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Hardware Synology releases DS261j dual-bay NAS Enclosure

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 10 Mar 2016.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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  2. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    At that kind of price, a Microserver running XPEnology would be better value.
     
  3. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I should probably quit whining and get one of these, but damn it, I want a full on rack mounted file server with hot-swap bays.
     
  4. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Microserver's have always been better value that Synology's - I guess they are more plug-and-play than a microserver but where's the fun in that :lol:
     
  5. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    There's a typo. Title is: «Synology releases DS261j dual-bay NAS Enclosure» .... should be DS216j :D
     
  6. megamale

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    What makes XPEnology different than pirated software? Of course it's cheaper.
     
  7. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    DSM is open-source. XPEnology is just DSM hacked about a bit to run on other machines. A far cry from piracy.
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    I feel XPEnology is more akin to Hackintosh: it's not permitted in EULA, where they say the software is for install into their product. But many people do it anyway.

    For my storage device, I'd prefer Synology sanctioned devices running their DSM. I don't want to mess about with stuff only to find out I have to re-install the whole thing and mess about with my data.
     
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