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I'm a colorist and I want to buy a storage solution that I can edit direct out of.
So, right out of the bat: 10gbe is necessary
I work mostly with ProRes 4444 media, ocasionally RED ARRI Raw media or DPX image sequences all ranging from 1080p up to 6k.
I'm looking for something that can feed all that in realtime to my workstation.
I'm currently interested in the Synology ds1621xs+ or ds1821+, however I don't know if these models would be able to meet my needs and I can't decide between the two.
Thanks for your help I hope I provided you with all the necessary information.
If it comes to synology, seems like you are the one to ask! Great comparisons! However i am unsure what to buy.
I have a Ds215j in Place with 2*3TB Wd red
I am looking for an upgrade. Since i have a small rack at home the rackversions seem nice, but expensive.
I have now the opportunity to buy a used RS818+ without drives for around 550.- swiss francs.
A empty ds720+ costs me new about 450 swiss francs.
I use the nas for data storage and for streaming home made fotos amd movies ro my tv via apple tv.
Also for synching/backup my files to dropbox automatically.
Can you tell me with which one of the above you would go?
Would you buy new Harddroves or just transfer the current ones into the new nas?
Thanks a lot
Hi, I just bought the DS1821+. Looking to set up a home office nas for all my documents and a Plex server. I'm wondering whats the mid-range to best UPS to get for my NAS in case of a power outrage. Thanks.
Our small engineering office ( <10 staff) uses a synology DS916+ and it has worked perfectly. We looking to upgrade our NAS and it looks like DS920+ or DS1621+ could be good candidates. Any thoughts or feedback or oher synology sugestions??
Thank you for your recent review of the QNAP TVS-h1288X. I still have some questions that I've posted to the QNAP forum for answers.
I've read through a number of posts on the QNAP forum as well as on the Plex forums to find out recommendations and suggestions on which graphics card to use with the TVS-872XT.
On the Plex forums they point out you need Plex Media Server v18.104.22.1681 or newer ( https://support.plex.tv/articles/115002178853-using-hardware-accelerated-streaming/ ). In that article there's also a link to a google doc that shows a hardware compatibility sheet ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MfYoJkiwSqCXg8cm5-Ac4oOLPRtCkgUxU0jdj3tmMPc/ ). Finally as part of that article Plex points users to a QNAP page that show compatibility with the GPGPU and NVidia ( https://www.qnap.com/en-us/compatibility/?device_category=gpgpu&brand=nvidia ). On this QNAP page, QNAP recommends the Nvidia- Quadro RTX 6000.
The TVS-872XT has 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x2 slots and, I've researched that there's only one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, the other is a x4. Looking at the price of the recommended card I find it sort of unbelievable that there are no other recommended NVidia cards. I saw in the forum that someone had connected a Nvidia Quadro P620 to a QNAP TVS-872XT NAS ( https://gist.github.com/weshofmann/620b924cde5dd498880e9315e48e793b ) so I see that it's possible to not spend nearly $3500 on a video card for a NAS.
What have sort of GPUs have you connected to a TVS-872XT? Have you had success with Plex transcoding the media? How "loud" does the QNAP unit get when the GPU is transcoding (fans blowing)?
I also would like to know if you've had any experience with this sort of setup and then watching content with subtitles enabled (some of us are hard of hearing). I've found that when subtitles are enabled, more processing is done by the CPU to stream and support subtitles and then buffering and jittering occurs.
As a final note, has have you setup a unit like this and used the watch together feature from Plex ( https://support.plex.tv/articles/watch-together/ ), how about with subtitles?
One final note, I recently saw on intel's page that the
i5-8400T chip in the TVS-872xt is discontinued. I'm looking to "future proof" as much as possible having to reinvest in this NAS.
Will 5900RPM drives play nicely with 7200RPM drives, or will something go boom?
I've got a 920+ with 4x 4TB 5900 drives running SHR1. I'm going to need to expand my storage soon, and I already know I don't want a DX drive (I'm not comfortable with losing another whole drive for parity if I create another volume, nor am I comfortable with a single volume reliant on a single sata cable, though feel free to try and change my mind on that point). My options are a) buy larger drives and swap them in for 2 or more of my existing drives, or b) buy a second box and more drives and manage them in a network.
Right now, option b is a bit more costly than I want to go, and I was hoping to swap in 2x 8TB drives now followed by 2 more later in the year, or maybe buying a 2-bay box for the spare 4TB drives.
After having read up on this, it looks like 8TB drives only come in 7200RPM flavour, and it's not advisable to mix RPMs. I have two questions on this. 1) Is it possible to mix the two RPMs, and if so, is it viable for medium term (i.e. could any potential faults/damage accumulate over the next 6-12 months or so?). 2) With SHR, will either of the 2x 8TB drives actually offer their full 8TB of space if mixed with 2x 4TB drives?
Thanks to all for any help you can give.
As a videographer, I need the ability to transfer videos from an SD card to a storage device where I can directly edit, stream, store and back up ~ 3-5 videos per week that are 20-30 mins in length at 1080p resolution so that I can publish and stream the resulting videos without sharing my content with public cloud or social media providers. My current network environment is Netgear prosafe gigabit switches (jgs524) , Cat 5
Rack Mountable , Speed , reliability and smooth streaming are very important to me.
Please advise on the optimal NAS solution for this use case.
I am looking for a NAS-solution.
I like models with HDMI and remote control for media player
For redundancy I want one NAS in each of my homes, and set up mirroring between the two.
Only mirror folder containing private photos and other important documents.
Manually/automatically share capacity for less important, like movies and music.
service to play music, on network attached audio devices supporting DLNA
Maybe: 2×QNAP TS-251+ (or TS-451+), maybe 4 bay for future expansion.
Most importantly I want to store photos and documents with redundant location. I have seen many videos about different RAID, for performance and/or redundancy. RAID 1 is good against general disk failure, but not as good if failure is caused by fire.
Hi - I need a bit of advice...
I have a Synology DS916+ running DSM7
8Gig Ram, 4 x 6Tb disks currently 5o% full
I'm looking for a new (chassis-only) Synology to replace the DS916+
Would like to be able to upgrade Ram
4 or 5 Bay
2+ Gig Lan Ports
What do you recommend ?
Hi i watch your videos and i have learnt a lot thanks to you
i have a ds720+ on my network the problem i have is other people share this network and can see my files how do i stop this ?
i also use for plex so i would need plex to see the files
I'm completely new to the world of NAS-related things and I am overwhelmed with all the things that are possible and equipment that is out there.
What I basically want is a space, connected to our home-network, where my partner and I can move files (Movies, Music, Photos) that is not needed daily on our PCs. As a added bonus, it would be great if I could use the NAS together with either my smart TV or my PS4 to watch movies/listening to music to.
I plan to have 2 4-6TB HDs in there, one for actual storage, one for mirroring the first one and an external USB HD for backing up files externally.
I was eyeing the DS220+ but now that I know of the existence of the DS220j, I wonder if that would be enough for my use case, even though I read on the website that "Not suitable for Plex Media Server". It would certainly be a cheaper solution.
What exactly does the "not suitable" mean? Is it enough for FullHD? Will it struggle at 4k? Does it not work at all? And do I even need Plex Media Server to connect it to my PS4?
I hope you can give me some good pointers to consider, which one I should get (or even a completely different NAS, which I haven't considered yet).
Thank you for your time!
I have a Synology DS2413+ with 10 x 6TB WD SMR drives (4.5 yrs old) and 2 x 2TB WD Desktop drives (8.8 yrs old) running RAID in SHR-2. I have slowly been replacing the 2TB drives as I've required more space. I'm currently at 43TB used of 47TB available space so I'm looking at replacing the 2 x 2TB drives.
Note: I understand SMR and CMR drives and the problems with NAS so please ignore for this question.
I would like your opinion on the following solutions:-
Replace the 2 x 2TB drives with 2 x 6TB WD SMR drives to make 60TB, or about 55TB usable. Then add an external 12TB WD MY Book drive and Archive out unused files. This way I can get 72TB of storage for about $900 AUD.
Replace the 2 x 2TB drives with SHUCKED 2 x 6TB MY BOOK drives (with PIN 3 covered or removed). Then add an external 12TB WD MY Book drive and Archive out unused files. This is the cheapest way I can get 72TB of storage. About $780 AUD.
I have also looked at replacing the 2 x 2TB drives with larger CMR drives but will need 4 12TB drives to get to 72TB because of SHR-2. This becomes expensive. 4 x 12TB SHUCKED MY BOOK drives will cost $1,500 AUD. 4 x 12TB WD RED PRO would be $2,500 AUD.
Using external Archive drives seems the way to go but is this a reliable solution?