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    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...
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    Need help figuring this out - DS218+ HDD failure, Plex migration to SSD and different raid configuration

    So, this is a head scratcher for me and need help figuring this out. In an endeavor to ensure that this goes according to plan, I look to you, the Synology geniuses, to guide me. I currently have the Synology DS218+ that I use as a Plex Media Server but also use for backups. One of my hard...
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    DS218+ Convert From Mirrored Disks to Merged Hard Drive

    Hi, I have a DS218+ with two 12GB hard drives installed, the drives are currently configured to mirror each other. I'd like to stop mirroring the drives and change the RAID configuration so I have around 24GB of space available, the extra space is more important to me than having the files on...
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    Problem with DS218+ randomly starting up and shutting down

    Hi, I'm new to this forum - hoping someone could help me out. Can't see this issue being discussed anywhere previously. I have a DS218+ (running the latest DSM 7) which I have on a power schedule to start up the system in the morning and shut down over night when its not being used. This has...
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    Boot loop DS218+

    Hello all ! Since a couple years ago, I had to change my DS218+ in emergency due to a boot loop of the Synology in production. I kept the old one to try to repair it when I'll the time to do it and... the time has come ! So, I have a DS218+ booting in loop. When I plug the power connector, I...
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    DS218+ to DS220+ = lost one USB port, need help

    Moving from my DS218+ to DS220+ and noticed (surprise!) that the DS220+ has only one rear USB port. On my DS218+ I had an external USB drive and a UPS connected to the two USB ports on the back of the drive. Since there is only one port on the rear of the DS220+, will it work if I plug in the...
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    Replace DS212 w/DS220+: Questions about carrying over existing connections to DS218+

    I currently have a DS212 and DS218+. DS218+ is my main unit, DS212 is used for backup from the DS218+. I'd like to replace the DS212 as it's getting a little long in the tooth, and don't want to have to deal w/a failure in a hurry if (when) the DS212 fails. Also want to use Snapshot from one...
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    Migration from DS218+ to DS1621+

    I have Synology DS218+ and I'm planning to buy DS1621+. If I just put my disk (I have only 1 volume with btrfs) from 218+ to 1621+ what can I expect? Will new NAS overwrite existing DSM and keep all the data intact? If I loose some of the system setting that's OK, as long as all the shares and...
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    DS218+ and CAT-7 ethernet cable goes to 100mbps

    Hi all, I have a DS218+ and I've been trying to INCREASE the network speed to the device in my apartment (pre-wired CAT 5E). I was unable to maintain 1gbps on my PC, as network card would automatically downgrade after a while... what I did, ordered some Cat7 shielded cables from Amazon and...
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    DS218+ to DS920+ | Is it worth the upgrade? Usage details below

    Hi all, I have a DS218+ which has been working great, running 2x6TB WD Red Plus. I mainly use it to backup from 2 PCs, share Photos, 2 security cameras, and HEAVY Plex use! I am slowly running out of space, and my only option is to replace both drives with larger drives as I cannot add...
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    NAS DS218+ Login Screen

    Since the last firmware update the login screen got quite ugly. It has now a white login screen and it seems I can not change that in the settings. I think before it was somehow transparent/opac? At the bottom it can have some text. There I had a description what is now somehow fliped downwards...
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    DSM 7.0 DS218+ Switching constantly switching to Read-Only Mode

    Hi everybody, I have a DS218+ with two 3TB HGST Drives (HGST HDN724030ALE640) for some time now. The drives are configured as SHR Raid Type and only one Volume is used on the Raid. Some months ago (two or three) the NAS suddenly switched to Read-Only mode and wasn't able to boot. I didn't want...
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    DS218+ with heavy Plex use - Upgrade to DSM 7.0.1 - or stay on 6.2.4

    Hi all, I am a newbie Synology users (6 months) or so, it's being used to backup Desktop/laptop data (using Drive), and to host all our videos, which we used multiple times a day via Plex specially for our kids. I've upgraded RAM to 4GB, but everything else is stock, no dongles, add-ons, etc...
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    RAM upgrade seen but not used? DS218+

    Hi everyone! I upgraded my DS218+ with an 8GB Crucial stick (after having checked compatibility on NAScompares at the time). DSM correctly sees the 10 GB, but after using 2GB (big task) does not use the other 8GB free physical memory (still displays them as free) and instead starts swapping to...
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    Need Help Configuring DS218+

    Hi, I'm not sure where to post this, so I thought I'd start here. I bought a DS218+ two years ago and I've never been able to get it running properly. It's definitely a configuration issue (as in I obviously don't know what I'm doing), not a product problem. Anyway, I'm looking for someone who...
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    Trying to reduce versioning on a DS218+. Drives are FULL

    I have a DS218j with 2 x 4Tb drives. I'm a newbie though the system has been running maybe a year. I’m trying to reduce the number of backup versions I have on my NAS as I have run out of space. I cannot install any more or update existing utilities as I am told my storage is full. I learnt...
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    NFS shared folder with linux extremely slow

    Hey everyone, i just set up a NFS shared folder on my ds218+ (2x8tb ironwolf, RAID 1) to use with my ubuntu 20 workstation. I can read and write files in the mounted folder. Unfortunately i cannot exceed 7mb/s when writing data to the NAS. My worktation has a SSD. I checked the following...
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    DS218+ Shutting down improperly weekly

    Hello all. I’m new this this forum and to using the synology NAS drive. Really like it a lot, but I notice my DS218+ keeps on shutting down improperly once or twice a week. Not sure what the cause can be. The unit was upgraded to a 8GB ram, I did ran a ram test twice (both time, it passed)...
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    Can I set up my DS218+ to be used as a hub server for music lessons and rehearsals?

    Hi, I am using jacktrip to do music rehearsals and lessons in real time. I need to set up a more local hub server here in New York in order to cut down on the latency. Does anyone know if this can be done with my present NAS or what I might need to do to make this happen? Thanks
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    NAS for hd photo playback on 4k tv

    Hi everyone! A a new kid in the block, looking for information in the NAS world for some months. I don't own one yet, but I am in the process to pick up one. Maybe some of of you experts can solve some of my doubts. I'm an amateur photographer who takes photos with a Fuji camera mainly during...
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