QNAP NAS Setup Guide 2022 #6 - Setting Up Plex Media Server Right First Time!

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 23 January 2022, 00:00
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Synology NAS Setup Guide 2022 #6 - Setting Up Plex Media Server Right First Time

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 22 January 2022, 00:00
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Eagle PS5 Designed SSD Heatsink Review & Temperature Tests

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 21 January 2022, 00:00
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Synology NAS Release Surveillance Station 9.0 Beta

Synology Launch the Surveillance Station 9.0 Beta for Public Testing Good news for any Synology users who have been waiting for an update to the popular enterprise-level NVR platform, Surveillance St
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 January 2022, 21:00
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NAS for photos and music (and more?)?

I'm thinking of buying a NAS. Switching from a 12TB external HDD, so I'm looking at a 4-Bay NAS, initially with 2x14B drives. One of the uses will be a local Google Photos alternative for multiple users (max about 8-10 I think). With the current QNAP security issues I'm leaning towards Synology (also because of SHR). All the nas comparison items are great, but it still doesn't give me a feel of how capable a certain processor/memory combo is. So my main questions are: 1. Would the DS420+ be capable enough for having (at times) 3 simultaneous users on Synology Photos (probably with the mobile app)? Or is the better CPU in the DS920+ really that much better? 2. Do people think it's wise to wait and see if and what 2022 models will be available? 3. Is the QNAP hardware so much better/faster that I should really take a better look at it? Thanks for your input!
PL Platonius asked on 20 January 2022, 13:01
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Terramaster NAS TOS 5.0 TNAS Software Early Beta Preview

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 20 January 2022, 00:00
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Terramaster NAS Drives Being Attacked by Ransomware

Terramaster NAS Devices Being Targetted by Ransomware - IMPORTANT If you are a current Terramaster NAS user, then immediately log into your system and check that your data is in order. In a little ov
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 18 January 2022, 09:30
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Synology NAS Setup Guide 2022 #5 - Video Station, Stream to Fire TV, DLNA and Indexing TV/Films

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 17 January 2022, 00:00
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Samsung 980 Pro Heatsink SSD Review & Benchmark - GUESS WHOS BACK, BACK AGAIN!

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 16 January 2022, 00:00
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Seagate Firecuda 530 PS5 1TB SSD Loading & Performance Test 4

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 15 January 2022, 00:00
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OWC Accelsior 8M2 PCIe RAID Card Hardware Review - GENUINE GEN4 SPEED?

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 14 January 2022, 00:00
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I purchased a QNAP TS-932PX (and drives) already, but is there a better box for video editing?

Robbie, being "newish" to the NAS world, I have immersed myself in your videos. I'm learning but have long way to go before I feel confidence in what I am doing. My business and serious hobby involves video production/editing and digital photo processing in a home office environment. I've been using a couple of DAS units (G-Tech 9 TB G-Drive and a 4TB solid state drive) through the Thunderbolt 3 ports on one of my HP Z-Book workstations, but I'm running out of room. That has led me to explore the world of NAS. I'm looking to build a storage system that will last me for some time (I hitting max on my DAS in about two years). I made some purchases before I found your videos on purchase advice. I have not yet installed anything and need help on whether I should make any changes/exchanges before I do. I have already purchased a QNAP TS-932PX and have purchased five Seagate Exos X18 16TB HDD to put in the upper bays and two WD Red SA500 to handle caching (trying for 10GbE network with a good amount of storage for the future). One of my main objectives is to be able to edit video (probably 4K now that I would have space) from my NAS from two workstations (both HP Z-Book workstations with Thunderbolt 3 ports). My photo library is over 100K photos (yes, it needs culling!) Other uses are a 30K record database that is extremely important in my business. I would like to be able to stream finished videos to a projection screen A/V system on another floor of my home and have the ability to easily stream to clients outside my home office. I'm thinking I could have chosen a more appropriate NAS box. One this box does not have Thunderbolt ports (I thought it did) and runs on an Annapurna Labs AL324 quad-core 1.7 GHz CPU. Your comments in your review of this unit made me think this box is more for file storage than online video editing. I want video editing speed and ample storage in a collaborative video editing environment. With these five 18TB hard drives and two 500 GB SSD's would there be a better choice - the TS-h973AX perhaps? How much and what type of memory would you recommend? Would you recommend an NAS that has Thunderbolt ports for direct input from the workstations or do I just take care of that through the network? What's the best way to connect my two workstations to the network? They each have two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, but NO RJ-45 ethernet port. How do I connect these workstations to the switch for max throughput? I would appreciate your recommendations for a switch. The NAS and two workstations would be good for 10GbE connectivity. However, the rest of the network doesn't need that speed (printers, video projector, smart TVs, wife's computer that needs access to photos, iPad, 2 Samsung phones, etc.) Finally, my internet modem & router are on a completely different floor from the home office. Right now I connect wirelessly, but I'm at the end of my range. How can I improve my wireless or should I go to the effort to install a cable back to the cable router? Or would it benefit me to run the internet cable-in down to my office (a lot of work!). Right now my internet connection is through RJ6 and not fiber optic. Someday fiber will come into our neighborhood, but I'm not holding my breath on that.
MR Mrinnertainment asked on 13 January 2022, 19:31
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QNAP TS-h886 ?

Hi all Which graphic card do I need for a QNAP TS-h886 Thank you
AN Andycarole asked on 13 January 2022, 18:07
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The Best Virtual Machine NAS to Buy in 2022

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 13 January 2022, 00:00
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A secure, internet accessible NAS?

I'm getting a healthy dose of buyer's remorse from my recent purchase of a QNAP TS-230. I bought it for home use because it seemed easy to setup, I wanted to access some data from outside my home (this was an important feature), it was the right price, and a lot of sites recommended it as a good entry level NAS. However, while researching a particular configuration item, I am finding a LOT of comments and explanations about how atrocious the QNAP security is and that the only true way to protect data on this device is simply to not connect it to the internet at all (which defeats said important use case I had).

My questions:

- Is QNAP security, in fact, seriously flawed such that there is no QNAP configurable way to secure it while still making it internet accessible? (Without creating and managing your own IT infrastructure with in your own firewalls, vpns, etc.)
- What other home-NAS solution could anyone recommend I look into to get a truly securable NAS that I would be able to access from outside my home?
- Is there something that I'm not seeing or considering here that would make me *not* pack this thing up and send it back straightaway?

I appreciated any opinions, pointers, or assistance.

Best EM

ME Memurphyiii asked on 12 January 2022, 15:43
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Different volumes for Mac & PC?

Hi, I am setting up a QNAP TS-230 with 2 4TB drives configured RAID 1. It's been smooth so far (largely thanks to the NAS Compares videos) but I've gotten to the Volume set up part and need some info. I have both Mac and PC devices that I plan to use. Mac specifically to do a time machine backup and PC for backup and general storage. I tried researching what, if anything, I need to do especially to make the NAS work with both those but the info I've been able to find has just confused me. Best, Ed
ME Memurphyiii asked on 12 January 2022, 00:30
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CES 2022 - New PCIe 5 SSDs, WiFi 6E Releases, USB 4, PHISON E26 Speeds, New QNAPs

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 11 January 2022, 00:00
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CES 2022 Data Round Up - New PCIe 5 SSDs, WiFi 6E Releases, USB 4, PHISON E26 Speeds, New QNAPs and More

The Highlights of CES 2022 for those interested in Data The consumer electronics show (CES) was once again held in Las Vegas last week and though a number of the big names were still physically prese
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 10 January 2022, 00:30
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Can I use non-synology drives (i.e Seagate) in Synology SHA dual RS1221+ setup?

As stated above, I am considering a Synology SHA dual RS1221 setup. My question is - is it an absolute must or just how important is it to use only synology drives (and memory) can i use Seagate drives and Kingston memory? The $$/GB difference is very substantial. any advice and/or input would be appreciated I really like the system but the drives (and accessories) makes the price substantially more - could be a deal breaker for me cj
CS Csjones asked on 10 January 2022, 00:04
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TeamGroup T-Force Cardea A440 PS5 SSD Loading & Performance Test

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NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 10 January 2022, 00:00
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