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Synology Ethernet/Internet sharing via aditional LAN?

How to Set Up Synology in the way i want. For instance; My model 1621s+ I want to connect an Ethernet cable from my router to my Synology, and then I would like to take another Ethernet cable and connect it to my PC from that Synology NAS to continue sharing the internet. In simple words: Home Router -> Synology NAS-> to PC in order to have both internet and direct connection between my PC and NAS. How to use NAS to get the Internet to my PC with using an additional switch?
AD Admin asked on 26 April 2021, 10:22
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5/6 Bay, Capable of Transcoding 4K Files via Plex, M.2 Slots to Use as Storage Volumes?

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? Thanks!
NA Namiry asked on 14 April 2021, 23:29
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DS220j enough?

I have been looking into buying a Synology NAS for one main purpose. Since Google decided to start charging for Photos I decided to make a local vault. My question is easy, is a DS220j enough for this? I only request that Moments/Synology Photos (later on) runs good, other apps are only bonus. Its for me and my wife and mainly our phone photos/videos. Once in a while also our DSLR camera. We have about 600 GB of photos/videos on a WD MyCloud today (and also on Google Photos). I absolutly want face recognition and would also prefer subject recognition to work. Will a DS220j do the job? Thanks, Roger
RO Rogera asked on 14 April 2021, 08:44
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Best NAS for client/vm automated backup?

Hi there, I'am looking for a new nas for my SMB office (10-15 client pc, 2 phisical servers and 2 virtual machine). I'am a QNAP nas adopter with a first really satifatory experience with a TS-259 Pro (still working) and another one really worsth with a TS-453A who completly dead after less than 2 years of work. Now I'am looking for a better stable and upgradable solution for file sharing and centralized backup and I'am interested in Synology DS1621+ or QNAP TS-673A-8G. I like to try the newer ZFS filesystem proposed from QNAP but the Synology Active Backup for Business suite seems to offer more complete backup solution. So my questions: - There is a integrated baremetal backup solution for windows clients also for QNAP nas? Currently I'am using the QNAP NetBak Replicator for backup file folders from clients but the Synology suite seems to be most complete. - The Synology Active Backup for Business could backup also the free Esxi Hypervisor VM or only vSphere solution? - The ZFS filesystem offers some real advantages in the client/server backup procedures? Thank you for your time! Regards
TE Tecnorama asked on 09 April 2021, 21:37
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DS418play memory upgrade?

I have a ds418play arriving soon and wish to upgrade ran soonest. Is this OK? Crucial CT8G4SFRA32A 8 GB (DDR4, 3200 MT/s, PC4-25600, SODIMM, 260-Pin) Memory, Green It seems different from what you recommend John
JO Joc asked on 06 April 2021, 17:02
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QNAP ts230 vs Synology 218 vs Synology 220+?

I am a first time NAS buyer for my home use. I am looking mainly for storage for my music collection & photos. Also to access my storage remotely. I also want to remove some of the strain from my laptop. I have ordered the qnap ts-230 & am waiting delivery. I am now rethinking that maybe I should have purchased the synology 218 or doubled up the price & purchased the synology 220+ ? I realize the 220+ has a faster intel processor & can expand the ram. What benefits will the 220+ provide to me? I will not need anything more than 2 bay. What would you recommend that I look at purchasing?
CH Chimper asked on 18 March 2021, 19:28
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Upgrading from DS220j to DS720+?

Hi Folks. Currently I have a Synology DS220j for my Plex Media Server, however, recently, I noticed that its lagging while playing videos. I've concluded based on research that it's having trouble transcoding. Is this correct and if so, should I upgrade to the DS220+ or as a future proof solution, upgrade to the DS720+. What are your thoughts on this since video is going in the direction of 4K?
FI Finkelstein2004 asked on 01 March 2021, 23:36
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Synology HAT5300 Review: Requests and Recommendations?

Robbie, in the upcoming videos related to the Synology HAT5300 drive, please consider exploring the following topics. [1] Is the Synology HAT5300 8TB drive considerably louder than the 12TB model? Assuming that Synology HAT5300-8T = Toshiba MG06 and HAT5300-12T = MG07, the acoustic specifications (idle) published by Toshiba are 34db versus 20db. [2] Will the Synology HAT5300 16TB drive be approved for use in a DiskStation NAS? At present, the Synology HAT5300-16T only appears in the Synology Products Compatibility List for RackStation units. [3] Please compare a Synology HAT5300-8T against a Toshiba MG06, to contrast the performance of the ‘same’ hardware with different firmware. [4] When examining the performance of a Synology HAT5300 drive, please vary the number of simultaneous clients in a multi-user RAID environment. According to Synology’s data sheet for the HAT5300, the drive does not deliver better performance than others when the number of clients is few. Thank you.
DA Datanas asked on 24 February 2021, 22:25
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DS1621xs+ Maximum M.2 NVMe cache SSD?

What is the upper limit, in terms of speed and size for the two cache slots on a Synology DS1621xs+? Thank you.
DD Ddodge2 asked on 16 February 2021, 03:30
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DC Hardwire Question?

I need to direct hardwire a Synology NAS (DS 920+) to 12 V DC. I need to install it in my motorhome. The 'brick' that Synology provides has 120 V AC input and 12.5 v 5A DC output. So in theory, it should be possible to directly wire it into my 12 v DC system. I believe the brick uses a 5 pin DIN connector to the NAS. Does anyone know what the wiring schematic might be for that connector? Synology does not sell a direct wire kit and there is no doc describing the wiring. I could use an inverter, I know, but that is quite an inefficient way to go. 12 VDC to 120VAC to 12VDC. Thanks.
WA Wagwar asked on 15 February 2021, 18:39
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Itunes and iPhoto migration for new NAS user - very confused?

Hello, First thanks for the great videos on the site and for any help you all can provide. The videos helped convince my brother and I to jump into the NAS World. But I am about to blow my brains out! I have spent hours scouring you tube and the internet looking for simple clear step by step advice on how to (1) move my music library from iTunes to the NAS. Should I mirror the library on my old iMac? Give up on iTunes and go all in on either Audio Station or maybe Plex? If I move exactly which files must be part of the migration? Why use the iTunes server app on the NAS - does it offer advantages over audio station? Or should I skip the Synology apps and go straight to Plex? (2) Same questions essentially for photos and home videos. They are a mess now and in different file formats some that the iMac will not read (think old camera phone videos from 18 years ago). Mirror iPhoto or move it all to the NAS? I assume it will be best to go to Moments to have that program clean up and organize things. At that point do I move the cleaned and organized files to photo station? I am surprised there is not more hand holding in Synology's setup to help newbies like myself. Any help or guidance or resources would be appreciated. Thanks again for the videos
DC Dctrimble asked on 15 February 2021, 14:13
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Which UPS (Power Consumption Vs Max PSU Load) - Head Scratcher ?

Greetings...have been a subscribed supporter and customer over the years and have learnt much so for the, I thank you. Two power cuts in the space of 8 hours this week has caused me to bring the timetable on searching for a UPS forward dramatically. I run an old QNAP TS239Pro and a newer Synology DS918+ (3 10TB drives). Also running a Mac mini 2012 model (this runs my Plex media server, with all the content sitting on the Synology...legacy from when i tried running PMS on the QNAP years ago..it failed miserably due to some kind of bottle necking). I am keen not to lose any data or the hardware through failure of power unexpectedly. So, having watched a couple of your video's (twice and thrice over), i'm a little embarrassed to say that although i have a little technical understanding, this time, it's just not translated enough to enable me to decide WHICH UPS to for in terms of VA rating. I'm hoping you can help...My issue (mentally) is knowing whether to look at the power 'consumption' rating of the devices OR the power rating of their respective power supply units? Hope that makes sense. Synology - PSU = 100W but Consumption = 28.8W QNAP - PSU = ??W but Consumption = 24W Mac Mini - 'Max Power' = 85W but 'Normal/Idle = 11W Asus AC68U Router - 33.25W but Normal/Idle = 10W Can you advise which of the UPS i should be looking at based on the above ratings? Should i be adding up the consumption/normal/idle values or the PSU/Max Power ratings and then woking out the headroom based on the totals representing a 40% value? APC or Cyberpower? Decisions decisions. Hope you can help... Regards
TH Thehumblenas asked on 11 February 2021, 14:04
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DS220J good for one or two 1080p cameras?

I don't have a NAS yet but was wondering if the DS220J had good enough hardware to support one or two 1080p surveillance cameras. I would not use it for much else besides file transfer related jobs. I already have a plex server so I wouldn't use the NAS for that. I know the 512MB RAM would be an issue but I would plan on only using one camera with the slight chance of two. This woudl be for home use. Would 720P resolution be better for hardware limitations?
CH Chaoticwhizz asked on 03 February 2021, 21:38
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Synology Integrity check /USB drives/?

Hi, recently jut bought the DS920+ synology. Like to use this device to backup all pictures and inportant files...and more To this time I done backup for files, images, videos on numerous HDD, many times same files dumped for more HDD to not to loose data. You can image for searching files is nightmare. Some of them was power off for a year/years. Like to copy to my nas but got same file on more hdd. HOW can I check integrity on files which is better version / on for storing version, files not changed/ on which harddrive. running some program to check it is any corruption . I heard that data could be rot when data just sitting on drive not rewrote on disk. Example got 9 disk and 3of them have File A, other 4have File B . How can I know which is not rot? The files is in Folders, the Main folder name is AAA then only A files inside, so there is no mismach for running program. I could run some program on disk 1 folder AAA, disk 2 folder AAA. Just not sure which data is correct or which is corrupted. To open one by one would take a year/years :D Please help me out if you can, if not understand let me know Thank you
DZ Dzsovanni asked on 03 February 2021, 17:43
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Recommendation for Upgrading from DS1513+?

Hi, love the videos, thank you for what you do! I need help in a bit more direction of what to purchase. Currently, I have a DS1513+ (purchased when it first came out) I put 5 x 3TB WD Green Drives (5400rpm). I was complete newbie to the NAS world. My Drobo had died so I just purchased the first thing that was recommended to me by friends. It’s setup in SHR-2 configuration. After 7 years, it is 95% filled, the RAM was upgraded at time of purchase. Everything is sluggish. I am beginning to receive emails of bad sectors. I figured it was time to upgrade. I was initially leaning towards the RS1221+ (I have a rack in the closet) but the video you posted gave me lots to think about spending the money elsewhere. I started looking at the DS1821+, I was debating of starting fresh with either 6TB or 8TB drives (in an SHR-2) configuration. Now after watching lots of videos, I am not sure what to buy (or maybe the DS1621+)? Current uses for our NAS: it is the master archive of our home/home office/family/friends for the last decade. I have a backup to the cloud for the important things and a passport drive for the utmost emergency items (in case of death, etc). Lots of multimedia creation happens in the house, audio recordings, editing, photography sessions, we haven’t really focused on video at all. Mainly lots of audio and photos. Plex as well from time to time, not huge. The DS1513+ will be repurposed for either backup or anything else that I can mess around with. Lastly, I have Unifi Router, Access Points, and PoE switch in the house. Main computer is the M1 Mac Mini. 2 Macbook Pros, and a handful of iPads, iPhones. All of which ultimately connect to the NAS and backup to it as well. Recommendation for which Synology NAS? How much would I benefit from a RAM or NVME upgrade? Would you go with 6TB drives or 8TB drives? (I have a bad habit of buying all drives in one shot versus adding as I need) Thank you for your help!
MF Mfanous asked on 31 January 2021, 06:27
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DS920+ RAM upgrade not recognized in VMM (but elsewhere it is!)?

I've added a 16 GB module to my Synology DS920+. It all seems to work very well, but the Virtual Machine Manager still says I have only 4 GB available on my host. See attached image. Any advice on why this is happening? The main reason for upgrading, was to allocate more RAM to VM, so it is quite a bummer. I'm using Kingston DDR4 - 16 GB - SO DIMM 260-pin. Part number KCP426SD8/16. (Thank you very much for your advice on the unofficial RAM upgrade option! And all your advice on Nascompares in general!)
DS920+ RAM upgrade not recognized in VMM (but elsewhere it is!)?
MA Markus asked on 19 January 2021, 14:16
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2x Drives SHR (without data protection) Can I swap one?

Hi All - I've just upgraded from my VERY basic 213J to a 720+...needless to say, it's like night & day. I had 2x 3TB drives originally, but one failed a couple of years ago, replaced with a 4TB. I set them up for maximum storage rather than have redundancy, because the NAS was used as a back up for my PC Now I've found how much you can do with a faster NAS, I'm thinking of replacing the 3TB with a 6TB and having it as back up for all 4 of us in the house. I'd still use my 100GB Google Drive account though as an additional off-site solution for my pics & vids of the kids growing up etc....as my NAS box is just a few feet away from my main PC, so a house fire would mean precious memories would be lost forever! Looking at the drives in DSM I can see the larger 4TB drive is about 60% used, the smaller 3TB drive only 8%. What prep would I need to do so I can replace the 3TB with a new 6TB....is it even possible without having to start from scratch & re-copy everything over again from my PC? Thanks for any advice....
TE Terrybull asked on 18 January 2021, 16:22
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NAS options for streaming with SONOS PORT?

I've found the information you provide on your site and on videos posted on Youtube very helpful. Thanks for your work. I'm new to music streaming. I have a SONOS PORT device that I'm using to stream from Spotify. Next step is to rip the ample (600-700) family CD collection and move the data to a NAS for streaming purposes. Based on the information I've seen you present and what I've seen on the Synology site, I've been focusing on the Synology DS220+. 3.5 years ago in a video you posted on the subject of choosing a NAS for purposes of streaming with SONOS devices, you suggested the DS216+ as a viable option. In the intervening years, is there any new information to indicate that the DS220+ isn't a reasonably equivalent choice? Is there something else you might suggest I consider? I also plan to use this device for basic backup of family computers (including a fair number of photos that I'd like to organize), of which there are four. Besides the additional capacity, does the DS720+ give me anything, feature-wise that might be useful enough for me to consider? I reside in the U.S. Thanks in advance.
BS Bsaffery asked on 16 January 2021, 01:37
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First NAS as a Video Professional: for Back-up and File Sharing?

Hi @nas ! I'm an animation and video freelancer, and I'm curious to get a 2-bay NAS so that: 1. 2 separate laptops can each have their own more robust and automatic back-up in a centralized location. 2. 2 separate laptops can access and share work files on the NAS I'm looking at 3 options: 1. Just buy a Hard drive and back-up my laptop every so often (but this doesnt solve problem 2) 2. Buy the Synology DS220J as a more affordable entry-level NAS - From a price point, this is attractive. Will the performance be an issue? My main uses for the NAS will just be Back-up and File Sharing. We probably wont be working on files Directly on the NAS (though that would be nice too, is that only possible on the 220+?) 3. Spring for the extra cash and go with the DS220+ - This is probably my cap in terms of price for now. Is there much difference between the 220+ and the 220J if my concerns are just back-up, file sharing, and file access?
CA Carlgraham_ asked on 05 January 2021, 16:49
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Synology transfer speed issues?

Hello forum, I've recently purchased and configured a Synology DS720+ for music library/streaming in home environment. The NAS is configured with dual WD Red Pro 8tb drives, 2x Samsung 970 pro SSD + 16gb of memory. The NAS is attached directly to a Netgear X6S wireless router (gigabit speed capable) using the included Cat6 cable from Synology. I've configured the storage and added a volume, plus enabled the SSD caching. I've tweaked the SMB setting, disabling transport encryption as described by Synology. Despite all of this, I can only get 1-2 MB/s transfers over the wired network. This is appalling! By the way, if one googles "Synology transfer speed issue", you will find dozens of links to various blogs, Synology support forum, Reddit forum, Tom's Guid, Anandtech ....blah blah. Apparently this has been a problem for at least a decade from the limited research I have done. So has anyone come up with a fix????
RA Ratbastrd asked on 30 December 2020, 22:19
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