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Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS920+ (Diskless), 4-bay; 4GB DDR4 for 440 anyone seen a better deal on this? Looking to possibly pull the trigger on one today.
I found the Amazon UK page by changing the .com url, so there is an entry at least, even if there's no price.
However it does say:
>Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 Jun. 2020
Which is only 1 day after Span, so sounds potentially likely. It's a bit strange no other retailers have it up for order apart from Span yet though.
Yea I'll check out that rclone. Yea I do minimal plex. I'm thinking if I had a Google close I'd drive pointed to my Nas then I'll never open up a private port to the internet.
Checking out the info here:
Says Nothing about a transcoder is it just built into the cpu to do it better than a shittier cpu? Maybe I need to research the manufacturers site for this model you mentioned.
Are there other Nas's that offer better software than synology?
I'd lose two bays, but I'm thinking I'd actually have 16 tb raided 1 and 16 non and then throw in a spare 6tb I have and have 38tb total which is twice my disk space.
This will serve me for at least 6 years or more before I need to delete crap I don't need.
I'm sure in 6 years I can swap out my puny 6tb drove for a cheap 20tb disk and be good so long as the Nas isn't dead in 6 to 10 years.
Amazon has it for $450:
All this work for a post and you don't include a link? Should also note this is a PrimeDay deal, only for Prime Members.
DS920 is the one to go with, you'll be able to use its CPU for transcoding 4k / HDR stuff if you install it through docker, not through the Synology Package Center. Right now its $100 off on Prime day:
Mini PC's can have external hard drives.
As far as specs go I would recommend you pick out some software first and then look at the recommended specs of the software. The software has little charts that consider things like camera video compression used, number of cameras, and how many megapixels your cameras are.
If you got the $$ then Synology is an all in one solution for you. It's a small form factor computer and a network storage solution all in one. It comes with it's own NVR software that works great with Reolink cameras. It's a fully functional Linux computer that can do all kinds of cool stuff.
I told my wife that I want the below one for my birthday. They have cheaper models, but I want to do some other nerd stuff so I need a bigger one.
If you want to build your own PC then look into Blue Iris software. There are also some free software options out there, but thy can be a hassle to setup.
So if you are helping them most likely you would still give them “support”, but because Synology did all the hard work of making the device 99% of the help they will need you can do remotely.
The only reason, at that point, you would be required to help us when something actually is broken and you can explain it’s not covered in your installation fees.
Any of the Synology line is good and it depends on the features you want, this is the one I just got for the business I referred to in my top comment:
Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087Z34F3R?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Wow. That's a lot to take in haha I really appreciate you explaining all this for me, I kind of have a better understanding of how things work, what are your thoughts on the Synology 4 Bay NAS DiskStation DS920+?
Why the Asustor now? If you're looking at a 4-bay unit and want the Synology, AS5304t costs $429 retail and a DS920+ costs $549 retail: https://www.amazon.com/Synology-DiskStation-DS920-Diskless-4-bay/dp/B087Z34F3R
Just buy the Synology now. But if all you're looking to do is backup files, then pretty much any barebones NAS will do.
What do you mean "backup" between brands? You mean use one NAS brand to backup to another NAS brand? Yeah that's not problem. Just use it as a regular network share backup location.
Basically I I have hit a wall where I need really fast write speeds to keep up with everything my VMs are doing. Even a single NvME is not enough to keep up.
Prior to a few weeks ago, I just had attached storage to my virtualization hardware and it just wasn’t enough.
Now I have a dedicated storage host that has RAID 10 and NvMEx2 caches for fast read-write. It works like Hot/Cold storage spaces (all automatic).
I bought this:
Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS920+ (Diskless), 4-bay; 4GB DDR4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087Z34F3R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NYVX5YN9D6R6ARG7F5W6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Will 4TB still give you 50+% room for growth? If yes, great. If not, I'd err on the side of however much capacity will do so.
Synology typically has the most stable software with a friendlier/simpler UI than QNAP. QNAP offers more bang-for-the-buck hardware-wise, but historically it's software hasn't quite measured up to Syno's level of quality and stability. If you're looking for a change, I'd suggest a move to Synology.
Without knowing any budget, I'd look for at least a 4-bay unit, for built-in expandability if you only start with 2 drives, and/or a model which offers an expansion unit. Something like a DS920+ or similar.
If there is enough space you can just mirror your hard drives, but when the whole thing gets fried for some stupid reason or burn down then everything is lost. But I guess you have a home network? Then you can just add a NAS like this, put some big hdds inside and configure it in less than 30 minutes and then tug it somewhere close to your switch where nobody would see it.
Network Attached Storage (NAS) is simply a computer with lots of hard drive space attached to my home network. Plex is an application that can interface with a NAS to provide a nice UI for a media library.
The NAS holds my media files, and I use Plex to play them. Blu Ray / 4k BluRay are high resolution digital video formats.
I'd second this OP. The J-series is great for backups and light tasks but if you're going to have a few or more users connecting a lot then you're going to be finding bottlenecks quick. If you're going to be serving and possibly transcoding movies for the whole family you're probably going to want a plus model. There's a huge deal on the DS920+, you'd be smart to jump on it: https://www.amazon.com/Synology-DiskStation-DS920-Diskless-4-bay/dp/B087Z34F3R/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=synology+ds920%2B&qid=1602623479&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sr=8-1
Thank you! I bought it from Amazon and received it the next day.
The drives took a couple extra days:
I haven't tried out Plex yet, but when I do I'll report back my thoughts! 👊
920+ is on Amazon for $434 today.
Working for me - are you in the US?
On sale right now
cheaper on amazon
Bundles are seldom the least expensive way to go, unless you perhaps specifically want those particular drives. The 920+ and 4-14TB Seagate Exos drives total $14442.00 plus tax. I prefer the 5 Bay NAS , 1520+ , but a 4 bay is WAY better option than a 2 bay.
The DS920+ is only $550.
If you want to keep it simple get a NAS, this makes it almost plug and play (For example backing up between those two external drives is not as simple as it might sound). Synology makes some of the easiest out there in my opinion with a great web interface. If you want to grow in to it I would also suggest getting one with 4 drives, as you’d not have to also upgrade your NAS to get more storage.
For the streaming there is a difference between transcoding (changing the resolution of the file while playing back) and direct play (letting the playback device handle this instead of the server). You’d might need transcoding for playing back outside of the house depending on your internet connection. However should almost never be used on your local network, and never for 4K I would say.
So a simple NAS should fit you just fine, maybe something like this? You can see this review for its performance transcoding media. It’s even cheaper than the NUC, and would allow for some expansion with SSD’s and extra RAM in the future.
I would get this
Is this it? And will it do what I'm looking for?
Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS920+ (Diskless), 4-bay; 4GB DDR4 https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B087Z34F3R/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_CRB02DT6JW802X7ZQF0S
Thanks ya it’s nice and compact/minimal!
SATA to USB A Cable, JSAUX USB A... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083ZJZGH2?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Get a Synology (or comparable brand) NAS or build a cheap ~$500 PC with a case that is made for several drives and install FreeNAS. https://www.amazon.com/Synology-DiskStation-DS920-Diskless-4-bay/dp/B087Z34F3R Get something bigger if you want to future proof.
Get some IronWolf (or Exos) 10TB drives and build a storage pool with 1 drive redundancy. Buy however many you are willing to buy or get larger capacity drives (start with 2 with 1 redundant) and buy them as you can and expand your pool. https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-IronWolf-Internal-Hard-Drive/dp/B085ZB51HW
By my math, you can buy that NAS and 4 10TB drives and you would be right within your $1500 budget (no tax).
On sale now!
Deal of the day: Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS920+ (Diskless), 4-bay; 4GB DDR4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087Z34F3R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_dl_DC57BR93840VZAP93WZA
If you want larger, I’d look at the DS1621+ or DS1821+.
Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS920+ - $440 on Amazon today
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I can splurge on blackfriday shopping a bit. Some jewelry for my Wife, Synology 920+ and DJI Air S2
My Synology is supposed to get delivered today, It seems hard to beat factoring in price, performance, and available software packages
I bought this bad boy last year.
Inside are four 4TB drives set in SHR2, which gives me fault tolerance for 2 drives dying while also allowing me to more or less hot swap them. So when I get close to running out of space, all I have to do is swap in larger hard drives.
This sucker also runs my Plex server for streaming my stuff to multiple end devices all over the house.
If you already have an NAS, it might be as simple as upgrading your HDDs and your home network. I have this Synology NAS with 10TB on a RAID 1 (Two Seagate IronWolf 10TB NAS drives). That is plugged into a TP-Link TL-SG108 switch, which is plugged into a Google Wifi router. We have another wifi point to boost our connection elsewhere in the house. And my computer is hardwired to the network switch for a quick connection to the NAS, with a sizable archive Lightroom is able to access, but I have full access to its contents from our laptops and phones and whatnot.
Here's what I would do. Without knowing the size of your house, find a way to network your tech through your home similar to how I described my setup so that you all have a solid, fast network. I'm not sure what QNap offers app wise or how fast it is and I don't know if you use Lightroom or have an Adobe subscription, but I would recommend it for tablet/phone use for the next step. Get yourself a or dedicate a reasonable computer that can run Lightroom you all can use and have it hardwired to the NAS. Setup a network folder so the computer sees the NAS as a disk drive. Upload your photos via Lightroom to the NAS and label them accordingly (or have each individual photographer use their own catalog). In Lightroom, check off the sync option so that fresh uploads sync to the cloud (you get 100GB with a Creative Cloud subscription). Once the photos are synced, you and your daughters will be able to edit and cull them via the Lightroom app on their tablets. Those edits will save to your photos on the NAS. It doesn't require the RAW file to be imported to the tablet, but syncs the image and edits to it. It is all mostly cloud based with the bulk of the information staying on the NAS. To me this is the most efficient way to do it without maxing your credit cards for new computers + storage. But this all depends on your network/Internet speed, and your NAS's ability to keep up with multiple people accessing it.
Just make sure when they are done with editing those batches, those photos are unsyned to make room for the next batch. I would also recommend backing up the NAS to an external HDD and a cloud service. You said you use Amazon, but I'm not sure what their limitations are. Backblaze is great for my entire system.
Deal link: Amazon
There's one left in the Amazon Warehouse. Purchased, opened and buyer changed his mind. Returned.
And if you don’t have a UPS, Office Depot/OfficeMax has one for $35. Get one.
Thanks /u/vertin1 for the link!
On sale right now for black friday, $440 920+
Coupon code: 087Z34F3
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Synology 920+ - $439.99 - multiple sites. Amazon.
Saw that the Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS920+ is on sale on Amazon for $440
The Synology 2 bay NAS DiskStation DS220j is $136.
amazon too: https://www.amazon.com/Synology-DiskStation-DS920-Diskless-4-bay/dp/B087Z34F3R
I just discover Plex few weeks ago and install it on my computer with my 3TB of movies and series (1 HDD) it's very nice ! i use my samsung smart tv with the plex app to access and watch the movie.
Ok, few year ago i lost a hard drive with all my movie. i dont want this happend again.
That why i want to buy a NAS for few reason, redudancy of the hard drive, Electric consumation, dont use my PC for the plex.
That here i need your advice, i would like a NAS, 4 bay ready for 4K for my plex only, my first choice are :
My choice are good, any advice ?
second point, at home i have the hue lighting system with the Philips hue hdmi play sync, i would like to be able to use the light sync with my NAS Plex.
Again any recommendation, advice ?
Thank you for your help !
920 on sale today. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087Z34F3R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_emAHFbXE1WRA4
Newegg with promo code 2FTSTECH462
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Also available for the same price on Amazon for prime members
Amazon has the same price for prime day right now also!
I'm thinking Synology NAS and Plex.
It is actually this one - https://www.amazon.com/Synology-DiskStation-DS920-Diskless-4-bay/dp/B087Z34F3R/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=DS920%2B&qid=1597107530&s=pc&sr=1-1
Decided to spend more to get the current year model.
>Can I just direct-mount the NAS drive to the Mac mini via USB 3 and use it like an external drive for Plex?
That's called Direct-Attached-Storage (DAS), not NAS, but yes that is possible. for example:
However, for a few years I my plex library on a cheap NAS and it works just fine as long as you have a gigabit router and ethernet on everything. You don't need a super powerful NAS just to serve the library since your mac will still be doing most of the heavy lifting like transcoding.
How many disk slots do you need, and is your $500-$700 budget for an empty NAS or filled with disks? If 4 empty bays is sufficient, the DS920+ would be in your pricerange.
Its Celeron CPU has quicksync hardware transcoding, so it should be able run PMS all on its own even with transcoding, which allows you to free up your mac mini.
Plex's NAS compatibility sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MfYoJkiwSqCXg8cm5-Ac4oOLPRtCkgUxU0jdj3tmMPc/edit#gid=1274624273
on Friday... https://www.amazon.com/Synology-Bay-DiskStation-DS920-Diskless/dp/B087Z34F3R/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Amazon%2Bds920%2B&qid=1592445479&sr=8-3&th=1
Right now... https://www.amazon.com/Synology-Bay-DiskStation-DS920-Diskless/dp/B087Z34F3R/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Amazon%2Bds920%2B&qid=1592445479&sr=8-3&th=1
Not even - check out this: https://www.amazon.com/Synology-Bay-DiskStation-DS920-Diskless/dp/B087Z34F3R/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Amazon%2Bds920%2B&qid=1592445479&sr=8-3&th=1
Maybe a Synology? Certainly not the best value but shit simple to manage, good native apps, small, quiet, power efficient, and this sale one has a pretty decent chip for trans-coding. Not useful for gaming HTPCs, though.