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  Synology NAS Upgrade
Posted by: Enquiries - 3 hours ago - Forum: Before you buy Q&A - No Replies

I had a DS218play until. Was OK but slow so I wnat to upgrade.
I'm building my house and will get it for december 2023.
(So I can wait until then if needed)
I can rack mount the NAS, so it's the prefered form factor, but it is not mandatory.
users : 14 , (no more than 2~3 simultaneous)
synology photos, audio/video station, network files share is the main use
planed array : SHR1 (3x8TB) -> I want to be able to do Data Scrubbing

I'm thinking of getting the RS1221+ OR RS822+. what do you think ? Any better recomandation ?

Thank you

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  tvs-h674-i5-32g instead of DS1520+
Posted by: Enquiries - 5 hours ago - Forum: Before you buy Q&A - No Replies

Hello,

I found Robbie's video https://youtu.be/zNyTasDcVVc

Synology 2020 NAS Plex- First Time Setup Guide with DS420+

I planned on getting a DS1520+ but when it got delivered to me, I found it was swapped out with a DS1522+. I looked around and it seems that the tvs-h674 would work. Is there a different video or another setup guide that you recommend, how much different is setting up QNAP? Are you on Discord?

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  Synology
Posted by: Enquiries - 8 hours ago - Forum: Before you buy Q&A - No Replies

Hello
I have a very old Synology DS214, if I upgrade to say the new DS223 will my data remain and can I plug and go without too many concerns?

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  Simplest 2 bay home NAS
Posted by: Enquiries - 10 hours ago - Forum: Before you buy Q&A - No Replies

Hi
I’m looking for an idiot proof NAS to store my photos on, also my music with the ability to use Google home. And Time Machine backup. Also access to my iPhone iPad
I’m 68 years old and was using a Drobo but it’s gone wrong with no support.
I want to keep the price down but need somewhere to save my data.
Many thanks
Duncan

PS really enjoy your videos and it would seem synology is easier to use than Qnap

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  Desktop publishing server
Posted by: Enquiries - 11 hours ago - Forum: Before you buy Q&A - No Replies

Hello,
I'm a little confused by all the actuals NAS models, although I have a preference for Synology (desktop models - matter of space).
We currently use two Synology DS413J, but it has become very slow to work directly with documents on these models.
I'm looking for advice on buying a NAS (file server) to act as a file server mainly for hosting desktop publishing documents (Mac OS X - Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) and related elements (illustrations, PDF, etc.).
Which model do you think is the "right one" for this purpose and what would be the options to consider if necessary (network card, ethernet switch, cache memory, RAM, etc.)
Thank you for your interest in my request.
Best for 2023 to all.
Patrick.

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  Plex streaming with 4k hevc doesn't work with subtitles
Posted by: Enquiries - 11 hours ago - Forum: Before you buy Q&A - No Replies

Hello



I have Synology DS1821+ and I am running Plex with PlexPass.

I have 4K content mostly HEVC, HDR10 and in a .mkv container.

When I try to play on my TV (LG C1) it automatically transcodes video to H264. That is hurting the CPU so I don’t want to do this.

I find out that’s the case when I try to watch a video with subtitles on and when I turn it off it streams normally (without transcoding it).

I can watch English movies without subtitles, my sister needs English subtitles and my brother needs Slovenian subtitles because he doesn't speak English, so I need 2 subtitles in every movie.

What is the best option for me without having 3 editions of each movie with "burn in" subtitles?

Transcoding it all to H264?

Can you please help me?



Thank you for every answer.

Luka

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  Disk failure
Posted by: Enquiries - 11 hours ago - Forum: Before you buy Q&A - No Replies

Hi,
I’m about to buy the DS 220+ with 2x4TB WD disks… I’m planning to use them on a RAID1 configuration. My questions are;

1- Should a disk fail in the future, would I be able to replace that disk with a higher capacity one whilst still retaining all the data ?

I know that in raid 1 the array is only as big as the smallest disk but I would be doing so in order to upgrade both disks to a higher capacity, should I need to do so.

2 - On the same scenario as question 1, could I take out both disks, replace them with 2 higher capacity ones, then just copy all the data from the health one onto to new pair ?

Thank you for your time in reviewing my query.

Best regards,
Jeandre Grixti

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  NAS and Hard Drive
Posted by: Enquiries - 11 hours ago - Forum: Before you buy Q&A - No Replies

I need a NAS for a small two-person office. A storage server. I have several older Synology Drives bought in 2014. I do not understand the new memory and new 2x800 Cache add on to Synology Drives. Nor do I understand how much memory I should buy. Also, are the Synology Enterprise HDD series better than the WD or other HDs? Please suggest a Synology Drive setup.

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  NAS-raid recommendation
Posted by: Enquiries - Yesterday, 06:00 PM - Forum: Before you buy Q&A - No Replies

I need advice or recommendation to upgrade my current storage and backup system. I am a non-professional photographer and writer, not an expert but I am fluent in computer systems and usage. Currently, I use an iMac with an external G-Drive Raid 0, 8TB, and a bunch of WD external drives for backup purposes, and Dropbox for cloud backup. Although comfortable with WD, I am considering an SYNOLOGY NAS-raid enclosure to upgrade and consolidate my current setup. I am considering having an 8 or 12-TB raid 1 for primary backup and multiple JBOD drives for archiving and secondary backups. Any configuration and product recommendation will be highly appreciated thank you.

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  Synology DS1821+ with Seagate ST4000VN000
Posted by: Enquiries - Yesterday, 10:00 AM - Forum: Before you buy Q&A - No Replies

We are planning to purchase a Synology DS1821+ and we want to use 4 HDDs from our old Seagate 4 bay NAS.
The disk model is the Seagate NAS HDD ST4000VN000 with firmware SC46.
The disk are not in the compatibility list in the Synology site. Can I use them?

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