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Old 22-02-2020, 02:54 AM   #8926
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Just wondering, do you guys do any maintenance on you NAS? Mine is more than 2 years old, and running 24/7, can see a lot of dust built up.

Any tips on cleaning?
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Old 22-02-2020, 03:15 AM   #8927
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Just wondering, do you guys do any maintenance on you NAS? Mine is more than 2 years old, and running 24/7, can see a lot of dust built up.

Any tips on cleaning?
Vacuum it, wipe it down with damp cloth, take apart and clean it thoroughly if you are handy enough. That is how I clean my unit
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Old 22-02-2020, 03:40 AM   #8928
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Vacuum it, wipe it down with damp cloth, take apart and clean it thoroughly if you are handy enough. That is how I clean my unit
Pardon me, but what type of vacuum do you use?
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Old 22-02-2020, 04:49 AM   #8929
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Pardon me, but what type of vacuum do you use?
Miele Blizzard CX1? But does it matter? You just need any vacuum cleaner which can suck? lolx. but vacuum cleaner alone is not sufficient because there are some areas very hard to reach. You will need to open up the casing if you want to reach into the crevices, use a cloth to wipe or cotton swab with isopropyl alcohol to clean up, etc...

How clean you want it to be is up to you. I also dismantled the fans and slowly wipe down the blades which are full of dull and oily dusts.
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Old 22-02-2020, 08:24 AM   #8930
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Just wondering, do you guys do any maintenance on you NAS? Mine is more than 2 years old, and running 24/7, can see a lot of dust built up.

Any tips on cleaning?
I use Metro Datavac to blow every 6 months.
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Old 22-02-2020, 08:42 AM   #8931
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Miele Blizzard CX1? But does it matter? You just need any vacuum cleaner which can suck? lolx. but vacuum cleaner alone is not sufficient because there are some areas very hard to reach. You will need to open up the casing if you want to reach into the crevices, use a cloth to wipe or cotton swab with isopropyl alcohol to clean up, etc...

How clean you want it to be is up to you. I also dismantled the fans and slowly wipe down the blades which are full of dull and oily dusts.
Haha ok! I wasn’t expecting to use the huge dyson stick vacuum my helper uses to vacuum the house. I was thinking maybe there is a mini one, or something specifically for cleaning computer parts.
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Old 22-02-2020, 11:54 AM   #8932
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Haha ok! I wasn’t expecting to use the huge dyson stick vacuum my helper uses to vacuum the house. I was thinking maybe there is a mini one, or something specifically for cleaning computer parts.
I'm using Dyson vacuum to vacuum the vents of my Synology NAS.

Just swap out the floor attachment with the brush attachment if you have one. Check with your helper how this is done.
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Old 23-02-2020, 09:17 AM   #8933
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I'm using Dyson vacuum to vacuum the vents of my Synology NAS.

Just swap out the floor attachment with the brush attachment if you have one. Check with your helper how this is done.
Thanks for the tip!
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Old 24-02-2020, 09:52 AM   #8934
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Anyone know how to setup my NAS drive to a "drive" in file explorer if the NAS is not in LAN but at another location?

I wish to have the copy and paste, drag and drop or just open my file explorer, like a regular drive instead of needing to log in and upload files everytime when modify files. Thanks.
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Old 24-02-2020, 01:12 PM   #8935
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Anyone know how to setup my NAS drive to a "drive" in file explorer if the NAS is not in LAN but at another location?

I wish to have the copy and paste, drag and drop or just open my file explorer, like a regular drive instead of needing to log in and upload files everytime when modify files. Thanks.
Enable SMB service

See below link
https://www.synology.com/en-global/k..._winmacnfs_win
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Old 25-02-2020, 09:00 AM   #8936
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Is it more worth to build own NAS or buy synology?
You need knowledge & effort to go DIY.
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Old 25-02-2020, 11:16 AM   #8937
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I am using a DS213J that is around 6 years old.. think it is finally giving way as it would frequently run into issues with unexpected shutdowns.. think it would cause damage to my hdds when such things keeps occurring.

1. What are the recommendations for a basic replacement from Synology? I am looking for a model that supports media streaming to smart TVs too.

2. What's a good platform to purchase? Cash at Sim Lim or via Qoo10 with vouchers?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 25-02-2020, 12:12 PM   #8938
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I am using a DS213J that is around 6 years old.. think it is finally giving way as it would frequently run into issues with unexpected shutdowns.. think it would cause damage to my hdds when such things keeps occurring.

1. What are the recommendations for a basic replacement from Synology? I am looking for a model that supports media streaming to smart TVs too.

2. What's a good platform to purchase? Cash at Sim Lim or via Qoo10 with vouchers?

Thanks in advance!
Qoo10 with vouchers usually cheaper if u know how. Else wait for upcoming IT Show. Usually the price also cheaper than cash and carry at SLS
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Old 25-02-2020, 03:18 PM   #8939
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I am using a DS213J that is around 6 years old.. think it is finally giving way as it would frequently run into issues with unexpected shutdowns.. think it would cause damage to my hdds when such things keeps occurring.

1. What are the recommendations for a basic replacement from Synology? I am looking for a model that supports media streaming to smart TVs too.

2. What's a good platform to purchase? Cash at Sim Lim or via Qoo10 with vouchers?

Thanks in advance!
Sounds like to lasted pretty well.

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Old 25-02-2020, 04:46 PM   #8940
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IT Show is delayed until further notice.
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