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I have read a lot that zfs is the best ro keep your data safe and healthy. Ive already invested on 4 x 4tb ironwolf pro hdd and have budget around £500 to spend on Nas . What nas should I get to support zfs, be upgradeable to add ddr4 rams later if required.
The usage is home and small business,
- lots of small photos and video files,
- media server with wifi and hdmi tv connections,
- mobiles back ups and sync
- IP cctvs act as nvr
- business files directory read and write daily use
- clients restricted access to related documents
Hi and thanks for answering my question. Based on your reviews in 2020, I finally purchased the QNAP TS-653D with 8GB RAM. It is fully populated with 6 WD 10TB drives (RAID 5). The NAS holds all my music files (mostly high resolution *.dsf (SACD) files, 4K movies, photos and also records/stores 8 surveillance cameras.
Currently, the NAS is connected to my router via cat 6a and my PCs (1 PC and 2 laptops) are all connected to my router via a switch and cat 6A cables. I have 1GB internet service. I play music from the NAS through J River Media Center on each of my PCs. It works fine. But, is my PC media software getting the music data perfectly? Or, should I connect my main PC directly to the NAS? Is there any difference in the quality of the music file between ethernet connected LAN or direct ethernet connection from NAS to one of my PCs?
Hello, I am emailing form Canada where my internet speed is 940 Mbps download and 940 Mbps upload on fibre optics. I would like to store all of my 4k movies, bluray movies, hundreds of music Flac files and thousands of family photos that can be accessed by 8 family member that are around the world, majority in Canada and USA. Just wondering if this is possible because sometime there can be all 8 members of the family watching 4k movies at the same time.
I need some professional advice which I would rather pay for.
Our back story is…
Having become frustrated with the data mess of 3 PCs, 3 laptops, and numerous devices I purchased a Synology DS420+ having watched many of your (and other) videos. We have a great Ubiquity home network to keep us connected wired and wirelessly, but with us now mostly home working and homeschooling and using more in-house media for entertainment we needed a central data solution.
Being dyslexic I tend to look to audio/visual instruction. With so much information and opinions on the likes of youtube I have become completely overwhelmed with snippets of advice over the past 4 days of what I want to achieve, but still no definitive answer to how to do it.
Do you offer a paid advice service or a remote set-up option? And what is your availability as I keen to get this up and running asap.
I have a LOT of genealogy photos and videos (~10TB) on my desktop plus my wife and kid's laptops.
I got a free TS-431P from work and bought 4*6TB WD Reds to put in it, but I now see how it MIGHT be faster with an SSD in the first slot.
I mainly want to use this NAS for backup of all of the workstations. My understanding is that I am maxed out at 16TB by the CPU???
I have an external 16TB USB drive for backup of the NAS. I was thinking that I should only use 3 of the HDD and an SSD for speedup?
What is your recommendation?
I am also having an issue figuring out how to schedule the sync with the external USB, could you point me to one of your videos? I watched the 8 part one, but maybe I missed it? THANKS for all of your hard work.
Ok. I asked this question earlier and got a reply. "The website for Qnap shows that I can use the ts-453d with 8 cameras on a home surveillance system. Qnap says it needs 8gb ram to do so. But the 4gb specs say it will transfer 160 GB per sec, and the nas surveillance calculator shows I will need something like 48gb per sec. Can I do 8 cameras with 4gb model (I plan on upgrading to more than 8 at a later date)?"
The reply I got is "IP cameras themselves do not require extra RAM. You can have 8 cameras recording with 4GB RAM with no problems. You need RAM for playback. It also depends on which software you will use to operate your cameras. If you use Surveillance Station, this app do not need much resources to run and operate. If you are looking at QVR Pro then this app will require some more resources then the other app mentioned. QVR Client is a desktop app for your computer. The requirement for 8GB RAM is mentioned for your computer if you refer to this : https://www.qnap.com/en-uk/software/qvr-pro
Either way, whichever software you choose to use, you can upgrade RAM capacity at any time in the future."
I have another question. So the 8gb ram requirement is for my home computer? I have never used a nas, but think the features of one (qumagie, qvr pro) are phenomenal apps. So just to be clear, using the qvr pro software, if I get the 4gb ts-453d, and have a home computer with more than 8gb of ram, I shouldn't have any problem? Does this apply to the hdmi output of the device as well? What i want to do is have the 453d in my garage inside a large safe. run a cat6 cable to my router, to be able to access it from one of 3 computers. all will have more than the 8gb of ram. when i get all of the cameras i want for a surveillance system, is all i will need then a switch? sorry for so many questions, just havent done much with networking before, but I think a nas is the best solution for the cost in my case. Thanks in advance. Also, does NasCompares have affiliate links for purchases or a patreon?
Hi, great YouTube videos!!
Which NAS? - Been looking at the Synology DS218, basically it will be mainly used for music files and pictures, maybe the odd 4K video clips, to my AVR / TV. i.e. multi media.
I like the feature of copying straight from a USB for ease.
I want something that will not grind to a hault because of low RAM .
Also it will be connected to a SkyQ Router not sure if that could be problematic?
Thanks in advance Rach.
The website for Qnap shows that I can use the ts-453d with 8 cameras on a home surveillance system. Qnap says it needs 8gb ram to do so. But the 4gb specs say it will transfer 160 GB per sec, and the nas surveillance calculator shows I will need something like 48gb per sec. Can I do 8 cameras with 4gb model (I plan on upgrading to more than 8 at a later date)? Thanks you for any help, and thanks for the great videos you have already made. Helped me a ton on deciding which nas to go with.
I need some advice for purchasing a NAS system.
I access some information in the cloud on the street (DNS) and I usually access DLNA to movies (with subtitles) and photos on SmartTV, I do some backups.
What is the real advantage for the 2 bays?
What are the best/price HDD?
Thanks in advance.
Currently we have a Ds1618+ with 20TB working around the clock on our office. We have 4 workstations + 10 render nodes constantly accessing files over the network, some times even the same files at the same time (specially the render nodes). We have hit a big bottleneck where the NAS can't handle all of this in terms of Network, CPU and RAM.
We had it connected through a 10GBe connection but was quickly saturated and led to tons of connection losses, which meant job failures for the Nodes. That was also probably happening because there were some 10GBe systems at the same time as 1GBe. Once we swapped for a 5 Link aggregation (4 x 1GBe and 1 x 10GBe limited to 1GBe) there wasn't any more saturation problems, just an overall decrease of speed for everyone.
We need to invest in a new solution ASAP as this makes us waste precious time.
Since we've been on Synology for a while I would prefer to stay, but I'm open to other providers.
Right now we were thinking on a NAS with a PCI expansion Slot to put a 40GBe NIC, to connect to a 40GBe switch. Then all the Workstations and Render Nodes would connect to it through 10GBe connections.
Hope you can help us out
In process of putting together system I can edit on and be stable platform to build on, based on running across your site and the knowledge you have, I purchased Synology -DS720- 2 Seagate Ironwolf 8TB drives with the additional sinology 4 gb ram- have not added the SSD yet? Still researching Desktop??, Adobe pro or Davinci resolve ??, considering ViewSonic VP3881 do to one monitor for multi-tasking and accurate color with a good price, not a gamer but who knows maybe experiment at some point.
I have a 2000 sq ft house 3 car garage trying to cover approx. 2500 square ft , would like to use POE injector WT-GPOE-8-Awhich I own for some cameras eventually currently not using, I have cad 5 & 6 ran to the 3 rooms MB, Living, Den from office router, currently have Frontier Fios only getting 60 up and down paying for 75 thinking to upgrade min 100 probably more gigabit if they offer special, would like system to be able to take advantage. Frontier wanted to send me there router to test the lines as they don’t support outside components, Frontier recommended I also purchase a mesh to get full coverage for all devices not wired direct you know how it is adds up in a hurry 3 Alexa’s, Garage Door opener, Heat & Air thermostat, Harmony wireless hub, TV added bedroom with no cad 6 ran,2- laptops, mobil phones it turns into another 15 devices real quick. I also own TP-Link 24-_port gigabit switch TL-SG1024 I’m not using but could maybe use in plan
Was thinking while upgrading get a fast compatible router that will work with Fios and also be able to support the Nas with a fast connection if accessing form outside, I have also watched some of your links on editing direct from the sinology at blazing speeds not sure on the configuration for that, but this would be nice to have option, plan was to build desktop with SSD and backup within? Use the Nas to carry the load of all the back up files and space for the cameras. Now with this statement from Frontier get new router for speed and get mesh for additional Wi-Fi coverage and speed what would you recommend?
Wish you were in Dallas I would be happy to pay for the design and implementation of something that all works together with new technology and stability.
Sorry for the lengthy explanation trying to give you clear picture.
Would be happy to purchase through your links.
Hello i currently have a ds1621+ with a 4x10tb drive shr-1 array with 13TB of data on it. i purchased a QNAP TVS-672N and i intend on putting a raid 50 on it. However i will need to utilize the 4 drives that are in the synology atm. My question is .....is there some way to CHEAPLY offload my data temporarily to another location and then pull it back once i have built the new array. atm all i can think of is to put my data on a 10tb and 4tb drive i have in desktops around the house.
I hope everything is going well with you
I am writing this message to ask you for an advice. I need NAS for a small office [18 endpoints, and 1 Windows server].
We will use MSP360, to perform an image backup for the devices mentioned early, and store those images on a NAS.
Can you please recommend a NAS for me
I cannot wait for your reply
Thanks in advance