NAS Buying Guide

How to pick the right Synology NAS for your needs? Ask our members for tips and discuss it.
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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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I have one DS-214play with a pair of WD Red drives, and it's been working great for about 8 years. But it's now above 75% full, and now I'm also...
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Hi I’m actually looking for a Rack NAS. My current setup is made of: a custom server in a Fractal Design Node case: i7 3770 16 GB of RAM 4 * 4...
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Hello, I have a DS-1819+ that I would like to add an expansion unit for. I want to get 2 (the specs say it will take 2) but there is only one...
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I have two Synology NAS systems: DS414j and DS920+. The DS920+ is primary storage for videos and photos and replaced the DS414j in that role. Both...
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Hi, I currently have a DS220J, which I'm very happy with for file storage/ Cloud / Photos backup / etc... I'm not using Plex or dockers. I have...
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I'm looking at purchasing a pre-owned DS923+ for which the seller claims that it's still sealed in original packaging. Was able to negotiate the...
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Hi All, I need some assistance choosing an offsite NAS, which it’s sole purpose will be a backup repository for a primary NAS (most likely a...
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The small company I work for has a Rack at a local datacenter. My thoughts were to purchase a DS1522+ and set this unit on a shelf using...
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I found second hand DS420+ on local eBay-like online marketplace which supposedly was never used (still in original packaging) and supposedly is...
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Hi, I need your help with some decision making: I am currently using a Sinology DS220+ with two two Seagate IronWolf disc for backup and file...
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I want to change my DS1815+ with a DS1621xs+, the first have 8 disks and the second has 6 disks. Can I change from the first to the second without...
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Hi to all from New Zealand, I recently managed to pick up 4 Seagate IronWolf Pro 20TB drives on a special. I am hoping to use these in a 4 bay...
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I have Download Station installed on a DS216 play. This particular machine isn't used for much of anything other than Download Station, so it can...
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We have a Synology at HQ which is used by Remote Worker to access files. Using VPN means its a bit slow so an easy solution might be to give then...
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I will be purchasing one of these soon. This will be for home use. It be used for backing up five computers, video, and Photo editing, and...
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Hi. I am possibly in the market for another nas. Currently, I have three running. RS820+ is running all my business needs, including a couple of...
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I am looking to get a second local NAS device. I currently have a DS918+ local, and my old DS213j is at my parents house that I am using for...
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Hi, I know one has four bays and the other has five. If we put the same number (one to four) and type of HDDs in both NAS, which is quieter in...
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I'm looking for a DX513. I have a DS715 that I keep upgrading to larger discs, I could sell the drives I'm removing, or put them in a DX513 to add...
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Hello Everyone I would be new to this forum. It was while reading up a bit about NAS on the internet, that i stumbled upon this resourceful page...
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