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    Seagate IronWolf Pro 16TB SATA NAS Hard Drive, 7200 RPM, 2-Pack $560 shipped @Adorama

    Here is the Deal link from Adorama Haven't posted for a while, but I just bought the 2-pack for my own NAS, the cheapest price I can find that offers a full warranty from a legit retailer. Usually if you buy one it's $299. This deal makes the cost @ $17.5 per TB, some states might need to pay...
  2. K

    Finding the right managed switch for NAS, 2 dual routers?

    I am looking for some guidance on finding a proper managed switch for my setup that has to change quickly in the next few days. I had an RT-AX88U which was set for Canada, I bought another 88U for 160MHz operation....and they are connected via single 1 Ethernet cable. The 88U connects to my NAS...
  3. D

    BEWARE: WD Red Pro in desktop Use - Replacement suggestions?

    I did not think much of this but this is now the 7th WD Red Pro 4tb, 2tb and now 4th 8tb Western Digital Red Pro drive that has failed. When I first purchased these WD had 24x7 Red Pro support and for me that was the deciding factor in buying this drive as I use this for my storage backups. It...
  4. L

    Mini/Micro ATX Cube Case for NAS

    Hi, Currently have a huge tower and want to downsize. Does anything exist that is more like a bought NAS in that its a cube/rectangle? Really rather DIY so looking for something that has 6 5.25" drive bays for 4-in-3 hot swap cages, but need them side by side rather than upwards. I have space...
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    Best way to set up 24-drive ZFS NAS?

    Hi all, Your wisdom and experience would be highly appreciated with the following query. I am setting up a 24-drive NAS (QNAP TS-h1283XU-RP). The hardware seems decent (Xeon E-2236 6-core 3.4 GHz, 128GB ECC RAM). The system volume will reside on an m.2 drive. For cold storage, there are 12...
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    opinions on Drobo for DAS or NAS?

    We don't hear much about Drobo these days? Does anyone still use their products?
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    can i run multiple chkdsk for different hdd at the same time (all of them are external via usb)

    hello first of a clarification : i dont know programming or advance networking only basic computer stuff so please answer the Q as simple as possible and a specify details for why and how is fine too i need to chkdsk multiple disk of empty used 6 tb nas HDDs i am selling (few dozens) and the...
  8. X

    Why do use a NAS? Related questions

    Title should be: Why do you use a NAS? I'm gong to do a new build soon, so I was wondering if I should convert my present system into a NAS. But I have these questions: WHY do you use a NAS? What use cases? Types of Files? How many clients? PCs? Macs? other? What kind of storage? How...
  9. B

    NAS Noob Question: Synology DS218j add new storage pool

    Disclaimer: I know jack about an NAS. I bought a Synology DS218j so I could have an always-on network storage device to stream movie and TV show files without having my PC on 24-hours a day. The Western Digital white 10 TB drive in my DS218j is getting close to capacity, so I bought and added...
  10. She loved E

    Stuck trying to setup NAS remote file access

    Just got my DS1618+ going. Local setup was a breeze, but I am completely stuck getting remote access to work. Honestly I never thought it would be this complicated. Fair warning I am bad at this stuff and have no networking experience so please use small words and dumb everything down til even...
  11. postcd

    Anyone knows about SW solution to encrypted multi HDD storage with deduplication?

    Hello, i want to speak up about my problem i am long time thinking about and unable to solve despite of searching and also asking on other sites. Sumary is in the title of this page. Currently i am having Windows system that i do not want to leave. I need to store around 7TB of data and...
  12. She loved E

    NAS for small business

    Hi Everyone, Currently speccing out my first NAS & wanted to run it by some experts before buying everything. It's pretty vanilla: I don't want this to be a project... just something quick and reliable. It's for my graphic design studio. I want a shared file drive plus archive for files that...
  13. velusip

    Custom NAS ideas (using mining rig motherboards)

    Since the hilarious crash of the cryptocurrency hardware market, you can buy multi-X1 boards and risers for cheap. I'm curious of your thoughts on using a combination of PCIE X1 to SATA adaptors and X1 10Gbit NICs on hardware like this? Anyone tried it? For example: 18 slot X1 board, 15 risers...
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    Problem with personal cloud storage

    Hello, I just changed my default router with an Asus RT-AC 1200 but after conecting my Seagate Personal Cloud it stoped being detected, I checked every device and they can't access it anymore, I checked with the router but aparently its not being detected neither (there's a device named * but I...
  15. L

    Napp-it issues with NFS

    Hello, I hope I can get some help with napp-it since I really like it. For samba setup it works flawlessly. However for NFS setup I'm starting to lose my hair for NFS. Normally on GNU/Linux (or FreeBSD) you setup a new group (adduser/useradd with its GUI) and a new user (with its UID) on the...
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    Home NAS: 1 volume more multiple volumes

    The title should be 1 volume OR multiple volumes (not sure why I can't edit the thread title). I just got a Synology ds 1817+. I have 6 8TB drives, though 1 is currently in use outside the NAS. Is there an advantage to having multiple volumes? I'd read somewhere that it was useful for...
  17. N

    Need Some NAS advice

    I've been looking at buying a NAS for a few weeks and I think I'm going to go with Synology (but I'm open to QNAP) Originally I thought of the TVS-882, but I've got concerns about drive and fan noise (80mm fans) from that unit. What I like about it is the slots dedicated for an SSD Cache...
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    NAS and ESXi Mobo/CPU/RAM Replacement options

    Hi All, I'm about to spec out a replacement of the pro-consumer hardware I have been using in my home built NAS and Whitebox ESXi build, and I'm look for some recommendations on Intel Mobo's, CPU's and RAM. Current Specs; ESXi 6.5 Box Mobo:GA-990FX-UD5 CPU: AMD FX Octocore 3Ghz Mem: 32GB...
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    Synology or QNAP for Crashplan Pro?

    So I'd like to use a NAS that's under $500 (without HDD, I plan on puttting the 8TB reds in) that can work as a headless device to upload my archived projects/files onto my crashplan pro account. Looking for 2 bay but 4 would be preferable. Is there a device you guys would recommend? I'm open...
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    Do I pick Synology DS151 deal or wait?

    I see there is a deal on newegg for Synology DS1517. Considering that I want to get a 4 or 5 bay NAS, how worth it is this deal? I'm still generally debating whether to use a single disk directly attached storage that i already have, or get a NAS. The benefits of NAS as i see it are RAID...
  21. C

    Best processor for budget NAS build

    I'm planning on building a budget NAS. Would a Celeron G3930 work, or should I get a Pentium G4600?
  22. K

    Windows 10 Storage Spaces NAS

    I am planning to set up a home file server or this would be my first so I would be using 5 x 3TB hdds in a 3 way mirror setup. This file server would mostly be for my data backups so data integrity would be the key here. Since I wanted a windows only solution I had finalized on Stablebit...
  23. FrgMstr

    All Your Western Digital MyCould Base are Belong to Us

    The Exploiteers have been having some fun with its Western Digital MyCloud NAS system, and quite possibly have been having fun with your WD MyCloud device or system as well. Its writeup logs not just one or two security issues with the MyCloud systems, but an entire host of security issues. If...
  24. R

    Advise on a Cheap NAS Build

    Hello all, I'm trying to build a home NAS, mainly for backing up pictures as well as making occasional back-ups/restore points between windows and mac devices and am unsure what parts I should get and what software is the best to run the NAS. I will be using two 2TB 2.5" drives or two 4TB 3.5"...
  25. Zarathustra[H]

    Netgear ReadyNAS 4312X Review: Slick 2U Storage

    Here's one for those of you who hang out in the Server/Storage/VM sections of our forums. Servethehome has a review up for Netgear's new ReadyNAS 4312X, and it looks like they like it. It's tough to blame them. Relatively low cost, 10G NIC's, and lots of upgrade flexibility make this one a...
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    LGA1151 Xeon E3-1235L-V5 CPU availability?

    Does anyone know the deal with the E3-1235L-V5 Xeon availability in the US? It was released Q4'15 but no US retailer seems to sell them. 25W TDP CPU. I want to use it with a Mini-ITX supermicro board for an 8 drive DIY NAS and media server (w/ supermicro PCI-E SATA card). I can't seem to find...
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    QNAP TVS-x73 series NAS This is the same processor as in the Smach Z handheld, but no indication if it is configured for the full 35w or is reduced. The diagram does indicate some sort of very low profile heatsink/fan assembly...
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    Physical vs. Virtual FreeNAS + iSCSI vs. NFS: performance testing results.

    Hi everyone, I've wanted to see how well FreeNAS would perform in back to back tests on physical vs. virtual hosts on the same hardware for a while now and finally have all the parts together to do some initial testing. My vision is to have a single box that can do it all for my homelab and...
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    Building a (low cost) Linux-based ZFS High-Availability Clustered NAS

    I thought I'd share this here since I've used bits and pieces of advice from the forum in the past. I was frustrated with the limitations and cost implications of using commercial ZFS solutions in a high-availability setup. NexentaStor, QuantaStor and Zetavault either had cost or support...
  30. K

    Western Digital WD 4TB RE SATA III 64MB 7200RPM Enterprise WD4000FYYZ OEM

    Western Digital WD 4TB RE SATA III 64MB 7200RPM Enterprise WD4000FYYZ OEM
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    Home lab ZFS Server Build

    I'm in the process of building out a ZFS file server for three XenServer Hypervisors. This is in one of the HP Prolait G6 2U chassis with 25*2.5 SAS bays sitting in the front. (2*L5520's + 48GB memory) These all are hooked up to an LSI HBA (not sure of the model, it's one of 'em that plays nice...