardware (with several notable extras and brand-centric improvements featured). Both systems have key advantages and disadvantages, as well as definitely have a different target audience in mind. So, let’s compare the Synology DS420+ and QNAP TS-451D2 NAS to see which one deserves your data?
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