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Mixing very similar drives
Immediately after purchasing 2 drives configured in RAID 1 for my new Numbustor-4 (BTRFS) with plans to later get 2 more identical drives to fill up the NAS and go to either RAID 5 or 6, I learned I purchased a lesser drive which I fear may be eliminated from Seagate’s product line by the time I get two more (very little difference in cost – I feel like a dummy for not noticing there were two types!).
My question is if the lesser drives do go off the market and only the better ones are available, can I still do my plan? If not, I think I am going to beg forgiveness from the wife and get 2 more.
(In the system now)
Seagate 6TB IronWolf NAS SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM NCQ 128MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (ST6000VN0041)
Seagate IronWolf 6TB NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache for RAID Network Attached Storage – Frustration Free Packaging (ST6000VN0033)
QNAP TS453be vs Asustor AS5202T
I am new to NAS and looking at my first purchase. In short, I would like to be able watch media locally by HDMI using a service like Plex, have some further space for backing up material and have the ability to access the drive over the internet. I think my budget will extend to a 2-bay NAS and I expect my initial storage to be 4TB in RAID 1 or 6TB in RAID 1.
After much research, I think i have narrowed my choice to between the QNAP TS-253Be and the Asustor AS5202T. I am having difficulty in deciding which to opt for. In support of the Asustor, it appears to be a little cheaper, it supports HDMI 2.0 (and so can play higher quality media and is somewhat future proofed over HDMI 1.4 in the QNAP), and it has DDR4 RAM. The QNAP appears to have a more powerful quad-core processor. Further, though I am less clear on this, I think the QNAP better supports its HDMI output.
Max ram synology rs815rp+ 16GB ? 2 x 8GB ?
title says it all really – I have already upgraded one of my NAS’s to an 8GB ram single stick … will the synology rs815rp+ support 2 x 8GB sticks for 16 GB total ?
Synology RS3411RPXS RAM Upgrade
Was wondering if you could offer me some advice. I have a Synology RS2411RPXS which comes with 2GB RAM. It is stated in the literature that it is upgradable to 8GB. I have recently purchased 2x 8GB sticks from here, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-4-8-16GB-Server-Memory-RAM-DDR3-PC3-10600-1333-MHz-240-Pin-RDIMM-ECC-Reg-Lot/322702953843?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=511754179493&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649.
As far as I could tell these are the same spec as what the synology requires but installing one stick does not work, just flashing blue light and never boots. Installing the two 8GB sticks, the same. Installing one of the original 1GB sticks with an 8GB stick boots but in the DSM it says its physical memory is 1024MB.
So it does not seem to be recognising these new sticks. Would I be better off going for two 4GB sticks or am I purchasing the wrong RAM?
NAS for ERPNext solution
I am looking for a NAS Storage for media, Documents and where I can setup ERPNext (erpnext.com) easily on my own as a non tech guy.
Is it possible
1) is it possible to Setup ERPNext on a NAS storage device?
2) is it safe and secure to do it (hacking) ?
3) Can you recommend a NAS Storage that works well with ERPNext
4) How can I protect my ERPNext from unauthorized access or leaking information?
5) Is the whole system encrypted during storage and data transfer?
I’m going to buy QNAP TS-251B-8G and I need advice if there will be possible to run Netflix somehow? I know there is possible to use chrome, and open netflix page, but I don’t know if this hardware will be enough efficient to play movie on it?
Photo app recommendation for Apple user who just got a Nimbustor 4
Do you have software recommendations that may help me manage my photos on my Nimbustor 4 NAS?
Ideally I would like the functionality and convenience we enjoy with our Apple devices (iPhone 8+, iPhone 6, Apple TV, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini) but instead of storing our photos in iCloud, have them stored on our new Nimbustor 4.
CPU and RAM upgrade
Thanks for this great review. Since short I am also the proud owner of the TVS-872XT NAS.
I am looking for options to upgrade the CPU of this NAS to an I7 and go to 64gb RAM. I would like to inquire to what motherboard is in the NAS and what CPU types would fit on the motherboard. I read about the Intel I7 Core 8770T but I can’t find it for purchase in my neighborhood.
On the RAM upgrade. I know officially the TVS872XT supports up to 32gb, but I found several users to upgrade to 64gb (2x32gb). Samsung seems a good choice, but would you have other experiences or recommendations?
I have a QNAP TVS-673. It’s currently got 4GB of RAM. I’m looking to upgrade to 32GB of RAM in preparation for QTS Hero.
I’ve found 2 possible candidates – not sure which one to buy (both very similarly priced) – could you advise which one to go for:
Crucial 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200)
Crucial 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300)
Cheapest UPS battery for TVS-872XT
Hello, Hope you are doing well. Based on your previous recommendation I had purchased a Qnap 872-XT.
I am now looking for ma UPS to ensure i don’t loose any data during a power outage.
I am looking for something affordable. (Under $200 CAD)
I was wondering if you can offer me a recommendation for my qnap. The Qnap Will be the only thing plugged in to the UPS.
I found a few in my price range, but was wondering if these can communicate with my Qnap and ensure enough time for proper shutdown.
TVS-872XT consumes 65.03 W while actively running.
Can anyone suggest a USB UPS that is compatible with the DS218+ for use in the USA and under $200?
Bitrot Qnap Ext4
Looking for a long term cold storage (the data is not used actively anymore) option for about 30TB of data and was looking at QNAP RAID 6 option as base for this backup. (I will have individual 3 x 10 TB drives offsite as well (2 off site locations)). I know the Raid 6 will give me drive failure protection, but activating scrubbing, will that be the best option for super long term storage and protection of data corrosion? Plus, if I power this NAS down, how often should I power it up to perform this scrubbing?
My real big concern is data loss from bitrot over long periods of time.
How to link IP cameras in one house with a NAS in another house? IP cameras remote connection to Synology NAS Surveillance Station
I’ve found your article as very interesting and clarifying, but still I can’t find an answer for my desired installation.
I’d like to install a surveillance system in my second home, but configured from a Synology NAS I have in my main home, both in different cities and I can’t find if this is possible.
I want to know if I can configure my cameras installed in my second home to be managed from my Synology NAS installed in my first home.
Both are 50 km away from each other and both homes have a fast 100mb fiber optics connection to the PTT network.
The idea is to check my second home cameras from my first home Synology NAS and/or surveillance app.
If answer is positive, could I also send the recording over the internet so I can keep the video in case the burglar stole the SD card?.
Thank you for any help
Do you know if the software will allow one unit to backup to another unit at another location via the internet? What I would like to do is get two of these, install one at my church (very small – office is our Pastor and a church secretary) as file storage/backup for two PCs, and install the other one at the Pastor’s house (which is not far, but not on the same network) to which the first one would sync/backup.
Following “most” of your advice I bought a 918+ for main house and 218+ for lake house. Each is ubiquiti with its own cloud key gen2 (i use protect from them). (I don’t want to send video over the Net) What is the best way to connect these two for Hyper backup and Vault? Does Quick connect allow this – as I can’t seem to make it work. Both ends are served by non-satic addresses from the ISPs. Do I have to set up Dynamic DNS via a service and use port forwarding?
would like your advice – mendes – remember two private networks that don’t know each other exists – purely home use
Video Editing NAS 8K Requirements
What we do is video edit, primarily RED 8K footage our projects tend to be 1-2TB in size and real-time editing is a must. We currently have several TB2 and TB3 G-Tech Studio XL’s that we use and edit straight from there. I’ve looked at the DS3617xs and Qnap – TS-1677X and TS-1685-D1521 (although I am not sure what the difference really is other than processor type) I need at least 12 available slots for storage with the ability to upgrade in the future so the TB3 Qnap is out. There are 2-3 editors working on a project at any given time and speed is a big concern of mine as it works well with TB 2&3 connected drives and I don’t want to have things slow down. We are all on 6K iMac’s released last year and would also need to factor in a TB3 to 10Gbe connection and any possible slowdowns with that. Hopefully, that explains my situation and any advice would be great! Keep up the great work!
Sync old QNAP with Google Shared Drives
What is the best app to sync QNAP with Google Shared Drives. My IT guy said that it is not possible that you can only sync QNAP with Google My Drive. Is this true? If not, what app do we use on QNAP to do it?
TVS-473e / TVS-673e / TVS-873e Ram Upgrade
I can’t find the correct memory upgrade on Qnap compatibility web site for my TVS-473e. I would like to upgrade with 2x 8Gb RAM, above the already placed 2x 2GB APACER..
Do you know where i can find the correct RAM DDR4 260Pin part number, or which compatible one i can buy?