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Hi everyone, happy 2016.

 

In a dilemma now on which to get as their price are very close.

 

Any inputs and advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

Basically I am using them to store photos and maybe some light music streaming.

 

Thank you.

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Thanks for all the input guys. The reason why I shortlisted the 2 is because they were in my budget range. I happen to have 2 spare hard disk that came back from the rma. So getting the synology ds214se will cost the same as the wd cloud currently.

 

However, I might be able to get higher budget. If so, should I get the synology play version or the "+" version instead? I was told that the faster the core, the faster my file transfer rate. Actually my main usage will be storing of my phone photos via an app without the need to connect my phone to the computer, probably some light steaming of the files like flac and dff. If the price point is close, I am tempted to get it streaming those dts-hd movie across.

 

So does the spec really affect those things I've mentioned? Thanks guys. My budget is around 400-500.

 

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Pay a visit to Memory World at Funan Center.  Look for Ken Wan who can advise you which DS214 to get.  He can even help you to set up your requirements!

 

Been using the standard 214 with the VTen for almost a year now without a hitch!  Value for money I would think :)

 

 

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Ken is a good guy...tells is like its is too. They have QNAP also. These 2 brands quite similar and often are found to one up each other every now and then with a new feature. I prefer synology, but both are good brands as far as reports I have heard. I have a ds1813+ and a ds713+ and will possibly look at another one for backups.

 

 

Just make sure you buy NAS rated drives like WD Red, not green or black drives, or "Eco green" ever.

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Thanks for all the input guys. The reason why I shortlisted the 2 is because they were in my budget range. I happen to have 2 spare hard disk that came back from the rma. So getting the synology ds214se will cost the same as the wd cloud currently.

 

However, I might be able to get higher budget. If so, should I get the synology play version or the "+" version instead? I was told that the faster the core, the faster my file transfer rate. Actually my main usage will be storing of my phone photos via an app without the need to connect my phone to the computer, probably some light steaming of the files like flac and dff. If the price point is close, I am tempted to get it streaming those dts-hd movie across.

 

So does the spec really affect those things I've mentioned? Thanks guys. My budget is around 400-500.

 

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

 

 

 

Cheers bro.

 

You need to look at your needs in the future as well. Do you see yourself needing more space?

 

Im speaking from my experience of getting a 2 bay initially -> 4bay -> now a 5 bay with a 2 bay extension.

 

If i have fore planned earlier, will go at least a 4 bay instead as the upgrading do cost extra.

 

I intend on the 5 bay as its possible to add extension.

 

Why i mention as least 4 bay is that you can add more hdd in the future if you need more storage (now you have 2 hdd, but as Wiz said, make sure its at least red if WD).

 

You can start with your 2 hdd first and expand your existing volume or create another volume when future needs arises.

 

My 2 c

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Now got red drive can say use red drive.  Last time no red drive you use what?

 

(Audio)

 

PS:  all my 1TB and 2 TB drives are WD Black!!

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