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- which NAS among these 3 NAS would you recommend for my below usage? || Happy to consider other NAS too (not rackmount, however) ||
- how should I set up the discs so as to achieve maximum performance from Virtual Machine? (e.g. creating a separate volume with M.2 SSD / U.2 NVMe / SSD to where Virtual Machines will be saved and run?) Plan to install 64Gb RAM and willing to upgrade PCIe peripherals such as M.2 SSD / U.2 NVMe / Display Card / 10Gb LAN if necessary. ||
- which display card under QNAP's Comparability List would you recommend for my usage? ||
1. Virtual Machines for Windows (which will be my main, daily OS) and Linux, occasional photo and video editing, gaming (e.g. GTA, FIFA) ||
2. data storage & private cloud storage, with remote accessibility (~10TB and growing. RAID 5 or higher, two disc redundancy) ||
3. will re-purpose my current Synology DS412+ as an offsite backup server to this new NAS ||
4. hoping to create a future-proof set up ||
[NETWORK SETUP] ||
- will upgrade to Wifi 6(E) soon. 1Gb broadband for internet access ||
- utilizing Virtual Machine with laptop over Wifi. Occasionally docking the laptop so as to use a desktop monitor, mouse and keyboard, also over Wifi. Can consider a wired network connection if necessary. ||
Please excuse my newbie questions. Thank you very much for your time answering my questions.
Dear Nas Compares,
I'm a self-employed videographer. I now have a large collection of external drives with different projects on. I no longer have a desktop machine (I use a macbook pro for video editing).
I'd like to get a reliable system to host all my video projects for archiving. I wouldn't necessarily work off of this as I have some USB-c SSD drives which are pretty quick and portable for working on the go.
I just need somewhere to host things safely (I can't afford to lose anything).
Another bonus would be if I could host things like dropbox and myitunes library on the device and access these things remotely on my macbook.
I was thinking about a synology 8 bay, with some pro drives loaded in to give me around 20tb, as I understand it you can add an expansion unit to give you more space in the future.
Am I on the right track? I'd like to order this week so if you are able to respond soon that would be great.
I have a few beginner's questions about using a NAS.
I'm looking at Synology DS420J 4-bay NAS to use 8TB drives in.
The first two drives would be full of 'unique' data and the other two would be redundancy for each of the first two.
First of all – is this feasible given that I'm starting with one drive and one redundancy drive? Can I add another two later and still use it how I'm planning?
Secondly – what RAID/SHR do you recommend for this plan, if it's possible?
Lastly – if this is not possible to do, what do you recommend A 2-bay NAS with offline redundancy (desktop USB hard drive)?
First I love your content. it's kept my super entertained for the past 4 days. I looked on your site for a store so i could support the channel but unfortunately no merch. If you send me a referral link i'll use it or purchase from whatever retailer you have a relationship with.
about me: always been a bit of a techy. took an intensive course and just my A+ , not because I wanted a job but because i liked it.
What i want: I essentially want a server but i don't know if i should or even want to build one.
85 percent of my media is consumed via Plex. multiple Tv's
I want to host web sites
I want to self host email
I want to self host a CRM
i want to set up 4k surveillance cameras ( 3 here at my house with option to add more from rental properties.)
I'm a photographer
i also occasionally edit video
self hosted drop box type service
Under $1000 but will spend up to $2000
4bays (6 if the price is right with option to get expansion unit)
no drives included
i will eventually want to go to 10gig networking but not needed absolutely needed at time of purchase
will probably never hook up a monitor or tv directly to it
As far as operating systems, my personal preference is MAC for the slickness, ease of use and just works BUT i feel like im fighting with my macbook to do certain techy things vs my PC where its whatever you want. i'm attracted to synology because of the apple like software integration But if there is a third party app that does a better job and is better looking I will go with that. ( I prefer apps to scripts) I'm even open to another operating system like Linux. I want something that once setup i don't have to think to much about it again.
I'd max out the ram myself
would like the option of changing out the processor after the warranty runs out to give it some new life. I would even take an older model unit that I can upgrade myself & bring it current.
I have set up My Synology ds220+ But put it as Raid 0 I wpuld like to change this SHR. I know I have to reset the nas after I've backed up my files from my nas. How do I do a complete reset of the Nas? Your help will be appreciated
on qnap page is says TL-D1600S and TL-D400S but not the TL-D800s why ?
QNAP QXP-1600e is - PCIe 3.0 x8 Interface
QXP-400eS - PCIe Gen3 x2 (16Gbps)
QXP-800eS - PCIe interface - PCIe Gen3 x4 (32Gbps)
and the NAS TS-251D has - Fack 1: PCIe Gen 2 x4
i watched a few of your videos on YouTube and it seems like you never recommend Western Digital
im thinking of buying the WD my cloud home 4Tb, maybe the Duo version of that
for having it as my plex server and from what i can tell it can handle up to 1080p transcoding (hardware+software) and thats more then enough for me (im not interested in 4k streaming)
so do you think its a good buy or not ? aka is it good as a plex server ?
and if you ever answer this msg i wanna ask you another technical question if i may .... i have a mesh network (tp deco m4, four of them) connect to a 5g router
Q1: if i connect my plex server to the 5G router does it give a direct connection to my tv that is connect it to the mesh network ?
Q2: if i connect my plex server to the mesh main router, will i get the same experience for remote play as if i was connecting it the 5G router ?
I have a question, I would like to verify if this Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS918+ is able to move files to the recycle bin if yes is it with a script?
This task has to move files older then 3 weeks and go to the recycle and then I have a task to erase the documents that are on recycle.
I was referred to you by a guy from QNAP yesterday. I want to buy a NAS but don't have a huge budget. I asked him about the expansion capabilities of the QNAP x53D series and he suggested that I talk to you as the more informed NAS expert.
I am a new YouTuber and want to eventually edit on FCP from a NAS, but can't afford a Thunderbolt machine. The guy from QNAP was unsure if it's possible to update the X53D series to 10GB.
I'd really appreciate your help. If you are available on the phone, I could talk on the phone, if that's easier for you. My number is 07525161198.
Many thanks in advance.
Thanks for the RAM upgrade article. EXCELLENT!
I have a DS720+
Just bought Crucial 16GB Single DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) DR X8 SODIMM 260-Pin Memory - CT16G4SFD8266 as recommended. I should have it in a week.
Then I watched your video and saw you pairing 2 x8GB modules. Is it ok for me to install this 16GB module and keep the original 2GB ram in the unit or do I have to replace the 2GB with 16GB or will it not work and I need 2x16GB or 2x8GB modules to make it work.