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Synology or QNAP for Crashplan Pro?

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So I'd like to use a NAS that's under $500 (without HDD, I plan on puttting the 8TB reds in) that can work as a headless device to upload my archived projects/files onto my crashplan pro account. Looking for 2 bay but 4 would be preferable.

Is there a device you guys would recommend? I'm open to building a device also but if it's cheap and small I'd rather do that and leave it to upload separate from my main pc.
 
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Synology and QNAP both make good stuff. Traditionally, Synology's software has been considered easier to use, but I'm not sure that's still the case. Both platforms should have a way to get you what you want.

Both brands have a few 4-bay units in that price range. If you're down to just those two, I'd say either flip a coin or buy the one with the better warranty.
 
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I mean I'm open to other brands. They just need to work with crashplan pro.
Ah.

Meh. There are a lot of mediocre ones out there. I'd probably stick with Synology or QNAP.

Western Digital's been winning some awards too for this one, I suppose. So maybe that too.

If you need more NAS than that, it's going to be cheaper to BYO with some used server gear.
 

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