That new QNAS has 12 u.2/u.3 drives that are orders of magnitude faster than ancient SATA drives. It comes with dual 25gbps network ports. Can take 1tb of ram.
If QNAP or any other NAS maker offered an easily expanding storage pool technology like SHR or Drobos expanding raid technology I would drop Synology in a heart beat.
I get that synology hardware doesn’t have to be on the bleeding edge, but they are now literally orders of magnitude slower technology. With that qnap I could transfer 15tb of data in hours, something that would take days on a synology. At some point the niceness of synology software won’t be able to make up with how woefully behind its hardware is.
I don`t get how both ends of the market are so gloriously incompetent in kind of opposing ways. At the high end you would think by now qnap and others would better implement a software SHR like solution, and that synology would be embarrassed enough to release more competitive hardware.
There seems to be this no-man’s-land in the market that no one is servicing. It’s strange.