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Old 06-01-2014, 01:35 PM   #2029
negativzero
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Hi guys

Is there a difference between 214se and 213j? I just want a nas for storage. Do I need the additional CPU and ram?
You don't need lots of ram if all you are doing is storage. Only time you might need more CPU and RAM would be when you do host web server or database.

As a guide, I am using a DS414 with 1GB ram. I've never seen it go above 180MB of ram before, and I do torrenting, FTP, CCTV recording and small web server for my personal use. CPU also never goes above 30% even when I am taxing it on load.

For a lower spec NAS, I wouldn't expect it to go much higher than this.
Processor
Intel i7 2720QM 2.2GHz
Mainboard
2011 MacBook Pro 15"
Graphics Card
ATI Radeon 6750M 1GB
Memory
Crucial PC-10600 1333MHz 8GB
Display
15" Samsung IPS
Storage
Crucial M4 SATAIII 6Gb/s 128GB
Casing
Aluminum Unibody
OS
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2

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