I decided to buy a TS253A instead as there was a great price available. The fan is nicely quiet but it's the drive noise that makes some sounds. Especially when the drives spin up (which is a bit drive-dependant).Has anyone any idea what the fan noise levels are like?
I had to make that decision and went with the TS253A (£249 at the time) and happy so far. Plus I'm not using its ability to run Ubuntu which is a major difference.In your opinion is this better or worse than the TS 253-4G?
So people can have an all in one box. Before I got my QNAP I had my NAS to store all my media. A small HTPC for movie playback and to handle my downloads. The QNAP replaces and does everything. NAS, downloads, movies, music, MySQL database for other media players in the house. It really is an all in one solution for many.Don't know if it is just me, but i don't see the point of the NAS/media player devices. 99% of the population has blu-ray/dvd players, smart tvs, android boxed, fire/roku tv etc that will let you stream stuff from your regular NAS.
My approach to RAID NAS backup is not to use RAID but just concatenated disks. If you lose 2 drives in the NAS and one drive in the backup NAS/DAS you're data's gone, but that's a lot.And therein lies the issue - buying/having another spare NAS as least as big as the one you are upgrading in order to do a backup ! ... in my case it's less of an problem as it's only a media NAS for movies/tv shows which I could rip all over again ...
There is a QPKG of v16.1 available, search for father_mande for the download. I had to rebuild the RAID array and lost the official Kodi app, so installed the father_mande port and it works perfectly.I've got TS-453A and have updated the firmware. I still can't find Kodi. Any suggestions? Thanks.