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Ripping CD/Flak file directly to QNap TS453D possible ??

I want to cut out ripping stage to laptop and directly rip CD - Flac file to NAS is this possible or am i talking rubbish
TI Timme asked on 11 May 2022, 15:02
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How to add second hard drive to working QNAP TS-230?

I have an existing TS-230 NAS with one Seagate Ironwolf 4TB drive. It's been working for a few months. I have a 2TB WD Purple Surveillance HD from my previous QNAP TS-128A NAS. Can I add the 2TB drive to the TS-230 even though it's not the same type/size as the 4TB? I don't need RAID. I just want more storage space. I'm a novice. Any tricks to doing this? Thanks.
DL Dleiber asked on 09 May 2022, 20:10
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Rob, how comfortable would you feel doing surgery on your personal NAS? For example, let's suppose it's 2029, and you've had a QNAP TVS-H1288X for 8 years, and there's now no warranty and no QNAP support available. Add to that - some really shockingly cool new video standards are prevalent, and are driving the industry... Let's also suppose that there's some new Xeon chip available (w/integrated GPU) - for the H1288X's socket - that handles those new video standards. How comfortable would you be with yanking the W-1250 out, and installing an updated processor (and yeah, maybe the power supply)? If warranty and support aren't an issue, how comfortable would you be even swapping out the W-1250 for the W-1290? I ask because sometimes, in my line of work, when a device hit end-of-life and it was effectively unusable, sometimes it wasn't a huge risk to spend a few bucks and do a little surgery, to try to extend the device's life a bit more - while relegating it to a non-critical function, of course... I had a lot of success with this... Just curious... Thanks for your time.
JI Jimm asked on 10 March 2022, 20:57
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QNAP TVS-H1288X as a surveillance platform?

Rob, would you say the TVS-H1288X is a "good" surveillance platform - or is it "better" or even "best"? (I've seen your 2021 video regarding QNAP/surveillance and also the recent "best surveillance NAS for 2022".) I'm retired IT staff (Unix sysadmin, DBA, for 30+ years). After quite a lot of research (much of which being NASCompares videos) I'm pretty much sold on QNAP (over Synology) as a long-term solution for us. My wife and I are all about music, live performance, movies, etc., and we have a large number of CDs (300-ish) and BluRays (150-ish) that will be digitized on the NAS for access by Plex. We also want to enable access to our library to the TVs in all our 4BR home (remote access? maybe not so quickly, that's TBD). The TVS-H1288X seems to be where we will land (starting with four 18GB drives in a RAID5 configuration). Surveillance would then be the next step. Other than what you've discussed in the two YouTube videos mentioned above, is there anything else I should consider before jumping on the QNAP surveillance bandwagon? Much obliged for your time, thanks.
JI Jimm asked on 10 March 2022, 20:39
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Is there a way to backup a QNAP LUN to a Synology NAS?

Trying to figure out how to create a LUN backup job From a QNAP nas to a Synology NAS
TE Techxconsults asked on 04 February 2022, 18:04
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QNAP TS-1635AX Memory Upgrade?

What is the largest memory module the QNAP TS-1635AX will handle and can you recommend a brand/model that works? I tried a crucial one and it would not boot.
EP Epmcmannis asked on 31 January 2022, 13:44
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First NAS -QNAP v.s. Synology?

Hi all, I have decided to move from online disks and to buy my first NAS. NAS will be mainly used for backing up my documents and pictures and for accessing them from PC/mobile/TV. Plus would be to have possibility to stream movies to my TV. Also, I have few IP cameras (ONVIF Tiandy) and it would be great if I could connect them to my NAS. In the future I might have a need to use a NAS as a VPN and web server. I was looking at: 1. QNAP TS-230 = 170 € 2. Synology DS218play = 230 € 3. Synology DS218 = 270 € 4. Synology DS220+ = 300 € I 'm wondering do I need some more expensive NAS then QNAP? How much is needed to have 2 GB of RAM instead of 1 GB in DS218play? Is there something better in this price range? Thanks!
ZE Zero cool asked on 25 January 2022, 10:54
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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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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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Secure log-in gives warning?

Why is it that if I check the "Secure sign-in" option for my QNAP TS-453mini NAS I get a Windows warning that the site is unsafe and if I over-ride the warning to log on, the address bar shows a "Not Secure" warning. The warning says that the security certificate points to myqnapcloud.com. How do I correct this? Thanks, Geoff
GB Gbaylis asked on 27 December 2021, 16:11
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Connect Qnap TS-453D to PC with USB 3.1?

Can i use the USB 3.1 as a way to transfer data from my PC to NAS through the USB 3.1? It should be faster than my computers 1G ethernet correct? Thanks
AS Ashkasto asked on 21 December 2021, 04:43
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The 2 bay Qnap TS-253D vs 4 bay, worth the PCIe 4x4 future upgrade with 2 bay?

I am looking at the Qnap TS-253D model, My understanding is the 2-bay offers a PCIe which is 4x4 speed for future upgrade verses the 4-bay or 6 bay offers a 2x4 speed PCIe speed. How much of a difference in performance would that be for adding NVMe drives for cache or 10GBe? Am I better off getting 2bay and getting expansion bays to make use of the 4x4 speed? Thanks
AS Ashkasto asked on 12 December 2021, 04:27
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NAS buying suggestion for research group?

Hi, I am from a research group with about 12 people, looking for a NAS with about 250 TB space and potential scalability. We are looking at Synology RS4021xs+ (DSM) and TS-h2483XU-RP (QTS-hero). It seems both are good models with enough space. Synology is said to be more user-friendly, while QNAP has more powerful hardware and flexibility. But we do not have much actual experience with NAS, so not sure which brand or system would be a good fit. Could anyone help us with some comments or suggestions in terms of long-term performance, reliability, or functionality? Thank you so much.
JA Jarmck asked on 21 November 2021, 19:00
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QVR Pro - setup camera presets?

Trying to setup camera presets, to be activated by different schedules - QNAP NAS + Reolink RLC-423.
PE Peteh asked on 15 November 2021, 08:51
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Asking for advice in finding the right QNAP NAS for me?

After suffering a severe data damage from accidentally dropping one of my WD Passport USB drives, I'm now looking for a NAS server for running a few virtual machines and serving as a fail-safe file server for my huge Blu-ray ISO file collection. I'd like to put the NAS machine up a shelf in the closet, so I'm looking for a 12 bay 2U rack version, running as silent and economical as possible. I'm a developing application software for Windows, so I'd like to benefit from the NAS' ability to run virtual machines. In order for the NAS server to run one or two (or three?) Windows 11 VMs while still being able to serve its natural purpose, I'd expect the machine to be equipped with at least 6 CPU cores and 64 GB of RAM. On the other hand, I need the NAS device to run as a fail-safe file server by using RAID-6, eventually providing 100 TB of data. Over time, I want to incrementally add new drives to a storage group or replace existing drives by larger ones to increase volume size. All done online, without performing backups first and without being required to shut down the NAS device when I remove/add drives. From time to time I'd like to hard-reset the NAS device to make sure that any kind of malware that might have slipped into the NAS OS will be wiped. Doing so, I'd still like to keep my VMs and storage groups without taking a backup first, so that I can immediately continue to use both, my VMs and the files stored in those storage groups, right after I re-installed the NAS OS. Perhaps I can even have the NAS device render Maxon Cinema 4D animations in a VM? It usually takes weeks for these to render. I'd very much outsource this task to the NAS device, so I can continue to use my workstation machines for my other daily tasks. So, if the NAS device would accept a GeForce RTX 3090 and be able to address the GPGPU from a VM that'd be a great advantage. But that would just put the cherry on the cake. (And I don't believe that this is possible at all. - Perhaps that might be an interesting new category for this forum: "rendering 3D raytracing animations in a NAS device") After doing some research I first thought that the QNAP TS-h1277XU-RP-3700X-128G might have been the right device for me. But reading through the specs I noticed it doesn't support online RAID capacity expansion, which is what I basically need (see animated images in the attachment). Being a NAS newbie I don't know what to buy. Can someone please recommend a NAS device fulfilling all of my requirements? Your help is very much appreciated.
Asking for advice in finding the right QNAP NAS for me? Asking for advice in finding the right QNAP NAS for me?
WH Whiteknight asked on 08 October 2021, 23:57
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Qnap backup unit to existing Qnap NAS?

HI, Not sure you will get below message as I answered to my own question, not sure how the systen works here? So here we go again :-) Thanks your answer. WOW that is a lot of backup, I am planning to purchase the QNAP TVS-h1688X with 10x8TB or maybe 10TB drives and then Seagate IronWolf 125 SSD 4TB NAS Internal Solid State Drive, 2 x 4TB for cache and 2 x 4TH for special storage (probably surveillance) outside the Raid as I will delete these files when they get over 30 days old. Will also be installing a couple of SAMSUNG 980 PRO 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen4 Internal Gaming SSD M.2 (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM), unless you think that's a bad idea, can't have enough (too much) storage, can you? The backup unit I have planned on the QNAP TS-832PX-4G 8 Bay which I will put same size drives in as on the 1688 and the go from there. That have to be enough for starts :-) Not sure about this: QNAP Dual-Band Wireless PCIe Expansion Card (QWA-AC2600), will that interfere with the boats other wireless configurations. Would be nice to have a wireless connection for the NAS only to use for external units, smart phones, tables and TV's to hear music and watch movies/tv-series? For camera surveillance I will probably go for the Hikvision DS-2CD2183G0-I 8.0MP 4K (2 pcs as I don't know how the with cover will be, will need to have both port and starboard side covered), as I can also connect those to the chart plotters and use them to safely get the 60 foot catamaran alongside in a marina, not easy to get a large catamaran along side even with a bow thruster, so these cameras will be handy :-) Again thanks for your many answers, I know that you are probably very busy :-) Rgds Benny
BE Bennyhansen asked on 30 August 2021, 15:52
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Qnap backup unit to existing Qnap NAS?

I am planning on buying the Qnap 1288 or 1688 unit with a lot of storage, but want a Qnap backup unit, so am wondering how much storage that should have and which unit to buy.
BE Bennyhansen asked on 27 August 2021, 14:46
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I'm setting up a NAS primarily for PLEX and media(audio, video, pictures) storage/streaming To that end I have purchased the following: QNAP TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G WD Gold 10TB HD(WD102KRYZ4) 4 each WD Red 1TB SSD (WDS100T1R0A) 4 each Now I am looking at which M.2 SSD NVME cards to add. I intend to use these drives for my system volume in a Raid 1 configuration. *Do you recommend using these SSD's in this way? *Which brand and size do you recommend for this purpose? It seems like the 32G RAM included is a good start but I'm not sure it is enough. *Should I add more RAM while I have the case cracked and if so how much?
FN Fnosm asked on 12 August 2021, 17:30
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QNAP TS453D 4G with Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe.M.2?

I have just purchased QNAP TS453D 4G and also purchased Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe.M.2. My objective is to run QTS from NVMe. But QNAP QM2 adaptor is out of my budget. Also I not looking for 10Gbe network. Kindly advise what adaptor I should buy. You may be aware QNAP TS453D 4G is having M.2 Slot Optional via a PCIe adapter PCIe Slot 1 PCIe Gen 2 x2 Kishalay Ghosh Dastidar
KI Kishalay_gd asked on 07 August 2021, 14:23
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