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Beerman
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Off topic-NAS questions

Post by Beerman » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:31 am

My 5 year old Synology NAS crapped out. It's the MB and at this stage, Synology likely can't or won't repair it. I guess 5 years ain't too bad.
It's a DS415+ and I'd like to make things easier on my and hopefully, simply migrate to a new Synology. I'm looking at the DS918+. If anyone is currently using this model, I'd love to hear your comments.

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Re: Off topic-NAS questions

Post by gary1955 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:37 pm

I have the DS918+ with a WD Red 4TB NAS Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD40EFRX. so I still have an empty bay.

I'm using it with Channels DVR. I got it at the end of last year when Microsoft finally abandoned WMC.

so far it has been working fine, but I still use a second NAS for data storage so I don't know how it is when it gets loaded. I haven't decided if I will consolidate all my files onto one NAS or keep them separate.

will you be able to recover the files on your dead NAS?

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Re: Off topic-NAS questions

Post by Beerman » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:06 pm

I was able to to a simple, short/fast migration from my 415+ to the 918+. Only minor problems with HDHR but all is well now. It appears that many models of Synology can do a migration but if you want to do that, check the chart first.

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Re: Off topic-NAS questions

Post by gary1955 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:51 pm

how did you configure your NAS? one drive or two?

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Re: Off topic-NAS questions

Post by Beerman » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:13 am

gary1955 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:51 pm
how did you configure your NAS? one drive or two?
I have 4 drives and used the Synology SHR Automated RAID. It's simpler and better for what I use it for.

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Re: Off topic-NAS questions

Post by EddieP » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:59 am

Beerman wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:13 am
gary1955 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:51 pm
how did you configure your NAS? one drive or two?
I have 4 drives and used the Synology SHR Automated RAID. It's simpler and better for what I use it for.
Agree makes it easier to upgrade to drives with more storage one at a time. I have the Synology DS1019+

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Re: Off topic-NAS questions

Post by gary1955 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:40 pm

I don't know where my brain was when I replied. I have the DS218+ with 2 bays

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Re: Off topic-NAS questions

Post by EddieP » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:49 am

gary1955 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:40 pm
I don't know where my brain was when I replied. I have the DS218+ with 2 bays
It depends if you want redundant data or not ... Raid 0 gives the full space of Drive 1+ Drive 2 ... Raid 1 will only give you the space of 1 drive because it writes the same thing to both... but if you lose 1 Drive you can replace it and not lose your data.

If I were you I would use SHR with redundancy and use the highest capacity drives I could afford.

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