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Hey there, firstly love your NAS reviews! learnt a lot from them.
i currently have a DS1515 which is running low on space. my files are mainly mkv (1080p with a dash of 4K with high end audio such as DTS-MA, Atmos) so each file is over 10GB in size.
i only Direct Play.
i don't stream from outside the house. even at home, it is only to my Sony Android TV (not Android box).
i have not transcoded before because of the power required to transcode which works bad with the DS1515.
my question is: should i get the DX517 expansion (now compatible with the DS1515) or the DS418play?
i am aware that i will then have 2 separate pools so i'll need to figure out how to manage the media through Emby or Plex. just found Synology's Video Station and am looking at that as an option too.
I have DS411 with four 2TB drives. The raid configuration on two drives is set to Basic (with out protection) and the other two are set to Synology hybrid raid SHR (with out protection)
The DS411 is not supported by migration assistant for the source .
So here is my Question, Can I set up the DS1019 with one 12tb drive, then insert the old drives to copy the data, then discard those old drives?
Thank you for your time.
I recently got a synology ds218+ which will mainly be used as a plex server with some minor backup functionalities. I want to use plex to share it with family members who live far away. From what i have read i need to get the premium version of plex to enable hardware transcoding. This is where the advice I find online gets confusing.
I've read about people getting an extra SSD to enable transcoding there (using the USB or the eSATA port?) and some others about using RAM to transcode? Is a ram upgrade even necessary?
Hopefuly you can give me some clarity between all this contradictory advise.
Thanks in advance for your time,
HI all - I started upgrading my DS218+ with two new 4TB drives on Friday. I replaced the first one, which repaired overnight... All fine. I replaced the second drive at lunchtime yesterday - It was still repairing last night.
This morning, logging into DSM is taking almost 10 minutes... and everything is crawling.
Do I just leave it alone for now? Can I force restart when the storage pool is being repaired?
I want to add IP cameras to my older Synology DS1511+. I am confused about where the POE switch should go in the wired setup.
My system background:
Modem to Router
Router to unmanaged switch to other devices like Apple TV, etc...
Router to Synology
Where in the lineup is the best location for POE switch?
Directly to Router?
Directly to Unmanaged Switch?
Directly to the second port on the back of Synology NAS?
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.
Thanks in advance for your help. I'm running a DS214play for file and media storage/playback with 2 3Tb WD RED drives which are configured as 1 Storage Pool with Synology's JBOD but are now nearly full. I'm happy with the performance (so don't eg need to upgrade the whole NAS) so I'm wondering how easy it is/what steps would be needed to swap out 1 drive for a larger capacity one. For example, if I used external USB HDDs to temporarily take the file capacity down to, say, 2Tb, is there a way of reconfiguring the JBOD to allow 1 of the drives to be removed and a larger capacity one swapped in ? Synology's Help Centre seems very quiet on this subject. Thanks
Hi all. I'm new here, so I'm sorry if I do or say anything silly!
I have a small home network with a Synology DS-213j serving home/office needs and Plex. It's very nearly full so I want a second NAS, to use solely for Plex. I will then use the 213j for home/office duties only, with the two current 2TB drives mirrored.
So what can people recommend please? I'm not wedded to Synology, and I find their interface a bit clunky/inflexible to be honest. However this could be different for a modern system.
I'd ideally like a 4-bay NAS, and would start with a single 8TB drive possibly. Reliability and quality for me are most important. I would expect no more than 3 Plex users at a time to be using the NAS, at anything between 720-4k, more or less always on a TV. My maximum budget would be £1000 all-in, though I'd hope to spend less if I can.
Thanks in advance for any pointers...
If you use the Synology Download Station and use macOS or Safari, it may be interesting for you that there is a Mac application for managing your Download Station tasks right from your Mac. It also has an embedded Safari extension allowing you to add new download right from Safari.
You can try the trial version here: https://swiftapps.skavans.ru/synology-ds-manager-mac/