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Old 08-09-2013, 01:31 AM   #1441
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I'm contemplating between getting a NAS or another external HDD.

Can share with me what you guys store in the NAS?
I was thinking just storing videos, photos and mp3s over in the NAS. Will it be alright if I point my itunes mp3 location to the NAS and play from the NAS?

Also, I was wondering if it's possible to install small programs on the NAS and run from there?
I got a NAS mainly for home business and essential stuff, like family videos/pics collection and scans of critical info. I also have quite a collection of videos and music, but strictly speaking, NAS is overkill for that as I can always create/download them again. But NAS has ability to run small applications which makes consumption of these very much more convenient. Note that number and variety of apps available is company dependent. I don't believe you can install your own programs on them though. Using itunes to access the NAS should be no prob.

Frankly, if info availability is not time critical, modern routers also have ability to run commonly used apps with external drives connected to them for storage, which was my previous setup. If not for robust and time-critical home business storage needs, I probably would have stuck to that till today with cloud backups of critical home stuff.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:30 AM   #1442
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I got a NAS mainly for home business and essential stuff, like family videos/pics collection and scans of critical info. I also have quite a collection of videos and music, but strictly speaking, NAS is overkill for that as I can always create/download them again. But NAS has ability to run small applications which makes consumption of these very much more convenient. Note that number and variety of apps available is company dependent. I don't believe you can install your own programs on them though. Using itunes to access the NAS should be no prob.

Frankly, if info availability is not time critical, modern routers also have ability to run commonly used apps with external drives connected to them for storage, which was my previous setup. If not for robust and time-critical home business storage needs, I probably would have stuck to that till today with cloud backups of critical home stuff.
Thanks for the advice. You just reminded me that my modem allows that external hdd option.

I was actually more fascinated with the availability of data/content whilst I'm away from home. The only other cheap option is to use dropbox haha.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:32 AM   #1443
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How do you test the read/write speed on the Synology NAS?
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:09 AM   #1444
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are all the synology using the same OS ? DSM ? such that capability is not software limited , just hardware limited ?

so if i buy 213j i can do anything as though i am on 213 , just slower / takes more time ?
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How do you test the read/write speed on the Synology NAS?
Map the parameters

Followed by using software such as crystaldiskmark

Honestly, the speed benchmark provided by synology is accurate
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I think the unit must be brand new in box.

The model is out of production, don't see it in synology website but pretty sure can use and unless you need a faster cpu then the dual core 2.13ghz.

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How do you test the read/write speed on the Synology NAS?
There are simple software like NAS Performance Tester (NAS performance tester (C# and VB.Net)). I used it for some simple speed test in http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/st...tcount69121224 .
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Map the parameters

Followed by using software such as crystaldiskmark

Honestly, the speed benchmark provided by synology is accurate

There are simple software like NAS Performance Tester (NAS performance tester (C# and VB.Net)). I used it for some simple speed test in http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/st...tcount69121224 .
Thank you.
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There are simple software like NAS Performance Tester (NAS performance tester (C# and VB.Net)). I used it for some simple speed test in http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/st...tcount69121224 .
I haven't run NAS Tester yet as I'm transferring files.

It's taking about 240 minutes to transfer 484 GB of data (100 over files). Is that normal or slow? I'm still on windows XP and the my hard disks are 7200 rpm drives.
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So happy that I just bought the DS412+. Just finish setting it up. The best part is I won a samsung galaxy tab2 and a $10 taka voucher from dbs lucky dip!

Before me had this auntie ask the guys to change her prize... argue her way there for 20mins.. and still cannot damn sia suay!
Congratulations! Can use the tab 2 to stream music and videos from the Synology music and video station liao. Hahaha
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Ya.. gonna do that. Now just flash the Tab 2 to 4.2 Jelly bean.
Now my toilet time is gonna be a lot longer!

Btw, I just set the NAS up with 3 x 3TB Red. Its up and running.
I'm trying to transfer all the files into my NAS now. Once i'm done, i will have an additional 2TB which i intend to put it into the last slot.

Can this be done w/o affecting the existing data?
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Why I cannot access my home, homes folder? Out of sudden cannot, forget what setting I play till cannot. I have also checked my group is given the permission.




Edited: problem solved.

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Ya.. gonna do that. Now just flash the Tab 2 to 4.2 Jelly bean.
Now my toilet time is gonna be a lot longer!

Btw, I just set the NAS up with 3 x 3TB Red. Its up and running.
I'm trying to transfer all the files into my NAS now. Once i'm done, i will have an additional 2TB which i intend to put it into the last slot.

Can this be done w/o affecting the existing data?
can, but cant addon to your existing 3x3TB. share it as a seperate dir
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can, but cant addon to your existing 3x3TB. share it as a seperate dir
If i want it to be in my existing 3x3tb array i need to redo the whole thing?
If i'm willing to redo the whole thing, after say 1 yr, i decide to upgrade it to a 3TB... i can just take out n put in easily?
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