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    Who can provide DS218 Image Dump to rescue blue blinking NAS

    My DS218 is blue blinking. It turned out, that the image on the mainboard (stored in a MX25L6433F Flash Chip) is damaged. it does still look good, but its not starting. The error mesage is different each time so no clear error. This is only 8 MegaBytes of Data, but it can not be re-created...
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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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    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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    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...
  8. tabl

    Redundancy possible between pools on Synology DS218?

    I have a 2 bay nas with one 4tb SSD (pool 1) and one 4tb HDD (pool 2). How do I mirror the two pools for redundancy? Detail: one of my WD SSD's failed and has been at WD for over 6 weeks without any communication from WD. Out of caution, I purchased a 4tb IronWolf HDD since I have absolutely...
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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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    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...
  11. blackcat

    DS218 occasionally beeping for no apparent reason

    Hi, Today my DS218 is making occasional long beeps (roughly 10 seconds each). I can't find any errors in the DSM. I checked Control Panel - Hardware and Power (it says Reason for current beep: None), Storage Manager, and Notifications. The led lights are green. Thanks!
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    Very slow read/write speed ( NAS DS218+)

    Hello, Synology Experts, I am experiencing slow copying process between Synology and other external hard drives attached directly to Synology through USB port. Below are some screenshots of the performance.
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    DS220j / DS218j Disk Compatability

    Hello. My DS218j just hardware failed (all green case and power brick LEDs flash with the drives out). It's a little over three years old. Since I have no way to pull the data off of the disks, I thought that purchasing a DS220j and using the 218j's drives as is in the 220j would be a quick and...
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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...
  15. sktn77a

    File station on new DS218

    Hello: I started with a DS118 and set it up to default settings. It had three packages installed - File Station, Universal search, and OAuth service. It had a single folder - Public and everything is working fine. So I bought a DS218 for my main server/backup. Set it up, followed the...
  16. vwq47

    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...
  17. poumtatalia

    Moments has been slowing my DS218 for 2 days

    Hi there, New to NAS usage, I need one mainly for storage and pics management. Since I installed Moments 2 days ago, to organize my photostation pics, the whole NAS is dead slow. Some apps (like photostation) keep on giving me "Timouts", "not responding" and other slowness related issues...
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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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    Transmission on DS220j or other rtd1296 devices like DS218/418

    Hi, I am exploring getting a basic NAS for backup and run private torrents. I understand that there are Transmission builds for rtd1296 devices on SynoCommunity as an alternative to running Docker and torrent clients on Synology plus/Intel models. Is the Realtek RTD1296 with 512mb RAM...
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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