The QNAP TVS-882ST3 is an 8-bay Thunderbolt
3 Networked Attached Storage (NAS) device
aimed at users who need (or favor) a build-your-own cloud device. It has a host of inputs
including USB 3. 1 (Type A and Type C) and
an HDMI output. Its 2.5-inch bays accept
hard drives or SSDs if you need high-speed
throughput. It has a robust software package
so you can set administrative privileges for file
sharing and for running virtual machines.
SYNOLOGY DISKSTATION DS;;;;
This 5-bay NAS has a 10GbE LAN port and an
expandable RAM module so you can build your
own cloud for file sharing and remote access to
your digital archive. You can hit a whopping 150TB
using daisy chaining via the drive’s Thunderbolt 3
connections. There’s a quad-core 1.7GHz processor,
2GB RAM, and four Gigabit LAN ports featuring
failover and Link Aggregation. Data transfer
speeds top off at 449 MB/s. Using the company’s
Cloud Station Suite software you can set device
permissions, control bandwidth, sync files with
multiple devices and view prior versions of a file in
the event you need to recover it.
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This 8-bay NAS can be ordered with either four drives (16TB and 32TB)
or with all bays filled (32TB or 64TB). It features a 10GbE port plus 4GB
of RAM memory to enable encryption and high-speed performance.
There’s a USB Type A ( 3.0) port and the
drive can be configured for RAID 0, 1, 5,
6, 10 and JBOD.
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