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NAS acquisition advice

Want to buy a new NAS but don't know which one to choose? How many bays? Fill out the form and our users will be happy to help you.
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Fill out the form with as much information as you can give so our members may help you out with your NAS acquisition advice. For the form check...
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Hi Everyone! I'm trying to decide which NAS to go for based on processor. I need a NAS that can handle Plex and also smoothly run a Windows VM...
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Hello, At the moment I'm using a DS2413+ with 12x4TB disks running in RAID6, and I have 4GB of RAM installed, maximum for the 2413+. Lately I...
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I would like some help buying a Synology rackstation. Requirements: - Has to be a rackstation (1u or 2u preferably) - Under $1000 (Ideally new)...
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Hi all, nice to meet you! I was just hoping to get some recommendations to help me get started in my research for a storage solution for our...
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Hi, currently have 2 units running at home, my main one is the DS215 running 2 3GB drives, I have a backup in my detached office for my critical...
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Hi, I searched in this forum, in DS920+ manuals, used the RAID calculator, but couldn't find the answer to my simple question: Is it possible to...
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Hello, I was about to purchase a NAS and hard drives but figured I should get the opinion of others with more experience before pulling the...
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Hi Syno-Users! I am brand new at this forum, so please forgive me for any mistakes I've made in finding the right place to start this post. I...
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I am outgrowing my RS217 and looking it to replace it with a 4-bay. Limitations are 1U and around 30cm depth, must support BTRFS, must be UPS...
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Good evening to everyone. New to nas world,ready to buy.looking for ds220+ I have a few questions. 1.what type of ram should i buy to extend? I...
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Hi everyone, Which Syno NAS you suggest me to buy for a company with following details 1. Number of computers: 15-22 2. Three HPE Servers 3. One...
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So I wanted to setup a little Plex server for my daughter. You know just in case we ever don’t have internet access or something. But I always put...
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Hello all, I currently have a ds418j, with 2x8TB, and 2x3TB drives in two RAID 1 configurations. I've never really worried about other types of...
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Hi, I currently have a 916+ and I need more disk bays. I was thinking about buying a DX517 and create a new volume. The second option is to...
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G'Day Peeps I am in the market for a new NAS as my old Synology DS415+ has recently decided to die :-( Not very considerate of it! I have...
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This will be my first step into NAS land! TLDR: replace 3 purpose-use external hard drives, dropbox, adobe access, and daily backups. I have a...
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Dear All My home storage situation is in an absolute mess. I attached a flow chart of the current system. I've recently had a failure of both my...
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Hi, I'm looking for an replacement of my old 412+ which I've been quite happy with. Just quite as performance has not always been top notch. I...
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I'm replacing an ageing Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra2 that I use for backup, file storage and the odd BitTorrent. I'm looking at the DS220j because...
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I currently have a DS1019+ with 5x14TB drives. I just upgraded from 5x10TB drives that I would like to also utilize as I'm now full. I would...
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