[BCAB] NAS DRIVES

Mobeen Iqbal mobeeniqbal at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 14:00:27 BST 2016


Hi Richard.

Try the QNAP demo online first if they've got one. that'll give you an 
idea of what the interface is like. I didn't like it personally.

cheers,

Mo.

On 24/08/2016 13:42, Richard Bartholomew wrote:
> Thanks to all for helpful replies.
>
> The QNA units I’ve looked at so far seem a bit more pricey than the others although they do get good reviews and sounds as though I should take another look at them.
>
> Interesting to hear about the Synology interface and that experience is pushing me away from them!  It was the WD Ex2 Ultra that I was swaying towards but, unfortunately, they’re out of stock on WD’s site and the first time I looked on Amazon, they didn’t have any.  However, since discovered that I’d mistyped the model so that didn’t help! <smile>
>
> Will decide on one this afternoon as I want to get it by tomorrow since my current NAS has sprung a leak and only one of its drives is now working - decided to go for a new unit rather than just replacing the defective drive as my Netgear is very long in the tooth and performance improvements have been made over the past six years or so!
>
> Thanks again
> Richard Bartholomew
>
>> On 24 Aug 2016, at 12:49, Mobeen Iqbal <mobeeniqbal at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Richard.
>>
>> I've used both synology and WD. synology are frankly rubbish. some people say the latest release is OK, but I never had much luck with it. WD's interface is better, though sometimes you'll find your self switching to NVDA as it reads the interface better, especially when enabling/disabling features. There are some very minor issues like when adding users, NVDA reads the add user button as blank, the same goes for delete user. but its doable and I can lend a hand if necessary. The one I went for was the WD ext2 Ultra.
>>
>> cheers,
>>
>> Mo.
>>
>> On 24/08/2016 12:12, David W Wood via Bcab wrote:
>>> Richard
>>>
>>> For three years I have been using a QNAP without issue.  The interface is
>>> straight forward with JFW.
>>> It was a bit tricky to get going, but can't recall the issues.
>>>
>>> ATB
>>>
>>> David W Wood
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Richard
>>> Bartholomew
>>> Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:36 AM
>>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>>> Subject: [BCAB] NAS DRIVES
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I'm in the market for a new NAS device and am thinking about either WD or
>>> Synology as these seem to be the more affordable for home use.
>>>
>>> As the specs between the two seem roughly comparable, I'm interested in
>>> their accessibility.  I've used the WD interface for my existing My Cloud
>>> drive but have never seen Synology's offering.  Can anyone say how
>>> accessible this interface is, please, with either JAWS or NVDA?
>>>
>>> Also, if anyone has had a bad experience with either of these ranges, I'd
>>> like to hear of that, too, please.  Conversely, if anyone has had a good
>>> experience with a different range, again please let me know.
>>>
>>> Any reviews I've found so far are not absolutely up-to-date!
>>>
>>> Thanks for any assistance.
>>>
>>> Richard Bartholomew
>>>
>>>
>>
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