ds218+

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    Re-Initializing Drive in DS218+

    I know this is a very basic question but my Synology skill set is small. I would appreciate some help. I have a DS218+ that has been running for more than a year with no issues. RAID 1 with Drive 2 mirroring Drive 1 (WD 4TB). Seems recently that Drive 1 became dislodged/disconnected when the...
  2. J

    DS218+ (Move Data from WD NAS)

    Hi Have decided to upgrade my 6tb WDMyCloud. I have about 5tb of media files to move over to the DS218+. What would be the best (fastest) method for me to carry out this task? WD has very poor UI and i certainly cannot find anything on their side that would assist. Your help and guidance is...
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    DS218+ with 2x6TB is filling up - best option for HDD upgrade?

    Hi all, I have a DS218+ with 2x6TB WD Red Plus drives, that are filling up after installing Surveillance Center, I did limit the recording, but I think it's time to upgrade. 1. Is it best to just move to DS920+ (or its replacement), then add a drive? 2. Just get a larger HDD, stick to HD218+...
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    How to upgrade HDDs? DS218+, 2x12TB -> 2x16TB, no RAID

    Hello, I'm a Synology greenhorn and I would like to ask how to do an upgrade of HDDs in my NAS Synology DS218+. I have 2x 12TB HGST now and I want to change it to 2x 16TB HGST. Each drive has its own volume - no RAID (I backup it from time to time to external drives). So I can not use something...
  5. Grunter

    Confusion with DS218+ DSM 7.0.1-42218 Update 4

    I received this message from Synology but there is no sign of the update either via the DSM UI or manual update process: "Auto Update has detected a new version of DSM. Please log in to Home-server and go to Control Panel > Update & Restore to install DSM 7.0.1-42218 Update 4. To learn more...
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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...
  7. J

    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...
  9. A

    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...
  11. D

    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...
  13. Shanti

    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...
  14. A

    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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