buying guide

  1. Sean.Kane

    Time to upgrade a client's 2012 Windows Server

    Hi Everyone, I have a new client who is in need of a server replacement. I'm hoping to get them up and running on a Synology and I'm looking for advice from your experience. Here's what I know... Current set-up: Law office of approximately 15 employees Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials...
  2. A

    Replacing a DS218+ (blue flashing light of death)

    I'm new to the forum and a novice NAS user so far as technical expertise is concerned. I'd been running a DS218+ for a little over two years when the NAS box failed. Presumably the Hard Drives are OK (WD Red 4TB). The DS218+ was configured by the vendor and my experience has been with basic...
  3. animBacker857

    Do I actually need a NAS if I don't use it 24/7?

    I was about to press the purchase button on a Synology NAS I've been eyeing, but decided to do some extra thinking just before committing to justify the cost. From research it seems NASs prefer to be mostly left on 24/7 (please correct me if wrong), which got me wondering. Is a NAS really the...
  4. O

    NAS or NUC ?

    I've been using a DS212+ for years now. It serves me fine, but there is one downside... It's slow. Slow while using it's web-interface, slow to wake up etc. So I want to upgrade but I can't decide between a DS220+ or a NUC (mini pc) with two external drives attached in a RAID1 configuration...
  5. ed.j

    Advice BEFORE you buy your first NAS

    Not sure if there is already a thread like this, but it could be helpful to include generic advice that wouldn't necessarily come through on the acquisition advice threads. The advice I would give to someone is that if they are buying a NAS with more than two bays, and they want to use...