NAS Compares Synology DS720+ vs QNAP TS-253D NAS Drive Comparison

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NAS Compares Synology DS720+ vs QNAP TS-253D NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS720+ vs the QNAP TS-253D NAS Drive

Trying to buy the best 2-bay network-attached storage (NAS) drive used to be so simple. Just over a decade ago, NAS was (for the most part) a glorified hard drive that you access over the network or internet that you and your PC software could connect to in a very basic way. Fast forward to 2020 and NAS has become a completely independent piece of computing technology that arrives with its own operating system, it’s own multitude of applications and has in many instances moved from being the client device, to being the host! As technology moves forward and demand increases, the average buyer sticking points have not changed a whole lot and even in 2020, most home or SMB users will consider a 2-bay NAS drive to be what they need, as it’s a good balance of price vs performance in most cases. Synology and QNAP are easily the two most popular brands in these field of NAS technology and every couple of years or so, will show off the latest iteration of their 2-Bay ranges, with the high-performance PLUS or X53 series (from Synology and QNAP respectively) to give the public good understanding of what they are about, what they can do and the best of the industry so far. The new Synology DS720+ NAS and QNAP TS-253D are two of the best 2-Bay NAS that either brand have ever released and each is dripping is exactly what their brands want to offer. However, choosing between them (particularly as someone new to this kind of tech) can be a difficult and often intimidating job. Never fear, I want to discuss these two new NAS for 2020 and help you decide which one deserves your data!

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NAS Support
DS1520+, DS218+, DS215j
  1. RT2600ac
  2. MR2200ac
Operating system
  1. macOS
Mobile operating system
  1. iOS
Hardware specs for devices are mixed round ... it was the DS720+'s stealth HDMI port that raised my interest :)

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