Synology M2D20 NVMe Cache Card Revealed

Synology M2D20 NVMe SSD Card Coming Soon The last month or so has been an absolute landslide of new release information for Synology, generally a frightfully tight-lipped company. From the announceme
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 19 May 2020, 19:05
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To sync or symlink, that is the question...?

Hi everyone, here’s the photo setup I’m trying to accomplish in Moments: 2 separate personal accounts that store individual photos from before 2013 & a family account where all photos/videos since ‘13 are stored. I enabled the shared library, so I can be logged into my personal account and see my photos as well as our family shared photos. Both my wife and I are backing our iPhones up to the family account (Home>Family>Drive>Moments). The issue is that I have to do a manual copy from the Family account to the /Photos folder for the pics and videos to show up in the shared library. Taking all this into consideration, I’m wondering the best way to sync the Family Moments folder with the /Photo folder. Is it better to symlink the Family moments folder to the /Photo folder or create a script that runs nightly to copy its contents to /Photo? Ideally I would like to prevent duplicate copies (same photos in the Family Moments folder and the /Photo folder). Help please :D
SG Sgil asked on 18 May 2020, 14:50
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Media Sever DS218+ vs DS220+?

I am looking to buy a NAS to play movies on my TV and phone. Currently I have an Intel NUC hooked up to the TV - which is 1080p (looking to go 4k later this year) - via HDMI. Movies are stored locally on NUC. I was hoping the DS220+ would improve the decode/encode capabilities of the line up, but it seems the capabilities have decreased! Why is this? I'm baffled! I would like the ability to stream movies on the go to my GOOGLE Pixel 4XL, in addition to the TV. I'm not as worried about the TV as I can have the NUC decode the 4k files (that is correct, isn't it?), so the NAS won't be asked to do that work. But with streaming to the phone it likely will. Should I go for the DS218+?
TH Thisismyusername asked on 15 May 2020, 18:27
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DS418play or DX517 with DS1515?

Hey there, firstly love your NAS reviews! learnt a lot from them. i currently have a DS1515 which is running low on space. my files are mainly mkv (1080p with a dash of 4K with high end audio such as DTS-MA, Atmos) so each file is over 10GB in size. i only Direct Play. i don't stream from outside the house. even at home, it is only to my Sony Android TV (not Android box). i have not transcoded before because of the power required to transcode which works bad with the DS1515. my question is: should i get the DX517 expansion (now compatible with the DS1515) or the DS418play? i am aware that i will then have 2 separate pools so i'll need to figure out how to manage the media through Emby or Plex. just found Synology's Video Station and am looking at that as an option too.
KI Kirandas asked on 15 May 2020, 03:34
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Moving data from old nas to new nas?

I have DS411 with four 2TB drives. The raid configuration on two drives is set to Basic (with out protection) and the other two are set to Synology hybrid raid SHR (with out protection) The DS411 is not supported by migration assistant for the source . So here is my Question, Can I set up the DS1019 with one 12tb drive, then insert the old drives to copy the data, then discard those old drives? Thank you for your time.
AS Asoucar asked on 14 May 2020, 20:47
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New QNAP TS-453DU, TS-853DU and TS-1283DU Rackmount NAS Revealed

New QNAP TS-x53DU 2.5Gbe Rackmount NAS Series for Business QNAP really seems to be hitting the releases hard right now, setting their stall out early for their planned hardware for 2020. The D series
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 12 May 2020, 09:05
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Can extra RAM or eSATA SSD improve Plex transcoding on Synology ds218+?

I recently got a synology ds218+ which will mainly be used as a plex server with some minor backup functionalities. I want to use plex to share it with family members who live far away. From what i have read i need to get the premium version of plex to enable hardware transcoding. This is where the advice I find online gets confusing. I've read about people getting an extra SSD to enable transcoding there (using the USB or the eSATA port?) and some others about using RAM to transcode? Is a ram upgrade even necessary? Hopefuly you can give me some clarity between all this contradictory advise. Thanks in advance for your time,
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 10 May 2020, 17:05
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Rebuilding storage pool - Super slow to log-in?

HI all - I started upgrading my DS218+ with two new 4TB drives on Friday. I replaced the first one, which repaired overnight... All fine. I replaced the second drive at lunchtime yesterday - It was still repairing last night. This morning, logging into DSM is taking almost 10 minutes... and everything is crawling. Do I just leave it alone for now? Can I force restart when the storage pool is being repaired?
WE Westyphoto asked on 10 May 2020, 10:40
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Synology DS920+ vs QNAP TS-453D NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS920+ vs the QNAP TS-453D NAS Drive These days, whatever you are doing, it creates data. It is becoming increasingly hard these days not to leave a digital footprint, A trace
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 09 May 2020, 18:05
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POE Switch for IP Camera with Synology?

I want to add IP cameras to my older Synology DS1511+. I am confused about where the POE switch should go in the wired setup. My system background: Modem to Router Router to unmanaged switch to other devices like Apple TV, etc... Router to Synology Where in the lineup is the best location for POE switch? Directly to Router? Directly to Unmanaged Switch? Directly to the second port on the back of Synology NAS?
PA Paulg asked on 09 May 2020, 14:07
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NAS vs Cloud diagram?

Hi all, I'm new here and I'm looking for a NAS vs Cloud diagram comparison. I can't find good diagram on google so maybe someone has resources that can be shared? Thanks in advance.
FO Foogeh asked on 06 May 2020, 03:32
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Synology DS720+ vs DS718+ NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS720+ vs the DS718+ NAS Drive When it comes down to it, most users buying their very first network-attached storage device will end up choosing a 2-day device. A NAS used to b
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 05 May 2020, 23:40
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Transcoding MKV files using QNAP TVS-1282-i7-32G. Most of my library are MKV files. I understand that QNAP has an issue with MKV and requires work around to support them. Is this still true? My main reason to move from my Existing 21 TB Windows Home Server 2011 Supermicro Server with 8 3TB Enterprise drives connected to a Maga Raid Storage card is the amount of power required to run the Server 24 X 7. I am hoping a QNAP with 8 SSD drives would cost about 1/2 to run and add performance and reliability. Although the Supermicro Server has been very reliable for the last 5 years. I am thinking about getting the QNAP TVS-1281-i7-32G 450W Any advice you can offer would be appreciated. Thanks.
JM Jmine asked on 04 May 2020, 21:53
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Ease of upgrading 1 of 2 JBOD drives in DS214play ?

Thanks in advance for your help. I'm running a DS214play for file and media storage/playback with 2 3Tb WD RED drives which are configured as 1 Storage Pool with Synology's JBOD but are now nearly full. I'm happy with the performance (so don't eg need to upgrade the whole NAS) so I'm wondering how easy it is/what steps would be needed to swap out 1 drive for a larger capacity one. For example, if I used external USB HDDs to temporarily take the file capacity down to, say, 2Tb, is there a way of reconfiguring the JBOD to allow 1 of the drives to be removed and a larger capacity one swapped in ? Synology's Help Centre seems very quiet on this subject. Thanks
MA Marcam1000 asked on 03 May 2020, 10:03
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Plex NAS advice please?

Hi all. I'm new here, so I'm sorry if I do or say anything silly! I have a small home network with a Synology DS-213j serving home/office needs and Plex. It's very nearly full so I want a second NAS, to use solely for Plex. I will then use the 213j for home/office duties only, with the two current 2TB drives mirrored. So what can people recommend please? I'm not wedded to Synology, and I find their interface a bit clunky/inflexible to be honest. However this could be different for a modern system. I'd ideally like a 4-bay NAS, and would start with a single 8TB drive possibly. Reliability and quality for me are most important. I would expect no more than 3 Plex users at a time to be using the NAS, at anything between 720-4k, more or less always on a TV. My maximum budget would be £1000 all-in, though I'd hope to spend less if I can. Thanks in advance for any pointers... irf
IR Irf asked on 02 May 2020, 16:11
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WD Red CMR vs SMR - RAID RE-BUILDING Performance Test

Discuss: WD Red CMR vs SMR - RAID RE-BUILDING Performance Test
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 02 May 2020, 01:00
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Synology 2020 Q&A with Taiwan HQ - Your Questions Answered

Synology NAS 2020 - Your Questions Answered Of all the companies in the industry of network-attached storage, few are as secretive as Synology. Whether you are an in the industry of network appliance
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 May 2020, 07:00
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WD Red CMR vs SMR - RAID Build Performance Test

Discuss: WD Red CMR vs SMR - RAID Build Performance Test
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 01 May 2020, 01:00
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Synology DS220+ NAS Drive Details

Discuss: Synology DS220+ NAS Drive Details
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 30 April 2020, 18:00
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Synology DS420+ NAS Drive Details

Discuss: Synology DS420+ NAS Drive Details
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 30 April 2020, 12:00
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