Question New Enclosure time

beecee

Well-known Member
after posting here and getting a network set up sorted, and hard disk choices cleared, its now time for the enclosure.

i have narrowed it down to 3 maybe 4.. but if anyone has experience with any of them your advice would be welcomed, or if there are better choices?

i have a budget of around £500 for an enclosure with 8tb. WD red 4tb drives are around £120, so would say £220 or so for the enclosure.

in no order:
choice 1 at £130 (currently) and reasonable reviews:
D-link ShareCenter DNS-340L 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Choice 2 at a £100 more is it worth the extra?
WD My Cloud EX4 Personal Cloud Storage NAS - Enclosure Only: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Choice 3
QNAP TS-431 4 Bay Desktop NAS: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Choice 4 outsider...
ASUSTOR AS-204T 4 Bay Desktop Network Attached Storage with RAID/UPnP Media Streaming/iTunes Server: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

as usual, any and all info is gratefully appreciated.

NOTE:::: this is my first NAS , so hopefully nothing toooooo complicated.
 
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bubblegum57

Well-known Member
I upgraded my 2 bay synology DS212J to your choice 3, I had lots of trouble with it losing connection. I ended up sending it back. It seems their forum has one person answering questions. it didn't seem to be as good as the Synology.
I ended up getting a DS414, not cheap, but I did consider ZyXEL NAS540 4-Bay Desktop Network Storage Power NAS Enclosure (1.2GHZ, Dual Core CPU): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

But, out of you choices, I would go for the Asustor, but that is only going by reading this forum.
 

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