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Old 11-05-2018, 06:52 PM   #7621
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Yes boss! However, if wrong sequence will there be a prompt?

Make sure plug in correct sequence as your previous NAS.
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:24 PM   #7622
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Hi guys, need some advice as I'm dabbling into NAS for the first time.

Looking for a system for my family to have a reliable of important documents and photos/videos, while maintaining privacy by allowing each user to have access to only their own files. Have the following questions so hopefully someone can help

1. DIY NAS from old PC (Intel G620, 4GB RAM) vs cheap NAS? My budget is $200 on top of the PC or just $400 if getting a NAS.

2. If getting a NAS, is the Synology 218J a good option? I'm attracted to it because of price and seems to fit my basic needs.

3. 2nd hand NAS off marketplace/Carousell, would I expect any issues?

4. Lastly, what HDDs do you guys usually use for NAS in SG? I'm looking to have 2tb of storage.

Appreciate any help I can get
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:46 AM   #7623
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Oh nice. After that I will be able to access my existing data on the HDDs right? Can't wait to collect my NAS back. 👍🏼
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:04 AM   #7624
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Yes boss! However, if wrong sequence will there be a prompt?
No idea, but may risk data loss.

Which model is your NAS?

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Old 12-05-2018, 10:16 AM   #7625
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Hi guys, need some advice as I'm dabbling into NAS for the first time.

Looking for a system for my family to have a reliable of important documents and photos/videos, while maintaining privacy by allowing each user to have access to only their own files. Have the following questions so hopefully someone can help

1. DIY NAS from old PC (Intel G620, 4GB RAM) vs cheap NAS? My budget is $200 on top of the PC or just $400 if getting a NAS.

2. If getting a NAS, is the Synology 218J a good option? I'm attracted to it because of price and seems to fit my basic needs.

3. 2nd hand NAS off marketplace/Carousell, would I expect any issues?

4. Lastly, what HDDs do you guys usually use for NAS in SG? I'm looking to have 2tb of storage.

Appreciate any help I can get
1. If data is important to you, you should think how to retrieve your data should your DIY NAS gone down.

2. Yes, DS218J is a good start. But don't expect write speed of 100Mb/s

3. Yes and no, depending on your luck.

4. I use 4x 2TB Toshiba 7200rpm HDD from Tradepac.

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If I use 2x4TB but 1 for backup, does it mean I only have 4TB space?
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If I use 2x4TB but 1 for backup, does it mean I only have 4TB space?
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i currently has a WD green 3TB and WD blue 3TB, can i add a toshiba 3TB? seems like toshiba is cheapest now...
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i currently has a WD green 3TB and WD blue 3TB, can i add a toshiba 3TB? seems like toshiba is cheapest now...
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Old 14-05-2018, 09:07 AM   #7630
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Yes, which your NAS model?
Ds418........
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Old 14-05-2018, 10:18 AM   #7631
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If I use 2x4TB but 1 for backup, does it mean I only have 4TB space?
That is why I moved away from 2-bay NAS.

But you can try to configure it as Raid-0 + connect to an external HD as backup.
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Old 15-05-2018, 11:13 PM   #7632
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Thought I share an interesting thing I stumbled on the net and tried out.

My entire family of 5 uses Macs with some dual booting into Windows and I have loads of important VMs. NAS is already almost 4TB filled and need to find a way of backing up the NAS fully encrypted to the cloud. Was using Crashplan(until they cancelled it) then tried Wasabi backup and although not bad and cheap just doesn't feel that right.

Someone mentioned about Google Drive via the G Suite Business plan. US$10/mth for 1 TB of space BUT Google don't enforce the volume cap. Long story short, been on it for the last 3 days and already over 1TB backed up in under 48 hours! Blazing fast compared to anything I've ever tried and it's Google so I know they won't close shop tomorrow. Currently am at 1.2 TB already and will sign up for it when trial ends in 11 days time.

Now I have peace of mind that my 3-2-1 backup plan is securely in place.
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Ds418........
I am using DS418 too with 4x 2TB Toshiba HDD.
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Thought I share an interesting thing I stumbled on the net and tried out.

My entire family of 5 uses Macs with some dual booting into Windows and I have loads of important VMs. NAS is already almost 4TB filled and need to find a way of backing up the NAS fully encrypted to the cloud. Was using Crashplan(until they cancelled it) then tried Wasabi backup and although not bad and cheap just doesn't feel that right.

Someone mentioned about Google Drive via the G Suite Business plan. US$10/mth for 1 TB of space BUT Google don't enforce the volume cap. Long story short, been on it for the last 3 days and already over 1TB backed up in under 48 hours! Blazing fast compared to anything I've ever tried and it's Google so I know they won't close shop tomorrow. Currently am at 1.2 TB already and will sign up for it when trial ends in 11 days time.

Now I have peace of mind that my 3-2-1 backup plan is securely in place.
Crashplan still have, USD10 per month for unlimited space.

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Old 16-05-2018, 09:11 AM   #7635
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Crashplan still have, USD10 per month for unlimited space.

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That’s true and I am still on it as well because I paid for 3 years and have a few more months left. Problem is that they don’t support running on NAS as they’ve removed the headless config. There are workarounds using Docker but a bit too fiddly and speed is average.

1 TB upload may take weeks vs days with Google and now they’ve just removed the mobile app. That and exiting the home user market are signals to me that all is not well.
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