Synology DS220+ NAS - Should You Buy It?

Synology DS220+ NAS - Five Reasons Why You Should/Shouldn't Buy It Of all the Synology NAS Drives that the company has ever produced, the 2-Bay series of diskstation solutions is generally considered
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 22 July 2020, 20:00
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Wd Red vs Seagate Ironwolf for Synology 220+?

Given all the great advice you have given over the years, I am about to buy my first "real" NAS, the Synology DS220+. My question is: should I buy WD Red or Seagate Ironwolf for the Synology? I was originally thinking that a pair of 6TB would be good for what I need the NAS to do, but with the WD SMR/CMR issue, I'm now looking at 8TB drives to eliminate that issue. Please can you give guidance on whether the 7200RPM Seagates are more reliable than the 5400RPM WDs? Do they make more noise (the DS220+ will be next to my router in the living room)? Use more power? For backup and media server, any differences? Any guidance would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
TO Toeinnas asked on 19 July 2020, 20:34
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Synology SNV-3400 NVMe SSD Hardware Review

Synology SNV-3400 NVMe 400GB SSD for NAS Review - Worth Your Cache? As many of you may no doubt be aware, one of the biggest brands in the world of network-attached storage, Synology, recently took t
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 16 July 2020, 21:05
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Synology M2D20 PCIe Card Hardware Review

Synology M2D20 Adapter Card for NVMe SSD Cache One of the most important factors for many users that purchase a new Synology NAS in 2020, besides stability, is speed. We all want our files to move as
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 15 July 2020, 23:15
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CPU Allocation when VM stopped?

Hi, I have a DS918+ with 16GB of ram. I have a couple of docker containers for Pihole and Plexpy and I also have a VDSM using 1gb of memory and 1 CPU Core. I have just installed windows 10 (using your excellent YouTube video!) and allocated it 1 CPU core and 2gb of memory, along with 100gb of storage. If I have all this running and want to watch a 4K film on Plex, am I pushing the envelope a bit? If so, would stopping the Windows 10 VM give me back the CPU and/or memory I allocated it?
MA Marc12*10 asked on 14 July 2020, 01:00
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Asustor LockerStor 2 & 4 NAS Drive Revealed

TheĀ Asustor LockerStor 2 & 4 NAS Drive for Summer 2020 The last month or so of NAS hardware releases have been a pretty exciting time of late. With some of the biggest names in network-attached
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 12 July 2020, 00:05
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Synology Ds918+ and iPhone sync trouble?

Hi there. First I must say I just love ur videos on YouTube! Very informative, straight forward and No hassle. Have a question for you, a problem I can't sort out. Have been searching all over the web and YouTube but can't seem to find a solution for this. Please also consider making a video on this topic. I resently bought a Synology Ds918+. I have a Samsung S9 and my wife an iPhone 8. I have downloaded the Moments app on both phones. On my android the backup/syncing of photos and videos happens smoothly in the background, but on the iPhone you actually have to have the app open for the phone to sync. If you exit the app to do something else it stops syncing. Is there a way to fix this? This actually ruins the use of the app because u litterally have to go in to the Moments app everytime u take a new photo. I hope u take the time to help me out.
TU Tubear asked on 10 July 2020, 07:03
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Qnap TS-231K vs Synology DS220j - Does TS-231K worth the extra cost?

I am looking for a budget NAS solution and was wondering which device offers better performance/features for the money and if it worth paying the extra money for the QNAP model?
RI Rick9999 asked on 09 July 2020, 07:33
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Synology DS920+ NAS - Should You Buy It?

Synology DS920+ NAS - Five Reasons Why You Should/Shouldn't Buy It Of all the Synology NAS Drives that the company has ever produced, the 4-Bay series of expandable solutions in their ever-evolving d
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 08 July 2020, 23:20
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Status Red Light Blinks - Every couple seconds - TS653B?

Status Red Lamp blinks even after ejecting all 6 drives. Fans? Mainboard? The NAS is getting close to full, but not full. At least 1TB of space remains at last check. The 6-bays configured: 1-4 6TB x 4 = 24TB, RAID5 (18TB usable) 5-6 10TB x2 = 20TB, RAID0 (20TB usable, striping, backup for 1-4 RAID5 array) I have ejected all 6 disks but the TS-653B still blinks with Status red lamp. So, this leads me to think, (a) the fans are bad, or (b) the unit's mainboard is bad. I have had the device for a couple of years now and up until yestereday I was able to use it normally. I have power set to automatically shutdown the NAS every evening at 2400 until whenever I decide to turn it on the following day, being the only user. Any advice or suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks. Jerry Tokyo, Japan
TO Tokyojerry asked on 08 July 2020, 00:03
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Is it possible to create a Windows Desktop Shortcut to a VM?

I ported an existing WMware Windows VM into Synology VM Mgr per your very helpful video (thank you!). Now wondering if there's a way to make a Windows Desktop shortcut to the VM, though with the need to Power it on, then Connect, I cannot imagine how this would be possible. Figured I'd check with you.
ZI Zippypinhead asked on 07 July 2020, 17:48
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Synology E10M20-T1 Hardware Review

Review of the Synology NVMe SSD Cache and 10Gbe Combo E10M20 Upgrade Card Technology moves FAST! If I am fast learning something as I spend another year in the network industry, I have long since lea
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 30 June 2020, 20:05
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Synology DS1819+ or Synology RS1219+?

Hello. I am putting together a NAS solution and I would really appreciate some input. This is a home NAS and would mainly be used for storage and potentially for Plex as well. That said my biggest concern is data transfer speeds. As such, I would like to put together a 10Gbe solution. I am looking at either the Synology DS1819+ or potentially the Synology RS1219+ (as that could be added to an existing rack I have) with the E10-M20-T1 to boost speed. Would you suggest the DS1819+ or the RS1219+? What are the benefits of going with one versus the other?
AB Abernauer asked on 26 June 2020, 16:57
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QNAP TS-253D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-253D 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Can I let you guys into a secret? Ok, here goes - I bloody LOVE 2-Bay NAS'. I know most users think that a 4-Bay is a minimum when it comes to a serve
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 23 June 2020, 21:05
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Synology vs. QNAP disk size upgrade?

On Synology vs. QNAP videos it was stated that you can use different size disks with Synology but not with QNAP, is this still true? How do you upgrade your QNAP RAID to larger disks? If you can't use various sizes do you have to rebuild from scratch?
GC Gcstang asked on 23 June 2020, 15:47
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Synology Moments won't play videos?

This video ( shows that Synology Moments is supposed to play videos right in the app. But on both my Pixel 3 and my wife's S10e, when tapping on a video to play, we get prompted with a "select which app to play this video in". We're both connected to the same server, so I'm wondering if there's a server-side setting that I need to change. I can't imagine that Synology would remove that functionality if at one point it did play videos, as shown in the video linked above. Thanks for the help.
AK Akilou asked on 23 June 2020, 13:38
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Buying a new NAS mostly for Plex streaming and Docker with Kubernetes?

Hello all, I'm looking around for investing in a new NAS to replace my current old one (a Seagate PersonalCloud). I'm mostly interested in 2 aspects: - must support Plex in order to be able to stream to my ChromeCast, - I'm starting to dig into Dockers + Kubernetes and I would like a NAS that would be able to run few virtual machines. I'm not interested in running virtual machines to replace my laptop; I'm speaking only about docker containers / images. I was thinking to something like the QNAP TVS-682 (most expensive), Synology DS-920+ or Asustor AS6404T (least expensive) HDMI output for me is not a must as I'm not planning to stream directly to my TV, but it's a plus. I would like something that would need no upgrade for about the next 3 years. Support for additional M.2 SSD/nvme is a plus.
AV Aviscido asked on 23 June 2020, 10:05
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Absolutely new to Nas. Advice on what suits me, any help appreciated, cheers.? Synology ds218+ or qnap 251d?

Hi, Looking at the synology ds218+ vs Qnap 251d. Purpose is to use as a simple back up and simple server. 2 adults and 1 kid in the house hold. I will be using for accessing data from my workplace too...just word and pdf. Will also be using for surveillance at home. Sorry for the broad question, loving the forum and the YouTube video. Appreciated. Cheers folks.
GO Gordonorr asked on 22 June 2020, 21:40
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Synology DS019 or DS920+?

I currently have a Synology DS411+II 4-bay NAS and would like to buy newer, faster version. I have limited my options to the DS1019+ or the DS920+ (when it becomes available in the Netherlands). Any recommendations about the better longer term option?
OZ Ozzienl asked on 22 June 2020, 19:36
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Synology DS920+ NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS920+ NAS Plex Media Server Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS920+ device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it's existing format or codec to one th
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 22 June 2020, 00:05
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