Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
scottiecb19

Be Quiet or Noctua for Synology NAS

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Everyone,

 

I have a Synology NAS (DS1515+) just under my desk as a storage device for all the family computers, phone, iPads etc. They have the stock fans installed, and I have read articles about people replacing these with aftermarket fans, as it's a  really easy upgrade.

 

On the UK Amazon site, I have basically narrowed my choices down to the 80mm Be Quiet Pure Wings 2, or the Noctua NF-A8 PWM. The Noctua appears to be a couple of db quieter, but is almost twice the price for the fan, which when buying two of them (the NAS has two fans), is a consideration.

 

I'm just wondering if the additional expense is worth it. I have Noctua fans on my system, and think they're great, but I'm sure either fan would be an improvement over the stock ones on the NAS. Opinions are very much welcome.

 

Thank you all for your time. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi there, I can only speak from my experience with my DIY NAS, it's an itx build, i use a noctua NH-L9i and i cant hear it at ALL and my cpu temps are in the low 20s pretty much same as ambient.

Link to post
Share on other sites

correct me if im wrong; the be quiet has half the warranty period, that implies half the life, and would therefore justify the price difference.

Link to post
Share on other sites
57 minutes ago, scottiecb19 said:

Hi Everyone,

 

I have a Synology NAS (DS1515+) just under my desk as a storage device for all the family computers, phone, iPads etc. They have the stock fans installed, and I have read articles about people replacing these with aftermarket fans, as it's a  really easy upgrade.

 

On the UK Amazon site, I have basically narrowed my choices down to the 80mm Be Quiet Pure Wings 2, or the Noctua NF-A8 PWM. The Noctua appears to be a couple of db quieter, but is almost twice the price for the fan, which when buying two of them (the NAS has two fans), is a consideration.

 

I'm just wondering if the additional expense is worth it. I have Noctua fans on my system, and think they're great, but I'm sure either fan would be an improvement over the stock ones on the NAS. Opinions are very much welcome.

 

Thank you all for your time. 

That's really up to you do decide. Cheaper, slightly louder fan or more expensive and slightly quieter fan. It's a NAS so it's noisy anyway.


Main PC CPU: 4770K, MOBO: MSI GD65, GPU: EVGA 980Ti SC+ SLI, PSU: Seasonic Platinum 1000, RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 2133 Storage: 1x 250GB Evo, 1x 750GB Evo, 1x 4TB WD Green, 1x 4TB WD Black

Lounge PC CPU: 4690K MOBO: Asus Hero VII GPU: EVGA 780Ti SC PSU: Silverstone Strider 750 RAM: G.Skill Trident 16gb 2400 Storage: 250GB Evo

Link to post
Share on other sites

i always go noctua every time i tried something else, like for example the ML140 fans i have been dissapointed, even tough fan noise are low, there is just some rattles, and mechanical annoyances with other brands that noctua does not seem to have...

 

and never had a dead noctua fan at delivery, had a few corsair fans...

 

well that actually is a lie, got a working noctua fan, which a 500 pound postal worker has sat on, so one of the mounting areas were cracked, the fan worked nicely, but the plastic housing did not look great.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

Wow, thank you all for your prompt and really helpful replies! The tech community is certainly an awesome one for helping out others!

 

Could I perhaps add a thrid option here - The Noctua NF-R8 Redux, which is inbetween both the aforementioned fans in terms of price. I've not used the redux line myself, I know they're Noctua fans but i've always been a little concerned that they're not up to the standard of the 'brown' fans. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don’t own any noctua products but I have had a bequiet pure rock and two high speed 140mm from bequiet.
DB doesn’t always give you the whole idea. 

BeQuiet also focuses on tone. The high speeds have a nice hum to them. I really like their products. 
 

Both Noctua and BeQuiet are top tier IMO. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, scottiecb19 said:

Wow, thank you all for your prompt and really helpful replies! The tech community is certainly an awesome one for helping out others!

Could I perhaps add a thrid option here - The Noctua NF-R8 Redux, which is inbetween both the aforementioned fans in terms of price. I've not used the redux line myself, I know they're Noctua fans but i've always been a little concerned that they're not up to the standard of the 'brown' fans. 

NF-A8's are a slight improvement across the board and are about as good as it gets. 

The NF-B9's are good and still have the 6 year warranty if that's what you're after. 


If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
Also, make sure to quote a post or tag a member when replying or else they won't get a notification that you replied to them.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×