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I have 2tb hdd on hp tower. But it runs very slow.
I ve been looking to change hard drive to SSD but which one works better and longer?
Some basic softwares and picture and videos Storage needed.
Thank you in advance
Synology equipment used and existing setup.
Ds720+, 6GB ram, 2 SSD’s, 250GB, input/output cashing
2, 8TB drives
File system Btrfs
About 90% capacity left.
3, 8TB drives
File system Btrfs
About 23% capacity left.
Internet equipment: Internet service provided modem/router.
Connections: Smart T.V., Synology NAS and Desktop computer.
PLEX Media software installed on NAS.
Desk top computer, Windows 10 PRO, 64 bit.
So far everything is working for watching media from the NAS to the smart T.V.
I can also my smart phone over WIFI. I have been unable to get the smart phone to connect over internet.
1. Do you have a video that shows both, set up for Synology DNS and PLEX server that is needed for smart phone connection over internet?
2. I will be replacing my generic NAS hard drives with the Synology drives. I am thinking of replacing one drive at a time so that the system will restore the data.
Starting with the DS720+ drives first. Is there a better (faster) way to do this?
I like the idea of customized firmware for their equipment, plus the 5-year warranty is why I’m replacing them.
3. Most videos that I have seen for setting up PLEX contain just enough information to get started. Do you have any that takes the set up beyond basics?
Fantastic YouTube series and website you have here
This is my first venture into the NAS world
Looking to set up for a time machine instead of a usb HDD. windows backups, sharing files remotely and at home between all manor devices. The additional benefit of hosting a surveillance system that can be remotely accessed by IP cameras is an added bonus I’d like to use.
After reading and watching loads of your review, and of other sources. I’m a little confused on a matter.
If I get myself a Synology (for its high rated surveullaince) NAS unpopulated, could I fill it with two NAS HDD’s in RAID1, for all uses except surveillance, and a third Surveillance specific HDD running in isolation?
long time viewer of your channel. I run an 8 bay Synology with 60tb (30tb used) at my home.
However i like to keep my media on my boat as well for watching plex on a weekend.
I'm currently using an i5 NUC with 2 usb hard disks which looks a mess and is not ideal.
My biggest issue when choosing a NAS is finding one that has a low power consumption (as this has to run off batteries, with no shore power only solar and alternator for charging) and one that can handle plex ok with maybe 1 transcode sometimes necessary for 480p mpeg files.
I have just discovered the Asustor Lockerstor 2 which seems to use less power than my current NUC setup. Would my best option be this model with 2 18/20tb drives?
Hello, I have seen a few of your videos on YouTube that are great.
I'm looking to set up a new NAS. And have 2 questions about future upgrade options and performance.
I'm going for a 4 bay Synology DS920+
I'm also set on 4 x 4TB IronWolf Drives
I'm looking at a 2 disk fail tolerance with RAID 6 or Synology SHR-2 giving me 8TB usable space.
Will using SHR-2 with 4 identical drives give me the same speed performance as RAID 6? is it only when using different drives together you see a performance drop when using SHR-2?
If I go with RAID 6 can later upgrade the drives to say 4 x 8TB Drives, replacing 1 Drive every 6 months in the expectation of after all 4 bays are populated with the 8TB drives I can increase my usable space to 16TB?
Hi. Need advice on which NAS to get for my home. Main purpose is for backups for my 3xWindows Laptops, 1xiMac, 1x iPad, 5xAndroid devices.
Thinking to hook the NAS to my TP-Link Deco M9 Pro Mesh with an ethernet cable.
Would also hope the NAS can be a cloud-like solution to replace MS Onedrive, Google Drive and Google Photos.
Initial plan is to do a 4-bay Raid 5 config.
Which Qnap or Synology model should I consider? Budget is important over features.
Last thing, do I need NAS grade drives like IronWolfs or normal Barracudas are sufficient?
Thanks a million!
I am looking to purchase a new desktop and plan to use it for numerous things, especially VMware, VIrtual Box, JAVA, LINUX, WINDOWS, UBUNTU, HYPER_V, etc. for Cyber Competitions with my student. What are the minimum/maximum requirements regarding speed, data storage, etc.
I am ready to spend big on a NAS for video editing and I have a last-minute dilemma before I pull the trigger and spend all of my savings..
I teach Animation here in Miami and my home setup has about 7 workstations mac&pc. I have over 10 DAS raid boxes laying around and I plan on upgrading to one big NAS for media storage and for rendering out very large image sequences from Blender. After reading your reviews and guides you have me sold on the TVS-872XT. Although I do not have computer with true Thunderbolt 3 so I do not need all of the connectivity of the TVS-872XT. I plan on just using 10GbE connections and adapters to connect everything. The TVS-872XT looks like the best pro option out there with room for me to grow.
NEWEGG has this amazing deal that is too good to be true. This 400$ Asustor AS6510T Lockerstor 10 has the 10GbE that I need and it seems like it would be perfect for my home studio. Your review is very clear that is slow and problematic for multiple users but 5GbE speed range is totally fine for animation and I will be the only one editing at a time. Links Below...
Should I go large or can I cut corners? If you have any thoughts then I would love to hear your expert advice. Thank you for making all of these killer videos!!!
Asustor AS6510T Lockerstor 10 Enterprise 2.1GHz Quad-Core 10-Bay Diskless NAS Network Attached Storage
This looks like an amazing deal https://qnapdirect.com/products/qnap-tvs-872xt-i5-32g-ram-upgrade-with-free-2-x-1tb-nvme-m-2-installed-and-ready-to-go?variant=32085750415411
I'm having a bit of trouble deciding what NAS to choose for backup files, backup mobile photos, and specialy to have my own cloud, i have the need to access files from lots of different devices and places.
I don't really need a two bay NAS, but it can be a plus.
I also don't want to buy something that in 2 or 3 years is slow and out of updates from the manufactor.
With this, i'm inclined to a Synology, some freinds have them, and they all say good things, but they are somehow expensive versus de Qnap ones.
If i could spend like 200 euros would be ideal, because the other 100 euros would be for a 4TB disk. The cheaper Synolgy models with single bay costs about 110 euros, and that's cool, but they only have 512MB RAM and i don't know if that's enough future proof. The DS 22oj also has 512MB RAM, and that's a shame. For the same price (around 180 euros) i can get the QNAP TS-230, with same processor than the DS220j, but with 2GB od RAM! 4x more RAM
Is it a good choice for what i want, the QNAP? Remember, personal backups, mobile photo backups (google photos like feature) and personal cloud so i can access files fron everywhere, for personal use and work.
Thank you so much for reading this, and keep up with the awesome work and videos on youtube.
I am setting up a QNAP TVS-473e. I am following your excellent setup video series--thank you.
I have added a USB-C expansion card. It has an optional SATA power connector. The card installed fine and the ports are recognized by the 473e. I want to connect the optional power connection. Unfortunately, the 473e has no available power connectors of any kind that I can find. Do you have any suggestions for an adapter to add a SATA power connector to the harness?
I currently have an WD Ultra EX 2 1gb ram which is my first nas i had for Christmas i enjoy watching you're videos by the way, however i started adding plex to the server however with it being 1gb ram and it not having high cpu to run plex i'm looking into buy a media plex nas, between Synolagy & QNAP, i was wondering if you'd recommend up to 3 servers you think be best? for 4k plex?
Greetings...have been a subscribed supporter and customer over the years and have learnt much so for the, I thank you.
Two power cuts in the space of 8 hours this week has caused me to bring the timetable on searching for a UPS forward dramatically.
I run an old QNAP TS239Pro and a newer Synology DS918+ (3 10TB drives). Also running a Mac mini 2012 model (this runs my Plex media server, with all the content sitting on the Synology...legacy from when i tried running PMS on the QNAP years ago..it failed miserably due to some kind of bottle necking).
I am keen not to lose any data or the hardware through failure of power unexpectedly.
So, having watched a couple of your video's (twice and thrice over), i'm a little embarrassed to say that although i have a little technical understanding, this time, it's just not translated enough to enable me to decide WHICH UPS to for in terms of VA rating.
I'm hoping you can help...My issue (mentally) is knowing whether to look at the power 'consumption' rating of the devices OR the power rating of their respective power supply units? Hope that makes sense.
Synology - PSU = 100W but Consumption = 28.8W
QNAP - PSU = ??W but Consumption = 24W
Mac Mini - 'Max Power' = 85W but 'Normal/Idle = 11W
Asus AC68U Router - 33.25W but Normal/Idle = 10W
Can you advise which of the UPS i should be looking at based on the above ratings? Should i be adding up the consumption/normal/idle values or the PSU/Max Power ratings and then woking out the headroom based on the totals representing a 40% value?
APC or Cyberpower? Decisions decisions.
Hope you can help...
I am looking to invest in a NAS that can sync files on my devices to the NAS then push these file to separate cloud storage that they use - OneDrive, Dropbox, iCloud.
I also want to use it to store my archived music and video production projects and sync these into iCloud
The goal is to build resilience to our storage profile, so data is stored on individuals devices, backed up to NAS then synced to cloud.
I also want to store films and songs to stream to their devices on-demand
Hoping you can help me choose an appropriate NAS to do this.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my question.
I am a novice!
I have Synology 415play (SHR config with DSM 6.2.x) which has maximum capacity of 4 x 6TB HDD and which I am close to filling with four of us backing up + multimedia. I was looking at moving to a 420+ or possibly a 920+. I was hoping that would be really easy and a case of just moving the 4 WD Red HDDs from one enclosure to another. And then buying bigger new HDDs over a period.
But then I see an article that says that that might not be possible with HDDs from a DS415play. Is that right? It's not easy?
How do I do it without having to buy a new enclosure and new HDDs??
Many thanks for any advice.
I run a video post production as a solo operator, I do work from editing files, color grading and deliverables.
Recently I purchased a QNAP TVS-H1688X, with the idea to expand my raid system (5 x 8tb Ironwolf Raid zero on external enclosure via Megaraid)
I'd like to move those drives to the QNAP, and build a RAID 5 using the 12 HDD 3.5 slots, but reading the HDD description, they are recommended for 8 bay, and after that it is the Ironwolf Pro.
This system is not running 24 x 7, and I noticed that this QNAP model has 8 bays in the lower area, and 4 bays in the upper area (plus 4 extra SSD bays).
I'm very inclined to populate it with the Non-pro Ironwolf, since I can't replace all the drives to Pro version at this moment.
I was wondering if you have any insight whether the whole vibration is an issue in this model, since the 8 bay and 4 bay are indeed separated and not contiguous. And if perhaps this is some design move from QNAP to allow us to use Non-pro drives without failure.
Hello, I recently purchased a used Synology DS416Play (Upgraded with 8GB of RAM) and was interested in installing Docker to do more fun stuff with it (Minecraft server) but I saw that this particular model was not natively supporting Docker. I know you can just install it manually but I was met with individuals that have installed it on this particular model with no problems and also individuals that said issues can arise with using Docker on this model. So if you know why exactly this is the case, why is it problematic, and is it too risky to use Docker on this device. I appreciate the time to read and answer my request and hope you have a swell day.