Synology E10M20-T1 Hardware Review

Review of the Synology NVMe SSD Cache and 10Gbe Combo E10M20 Upgrade Card Technology moves FAST! If I am fast learning something as I spend another year in the network industry, I have long since lea
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 30 June 2020, 20:05
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Synology DS1819+ or Synology RS1219+?

Hello. I am putting together a NAS solution and I would really appreciate some input. This is a home NAS and would mainly be used for storage and potentially for Plex as well. That said my biggest concern is data transfer speeds. As such, I would like to put together a 10Gbe solution. I am looking at either the Synology DS1819+ or potentially the Synology RS1219+ (as that could be added to an existing rack I have) with the E10-M20-T1 to boost speed. Would you suggest the DS1819+ or the RS1219+? What are the benefits of going with one versus the other?
AB Abernauer asked on 26 June 2020, 16:57
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QNAP TS-253D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-253D 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Can I let you guys into a secret? Ok, here goes - I bloody LOVE 2-Bay NAS'. I know most users think that a 4-Bay is a minimum when it comes to a serve
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 23 June 2020, 21:05
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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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Synology Moments won't play videos?

This video ( shows that Synology Moments is supposed to play videos right in the app. But on both my Pixel 3 and my wife's S10e, when tapping on a video to play, we get prompted with a "select which app to play this video in". We're both connected to the same server, so I'm wondering if there's a server-side setting that I need to change. I can't imagine that Synology would remove that functionality if at one point it did play videos, as shown in the video linked above. Thanks for the help.
AK Akilou asked on 23 June 2020, 13:38
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Buying a new NAS mostly for Plex streaming and Docker with Kubernetes?

Hello all, I'm looking around for investing in a new NAS to replace my current old one (a Seagate PersonalCloud). I'm mostly interested in 2 aspects: - must support Plex in order to be able to stream to my ChromeCast, - I'm starting to dig into Dockers + Kubernetes and I would like a NAS that would be able to run few virtual machines. I'm not interested in running virtual machines to replace my laptop; I'm speaking only about docker containers / images. I was thinking to something like the QNAP TVS-682 (most expensive), Synology DS-920+ or Asustor AS6404T (least expensive) HDMI output for me is not a must as I'm not planning to stream directly to my TV, but it's a plus. I would like something that would need no upgrade for about the next 3 years. Support for additional M.2 SSD/nvme is a plus.
AV Aviscido asked on 23 June 2020, 10:05
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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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Synology DS019 or DS920+?

I currently have a Synology DS411+II 4-bay NAS and would like to buy newer, faster version. I have limited my options to the DS1019+ or the DS920+ (when it becomes available in the Netherlands). Any recommendations about the better longer term option?
OZ Ozzienl asked on 22 June 2020, 19:36
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Synology DS920+ NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS920+ NAS Plex Media Server Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS920+ device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it's existing format or codec to one th
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 22 June 2020, 00:05
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Synology DS220+ NAS - Taking it to Pieces

Synology DS220+ NAS Hardware Tear Down For those of you that are interested in the newest generation of Synology NAS, you are probably wondering about what exactly goes on under the bonnet. We talk a
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 15 June 2020, 19:10
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QNAP x53D 16GB and 32GB Crucial Memory Upgrade Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your QNAP TS-x53D NAS to 16GB or 32GB Back in early 2020 when the QNAP TS-x53D NAS was first announced, many users were surprised at the maximum memory limit that the manufa
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 15 June 2020, 00:05
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Synology E10M20-T1 (FINALLY) Released - 10Gbe & NVMe Combo Card

Synology E10M20 10G and NVMe SSD Cache Card is Available Well, we had to wait a while didn't we, but finally, we can confirm that the brand new official Synology 10Gbe and m.2 NVMe SSD upgrade card i
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 11 June 2020, 08:30
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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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QNAP QXG 10GbE and QNAP QM2-2P 10 GbE MTU's ?

Can these NICs be configured to work with each other. They seem to have dissimilar MTUs?
JP Jperry01 asked on 06 June 2020, 01:53
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Synology DS220+ NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS220+ NAS Plex Media Server Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS220+ device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it's existing format or codec to one th
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 04 June 2020, 19:45
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First time NAS recommendation?

My business partner and I are building a music studio and would like to have a server in order to efficiently work on multiple computers (we will have two different rooms, each with its own PC, but projects will need to be accessed in each room). While we will mainly be sharing project folders, we would also like to stream up to 4k video as well as share audio samples, photos, and other miscellaneous files. We’re curious which NAS would best fit our needs! Any help is greatly appreciated!
ST Stangoodwin asked on 03 June 2020, 20:58
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Upgrade quandry?

Currently have a Netgear ReadfyNAs NV+ V2 - Which replacement NAS shouldf I buy? Synology DS420J or the Netgear Ready Nas 214 Will be populating it with 4 x 4Tb Ironwolfs
RI Rickanthony asked on 03 June 2020, 10:51
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1U NAS selection?

I am considering moving from a desktop NAS (I currently have the Synology DS418play) to a 1U. Honestly, I only use my NAS as a file storage box. I know it has a lot of capabilities and app support, but I am not taking advantage of that... Requirements: 1U with 400mm depth limit, and 4 x 3.5" drives. Looking around, seems like my 2 options are the Synology DS819 or the QNAP TS-451DeU. Questions: 1. Am I missing any alternative? 2. Both those 1U NAS are priced at $599 in the US. Seems like technically the QNAP is better. Anyone compared those 2 NAS devices? 3. Should I decide to splurge and move to 2U (still with 400mm depth limit due to my rack) - what would be a better alternative to the above, keeping budget reasonable? (I could not see anything for less than $1200 which is exactly 2x the price...) Thanks!
ZA Zachik asked on 31 May 2020, 16:37
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Synology DS 1019+ and Time Machine?

After finding NAS Compares, I’ve Just got a DS 1019+, first thing I did was setup time machine backup from my 2013 MacBook Pro, followed the guides, Backup seems to Start ok, but when it gets above say 10gb, it fails and says I need to start a new backup, any ideas what’s wrong please ?
DA Davidjames1701 asked on 31 May 2020, 06:05
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Asustor 6404T?

Will this unit drive 4K out the HDMI port to a 4K TV, I store 4K video and want to watch the 4K on the TV
4K 4kman asked on 30 May 2020, 00:19
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