Looking to use a NAS as a Network Video Recorder (NVR) for Surveillance? Thinking about maximizing your investment in a NAS by adding some IP Cameras around your home or office? This is the section for you.

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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Ready to upgrade my Synology NAS?

10 years ago Synology 110j.... 5 years ago Synology 216+II... Now??? Bought into Synology originally to cover 1 IP camera with remote access, store my music and video media and stream using DLNA, and backup my PC and phones. Updated 5 years ago as added a second IP camera, 110j getting very slow and less DSM support, and wanted to add RAID, hence the 216+II with 2x4TB WD Red drives. That worked well, for 3-4 years, but is getting full, slowing a lot, and remote access is incredibly slow and unreliable. So, thinking of up'ing to a 4 bay. Want to stay with Synology. Budget not too important. Want top speed so processor, memory and maybe SSD cache (?) important, but only for single user so LAN speed of 1Gb/s is fine (IMHO), and whatever RAID is deemed the best. Have recently updated my whole WiFi/router system to Linksys Velop mesh, with an MR9000v1 router and 3 WHM03v2 repeaters, all of which seem to be working really well, and which I can reliably and quickly access from worldwide, so I'm happy they are not a bottleneck. Have watched some of your videos, I'm thinking maybe the 420, 720 or even 920. I want it for the next 5 years, minimum. I'm open to suggestions, with justification of course.
NI Nick the greek asked on 06 April 2022, 10:20
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Question/opinion on a 2nd NAS, to be used for surveillance..?

I currently use a 1019+, for plex movie and a large music library, and recording 2 interior cameras 24/7.. I'm a little concerned about the wear and tear on the 1019+ and the drives. Would it be highly advisable to get maybe a 220+ to handle just the recording? A Synology NVR is probably out of the question. Any opinions, or other recommendations on what to use for the recording? I have 2 spare 4tb drives I can use if I get another NAS. Thanks!
SA Sandmanxx asked on 05 December 2021, 01:39
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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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Building own NAS as fun project - Are there screws you recommend?

I have a PC I am replacing soon. I am not going to be able to get rid of the old PC, so I am thinking about using it as a NAS. I remember hearing about vibrations in a chassis due to having drives that spinup and that vibrations can be really bad for hard drives. Are there any vibration countermeasures like screws?
FR Frosty asked on 17 May 2021, 11:42
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Qnap ts-453d questions?

Ok. I asked this question earlier and got a reply. "The website for Qnap shows that I can use the ts-453d with 8 cameras on a home surveillance system. Qnap says it needs 8gb ram to do so. But the 4gb specs say it will transfer 160 GB per sec, and the nas surveillance calculator shows I will need something like 48gb per sec. Can I do 8 cameras with 4gb model (I plan on upgrading to more than 8 at a later date)?" The reply I got is "IP cameras themselves do not require extra RAM. You can have 8 cameras recording with 4GB RAM with no problems. You need RAM for playback. It also depends on which software you will use to operate your cameras. If you use Surveillance Station, this app do not need much resources to run and operate. If you are looking at QVR Pro then this app will require some more resources then the other app mentioned. QVR Client is a desktop app for your computer. The requirement for 8GB RAM is mentioned for your computer if you refer to this : https://www.qnap.com/en-uk/software/qvr-pro Either way, whichever software you choose to use, you can upgrade RAM capacity at any time in the future." I have another question. So the 8gb ram requirement is for my home computer? I have never used a nas, but think the features of one (qumagie, qvr pro) are phenomenal apps. So just to be clear, using the qvr pro software, if I get the 4gb ts-453d, and have a home computer with more than 8gb of ram, I shouldn't have any problem? Does this apply to the hdmi output of the device as well? What i want to do is have the 453d in my garage inside a large safe. run a cat6 cable to my router, to be able to access it from one of 3 computers. all will have more than the 8gb of ram. when i get all of the cameras i want for a surveillance system, is all i will need then a switch? sorry for so many questions, just havent done much with networking before, but I think a nas is the best solution for the cost in my case. Thanks in advance. Also, does NasCompares have affiliate links for purchases or a patreon?
BP Bphillips35131 asked on 28 January 2021, 20:32
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Is there a limit to the number of cameras for Synology Surveillance Station?

Wondering if there is a limit to the number of 1080p cameras the Synology RS819 or RS820 can support in Surveillance Station
DU Dueport asked on 23 January 2021, 21:19
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First NAS for plex, 1 camera surveillance, and alternative to one drive. ?

Hi, Looking for some advice on my first NAS for the items mentioned in the title, I was thinking of the DS220+, all plex use will be local and probably be in 1080 as opposed to 4K, but I do have an nvidia shield tv pro so could this take the pressure off the NAS if I want 4K streaming in the future?
TO Tom asked on 11 January 2021, 19:48
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Need help buying a NAS?

I am Having a little difficulty choosing a NAS. My use cases are for For backups, Business file services, surveillance, downloading hard copy movies to NAS for plex, and scanning personal pictures and photographs. I live in Canada Ontario if that helps you with your search. The file services portion is the most important however we still want a NAS that can consistently do the other things. our budget like listed above is $800 CAD to $1400 CAD $1500 CAD being ABSOLOUTE max. this price is not including the price of the drives as we will slowly build up the # of drives. I really hope you can help just like your videos helped me choose out our first NAS. BTW we need anywhere from 6-8 drive bays Thanks, Konrad
KO Konrad asked on 02 December 2020, 17:59
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Which disk sizes for Serveillance on DS420+ ?

I'm planning to add 2-3 cameras to my DS420+ which has no disks yet. Ideally HD quality 24/7 recording with 14 day retention. Can someone advise on the size of each disk, I also have 3TB of other data to backup to the NAS. Looking to go SHR or RAID5, thanks
IN Indy asked on 13 August 2020, 06:59
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Absolutely new to Nas. Advice on what suits me, any help appreciated, cheers.? Synology ds218+ or qnap 251d?

Hi, Looking at the synology ds218+ vs Qnap 251d. Purpose is to use as a simple back up and simple server. 2 adults and 1 kid in the house hold. I will be using for accessing data from my workplace too...just word and pdf. Will also be using for surveillance at home. Sorry for the broad question, loving the forum and the YouTube video. Appreciated. Cheers folks.
GO Gordonorr asked on 22 June 2020, 21:40
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POE Switch for IP Camera with Synology?

I want to add IP cameras to my older Synology DS1511+. I am confused about where the POE switch should go in the wired setup. My system background: Modem to Router Router to unmanaged switch to other devices like Apple TV, etc... Router to Synology Where in the lineup is the best location for POE switch? Directly to Router? Directly to Unmanaged Switch? Directly to the second port on the back of Synology NAS?
PA Paulg asked on 09 May 2020, 14:07
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How To Link IP Cameras In One House With A NAS In Another House?

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
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:33
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