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Old 26-05-2018, 08:28 PM   #7666
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If using another HDD for backup, must use same brand and size as the 1st HDD?
Should be same size or bigger, can be different brand. But best to select same rpm HDD to prevent slowing down the NAS.
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Old 30-05-2018, 11:36 AM   #7667
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looking at the synology site, im interested in the DS218 or DS218play version. but i checked the recent CEE show, seems to only have the DS218J version. any difference?
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Old 30-05-2018, 12:27 PM   #7668
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looking at the synology site, im interested in the DS218 or DS218play version. but i checked the recent CEE show, seems to only have the DS218J version. any difference?
Take a look at Cybermind pricelist. They are selling for 4 varieties of DS218.
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Old 30-05-2018, 04:37 PM   #7669
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looking at the synology site, im interested in the DS218 or DS218play version. but i checked the recent CEE show, seems to only have the DS218J version. any difference?
You can visit their website at

https://www.synology.com/en-global/products

and tick the model of the NAS to compare

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https://www.synology.com/en-global/p.../DS218+/DS218j
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Old 30-05-2018, 10:18 PM   #7670
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You can visit their website at

https://www.synology.com/en-global/products

and tick the model of the NAS to compare

or

https://www.synology.com/en-global/p.../DS218+/DS218j
thanks. seems like 218J is a smaller version but i'm using a MyBook live currently and it looks to be somewhat similar. anyone using?
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Old 30-05-2018, 10:19 PM   #7671
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Take a look at Cybermind pricelist. They are selling for 4 varieties of DS218.
ok. any recommendation for the hard disk? looking for 4TB overall, means 2 x 4TB right?
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Old 30-05-2018, 10:39 PM   #7672
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looking at the synology site, im interested in the DS218 or DS218play version. but i checked the recent CEE show, seems to only have the DS218J version. any difference?
The J series are budget models. the Play series have higher specs and so is the + series.
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Old 30-05-2018, 11:38 PM   #7673
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ok. any recommendation for the hard disk? looking for 4TB overall, means 2 x 4TB right?
Get Toshiba 4TB HDD from Tradepac at $148 each.
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Old 31-05-2018, 09:46 AM   #7674
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The J series are budget models. the Play series have higher specs and so is the + series.
yea the 512mb RAM is of a concern, but then again i am only looking at it for the DLNA function and just simple storage only. sufficient you think?
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Old 31-05-2018, 09:59 AM   #7675
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Get Toshiba 4TB HDD from Tradepac at $148 each.
so the synology itself will be bare and hard disk bought seperately?
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Old 31-05-2018, 02:30 PM   #7676
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so the synology itself will be bare and hard disk bought seperately?
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Old 31-05-2018, 05:51 PM   #7677
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is it overkill to use NAS as purely a storage drive?
I still got my 2x HGST drives not set-up in my Synology lol
(the WD Red issue still not resolved right?)
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Old 31-05-2018, 08:23 PM   #7678
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is it overkill to use NAS as purely a storage drive?
I still got my 2x HGST drives not set-up in my Synology lol
(the WD Red issue still not resolved right?)
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The advantages of a NAS over external HDD are:
Easy access within home network as well as externally from desktop/laptop/mobile devices
Redunducy, data is not lost in event of one drive failure
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:40 AM   #7679
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The advantages of a NAS over external HDD are:
Easy access within home network as well as externally from desktop/laptop/mobile devices
Redunducy, data is not lost in event of one drive failure
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thanks! is there a way to make the NAS appear as a normal drive under Windows for easy drag and drop + folders?
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:10 AM   #7680
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thanks! is there a way to make the NAS appear as a normal drive under Windows for easy drag and drop + folders?
You set up a shared drive space on the NAS and you can access it as a network drive from any PC with Windows explorer.
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