What is the true cost of NAS backup?
Your data is important to protect and having the perfect NAS unit is important. But how much will protecting your data cost you? The real question is, how much is your data worth?
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First and foremost is to determine if a backup solution is needed. If we have data that is over 1TB, it’s too costly to save in the cloud and in many instances cloud solutions are still surrounded with uncertainties that are beyond all our control. The best is a local backup and use the cloud as a secondary solution since this provides us with redundancy at a reduced cost.
For example, Google drive and Dropbox charges $9.99 for 1TB of storage. While, NAS systems show their strength in this field as you can easily purchase 4TB for about $600. Plus when you buy a NAS, that storage is yours. It's a one time payment whereas cloud solutions require you to pay monthly for as long as you need that data to be available.
Google drive for 2TB you end up paying $720 over 36 months. A NAS unit may run for 5 years or more and when you buy enterprise drives, the drives are covered under warranty for 5 years. This means your data is protected for that long without any extra costs. With pricing being the focus, “you get what you pay for” rings true.
This is where the NAS servers take centre stage. They are not only competitive but provide the ability to access data centrally, share, backup, secure files, and the ability to access these files remotely. The more advanced features such as high availability, remote replication and the ability to host virtual servers makes the NAS unbeatable as a backup appliance.
For an entry level NAS, our recommendations are based on reliability, quality and value for money.
This 4-bay NAS will be delightful for MAC users. With the first Thunderbolt 3+10GbE NAS, it features everything anyone can need to connect to the MAC’s and backup data which can be shared centrally. Featuring dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports, coupled with M.2 SSD caching and 10GBASE-T connectivity, the TS-453BT3 provides an ideal environment for professional collaborative media editing and high-speed file sharing. With pricing commencing at $999 for diskless and a 16TB version for under $1500 is impressive-take a look - TS-453BT3-8G-28EH
QNAP has totally refreshed the x53 model range adding the x53B series to its portfolio. Performance and scalability with an affordable price tag seem to define this series. Featuring PCIe ports the option of installing QNAP QM2 dual-port M.2 SSD and 10GbE card the connectivity opens the NAS to other functionalities as well as provide longevity, along with all the features that the QTS operating system brings. With pricing commencing at $699 for diskless and a 16TB version for under $1200 is a great opportunity to buy now look - TS-453B-4G-28EH.
Hot on the heels of QNAP is Synology’s answer to the TS-453B model – is the DS918+ now enhanced with hot-swappable trays and the new Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core processor and 4GB memory as standard will stack up against the TS-453B, the unique feature of adopting Dual NVMe SSD slot. The NVMe is a PCI express connection and is by specification twice the speed of SATA interface, a great addition that will please Synology adopters. With pricing commencing at $599 for a diskless and for a 16TB version for under $1500, it’s a good deal take a look - DS918+-4GB-82EH
A sensible backup solution with drives can be yours for under $1500. That's great value for money and leaves very little reasoning for not buying a backup solution that shares and protects your data.
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