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K8Toledo
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  #2562738 12-Sep-2020 07:37
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They use a particular 4pin connector so not likely to be any use, and as mentioned typically 60 odd Watts required.

Cyril

 

I know the 4pin sockets you mean however this one appears standard to me...   Could be wrong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edit: @Cyril7

 

Here's a better shot....it is standard.   That said the original power adapter with a NZ lead would be best...

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2562740 12-Sep-2020 07:52
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Picture of DS220+ psu showing conventional DC plug and IEC socket on end of psu.

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  #2562741 12-Sep-2020 07:54
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Jase2985:

 

lol

 

how many routers or switches use 5A? not many.

 

just use the supplied power supply and change the input cable to a NZ one.

 

 

How could a NAS with two HDD's draw 65 watts when an average drive needs less than 1A?  I doubt it draws more than 30 watts.

 

 

 

The stock 65 power supply would be the same supplied with all units including the 6 drive model. 

 

 

 

 

 

Edit: - as I suspected.

 

https://global.download.synology.com/download/Document/Hardware/DataSheet/DiskStation/20-year/DS220+/enu/Synology_DS220_Plus_Data_Sheet_enu.pdf

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2562749 12-Sep-2020 09:07
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Hi, well thats the first time I have seen a standard 2.1mm DC socket on one, clearly a design change, over the years I have procured and setup probably 50 of these things for clients and they all had the 4pin plug.

 

That said I normally use the x86 based units and just checking a DS720+ on the Syno web site it states a 65w supply and checking the QIG it shows a 4 pin, so clearly these smaller Arm based machines are way more efficient.

 

So yes you are correct you could get by with a 12v 1.5A supply from anywhere, but in the OP's case it will be deliverd with a supply with either a IEC or 8 AC socket on it and 100-240V 50/60Hz so all he needs to do is source an NZ/AU power lead to IEC or 8 at the hardware store/Jaycar etc

 

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  #2562750 12-Sep-2020 09:08
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Thanks all, appreciate the feedback. 

 

My preference is always to support NZ retailers, but the pricing gap on the DS220+ is hard to ignore. I said Amazon is $260 cheaper - that is comparing against a ready-to-go option in NZ with preinstalled disks. My preference is to purchase components separately and do the install myself, and this pushes the price differential out to $350 from best NZ price. 


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  #2562804 12-Sep-2020 11:28
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JaseNZ:

 

You cannot beat their prices, I got 4 12tb WD portable drives to shuck for $350 each thats almost $300 less per drive than I can get them here.

 

 

@JaseNZ any chance you can point us to listing for the drives....running out of space with my 3x2TBs and considering the move to 3x6TB as Amazon have Toshiba N300 for $USD169.99+gst and shipping, but 12Tbs would be great.


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  #2562857 12-Sep-2020 12:12
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JaseNZ:

 

@JaseNZ any chance you can point us to listing for the drives....running out of space with my 3x2TBs and considering the move to 3x6TB as Amazon have Toshiba N300 for $USD169.99+gst and shipping, but 12Tbs would be great.

 

 

Sure these are the ones I got here, Shucked them out and have not had a problem.

 

Just click on the 12tb box

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/10TB-Elements-Desktop-Drive-WDBWLG0100HBK-NESN/dp/B07X4V2M3B/ref=sr_1_28?dchild=1&keywords=10tb%2Bhard%2Bdrive&qid=1599806650&sr=8-28&th=1





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  #2571887 22-Sep-2020 11:37
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Ok, new Synology DS220+ arrived from Amazon US along with two 8TB WD hard drives. Everything was inside one large box with no internal packing, so the fragile electronics free to slide/move around inside the box! The hard drive boxes had been opened, so I'm wondering if customs inspected and removed packing at time - anyway, poor form somewhere along the way given these can be easily damaged.

 

For initial set up, I removed the NZ power cord from my old DS212j and connected to the power supply of the new DS220+ - the power box LED lit up for several seconds, then died. Unplugging, replugging made no difference, the power supply was dead. A moment of panic given I'd sourced this from the US as I thought about the pain of returning it to Amazon. I then re-plugged the cord into the old DS212j and discovered it was dead as well - it turned out the power cord, after 10 years faithfully powering the DS212j died with transferring to the new NAS. I grabbed another cord from display monitor and, hey presto, DS220+ sprung into life.


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  #2571905 22-Sep-2020 11:55
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Thats one of the reasons why whenever someone round here says help my xxx won't boot and there's follow-ups about ram and psu's and mobo's my suggestion is just check the power cord.

 

Also had the thing with (lack of) packing from the US, different supplier though...





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