(Moved this post from the peripherals thread) Anyone have experience with these two units? They seem very similar. I would probably load them up with WD 3TB Red drives. Small group of artists, (around 5,) using Maya, Lightwave, Nuke and After Effects. Around 20 render machines, (these will probably be the smallest, cheapest quad core Windows i7's I can get with loads of RAM, depending on when Apple updates it's mac Mini's.) Easy to maintain since there is no dedicated IT person for this small a group of people. I will probably set up Time machine backups of the artist boxes at night to the unit. It looks like Crashplan is able to be run directly from within the unit on the Synology but not the Qnap? (I want to duplicate the TB's of data and keep a seeded Crashplan device at home since they limit their seeds to 1TB.) They both have dual link lan (getting around 200MB/s from what their websites say.) There is a lot of data that is going to be moving around so I hope thats true, and 10gbe Lan is too expensive for this. How are rebuild times in case of disk failure, (how long does it take?) I have thought about a Pegasus Thunderbolt with a mac mini server, but this seems like it would be a data bottleneck since the above two units have dual link Lan ports. Do either of the boxes have any significant hardware updates coming out I should hold off for? Thanks for any advice.