DIY NAS

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Building your own Free NAS system. Or maybe you want to use Synology operating system calla Xpenology and install it on your own hardware. Or maybe you want to run an Arduino NAS. This and more can be found under this topic.

Best use out of DS 218j, has 2x 3 TB drives already installed?

Family has 4 phones, 1 iPhone and 3x Android. I wish to use the NAS to store all photos [currently on Apple and Google} and free up memory on the phones. Caveat, I am not very technical...
TI Timmis asked on 15 January 2021, 15:47
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QuTScloud?

My past conundrum is that there is such a premium on NAS hardware, with no reasonable desktop (not rack mount) solutions with say 8 cores, 64GB of RAM and lots of SSD. I have long wanted to build my own, except configuring a good software solution (and maintaining it for years to come) is a lot of work, especially when security patches need to be installed on all of the individual components (like Plex, ownCloud, Calibre, Zoneminder, and so on). Most of the software is one click away from updates with Synology. Along comes QuTScloud. Now I can supposedly build a NAS (as described above), run Ubuntu as the OS with Virtualbox and install a supported and licensed version of QuTS. This would be the best of both worlds. Questions: 1. Any rumblings about Synology doing the same thing with DSM? 2. Any plans on doing a review of QuTScloud on generic hardware? I bought a license and am testing now, but I would like an experts viewpoint.
CO Coreyswilson asked on 27 August 2020, 19:17
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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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Setup Dell SC430?

I have and old Dell SC430 (Pentium D 2.8 GHz 3 GB Ram) and would like to use as file server. is it sufficient to run Xpenology/Synology ?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 15 March 2020, 21:50
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