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Greetings Synology Users!

I am the proud owner of a DS920+ and a DX517 expansion unit thanks to Prime day sales.
Looking forward to learning as much as possible about the best practices and SW.

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fredbert

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Welcome! What are your plans for the NAS?
 
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Welcome! What are your plans for the NAS?
Hi fredbert, my plans are pretty basic,
1) Protected data backup.
2) Media server (Plex or better).
3) Migrate photos and data from Google to local disk storage.
4) Explore Synology SW packages.
 
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Whisky - what drives did you choose for storage?
I'm glad you asked! Prime day helped me get WD Red Plus 10TB drives from Amazon and New Egg.
While I did go over budget, the savings helped soothe the pain. Buy once cry once right?

I have 5 drives configured in a SHR configuration with 4 in the 920+ and the fifth in the DX517. On my gigabit network, I'm able to copy video files to the NAS over 100MB/sec which is awesome performance compared to the 916 I was evaluating a couple of years ago. I don't know how the forum experts feel about storage volumes spanning the expansion boundary, I tried to research it. Seems to be performing ok.
 

fredbert

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I don't know how the forum experts feel about storage volumes spanning the expansion boundary, I tried to research it. Seems to be performing ok.
I'm risk averse, usually, so without any experience of spanning the array across two devices* (two PSU, two logic boards, two etc.) I don't think I'd do it myself. That's not to say it's not supported and valid.

*have only just had the business case approved for the DS1520+ and 8TB disks so I'm not feeling brave enough to pitch for anything else just yet. Not doubt we need food and other luxuries :)
 
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I was supposed to get a new lawnmower but when I saw the savings on my dream NAS, I decided I can figure out how to repair the self propelled drive or live with pushing it. The front lawn has a steep hill which makes mowing a little treacherous. At least my data and media files are safe...
 
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Go for the goat, more future proof. You can also expand it with HGR (Hybrid Goat Raid) for redundancy. The Gxx21 models are just around the corner.
 
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Whisky - Amazon had those 10 TB drives very briefly listed for $189 during the Prime event but that didn't last very long - what price did you get them at?
 
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Whisky - Amazon had those 10 TB drives very briefly listed for $189 during the Prime event but that didn't last very long - what price did you get them at?
188.99 each. New Egg matched that price as well.
I quit looking at deals after I bought them. Couldn't afford anymore "savings"
 

fredbert

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I'm not listening. My Ironwolf 8TB were £205-210 each, inc tax, exc. delivery.

So the way GBP is going that's only a few USD.
 
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we are discussing the 10 TB drive, not the 8.
 

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