HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

[NAS] Synology NAS owner club!

Like Tree611Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 25-05-2020, 10:46 AM   #9151
Senior Member
 
karloil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 649
Oh okok I saw his link few posts back and click on it now checking with him. Which NAS model and HDD are u getting? Too bad no IT or PC Show now.

I think there is some issue with his account now. There is an unresolved transaction.
Oh that's him! His prices are better than a lot of online sellers at Lazada. His Carousell will contain his updated prices, not the one posted here. You can still message him even if it has that account prompt.
__________________
hhhhmmmmm.....
karloil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 10:51 AM   #9152
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Matrock5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 10,896
Thanks a lot for the info. I’m looking at a 4-bay NAS prob from Synology but which model I am still reading up yet. So far I saw the 918+ For now.

I was in your shoes a month ago. IMO, if you have the budget, got for the better spec NAS now (upon point of purchase) - as you will use the NAS for years to come and you will find a lot of things that your NAS can do, even increasing its usability for you. (Thanks Hafiz) I was initially looking at a 2Bay, but I did the math and for just a few more $, I can get myself a 4Bay, so I did.

Let me help you with the pricing - depending on the model that you're looking at, some models are cheaper with current online seller/s (I can refer you to the seller I purchased mine) than previous IT shows - Ace peripherals (IT Show seller) simple can't match the pricing - believe me, I asked for a quotation with them and asked if they can price match or lower the price, they never replied back.

HDD, this now boils down to you doing your research, needs, preferrence and budget. A lot of users here (i also backread this thread before purchasing) curse on WD Red - pairing with Synology simply doesn't work, after a few years, the WD Red will have issues. (But this is a different topic as WD made changes to thier Red HDDs which might be causing the issues) - so just stay clear of them. Your RAID/SHR setup will also affect your purchase of HDD, so on this part you need to do your research 1st.
Matrock5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 11:11 AM   #9153
Senior Member
 
hafiz116's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 894
Thanks a lot for the info. I’m looking at a 4-bay NAS prob from Synology but which model I am still reading up yet. So far I saw the 918+ For now.
That's a good model and I was looking to upgrade to it

Just make sure you have done your homework and ensure that you buy what not u need and not overkill. That model NAS really only makes sense if your going to potentially have lots of users accessing and maybe run a VM or 2.
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X - Aorus Liquid Cooler 360
Mainboard
Gigabyte x570 Aorus Xtreme / ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming
Graphics Card
Gigabyte RTX 2080 Ti Aorus Xtreme 11Gb OC
Memory
64GB (16GB x 4) G.Skill Trident Z Neo RGB 3600Mhz CL16
Display
Dell Ultrasharp 32” 4K U3219Q
Storage
Aorus NVMe Gen 4 SSD 1TB / Sabrent 2TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0
Casing
Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic Razer edition
PSU
Corsair AX850
Audio
Sennheiser TS 175
OS
Windows 10 Pro x64

hafiz116 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 11:14 AM   #9154
Senior Member
 
karloil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 649
Thanks a lot for the info. I’m looking at a 4-bay NAS prob from Synology but which model I am still reading up yet. So far I saw the 918+ For now.
Same one I got.

Got the 918+ and after a few days, the 920+ was announced . But looking at the specs, I'd still stick with my 918+ as the spec bump was just incremental.

But if you can still wait and you want the latest, you can also consider the 920+
__________________
hhhhmmmmm.....
karloil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 12:47 PM   #9155
Senior Member
 
st3ven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 662
Same one I got.



Got the 918+ and after a few days, the 920+ was announced

. But looking at the specs, I'd still stick with my 918+ as the spec bump was just incremental.

But if you can still wait and you want the latest, you can also consider the 920+
Agree, just buy anything thay suit your need now.
For any newer version, take it as additional excuse to upgrade in the future

Posted from PCWX using iFinger
st3ven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 01:04 PM   #9156
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 12,612
Thanks a lot for the info. I’m looking at a 4-bay NAS prob from Synology but which model I am still reading up yet. So far I saw the 918+ For now.
i am using 2 918+
Processor
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4600
Mainboard
Irvine-GL6E
Graphics Card
Intel HD
Memory
4096MB DDR2
Display
Acer Predator X34A
Storage
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
Casing
S3380D HomePC
Audio
High Definition 6-channel audio
OS
Windows 10 Home SL

batniss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 01:19 PM   #9157
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Matrock5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 10,896
Thanks all. I’m pretty much now trying to search for good deals and also currently watching review videos.
Matrock5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 01:22 PM   #9158
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Matrock5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 10,896
Thank you thank you. For now prob not a lot of users as it’s for my family but can I ask if I should get two HDD for a start first and slowly add on? I read that toshiba and WD HDD 7200rpm should suffice? Pardon me for asking stupid qns.

That's a good model and I was looking to upgrade to it

Just make sure you have done your homework and ensure that you buy what not u need and not overkill. That model NAS really only makes sense if your going to potentially have lots of users accessing and maybe run a VM or 2.
Matrock5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 01:36 PM   #9159
Senior Member
 
st3ven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 662
i am using 2 918+
May i know why 2 918+ instead of 918+ and a NAS expansion like DX517?

Posted from PCWX using iFinger
st3ven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 01:55 PM   #9160
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 12,612
May i know why 2 918+ instead of 918+ and a NAS expansion like DX517?

Posted from PCWX using iFinger
because expansion relies on a "brain". very troublesome. I like to have 2 brains than a brain+slave. Used to use DS1515+ DX513
Processor
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4600
Mainboard
Irvine-GL6E
Graphics Card
Intel HD
Memory
4096MB DDR2
Display
Acer Predator X34A
Storage
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
Casing
S3380D HomePC
Audio
High Definition 6-channel audio
OS
Windows 10 Home SL

batniss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 02:17 PM   #9161
Senior Member
 
karloil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 649
Thank you thank you. For now prob not a lot of users as it’s for my family but can I ask if I should get two HDD for a start first and slowly add on? I read that toshiba and WD HDD 7200rpm should suffice? Pardon me for asking stupid qns.
To answer this:

- Yes you can. Start with 2HDDs 1st, then slowly add more drives in the future. Budget and preference of yours. In my case, Hafiz suggested I can just populate 3 bays 1st but get a higher capacity drive. Great suggestion too! As it sets you for more upgrade options or set a hot-spare in the future. I did the math, I went on using all 4 bays and getting a lower capacity drive - the savings I got allowed me to purchase more RAM and NVMe. So its really up to your preference.

- I again suggest to stay clear of WD Red, you can see the various experiences of our members here (and also on other forums). I personally had so many Seagate and WD failures. I went with Toshiba as I haven't had any Toshiba (and HGST) drives failed on me.
__________________
hhhhmmmmm.....
karloil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 02:54 PM   #9162
Great Supremacy Member
 
eliteFX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 70,064
I suggest going for Western Digital Ultrastar DC, the one branded under HGST. Can get from shopee or carousell.

Avoid Toshiba N300 series for NAS, they are quite unreliable. WD Red is okay, haven't failed so far.
Processor
Intel Core i5 2500K | Corsair H60 Hydro
Mainboard
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
Graphics Card
ASUS GTX1060 3GB
Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL7
Display
Crossover 27Q S-IPS LED
Storage
Crucial MX100 256GB + Toshiba X300
Optical Storage
LG SuperMultiBlue Blu-ray Disc Writer BH14NS48
Casing
Fractal Design R5
PSU
Seasonic M12II 620W Modular
Audio
Fostex HP-A4 | JBL LSR305 | Fostex TH-X00 | Unique Melody Miracle
OS
Windows 10 Pro

eliteFX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 03:12 PM   #9163
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 12,612
Suggest to skip WD Red totally.

Tbh, skip any NAS drives.
Processor
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4600
Mainboard
Irvine-GL6E
Graphics Card
Intel HD
Memory
4096MB DDR2
Display
Acer Predator X34A
Storage
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
Casing
S3380D HomePC
Audio
High Definition 6-channel audio
OS
Windows 10 Home SL

batniss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2020, 05:58 PM   #9164
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 354
You can try taobao or ezbuy for a fraction price using xpenology. And save your money getting nas hdd.

https://ezbuy.sg/category/?keyWords=...99999999.2.0.0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVyXrloZHAo


Anyone can recommend me a simple NAS setup at home prob to store media files etc and share access among my members? 2 bay 4 bay etc? My budget prob not too ex.

Which brand/model should I go for? I was looking at synology Previously on Lazada.

Should I wait for IT Fair or which is the best place to get the best price for the NAS setup? Thanks
ghgan1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2020, 08:27 AM   #9165
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 89
For information only.

"“WD and Seagate are both shipping drive-managed SMR (DM-SMR) drives which don’t report themselves as SMR when questioned via conventional means. What’s worse, they’re shipping DM-SMR drives as “RAID” and “NAS” drives This is causing MAJOR problems – such as the latest iteration of WD REDs (WDx0EFAX replacing WDx0EFRX) being unable to be used for rebuilding RAID[56] or ZFS RAIDZ sets: They rebuiild for a while (1-2 hours), then throw errors and get kicked out of the set.”

(Since this article was published Seagate and Toshiba have also confirmed the undocumented use of shingled magnetic recording in some of their drives.)"

Article posted below ;

https://blocksandfiles.com/2020/04/1...tic-recording/
Processor
Skylake i5-6600k + Cosair H110i GTX AIO cooler
Mainboard
Asus Sabertooth Z170 mark 1
Graphics Card
Gigabyte GTX970 G1 Gaming
Memory
Cosiar Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 MHz 2 X 8 GB
Display
Dell U2417H
Storage
Samsung 950 Pro 512 GB M.2 NVMe SSD + WD Blue 7200 rpm 1 TB x 2 pcs (Raid 1)
Optical Storage
Asus Slim External DVD-RW
Casing
NZXT Noctics 450 White
PSU
Seasonic Platinium 860W
Audio
Logitech Z623 Speakers THX Certified
OS
Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit

Neverland99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On