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Looking for a NAS to use at home to stream content to 1-2 MacBook Pros, 1-2 iPhones, and/or a 4K TV (LG). Would likely only have 1-2 streams at a time. Content ranges from 720 to 4K. Will also use the NAS as wireless backup via Time Machine for the two MacBook Pros. Knowing that I'll be using hardware transcoding (plan to subscribe to Plex Pass), I want to find a NAS that allows me to use an M.2 NVME SSD as a storage volume with PCIe Gen 3 capability (either with an expansion card or natively with slots), with the idea that I'd run Plex on that NVME volume and use it as a transcoding directory as well. QNAP allows M.2 volumes to be used as storage, so this should work on a QNAP device that has the right hardware. A few questions:
1. Is this overkill for my use case?
2. If it is overkill, which NAS from either QNAP or Synology would be best for the transcoding use case without the M.2 NVMEs as storage volumes?
3. If it is not overkill, which QNAP devices with PCI Gen 3 M.2 slots would work for the transcoding use case?
4. Can an iPhone or MacBook Pro direct-stream 4K content from a NAS?
I have a Synology DS414+ and the CPU is showing its age. I currently have 5 cameras running with Surveillance Station and use my Synology for backups and it also houses my video library.
I am looking to upgrade to a new NAS and was originally looking at the DS920+, then started looking at some of the 2021 models. I saw the NASCompares review on the new DS1621 with AMD processor. I'm glad that I saw it before pulling the trigger, as it was mentioned that the AMD processor wouldn't be able to do the decoding for Plex, which I would like my NAS to be able to handle, although realistically I will probably end up using Apple TV or a Nvidia Shield instead. The DS1621xs is price prohibitive but has a Xeon processor, which would be great vs the Celeron in every other new model.
I will need the new NAS to continue running the same number of cameras through Surveillance Station. I also want to seamlessly stream 4k video through Plex, but it's seeming less realistic the more I look into this. I do not want a rack mount unit and would like to stick with Synology. I wouldn't mind having the flexibility of running a VM or 2 also.
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.
I am about to by my first NAS. But I can not find good information about some details that are on high priority to me.
* Instant upload of iPhone photos and the possability to have them deleted automaticly from iphone after uploaded.
* iPhone Live Photos support (on auto uploaded photos and browsing photos)
* to be able to use my iPhone to browse my photo collection stored in my NAS. I plan to have nothing locally stored in my phone so there will be plenty of space for a big cache files for thumbnails.
I am comfortable with configuring systems but can not really say what NAS brand that I want. But if one of them are better on my wishes above - that will be what I go for.
Western Digital has regular red, red plus, and red pro hard drives. As a regular home consumer, I bought some WD RED PRO's at a really great price during Prime day and I notice it's a 7200. I couldn't find it on Synology's compatibility list for the ds1621+ or ds1821+. Three questions as I am totally new to this:
1. Could they still work and be used with those Synology NASs?
2. Is 5400 better than 7200 in HDDs?
3. If you were me, buying a NAS for the first time, what would you recommend?
I'm interested in the QNAP TS-453D. NASCompares has shown it can work with 2x 16GB (32GB) capacity, HOWEVER, no conclusive memory tests were performed! Everyone, including NASCompares, just assumes if QTS can launch everything is working. Ridiculous.
Has anyone installed more than 8GB then run MEMTEST to confirm the CPU can actually read/write beyond the Intel-stated 8GB limit?
Having QTS simply boot or just running a VM within QTS while not using it are terrible tests considering how efficiently OS's and CPU's can handle resources these days.
A valid test would be to fill the memory beyond the advertised 8GB capacity and see what happens.
## QNAP x53 series CPU - Intel J4125 Spec Sheet: https://tinyurl.com/y3m3ojfz
## QNAP MemTest: https://wiki.qnap.com/wiki/Memory_Test
## NASCompares x53D 32GB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv_8b916FU4
I bought the QXG-10G2T-107 for my 1600P after checking in the QNAP compatibility table for suitable cards for my switch. When I put the card in the switch will not boot, it just hangs on "booting". I have an M.2 NVMe SSD drive card in the switch that works fine. Could anyone help me with some thoughts as to why the card does not seem to be compatible- many thanks
Hi. Thanks for your site and videos. I have recently moved my 4tb wd red HDD from ds412+ to rs1219+. A check today on the synology site shows 4tb red HDD are no longer listed as compatible. They were on the compatible list yesterday I’m sure! My question is which models/serial numbers were compatible? Has WD published when they changed from CMR to SMR on hdd so we can check what we have?
Max ram synology rs815rp+ 16GB ? 2 x 8GB ?
title says it all really – I have already upgraded one of my NAS’s to an 8GB ram single stick … will the synology rs815rp+ support 2 x 8GB sticks for 16 GB total ?
Photo app recommendation for Apple user who just got a Nimbustor 4
Do you have software recommendations that may help me manage my photos on my Nimbustor 4 NAS?
Ideally I would like the functionality and convenience we enjoy with our Apple devices (iPhone 8+, iPhone 6, Apple TV, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini) but instead of storing our photos in iCloud, have them stored on our new Nimbustor 4.
CPU and RAM upgrade
Thanks for this great review. Since short I am also the proud owner of the TVS-872XT NAS.
I am looking for options to upgrade the CPU of this NAS to an I7 and go to 64gb RAM. I would like to inquire to what motherboard is in the NAS and what CPU types would fit on the motherboard. I read about the Intel I7 Core 8770T but I can’t find it for purchase in my neighborhood.
On the RAM upgrade. I know officially the TVS872XT supports up to 32gb, but I found several users to upgrade to 64gb (2x32gb). Samsung seems a good choice, but would you have other experiences or recommendations?
I have a QNAP TVS-673. It’s currently got 4GB of RAM. I’m looking to upgrade to 32GB of RAM in preparation for QTS Hero.
I’ve found 2 possible candidates – not sure which one to buy (both very similarly priced) – could you advise which one to go for:
Crucial 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200)
Crucial 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300)
How to link IP cameras in one house with a NAS in another house? IP cameras remote connection to Synology NAS Surveillance Station
I’ve found your article as very interesting and clarifying, but still I can’t find an answer for my desired installation.
I’d like to install a surveillance system in my second home, but configured from a Synology NAS I have in my main home, both in different cities and I can’t find if this is possible.
I want to know if I can configure my cameras installed in my second home to be managed from my Synology NAS installed in my first home.
Both are 50 km away from each other and both homes have a fast 100mb fiber optics connection to the PTT network.
The idea is to check my second home cameras from my first home Synology NAS and/or surveillance app.
If answer is positive, could I also send the recording over the internet so I can keep the video in case the burglar stole the SD card?.
Thank you for any help
Do you know if the software will allow one unit to backup to another unit at another location via the internet? What I would like to do is get two of these, install one at my church (very small – office is our Pastor and a church secretary) as file storage/backup for two PCs, and install the other one at the Pastor’s house (which is not far, but not on the same network) to which the first one would sync/backup.
TVS-473e / TVS-673e / TVS-873e Ram Upgrade
I can’t find the correct memory upgrade on Qnap compatibility web site for my TVS-473e. I would like to upgrade with 2x 8Gb RAM, above the already placed 2x 2GB APACER..
Do you know where i can find the correct RAM DDR4 260Pin part number, or which compatible one i can buy?
TVS-672N RAM upgrade and compatible M.2 SSD cache
I would like to get your opinion before I set it up. I am mainly planning to use this as a Plex media server. I would only have a maximum of 2 users accessing my Plex media via the network at a time, One possibly needing transcoding. I bought the 4 GB model. I was thinking about adding more RAM and/or m.2 SSDs.
Do you think this is necessary or overkill? If you think it’s a good idea, what brand and capacity would you recommend for the memory and the SSDs?