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Topic # 126882 22-Jul-2013 22:47
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At present my plan looks like a Synology DS412+ (or possibly an Asus AsusTOR AS-604T, or tThecus n4800) and 4x WD 3TB Red drives.

What other thoughts would people have to put out there?

(bearing in mind I have exactly zero interest in building my own)




Also, wasn't sure which forum to put this in, looked like more discussion on NAS in here so I went with that. If moderators have a better idea...




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  Reply # 863971 22-Jul-2013 23:21
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my thoughts? use the DEL key instead of hoarding ;)




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  Reply # 863975 22-Jul-2013 23:27
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Synology is a great NAS, Netgear Readynas are also very cool especially the new ones.

The WD Reds are an excellent choice.

Make sure you cater for a couple of external USB's for backup offsite.

If you need some help sourcing and assembling I am happy to help, though I don't imagine we would be the cheapest place to get them.

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  Reply # 864022 23-Jul-2013 07:37
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I hear good things about the qnaps. Anything that I could run plex and/or crashplan on would work for me, and I think the qnaps and the synologys all do this.




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  Reply # 864051 23-Jul-2013 08:09
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I have a synology at home and use qnap at work. Both have good features but for home use I love my synology, esp the apps for iPhone they put out to use in conjunction with the NAS. WD Reds are great too.




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  Reply # 864054 23-Jul-2013 08:27
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gjm: I have a synology at home and use qnap at work. Both have good features but for home use I love my synology, esp the apps for iPhone they put out to use in conjunction with the NAS. WD Reds are great too.


+1 for Synology. Have the DS-1512+ and couldn't be happier with it.




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  Reply # 864058 23-Jul-2013 08:32
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not as flash as the above but i just use my Fritzbox, to which they added NAS with the latest firmware update, and i can access my data from any pc or mobile device.




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  Reply # 864082 23-Jul-2013 09:22
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jarledb:
gjm: I have a synology at home and use qnap at work. Both have good features but for home use I love my synology, esp the apps for iPhone they put out to use in conjunction with the NAS. WD Reds are great too.


+1 for Synology. Have the DS-1512+ and couldn't be happier with it.


Are these ARm based or the Intel based ones?




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  Reply # 864088 23-Jul-2013 09:34
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vexxxboy: not as flash as the above but i just use my Fritzbox, to which they added NAS with the latest firmware update, and i can access my data from any pc or mobile device.


Which is what I wanted to try but they don't support drives larger than 2TB meaning both my USB 3.0 3TB drives wouldn't work.

It also doesn't appear they are in any hurry to provide support for drives larger than 2TB either.

I ended up building a PC specifically to act as a server.  That way I can have up to 9 hard drives if I need them.

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  Reply # 864094 23-Jul-2013 09:39
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tukapa1:
vexxxboy: not as flash as the above but i just use my Fritzbox, to which they added NAS with the latest firmware update, and i can access my data from any pc or mobile device.


Which is what I wanted to try but they don't support drives larger than 2TB meaning both my USB 3.0 3TB drives wouldn't work.

It also doesn't appear they are in any hurry to provide support for drives larger than 2TB either.

I ended up building a PC specifically to act as a server.  That way I can have up to 9 hard drives if I need them.


i just use a 1TB drive , just for my music, so its fine for me . I just like the fact i can use my son's ipod with it.




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  Reply # 864114 23-Jul-2013 10:25
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tukapa1:
vexxxboy: not as flash as the above but i just use my Fritzbox, to which they added NAS with the latest firmware update, and i can access my data from any pc or mobile device.


Which is what I wanted to try but they don't support drives larger than 2TB meaning both my USB 3.0 3TB drives wouldn't work.

It also doesn't appear they are in any hurry to provide support for drives larger than 2TB either.

I ended up building a PC specifically to act as a server.  That way I can have up to 9 hard drives if I need them.


I've done that as well, with Windows 7 and DriveBender.  It's got 5x2TB and 1x1.5 Drives.  Hosts a couple of VMs, Plex and LOTS of backups.




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  Reply # 864116 23-Jul-2013 10:26
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jarledb:
gjm: I have a synology at home and use qnap at work. Both have good features but for home use I love my synology, esp the apps for iPhone they put out to use in conjunction with the NAS. WD Reds are great too.


+1 for Synology. Have the DS-1512+ and couldn't be happier with it.


Are these ARm based or the Intel based ones?


Mine has an Freescale...DS213+, http://forum.synology.com/wiki/index.php/What_kind_of_CPU_does_my_NAS_have
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(Edit - Got mixed up with work one)




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  Reply # 864127 23-Jul-2013 10:46
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If you've got the budget for it, Synology imo is the way to go. Seagate's BlackArmor series are solid too (in terms of reliability) if you want to go cheaper, but there is a noticeable performance difference. I have a BlackArmor 400 & DS409+ at home, and a pair of RS2212RP+ at work, and would happily recommend any of these (but, as above, the Seagate is a lot slower but was 1/3 the price and still more than capable of streaming HD media).




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  Reply # 864192 23-Jul-2013 12:20
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Regs: my thoughts? use the DEL key instead of hoarding ;)


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  Reply # 864214 23-Jul-2013 12:36
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I have 4x 3TB in my HTPC giving 9TB of storage and use snapRAID with windows OS (So I can run MediaPortal). SnapRAID is pretty good for media files that are not modified (only added too). Only 1x HDD active unless your backing up, so HDDs last longer, less power, less noise.  I can expand my array with larger 4TB drives without having to rebuild it.




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  Reply # 864227 23-Jul-2013 12:51
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davidcole:
jarledb:
gjm: I have a synology at home and use qnap at work. Both have good features but for home use I love my synology, esp the apps for iPhone they put out to use in conjunction with the NAS. WD Reds are great too.


+1 for Synology. Have the DS-1512+ and couldn't be happier with it.


Are these ARm based or the Intel based ones?


Hi, the DS-1512+ uses a dual core Atom.

And +1 for Synology, I have deployed a modest number in varing roles from files servers, backup mirrors and SQL/Web servers absolutely fantastic products.

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