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TS-109 Pro not visible?

Bought a second hand TS-109 Pro, downloaded QFinder Pro and the latest firmware 3.3.3. All installed correctly but cannot see it on the network or map a drive in windows 10 When I click Details in QFinder Pro, it comes up with a log in screen where I put default username and password, the it does a little search for a few seconds and closes down??? When I click on Network Drives, there is nothing to select in the Select IP Address dropdown box??? I know it's an old system but I wanted to try it out to share music and videos on my network. Thanks in advance
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AN Andyb63uk asked on 27 October 2020, 10:53
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QNAP QGD-1600P switch and QNAP QXG-10G2T-107 10 GbE expansion card?

I bought the QXG-10G2T-107 for my 1600P after checking in the QNAP compatibility table for suitable cards for my switch. When I put the card in the switch will not boot, it just hangs on "booting". I have an M.2 NVMe SSD drive card in the switch that works fine. Could anyone help me with some thoughts as to why the card does not seem to be compatible- many thanks
CH Chethiuz asked on 03 October 2020, 10:52
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QNAP HBS versioning/snapshots only to external backup?

I have a Backup job set on a daily schedule in HBS 3 from a QNAP to an attached external USB Drive. When I did a test Restore job I only see a single backup version available from the most recent backup of the day before. How do I save these daily scheduled backups as versioned backups more akin to Time Machine? I've watched some of your (very helpful) videos about snapshots but as far as I understand it, the snapshot lives on the main source QNAP. I was hoping to get the versioning only on the external USB backup. Are you forced to turn on snapshots on the main QNAP first and then the HBS scheduled backup job would also grab the snapshot data each day? Essentially I’m asking what’s the best way to replicate w/ HBS (or a different QNAP app) how Time Machine can backup daily versions to an external drive only. Thanks!
JA Jas asked on 07 September 2020, 20:58
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Advice on new QNAP NAS purchase?

Upgrading home network and looking for advice/comments on my ideas. Need to replace 2 TS-453Bminis (4 bay) with ones that with faster network connectivity. One mini is Plex server, one mini is backup and mapped drives for home network. Both 4 bay with HGST 6 TBs drives in all bays. Must be able to migrate by using old drives. (see https://www.qnap.com/en/nas-migration/) Think a 4 bay TS-453D can replace the Plex mini and has faster LAN, but am wondering if a 4 bay TS-473 might be better for backup and mapped drives because it has faster CPU, handles more memory and can take add in cards to get the higher LAN speed. Budget for both is $1500 US so some room for more bays or different models. I'm OK with getting base memory and adding in later. The final setup would use the 5 port QSW-1105-5T 2.5GBe switch with the 2 new NAS and my 2 home PCs using high speed LAN cards connected to it. Advice? Comments? Flaws I've not considered or such? All feedback appreciated.
JM Jmcging asked on 30 August 2020, 15:06
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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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QNAP Desktop Models Ryzen being dropped?

This question is really directed to Rob and others in the know. But a number of us who have been waiting on a Ryzen desktop refresh appear to have been dropped off the radar. I was planning to purchase the 12 or 16 bay Ryzen desktop, but didn't want to buy 2 year old cpu's when much newer versions were readily available. Now it is confirmed that Qnap has no plans to update the Ryzen desktop systems. This is sad beyond belief as the ryzen models were a great balance of cpu, ram etc. I wish this could have been push during the recent Q&A that Rob did with Qnap. So whats my question? Where does this leave those that wanted a great cpu based system, but dont want to purchase rack options. The latest QuTS Xeon's are lets face it, not inspiring. Oh well, very sad times.
CA Casw1000 asked on 21 August 2020, 09:19
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Help and advice with Upgrade for Storage Expansion set up?

The Problem: - I did what I could only do and installed my 4 x 10TB existing Sata drives into the new TVS 682, it appears I cannot use static volume with the new Qtier SSD drives function (Qsync over our network to 5 Computers?) – presently able to carry out our normal nightly back up of each computer drive (Documents and its Qsync folder) I suppose I am looking for a heads up before I have to click the rebuild button? Is this right or is there another option? Looked till I am now confused – (I’ll say it first - yes I am easily confused) BTW - Purchased TL D800S via SPAN – TVS 682 via Box
MI Minalo1 asked on 12 August 2020, 20:10
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Qnap ts451+?

Would you consider the qnap ts451+ too old to purchase. Mostly will be used to hold movies to stream over my home network. Not using the HDMI direct connect port. Raid 5 will be my option with 4 10Tb drives
HO Hoopsdavis asked on 06 August 2020, 16:29
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Qnap Expansion?

How does Qnap expansion work with TS-451+ and TR-002?
HO Hoopsdavis asked on 05 August 2020, 03:37
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PLEX on qnapTVS-672N-i3 or do I need it?

Hi First thx for a intressing website and Youtube channel. I have today since a couple of years a WD pr2100 wich has served me well. I use it mostly for Plex and some minor backups. I also have some friends who uses my Plex server. I think of upgrading to get more bays and a more powerful NAS. I have consider synology 918+ or 920+ or maybe a terramaster. But recently I also have been looking at the qnap 672N-i3. Regarding on more Plex users is the qnap a better choice? Mainly the material is 1080 p. Is it more futureproof regarding some 4K with the qnqp ? Is there another better NAS option ? I have ofcourse Plexpass with transcoding today on my wd pr2100. I dont mind spending some money on a new NAS.
JO Jorgerik asked on 04 August 2020, 15:01
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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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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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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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Best editing and backup for video and photos ?

Backup and editing photos and video
BI Bill asked on 10 June 2020, 10:09
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Yet again WD Red 4TB FAX vs FRX?

Hi, I'm looking closely to Qnap TS-251D populated with a couple of WD Red 4TB HDD based on the following needs: - Family data storage solution (three persons with individual personal and professional data); - Multimedia storage and video player through HDMI to the living room TV; - Own cloud solution for on-the-move access. My choice for the WD Red was mainly driven by the lower noise level when compared with the Seagate Ironwolf, but considering my complete lack of experience, I'm not sure if that's a significant factor to consider in my case. Having this WD Red in mind, I've been following the CMR/SMR controversy and all the amazing NASCompares Youtube videos posted to test this novelty from WD. Even watching these videos, I'm still not sure if it pays to buy the new model (FAX), mainly because it is more expensive than the older model (FRX). Should I go for WD Red FAX, FRX or just go for Seagate (if the noise levels aren't that noticeable)?
QU Quad as asked on 22 May 2020, 21:52
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MKV and QNAP?

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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Formats for Video Streaming on QNAP?

Wanted to ask for some advice with a QNAP NAS. I have the TS219P II. I really want to be able to share some of my personal videos with friends and family. I puts some videos on the NAS and created a share link. But when I view this link.. I can't get it to stream the video. It plays the clip.. but with audio only.. no video. Are there specific video types that I need to have my clips in so they can be streamed? These are small SD clips.. so nothing crazy. Is there a setting I'm missing that will allow the NAS to stream the clips..and transcode if needed? Thanks much! -Peter
PE Peter555 asked on 22 April 2020, 06:01
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Help needed b/w 4TB WD Red Pro / WD Gold / Seagate Ironwolf Pro?

Hello, I currently own a QNAP TS-453Mini 8GB (original version) w/ 4x 4TB WD Red Pro (64MB cache) HDD's (all bought in 2016) 1 of HDD's failed this week and I'm looking to replace it ASAP. I was looking at the 4TB WD Red Pro vs the 4TB WD Gold vs the 4TB Seagate Ironwolf Pro HDD's. I'd need some advice on the following: - Can I mix HDD brands (i.e. 2x Seagate + 2x WD Red Pros) - Can I mix HDD's with different cache sizes? (Red Pro 64MB vs Gold 256 MB, or even Ironwolf Pro 128MB vs Red Pro 64MB, and so on) - Considering the recent SRM issues, are the WD Gold and Ironwolf models bound to be affected? - Is the WD Gold worth it for a 4bay NAS? All three drives are nearly at the same price right now, so that's not an issue. It's more on reliability. I replaced one of my drives 1.5 yrs ago already and now a 2nd one failed this week. That's 2 of the original WD Red Pro's in less than 4 years. Add the emerging SRM issues affecting WD 2TB-6TB HDD's... Thanks in advance!
ME Menvedidos asked on 21 April 2020, 18:52
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RAID 1 to RAID 0?

I have QNAP NAS TS-251+ (2) WD Red 4TB 3.5" NAS HD Raid 1 (I would like to unmirror ? to RAID 0) HBS 3 backed up to: QNAP TR-002 2 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure Direct Attached Storage (DAS) with Hardware RAID USB 3.0 Type-C RAID 0 (2) WD Red Pro 4TB NAS Internal Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, - 256 MB Cache, 3.5" I currently keep all my Media on TR-002 and Run Multimedia from Host. I want to Restore Everything - Backup and Media to Host then use TR-002 to backup changes to host. Before I reconfigure the Host - Is this logical? Is there a better way?
SM Smck54 asked on 11 April 2020, 20:56
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Tag Video files for easier search and File management ?

Hi! So I work for a small company and we just bought a custom Synology ds1819 in order to store all the video footage that we record. I'd like to find out if there is software out there that I can use in tandem with our NAS in order to log our footage in a way that we can bulk tag files, as well as have the ability to search let's say, "apple" and have all the footage we've tagged "apple" come up. Also if we'd be able to preview video files without having to download them, that would be ideal. I called Synology support and they said that they currently don't have anything like that, so I was hoping to find software out there that can do it instead. I just don't know what to even google to find this kind of program. Sorry if this doesn't make sense or if this is not the place to ask. Please let me know when you can, thank you!
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 06 April 2020, 21:40
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