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when I read your article Should You Buy The Synology DS920+ NAS In 2021? than I reallize that I want to ask you other Hamlet question:
Should You Buy The Synology DS118 NAS In 2021? :)
I'm waiting almost half year for the DS118 successor, but it does not look that it comes soon...
Do you have any backgroud information related 1 slot NAS from Synology?
thank you in advance
I am looking for a NAS that I can set up with my pc to allow greater storage and transfer speeds for editing.
I use a mix of 5k RED files and 8k x 8k h264/prores files for various projects.
I am not interested in multi user access, as this will only be me using the files.
Currently, I keep live projects on a 1TB nvme and transfer to USB external drives for long term storage, as the size of the footage and projects increase, this is fast becoming a hassle, especially when the footage/project exceeds 1tb.
I am looking for a budget conscious solution but am willing to spend the money where it is needed for transfer speeds.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to hearing your suggestions!
Any update to this?
I have been using aSynology DS412+ for several years but am considering an upgrade to take advantage of higher ethernet speeds and SSD caching. Thanks. :)
Hi, I am looking for Home NAS. Looking to configure it in Master/Slave mode - where NAS is Master for all data (personal/photos/movies) and Google Drive is a slave - and publically facing as an additional backup for 3 main tasks: Photos - Google Photos, Drive for Big home movies (avg. 6-10GB each file) and personal files. Not planning to backup all of the files - only specific. I should be good to go with 2TB Google Drive and 6-8TB of NAS. What would you recommend?
I'm planning to purchase a Synology DS1621+ to use as my primary storage drive for a large photo catalog. I plan to use 4 x WD Ultrastar drives in RAID 10. I'd like to edit directly off the NAS, so I will upgrade to 10GBe via PCIe. Hoe much (if at all) would my use case benefit from upgrading M.2 NVMe and/or RAM? Thank you.
QNAP sound like the system for me.
Looking for 2 x 2TB (mirror) just network drive
SSD? For €500? Hmm. Just checked and 1x2TB is €250...
Query /envisaged NAS use:
MAC Time Machine backup (over SMB?)
Windows pc backup - straight forward
NAS for all photos and accessed by mac/pc/android/iphone
2 home users
10 family members around the world with some folder access
Android and iphone to backup / transfer photos to NAS
Android/iphone to access NAS over Internet
As I have today, selected folders are synced to cloud so same data can be accessed from multi devices.
For photos I want to physically backup onto M-Disk. NAS software that "knows" what are new photos and gets them ready for the next M-Disk backup (M-Disk is 100Gb)
Appreciate your support. If there are affiliated links for QNAP and Seagate ironwolf RED would be grand.
P.s. if near the same budget (I could add a few hundred) for 2× 2TB SSD. Worth it in terms of performance?
My Apple Time Capsule 500Gb HDD is a little sluggish when accessing doc folders. 30 sec for drive to wake up, spool up, secure connection, read data, send folder structure etc. Maybe it is just old.
Further to my previous message I would like to purchase and install the following NAS configuration:
NAS-1 UK, Back-up, File server, Media server for 3 Macs, 2 iPads, 4 iPhones, 1 Apple TV etc - Synology DS 1520+ ?
NAS-2 GR, Off-site back-up, Media server for 2 Macs etc - Synology DS220+ ?
Current total net storage requirement ~5TB, expected to increase to 7 TB within 2 years
- Is the choice of DS correct? - how much RAM, NVMe and HDD capacity should I go for?
- will syncing between the two NAS work even though my ISPs in UK and Greece will not provide me fixed IP addresses
I am currently using a DS216+II (Intel Celeron N3060 1.6 GHz, 8192MB) remotely mainly for video streaming with dsvideo (w/ max 720p res) and photo and file categorizing (dsphoto/moments and dsfiles).
Now I am looking for NAS (DS/Qnap) as a new device for my Home Use Case with max 1500-2500EUR Budget which
is future proof from HW point of view (buying for the next 4-5 years) with built-in 10GbE port (or possibility extend (from 1 / 2,5 / 5 GbE) at least 6 Bays (or even 8)
will be used by max 2-3 uers (constantly mainly 1)
is a multimedia hub using for at least 1080p HD video streaming (or even 4K with HW transcoding)
is used for data backup and synchronisation
can be used by my wife for her photography business (post production: categorizing, archiving, sharing photos with clients)
might be used for raw (arw) photo editing (using Adobe Lightroom / Photoshop)
might be used to run her business website (using wordpress or similar base)
might be used for virtual machine deployment
Thank you very much for your help!
After watching and reading numerous posts here, I purchased a DS920+ for my Plex server. I had gotten about 5 docker containers setup for VPN's, Sonarr, etc. as well as the native app installation for Plex. Since the memory usage was getting fairly high without a high load on the system just yet, I bought a 16GB RAM module that was recommended in one of the channel's articles. After installing the RAM module, my DS920+ no longer boots up properly and the power button just flashes. If the RAM module is removed, things go back to normal. Am I just not able to use a 16GB RAM module?
RAM Module title and specs from Amazon:
Timetec Hynix IC
16GB DDR4 2666MHz PC4-21300
Unbuffered Non-ECC 1.2V CL19
2Rx8 Dual Rank 260 Pin SODIMM
As you were so helpful last time in setting up acces to a Virtual Machine I thohght I'd see if you;d be able to help me again.
This time I have set up webstation and am able to create a website and view it.
But I have installed piwigo into a irectpory but whenn I try to run the installation script via a url I get told that I don;t have write permission to some of the directories.
ODo you have any idea what have to configure to configure to ensuer that the php script being run has write permission to some of the subdirectires.
Dear NAS compares
Thank you for your super relevant information about the differences of SMR and CMR
I have additional question
How do I find out which HDD contains Helium instead of Oxygen.
Particularly the 12 TB from WD.
I am trying to find the best 12TB option for a QNAP HS-453DX NAS server.
looking forward to hearing from you.
I currently have a Mac Pro 5,1 that's stuck on an older version of MacOS so I'm thinking about my digital future. My current setup has 8TB of internal storage with just about 4Tb being used. It's an 8 core 2.0 GHz with 42GB of ram. I have two LaCie external 8TB drives that I use for Time Machine backups (I swap them every month and leave one offsite).
In thinking about retiring the desktop I have been researching NAS for a few months now and I think I've settled on a DS420+ with three (3) 4TB IronWolf HDDs, probably running SHR. I intend to use the 8TB drives as backups for the Synology, swapping them out monthly. I have a MacBook Pro that I will transition to as my primary computer. I store lots of photos and I have a very inefficient method of transferring them from my camera or iPhone to my Mac Pro currently. The majority of my storage is photos that I look through on occasion. In the future I hope to do more photo editing and sorting. Since the Mac Pro is older it doesn't import photos through Image Capture as HEIC but as jpg. So I load pictures from my phone to my MacBook Pro to a Dropbox folder that syncs to the Mac Pro and then copy them from there to the folder where I want them stored. I also share my Mac Pro folders so I access files, copy, and move them on the Mac Pro through the MacBook.
So, I have questions/concerns:
1. Why not just continue to use the Mac Pro as a file repository? Although inefficient, it does work...
2. My iTunes library is LARGE so I can't put it on my MacBook. Is there an elegant solution for having files local to the MacBook when I'm not online and able to access the Synology? Maybe there isn't and I just use my phone or iPad for those times.
3. Is it possible to upload single photos from the iPhone to Synology.
4. From watching your videos I don't think SSD cache is of much benefit to me. I don't access the same files over and over. Is adding/maximizing memory a better bang for my buck?
5. How many years before I should plan to upgrade a NAS?
6. Any opinion on just getting a newer Mac and duplicating the system I have now?
7. Are there any things you think I should know before I jump in. I am reluctant. This is new to me and I feel some anxiety about it.
8. Do you think there's another storage solution I should consider?
Robbie, in the upcoming videos related to the Synology HAT5300 drive, please consider exploring the following topics.
 Is the Synology HAT5300 8TB drive considerably louder than the 12TB model? Assuming that Synology HAT5300-8T = Toshiba MG06 and HAT5300-12T = MG07, the acoustic specifications (idle) published by Toshiba are 34db versus 20db.
 Will the Synology HAT5300 16TB drive be approved for use in a DiskStation NAS? At present, the Synology HAT5300-16T only appears in the Synology Products Compatibility List for RackStation units.
 Please compare a Synology HAT5300-8T against a Toshiba MG06, to contrast the performance of the ‘same’ hardware with different firmware.
 When examining the performance of a Synology HAT5300 drive, please vary the number of simultaneous clients in a multi-user RAID environment. According to Synology’s data sheet for the HAT5300, the drive does not deliver better performance than others when the number of clients is few.