Synology HAT5300 vs Seagate Ironwolf Pro - NAS Drive Comparison

Discuss: Synology HAT5300 vs Seagate Ironwolf Pro - NAS Drive Comparison
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 02 February 2021, 00:00
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I want to make a plex center {nas}?

I am new is that. I have too many movies. max 1200 euros home I have 7 terrain movies, music and photos Greece
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 February 2021, 16:45
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Synology error repport?

What can be done? What should be done? What should be ignored? Yesterday I got this message from my Synology NAS: Dear user, The following is your monthly report regarding the health of disks on niels1819. You can also check the health of individual disks at Storage Manager > HDD/SSD > Health Info. Only drives with problems are displayed. Drive 3 S.M.A.R.T. Status: Normal Bad sector count: 2 Drive reconnection count: 0 Drive re-identification count: 0 Drive 6 S.M.A.R.T. Status: Normal Bad sector count: 0 Drive reconnection count: 20 Drive re-identification count: 0 Sincerely, Synology DiskStation
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 February 2021, 11:25
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NAS bying advise?

Hi there, I 'am in the IT business for 40 years, but not very experienced in the network and NAS area. What I 'am looking for is an inexpensive NAS , no fancy feature, but reliable and capable to provide my core requirements. 1. Backup my 6 PC's data 2. Store hi-res audio files (flac) for replay with PC media player software JRiver via high-end sound card 3. Archive video files (HD only) from my DVR for replay when the internal disk gets full 4. RAID 1 5. Speed is always nice to have, but my network is only 1G with Cat5 cabling I would be very happy if can recommend some NAS. QNAP sounds great overall, from SYNOLOGY I heard some bad things, but not sure whats true. Kind regards, Thorsten
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 February 2021, 10:45
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DS1520+ move to DS1621+?

I want to move from my current DS1520+ to a DS1621+ to get 10Gb interface via expansion card. Is my 1520 actually a better Plex performer as it is Intel based and not an AMD (aka will I actually be down grading)? There does not seem to be a current Desktop NAS from Synology that has both Hardware acceleration and 10Gb capability... is there? Also do you prefer SHR 4+1 with a (COLD or HOT) SPARE over a 4+2 without a spare?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 February 2021, 05:30
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Bad sectors - DS216se and DS218+?

I have a DS216se with two WD drives (8tb each in Raid 1). The one drive is showing 3 bad sector count in the SMART test. Should I be concerned? It is only a backup NAS to the DS218+ as the 216se is underspec for streaming ( which I only found out later --arghhh). The 216se was purchased after my QNAP died on me with both drives showing faults (although managed to get the data off it). I have also been thinking of upgrading the 216se to a 220+ and then keeping the 218+ off site as 3-2-1. Currently I am using 2Brightsparks to back up the 218+ to the 216SE and it just works. Should I move to a DSM back up solution or continue using 2brightsparks when I move to the "cloud" where 220+ will be my master and 218+ will be a remote slave?
AL Alistair808 asked on 01 February 2021, 03:30
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Seagate Ironwolf Pro vs Synology HAT5300 - NAS Drive Guide

Choosing Between Synology HAT5300 and Seagate Ironwolf Pro NAS Hard Drives Choosing the right hard drive media for your NAS system used to be so simple! The choice when populating your NAS could be n
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 February 2021, 00:25
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Buying a NAS for a family cloud?

Hi, I don't know if you can help me. I'm in the US, thinking about constructing a family cloud. I have some experience with NAS (WD My Cloud paired with Sonos to listen to my music library), but am now thinking of something more ambitious. I'd like to put music, photos, and home videos on a NAS which can be read to and written to by family members around the country (roughly 4 or 5). I have probably 2 TB of content now, and it will of course grow. Currently I organize my music in iTunes and my photos in Picasa (notwithstanding the fact that it is no longer supported!). Of course, happy switch away from either iTunes or Picasa (PLEX? My son likes it). Is this something that can be done at reasonable cost and with reasonable technical skill? Thanks for any advice you can provide, Peter Rathjens
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 31 January 2021, 22:05
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Plex sever?

Good afternoon Sorry for translation I have an HP z220 workstation with intel Xenon E3 1270 v2 that goes super as a plex server. The cleaning consumption when the hdds turn off is 35-40w without doing anything. My problem is to decrease power consumption . Many video files I have in 720p format and some 1080p and I want to watch 4 devices , tv , tablet , phone and pc. I thought about certain NAS Austor AS-6602T,qnap TS-453D and syynology DS720+. The second solution I thought of is a PC https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000837780239.html?spm=a2g0s.8937460.0.0.422f2e0eJy0azM mimme attached to the usb port an ICY BOX IB-RD3620SU3 rack. MAM also forgotten at a dell poweredge t40, but I don't know what it would consume. That would be Lenovo ThinkCenter M75q Tiny. Please, if you can advise me what to do and you may come up with other options. Thanks.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 31 January 2021, 18:45
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Revert back to DSM 6.2 from 7.0?

My DS415+ has just suffered Intel C200 problem wished I'd have known about that before it happened. Gave me opportunity to try DSM 7. But now realise dsm7 changes the actual NAS so I can't factory reset NAS. Rob, please advise procedure to revert NAS back to DSM 6.2
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 31 January 2021, 17:45
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Backup nas?

Hi! First of all I would like thank you very much for all your very useful videos. I've just finished setting up my QNAP TVS 1282T3 with 2 iMacs via thunderbolt. Now I want to buy a NAS for offsite backup. My NAS is filled with 8x8TB drives. What NAS would you recommend? I was looking at the TS-832PX, would that be smart? Also I'd like to buy a battery for my current NAS. What would you recommend? Best regards, Jan
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 31 January 2021, 16:25
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NAS Upgrade?

Hi ,I have qnap 469l pro, with 4x4tb drives , running in 5, my main us is home entertainment, 3 tvs,NUC i7, 1 Android box,2 Bose soundtouch and a number of iPads/ laptops. Several cat 5e points running through standard plus net router ( suppler of internet service), NAS located in large cupboard. Use Plex and Kodi on devices. Issues ,slow connection buffering on devices ( wired) old NAS. Would like to update NAS, have Bluetooth via usb. I am not a experienced on matters of NAS but manage ok , due to having time being retired
FR Frankrose asked on 31 January 2021, 10:23
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Recommendation for Upgrading from DS1513+?

Hi, love the videos, thank you for what you do! I need help in a bit more direction of what to purchase. Currently, I have a DS1513+ (purchased when it first came out) I put 5 x 3TB WD Green Drives (5400rpm). I was complete newbie to the NAS world. My Drobo had died so I just purchased the first thing that was recommended to me by friends. It’s setup in SHR-2 configuration. After 7 years, it is 95% filled, the RAM was upgraded at time of purchase. Everything is sluggish. I am beginning to receive emails of bad sectors. I figured it was time to upgrade. I was initially leaning towards the RS1221+ (I have a rack in the closet) but the video you posted gave me lots to think about spending the money elsewhere. I started looking at the DS1821+, I was debating of starting fresh with either 6TB or 8TB drives (in an SHR-2) configuration. Now after watching lots of videos, I am not sure what to buy (or maybe the DS1621+)? Current uses for our NAS: it is the master archive of our home/home office/family/friends for the last decade. I have a backup to the cloud for the important things and a passport drive for the utmost emergency items (in case of death, etc). Lots of multimedia creation happens in the house, audio recordings, editing, photography sessions, we haven’t really focused on video at all. Mainly lots of audio and photos. Plex as well from time to time, not huge. The DS1513+ will be repurposed for either backup or anything else that I can mess around with. Lastly, I have Unifi Router, Access Points, and PoE switch in the house. Main computer is the M1 Mac Mini. 2 Macbook Pros, and a handful of iPads, iPhones. All of which ultimately connect to the NAS and backup to it as well. Recommendation for which Synology NAS? How much would I benefit from a RAM or NVME upgrade? Would you go with 6TB drives or 8TB drives? (I have a bad habit of buying all drives in one shot versus adding as I need) Thank you for your help!
MF Mfanous asked on 31 January 2021, 06:27
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Upgrade and Migration Advice?

Hi, love the videos, thank you for what you do! I need help in a bit more direction of what to purchase. Currently, I have a DS1513+ (purchased when it first came out) I put 5 x 3TB WD Green Drives (5400rpm). I was complete newbie to the NAS world. My Drobo had died so I just purchased the first thing that was recommended to me by friends. It’s setup in SHR-2 configuration. After 7 years, it is 95% filled, the RAM was upgraded at time of purchase. Everything is sluggish. I am beginning to receive emails of bad sectors. I figured it was time to upgrade. I was initially leaning towards the RS1221+ (I have a rack in the closet) but the video you posted gave me lots to think about spending the money elsewhere. I started looking at the DS1821+, I was debating of starting fresh with either 6TB or 8TB drives (in an SHR-2) configuration. Now after watching lots of videos, I am not sure what to buy (or maybe the DS1621+)? Current uses for our NAS: it is the master archive of our home/home office/family/friends for the last decade. I have a backup to the cloud for the important things and a passport drive for the utmost emergency items (in case of death, etc). Lots of multimedia creation happens in the house, audio recordings, editing, photography sessions, we haven’t really focused on video at all. Mainly lots of audio and photos. Plex as well from time to time, not huge. The DS1513+ will be repurposed for either backup or anything else that I can mess around with. Lastly, I have Unifi Router, Access Points, and PoE switch in the house. Main computer is the M1 Mac Mini. 2 Macbook Pros, and a handful of iPads, iPhones. All of which ultimately connect to the NAS and backup to it as well. Recommendation for which Synology NAS? How much would I benefit from a RAM or NVME upgrade? Would you go with 6TB drives or 8TB drives? (I have a bad habit of buying all drives in one shot versus adding as I need) Thank you for your help!
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 31 January 2021, 06:25
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Synology NAS Backups, Encryption, Snapshots and RSync Guide

Discuss: Synology NAS Backups, Encryption, Snapshots and RSync Guide
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 31 January 2021, 00:00
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looking for a new nas

Looking for a little help finding a new NAS (maybe a lot of help) I currently have a home made system using open zfs in a 4u rack case with 12x 8gb drives. It works fine but I am not strong with linux and it can be confusing for me. Mainly when I want to change things I have to re-learn everything because I already forgot it. I have had a couple of Drobo's in the past and like them but the seem to be not popular/bad support/maybe the company is close to going out of business. I don't know just don't seem well supported. I would like at least a 12 drive unit since that is what I already have. I have all my dvd's and blu-rays backed up on to HD's along with decades of home movies and 3 generations worth of photos oh yes and my cd music collection. I have a bunch of old computers with system a drive and data drive(s) I am thinking going forward I will just build computers with 1 system drive and use the nas for all data not just media storage. (de-duping might help here) I guess I would prefer a rack mounted system but I don't have a problem with putting a shelf in my rack and a desktop model on it. I have a 10g switch and want 10g either onboard or with a NIC. If NIC I think 2 pcie slots would be desirable, because I'm thinking of adding m.2 I am currently looking at Synology and Qnap but I am open to others if suggested. I am currently in data overload and getting confused. Not sure which is better btrfs or zfs (Quts hero) ??? If a 12gb drive with 6gb of data goes down how low will it take to rebuild under each system ? Estimate. Qnap need a system space so I either loose 2 of the 12 hard drives or need a unit with additional 2.5” ssd slots or the m.2 add in card. (but I see on the Qnap web site that it has 5gb dual boot os protection flash memory) **What is this for**. Where as Synology keeps it system spread over all drives. I am not sure if I would benefit from ssd or m.2 cache ??? I like SHR-2 (because of Drobo) but it seems to be being phased out or not available on ½ of their machines. I like raid-6 because I've read some horror stories about rebuilding a raid-5 after loosing one drive the system failing because of the heavy usage the rebuilding puts on the remaining 4 drives. I was thinking about starting with 4x 12Tb drives and increasing with additional 12Tb drives as time goes on. <<< Check my thinking here >>> From what I understand or think I understand Synology and btrfs would allow me to increase my raid 1 drive at a time by expanding the storage pool capacity. I think this cannot be done with QTS Hero / zfs ?????????? Am I right that with zfs I can only increase capacity is by starting over with 5 drives then starting over with 6 drives and so on or add a second vdev the smallest being a 2 disk raid1. This makes me confused and I can't figure out which is better. Do I need cache ??? How much under each system ??? Plex: I haven't used plex I just go to my movies folder find the one I want and then cast to device (tv). Watching your videos you seem to prefer Qnap for plex. Photos: Watching your videos I like Synology for the information available on each photo and the facial recognition seem like it might be better. Does Synology have a world map where photos were taken ????? like Qmaggie. I don't like the Synology units that can only use propriety Synology drives only (even if they are the best I don't like to be forced to use them) But all the new models use them and my guess is that this will continue in the future. Do I want an older model that will be discontinued sooner ?????????? some models I have looked at. 10g rackstation rs3618xs 2 pcie Xeon 4 core 8 to 64 $2600 / 8gb rackstation rs3617rpxs 2 pcie Xeon 4 core 8 to 64 $3350 / 8gb rackstation rs3621rpxs 2 pcie synology drives only Xeon 6 core 8 to 64 $3400 / 8gb rackstation rs3617xs+ built in and 2 pcie Xeon 6 core 8 to 64 $4600 / 8gb rackstation rs3621xs+ built in and 2 pcie synology drives only Xeon 6 core 8 to 64 $4600 / 8gb rackstation rs2418+ 1 pcie shr Atom 4 core 8 to 64 $1700 / 4gb diskstation ds3617xs 1 pcie Xeon 4 core 16 to 48 $2500 / 16gb diskstation ds2419+ 1 pcie shr Atom 4 core 4 to 32 $1500 / 4gb 1886xu built in and 3 pcie Xeon 4 core 32 to 128 $3000 / 32gb 1688x build in and 2 pcie and 2 m.2 Xeon 6 core 32 to 128 $2900 / 32gb 1283xu build in and 3 pcie Xeon 6 core 32 to 128 $4500 / 32gb 1277xu build in and 3 pcie Ryzen 8 core 32 to 128 $4000 / 32gb I like the synology rs2418+ pros: rackmount, shr, inexpensive. Cons: already 3 year old model may be under powered with Atom and 4g but does synology need more power? I like the qnap 1886xu pros: price not too bad for a rack mount 3 open pcie xeon and 32g 6 ssd for system and cache cons: almost double the price of synology Any guidance you provide will be greatly appreciated. Steve...
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 30 January 2021, 23:30
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Restoration of the bathrooms?

RA Ramkeers asked on 30 January 2021, 23:14
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Synology Upgrade Advice?

Hi 1st of all thank you a lot for your reviews and I love to View/read them. Excellent work! :) Need some advice for buying a new model. I currently own a DS412+ (And for a while it doesn't fill my needs). I manly use this to plex (since not much power for more in idle memory at leat at 70% due to some tools running and only having 2GB), have around 5 users that use plex a lot, but I also use a lot for data backup and use the Synology Drive for work and college, want the ability to create some VMs for some future projects. Also the need to upgrade storage in the future I have look for the DS1520+ due to the hardware transcoding ability. But also looking for the DS1621/DS1821 due to their storage upgrade capabilities in the future. My biggest concern is regarding the 8GB memory on DS1520+ (if I expand with 2DX517) and the hw transcoding capability vs the AMD processor.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 30 January 2021, 21:40
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Ds3617xs ?

I have 1515+ for home use I like it very much and I want to upgrade because I'm using ds video for my movie and tv show , i have family members connecting on my server to watch some movie and tv shows i can see the CPU goes up from transcoding so its time for upgrade and 5 bay is small now i need 6+ and 2 SSD for cash so that's why I'm thinking of ds3617xs like you said it rooooow power ;) I'm trying to reach 50+ online user for videos 1080p and 720p with no problems please advice thank you for your time and service john
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 30 January 2021, 20:05
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Guidance on purchasing first NAS?

Hi Been looking at purchasing my first NAS. I will be using at home, I need multi users... I currently leaning towards a Synology DS 920+ Uses will be: Photos/Videos (want to transition from Google Photos) Computer and laptop back ups Multi media for films (not overly important) - mainly upload my old DVD collection. Happy to have a tinker around with VM etc but not much experience of this. My key question is for photo backups, if I was to use for instance Synology Photos, could I set up each user to have access to their own folder of photos only and not to able see all the photos? So for instance if I had 4 users using the Nas for storage and they each downloaded Synology Photos onto their mobile devices. Can I set it up so that when they open the Synology Photos app on their phone it only shows their own photos and not all fours users. If you could also provide some guidance as whether the ds920+ would fit my needs that would be brilliant Thanks
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 30 January 2021, 20:05
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