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Finally Got A NAS; Synology

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It's only 2 4TB drives, gonna go with RAID 1, but finally got one of these. Was debating the DS218+ and equivalent QNAP, went with Synology because more established/history. Planning on using it as a backup of course, it'll be one part of the 3-2-1 backup rule. Will install Plex on old MBP and serve up videos from there. May cancel one of my cloud storage accounts. Nice to know I'll have all the options that a NAS offers and finally centralized storage at home.

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I’m looking at replacing my Mac Pro with a Synology.

I’ll use it partially for backup and partially for actual file storage.

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2 minutes ago, iacas said:

I’m looking at replacing my Mac Pro with a Synology.

It's amazing all the apps/options - web server, vpn, stream music, surveillance video storage, print server, etc... Mine maxes out at 24 TB. I think 12 TB is going for 350 ish now.

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Tried running Plex off an old MBP and also off the NAS itself, turned out it ran better off the NAS. Almost done loading movies onto it, next will be tv. It's faster than streaming from Netflix/Hulu/Amazon/HBO for the HD movies, not sure how 4K will be. Probably will buffer and stop.

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Backed up all my files other than movies/tv to NAS, it took like a day almost. Was using old Mac and it was going through network, I should have plugged Mac straight to router's ethernet port. Will have to try and access files remotely and modify and delete some files to test version control and restore. Also have to encrypt the sensitive files as well. 

I was choosing between the Synology and the QNAP, one thing about the Synology was not the hardware specs, but the software. So far, I'm liking DSM, Disk Station Manager and all the smartphone apps, how they're split up rather than congealed all in one. Pretty intuitive to manage things.

Once I do all that, I can try out the apps like music player, web server, GitHub, etc...

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