Brand of HDD?

Hi, I want to know which brand of HDD is the best for Synology 918+. Also, what RPM? Because I read that 7200RPM make sound, and it runs out quickly. Also, Seagate 10 TB have problem with the Caches? Thank you
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 21 April 2020, 18:45
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Heimvision HM203 Budget IP Camera Hardware Review

Discuss: Heimvision HM203 Budget IP Camera Hardware Review
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 21 April 2020, 12:00
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FS1?

Hi there, I'm wondering why there isn't an All Flash NAS by Synology with form factor only 2,5" SSD and RAID F1 in Desktop-Version, like the DS620slim+, but with better performance (quad core etc.). Now, that Synology wants to bring their own SSD on market. I need such a system for my mail server and for secure SSD storage. My Syonology stands in the living room and shouldn't make any noise there... And why comes not every new Synology with FS 1 RAID? Thanks a lot for any reply and kind regards, Robert
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 21 April 2020, 08:10
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Help with transcoding with plex?

Hi, I have a couple of questions about transcoding, plex and nas, sorry if im bothering. 1. How does the plex pass transcoding works? If I want my nas to be able to transcode on the go with my tv. Since I watch I lot of shows with subtitles i pretty much always have to do transcoding. Do i need this feature or does software transcoding works as well? (Example with ds218 or ds218+) 2. I just got the ds218 and I think I made the wrong choice. I don’t have the plex pass so I don’t know if it’s why its not working, but the server can’t even handle 720p transcoding on the go. Its always buffering and lagging on my tv. My question is : do I need a intel cpu to do any of transcoding on the go (regardless of plex pass)? If yes would the ds218+ be a better choice and do you think that upgrading ram will make a difference. (Im also planning on running surveillance cameras, ftp, torrent station and for sure plex server) not necessarily at the same time Thanks a lot Antoine
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 21 April 2020, 07:30
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Buy Synology DS918+ or DS1019+ now, or wait a few months for update?

Wondering if I should pull the trigger on a top of the line Synology 4-5 bay unit now, or if I should wait for whatever they have coming around the corner assuming I wont have to wait more than a few months. Just don't want to get something now then a nicer model comes out to replace it right away. Thanks for the advice, and keep the content coming :)
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 21 April 2020, 02:40
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What is SD-WAN? And Why Should You Care?

Discuss: What is SD-WAN? And Why Should You Care?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 21 April 2020, 01:00
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What is SD-WAN? And Why Should You Care?

What are the Highlights of SD-WAN? SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) is a more automated and pre-defined approach to managing the WAN (wide area network), thereby massively reducing man-hou
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 21 April 2020, 00:05
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TS-230 or TS-231K?

Hi, I am looking between TS 231k and TS 230. So, could you provide me your suggestion. I am regular Home user with little bit heavy usage with file station. Currently I am having Qnap TS 119P II (2012 ) model. Please suggest. Regards, Utpal
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 April 2020, 21:10
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Choosing between 4TB HDD - WD Red Pro, Gold & Seagate Ironwolfe Pro?

Hello, I currently have the 4-bay QNAP TS453mini (the original one I believe) w/ 8GB of RAM which I bought back in July 2016. At the time I also had bought 4x 4TB WD Red Pro HDD drives (64MB cache). My current configuration is in RAID 5. I mainly use this NAS as a media hub to watch TV shows and Movies. About a year and half ago, one of my drives failed and was replaced. I had tried back in 2016 to buy from different shops to mix up the batches, just in case. 2 days ago, another one of my drives failed..or at least showed a few block errors, and therefore my NAS is in currently in a downgraded situation. I've been going through a few of your articles/reviews over the past few days and reading up on the recent use of SRM affecting WD 2-6TB HDD. It got me thinking, and it's making me reconsider whether I should buy new 4TB HDD's of the Red Pro, the Gold version (256 MB cache) or even try out the Seagate Ironwolf Pro version (128 MB cache). I've also been reading blogs and for the time being there seems to be less evidence that the lower capacity Seagate HDD's are using SRM...So, i'm in a bit of bind. Pricewise all three 4TB HDD versions are nearly the same (160-170 USD). I did look at doubling up and buying 8TB HDD's (to move away from the use of SRM..if that's actually the case with the WD drives), but that's not the same budget. SSD's would be a sweet deal as well, but that's even more expensive, maybe in a few years! Here are a few questions for you, if you have time to spare: - What would you recommend? haha. I know the WD Gold are recommended for NAS's above 4 bays...but they're the same price as the Red pro's right now! They also seem more robust based on reviews. - What's your take on using different brands in the same NAS? 2x WD + 2x Seagates? Or even 2x Red Pro + 2x WD Gold? Using different sized HDD's isn't efficient, but if drives have difference cache sizes, would that have an impact? - Do you know if the newer WD Gold versions are affected by the use of SRM? - When my 1st drive failed, I had shutdown my NAS to avoid any further damage. I haven't done so this time around. What do you suggest? I originally found out one of my disks was failing when I rebooted prior to installing the latest firmware...let's just say, it took a while before I had access again after the reboot. - Should I consider other brands (Hitachi...which is ultimately WD)? - Concerning the use of SSD's, I read somewhere that the RAM of your NAS could limit the size of each individual SSD I could use. Is that true? Sorry for bombarding you with all these questions. I'd greatly appreciate your feedback if you've got a bit of time. Cheers, Jon
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 April 2020, 20:50
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Ram Upgrade?

I have brought a Qnap TS-251D and i was wondering what the maximum amount of RAM that you would install into it. I know that officially 8 is the maximum but i have read on your blog that people and yourselves have tried 16 and 32 but i was just wondering what you would reccommend. I use it for media servers and for plex streaming and transcoding and very soon there shall be four users using it.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 April 2020, 19:40
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NAS HDD purchase?

Hi! I am looking to buy 3 drives for RAID 5 setup. I am close to ironwolf series besides WD red NAS cause I've concerns about SMR WD drives. As far as I know Ironwolf series is CMR drives. I have an old PC and windows 2019 Server installed on. What HDD do you suggest for the setup? Server setup Intel 4970K, 32GB RAM, 512GB Samsung 560 pro SSD . Do you think is better a separate RAID controller than motherboard's ? Asrock H97 M killer fatal1ity Thank YOu
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 April 2020, 19:00
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Nas information?

Hi, I'm thinking to buy a NAS, but i don't the better quality/price relation. I wnat a NAS to store files, to store photos and videos and see them on my Tv's, to store the video from my Surveillance Camera and see real-time. What is the best NAS for this? And i don't want to spend a lot of money :) Thank you, Regards, Alexandre Barreto
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 April 2020, 18:40
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Configuring new 918+ NAS , HDD vs SSD?

Based on your recommendations and lack of new releases from Synology, I believe the 918+ is the correct NAS for my application. My question is should i install HDD plus SSD Cache or just install SSD hard drives as my storage media.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 April 2020, 16:20
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Disk2VHD and QNAP NAS - Turn your Local PC into a VM

Discuss: Disk2VHD and QNAP NAS - Turn your Local PC into a VM
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 April 2020, 11:00
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7 Fun Things to do with your NAS Whilst in Self Isolation

Discuss: 7 Fun Things to do with your NAS Whilst in Self Isolation
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 April 2020, 01:00
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Help?

Dear Nascompares! Please help me, because i'm lost. I need a NAS to DLNA with fast transcoding for samsung smart tv. I can't choose between Synology DS718+ and Qnap TS-251d or 251+. At the moment i have TS-228. Please help me to choose. Thank you very much Andras
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 19 April 2020, 19:55
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DX517 expansion Unit?

Hi i really love your youtube videos really help me alot in choosing my first NAS DS1815+ and now DS1819+ :) I'm using the DS1819+ now with SHR2 Btrfs 4X2TB and 4X6TB i was thinking if i get the DX517 Expansion Unit can i slot in 2xSSD in raid 1 READ cache ? Thanks :)
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 19 April 2020, 12:35
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Seagate SSD Family Guide - Barracuda FireCuda Ironwolf Nytro

Discuss: Seagate SSD Family Guide - Barracuda FireCuda Ironwolf Nytro
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 19 April 2020, 12:00
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Wireless IP camera?

I'm looking for 2 wireless IP cameras to connect to my synology NVR1218 system. My current one are Nighthawk from my old cammy subscription service and keep disconnecting. I'm looking for something around 4 or 5 MP if possible please
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 19 April 2020, 03:15
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NAS - RAID options and reverting levels of raid?

Hi, Hope all is well in your part of the world at the moment - we're in lockdown so the perfect time to sort a few issues out on the NAS. I have the QNAP 451A, with 2 x 6TB in raid 1, and 2 x 2TB in a separate in raid 1. 6TB is used for media storage - movies TV etc. This is accessed throughout the house by a number of Kodi devices as well as any PC on our home network - very handy in the current situation with a house full of teenagers. 2TB is raid 1 as it has family photos, home movies and documents we want to have a level of protection over, hence raid1. Currently plenty of room on this setup. From memory, I only put the media on raid 1 as I thought 6TB was huge! Should have thought back to when I used to think my 350 MB HDD was huge! As it turns out - the 6TB is almost is almost full. I have been looking at your (very helpful) videos on how to upgrade drives etc, and buying two larger drives is certainly an option, although costly. Finally - my question - I am thinking of reverting the 6TB to 2 x JBODs, essentially giving me 12TB, but no ability for redundancy/protection. Is it possible to achieve this without fully resetting the NAS, and starting from scratch? Hopefully I'm using the correct terms? Appreciate any advice, thanks in advance. Scott NZ
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 19 April 2020, 02:50
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