TimeCapsule vs Synology NAS

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mheidt, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. mheidt macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2005

    I own a Synology DS207+ and now an 1TB TimeCapsule as well.
    I wonder if anyone else owns a TimeCapsule and another NAS as well?

    TimeCapsule is far better in terms of directory browsing.
    I have folders with a lot of items and it takes quite a while on the Synology NAS to browse the content when the directory is selected (approx. 1 min).

    With TimeCapsule it's almost immediatly there. It doesn't make a difference whether being connected through afp or smb.

    Furthermore TimeCapsule is always visible in the finder like any other mac in the net.
    I always have to "Command-K" the NAS or put it into the startup-items.

    Transfering data from the Synology to the TimeCapsule, is faster than the other direction (no Raid option used).

    So I wouldn't go for another NAS solution than TimeCapsule in the future unless you need RAID...but I hope for ZFS, so that an external eSata can bring this kind of redundancy.

    Or is there anybody who doesn't see a performance difference between a Synology and TimeCapsule, so that I should contact Synology for support?
  2. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    The Synology is pretty typical of cheap NASs... doesn't exceed Megabit speeds most of the time. Apple's rather crap networking is also an issue with SMB shares. If you're not in the market for a truly high-performance NAS, it does seem like the Time Capsule is your best bet for a Mac user.

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