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A Guide to CMR/PMR and SMR drives in 2021 – Should You Buy Them? Remember when buying a hard drive was simple? The technology behind hard drives has existed for decades and it is only really in the last 10 or so years that the formula for how hard drives store data has changed substantially. Just over a year ago, Western Digital got into all manner of trouble with hard drive buyers when it was announced that a number of their popular range of NAS server hard drives featured a variant of shingled magnetic recording, (know more commonly as SMR). I say a version, as there are indeed several different ways that a hard drive can implement SMR architecture internally, with the two more common...
 
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Welcome to NASCompares YouTube channel! Check out our next video below. - - - Check out FREE NAS advice section on nascompares.com
 
Welcome to NASCompares YouTube channel! Check out our next video below. - - - Check out FREE NAS advice section on nascompares.com
 
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About a year ago, I have written an article on one of Synology's great apps, the Snapshot and Replication tool. DR - disaster recovery SR - Snapshot and Replication BW - BitWarden In this article, I would like to focus on a specific disaster (DR) test when it comes to using the SR tool, recovering your BitWarden server running in Docker. Any service that is important for you or your business needs to have the maximum uptime possible, but from time to time there might be problems that will prevent you to use that service. If that problem as a result will prevent you from using that service how it is currently configured, you might have to do a DR switch. If you are hosting your own...
 
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How to Upgrade the RAM in your Synology RS1221+ to 32GB and 64GB RAM Unofficially Back in Autumn 2020, when the Synology RS1221+ was first released, many users were surprised at the maximum memory an type of locked limit that the manufacturers stated on the specifications – 32GB of ECC DDR4 to be precise (spread over 2 SODIMM slots, with a primary slot occupied with an official Synology 2400Mhz 4GB DDR4 Module). With the AMD Ryzen V1500B 4-Core chip that the Synology RS1221+ arrives with, it did seem odd that the only Error Code Correction memory should be used (ECC is nice but quite industry-specific) and only 4GB of DDR4 memory arrived by default (same as the DS1821+, DS920+ and...
 
If you are not familiar with Synology and their DSM OS it would be good to know that when it comes to updates, there is only one official way, forward. Meaning you can't downgrade DSM back to previous versions. Now, this is not entirely true as there was an unofficial way to downgrade that is still valid but I can't stress enough how much this is NOT officially supported, and that you should do this only if absolutely necessary. Continue reading...
 
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Quitting the Cloud – Are You Ready for NAS? Let’s all be honest for a second – google services are actually pretty bloody good! From the ease and carefree use of GMAIL and Google Docs to exchange messages and documents, to the sharing of videos on YouTube and relative ease of Google Drive – it is also convenient! Making the move away from public cloud services such as Google Cloud, OneDrive and DropBox is actually something that we don’t really consider, as we take for granted that these services are always just ‘there’ when we need them. In fact, unless you are a business owner who needs ultimate control and privacy of their data, or someone who needs their data accessible over the...
 
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