Can you install a custom OS on a QNAP NAS?

I am looking into purchasing a NAS but, I want to be able to install my own OS (Debian, OMV, etc…) and I want to see if anyone knows whether you can install a different OS on a QNAP NAS.


Note: I would have considered a Synology but by the looks of it you cannot install your own OS

Yes, last time I checked you can. Just don’t touch the QNAP OS partition, move it to the bottom of the boot order, and install your OS on an SSD or disk drive.

When I did it some years back, there was some issues with drivers. It should be all sorted now, though. I’d still make sure you have more than one distro to test, just to be sure.