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Hi, Please can you help a noob.
I have an 8-bay Synology DS1815+ (out of warranty) which has failed to power on after a reload. I tested and tried new PSU - no blue light - no motherboard. So I'm resigned to get a replacement Synology NAS (I'm using SHR).
I've seen the excellent youtube vid comparing DS1621XS+ and DS3617XS.
In my DS1815+ I have 8 drives: 4x6TB, 2x4TB and 2x18TB WD181KRYZ Gold new drives). The config uses SHR - with two volumes (6 disks and 2 disks).
The questions I have:
I) Will I be able to migrate to a DS1621XS+ by first installing just 6 drives (one volume) and then slowly reducing the number of disks to enable to add second volume
ii) If not, will I be able to use a DS1621XS+ (6 bay) + expansion (DX517) to facilitate an initial migration to the new platform. I appreciate long term best not to have a volume split via eSATA.
iii) or am I forced to use an 8 or more bay chassis for the initial migration.
Really appreciate your help with this
QNAP TS453be vs Asustor AS5202T
I am new to NAS and looking at my first purchase. In short, I would like to be able watch media locally by HDMI using a service like Plex, have some further space for backing up material and have the ability to access the drive over the internet. I think my budget will extend to a 2-bay NAS and I expect my initial storage to be 4TB in RAID 1 or 6TB in RAID 1.
After much research, I think i have narrowed my choice to between the QNAP TS-253Be and the Asustor AS5202T. I am having difficulty in deciding which to opt for. In support of the Asustor, it appears to be a little cheaper, it supports HDMI 2.0 (and so can play higher quality media and is somewhat future proofed over HDMI 1.4 in the QNAP), and it has DDR4 RAM. The QNAP appears to have a more powerful quad-core processor. Further, though I am less clear on this, I think the QNAP better supports its HDMI output.