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Old 21-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Need NAS Recommendation

Hi ,

I'm new to NAS, few months ago I purchased Buffalo Personal Cloud Storage , which I sold back after a week because even to copy using local connection it requires forever to copy 1 GB file. Eventhough to have the bitorent feature is nice.

I was told that Synology is the best.

I would want to ask for recommendation which NAS should I buy in Singapore , I will need fast copy on local connection, other features is bonus.

Thank you in advance!
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Old 21-01-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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Hi ,

I'm new to NAS, few months ago I purchased Buffalo Personal Cloud Storage , which I sold back after a week because even to copy using local connection it requires forever to copy 1 GB file. Eventhough to have the bitorent feature is nice.

I was told that Synology is the best.

I would want to ask for recommendation which NAS should I buy in Singapore , I will need fast copy on local connection, other features is bonus.

Thank you in advance!
Have you check if your connection to the router is gbit?
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Old 22-01-2013, 12:33 AM   #4
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Hi yes is gbit, the LAN cable need to be special? Because I just use the one come with the box which suppose to be gbit compbatible right? I tried in my office also receive same speed.

My budget around $300 - $600
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Old 22-01-2013, 05:42 AM   #5
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I won't recommend a NAS for you but I just purchased a Synology DS-212j from Storage Studio (5th floor). Both pre-sales and after-sales support was great. Had an issue with the first unit (entirely my fault as it turned out afterwards) but they exchanged it and set it up without hesitation.
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Old 22-01-2013, 08:13 AM   #6
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I've just upgraded from wd mybooklive to buffalo linkstation pro duo.
I also thinking to get synology.
Transfer speed is on par with synology j series.
Only apps not much but I only want is bt remote access.
Set up remote web access and bittorent. Perfect for my usage for my budget.
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Hi yes is gbit, the LAN cable need to be special? Because I just use the one come with the box which suppose to be gbit compbatible right? I tried in my office also receive same speed.

My budget around $300 - $600
What copying speed were you having with the old NAS box?

What disk space / sizes are you looking at?

Depending on disks, an off-the-shel NAS might go over your budget.
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Old 22-01-2013, 04:55 PM   #8
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go for Synology or QNAP

their entry level of NAS is around your budget
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Old 23-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #9
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Thanks all for the reply. Getting more confused lol. I can't remember the speed but a wild guess to remember is like 30GB require days to finish, and 1GB require 1hr++ to finish.

I think 2TB should be enough for me. What is the difference between Buffalo Link Station and Synology?

Will Buffalo link station transfer faster than my previous: Buffalo CloudStor® Pro Personal Cloud Storage (1TB)?
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Old 23-01-2013, 11:59 AM   #10
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Sorry for another dumb question. Where to buy the Synology products in Singapore?
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Old 23-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #11
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Thanks all for the reply. Getting more confused lol. I can't remember the speed but a wild guess to remember is like 30GB require days to finish, and 1GB require 1hr++ to finish.

I think 2TB should be enough for me. What is the difference between Buffalo Link Station and Synology?

Will Buffalo link station transfer faster than my previous: Buffalo CloudStor® Pro Personal Cloud Storage (1TB)?
Are you using wired or wireless connection?
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Old 23-01-2013, 03:42 PM   #12
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1. How much data do you need to store ?
2. Do you need fast network ?
3. Do you need reliability ?
4. Do you have a budget ?
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Old 23-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #13
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Wireless connection. I tried in 2 environments, same result
Do you think the problem is my setup not the Buffalo cloudstore? I thinking Linkstation will do better? I expecting the speed like when I copy to my external HDD , not possible?

1. I need about 1TB or 2TB only
2. I need fast network
3. Of course reliability
4. Budget $300-600
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Old 23-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #14
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Oh, wireless even use synology might be same results.
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Old 23-01-2013, 08:31 PM   #15
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Hmm, but if I copy from 1 laptop to another laptop using wireless router it can be very fast. NAS not able to have that speed?
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