NAS / RAID

Forum discussion tagged with NAS / RAID.
  1. D

    Question Considering NAS drive vs External storage

    For all things backup and archiving photos, and videos, I have had an external harddrive of 4 TB USB 3.0 that needs to be plugged into the wall for power. I have been using this for over 5 years now. I am concern about its lifespan and uncertain when it will begin to fail on me -- if it did, it...
  2. J

    Question PC build to use as a psuedo-NAS

    I'm looking to build a PC and use it as a psuedo-NAS by sharing a drive over the network through Windows network sharing. My target for storage size is ~75 TB. If I go the absolutely cheapest route possible, this would cost around $3500 (I can Raid0 8x10 TB HDD). Okay, this all sounds risky...
  3. tcs.qnap

    Question Hot-swapping with different hard drive model and speed

    Hi! I have a 12-bay NAS Storage (12TB Ironwolf Seagate 7400rpm) RAID 5. Question #1: 1 drive is failing is it possible to replace it with 12TB Western Digital 5400rpm? Question #2: I have a no knowledge in hot-swapping. I have QNAP TVS-1282T3. I really cant find a step-by-step how to hot-swap...
  4. M

    Question Good 6TB HDDs in RAID1 for Synology R814

    Hi people! I'm outfitting a NAS rack for reliable storage of backups of audio data for my company and I'm looking for experience with specific HDD models. Synology R814 6TB in RAID1 HDD SATA I'm looking for a good value product with 3-5 years of guarantee within the budget of ~ 500€ total...
  5. D

    Question Latitude D630 as NAS?

    Hi everyone, I have a 2007 Core2Duo Latitude D630 running win 7 on 4 gigs of RAM. Until recently, this was my backup PC. I'm now thinking of swapping out the stock 160 gig HDD for a 2TB unit and also install another 2TB with a HDD caddy into the optical bay and use this as a NAS. This should...
  6. M

    [SOLVED] Guidance needed about building home server

    We're looking to build a home server to be used for, steam web cache, file server (local and internet) and ripping and hosting Blu-ray's. The hardware we're thinking about at the moment is: CPU: athlon 3000g Ram: 24gb ddr4 Storage: 10600gb 15k sas + 120gb ssd Motherboard: Asus b450m micro...
  7. S

    Question What should I look for in a NAS set up

    What should I look for in a NAS set up? This is just intended as an alternative to a raid pair of Seagate Ironwolf 4TB hard drives. Shoudl I still get the pair and put one as the storage drive in the workstation and the other in the Ns box? What should I look for in a NAS box, good and bad...
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    [SOLVED] Do you know any DIY NAS building guide for video editing?

    Hi. I have been looking everywhere for a good DIY NAS build guide that is suitable for 4K video editing but I am not finding any good one. Can anyone point me to any good tutorial that might help?
  9. C

    Question Home server/nas advice

    So basically I want a system that I can store all my data on for access from any device on the network with my permission but can also can support a p2p client, system will obviously be on 24/7. Now onto on hand hardware. I currently have 4or5 (can't remember) brand new 8tb hdd's here ready and...
  10. Jakulele

    [SOLVED] How to properly setup a NAS?

    We have a new NAS at home and I would like to get the most of it. Currently, I have simply plugged it into our router, however, it is only running on around 1KB/s upload and download. Is there a way to improve it? Our internet is good, though, normally we have around 300 Mbits/s with cable...
  11. S

    [SOLVED] NAS Setup LAN speeds woeful

    Hi all, I spectate on these forums regularly but I have never created an account so this is my first post. I'm super new to NAS and I recently purchased a new Synology DS418 and 3x2TB Seagate Firecuda hybrid drives and set them up in a RAID 5 array. Everything was going swell until I started...
  12. K

    Question Connecting NAS to small network

    Hello, all. I am looking for suggestions on which way to go relative to setting up a NAS on a small network. BACKGROUND: We have our Internet router which provides all stations (4-8) with wi-fi and also connects to a 4-port switch via RJ-45. This switch provides connectivity to a particular...
  13. G

    [SOLVED] WD Red NasWare 3.0 data protection in case of power loss?

    WD's page on NasWare 3.0 states the following: I'm not sure how firmware alone could accomplish this. Do WD Reds have super caps or some other circuitry to ensure command completion after power loss? Do the WD Reds actually protect your data in case of a power loss or is this just a fancy...
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    [SOLVED] NAS recommendations for a photographer

    Hello all, I am looking to add a NAS to my current setup. I am a hobbyist photographer, but lately have been taking it a little more seriously and actually getting paying clients. I think my current solution.of just dumping all my raw files onto an internal drive, and then backing that drive up...
  15. metalhusky

    [SOLVED] FreeNAS with cheap old i5 PC or Synology DS218j ?

    Hi, so, yeah, thats the question, what do you think is better? Getting an old Fujitsu PC like that one for 70 Euro and using FreeNAS https://www.ebay.de/itm/Fujitsu-Esprimo-E900-Intel-Core-i5-2400-3-1GHz-4GB-RAM-500GB-HDD-Win7-Pro/333308837513?hash=item4d9ac13e89:g:MHUAAOSwQd5cZAoq or the...
  16. zantaff

    Question Efficient way to hook up many HDDs (10+)

    So I have 20-something 2.5" SATA 500gb hard drives procured from various reclaimed PCs. Right now they're just collecting dust. I want to put them to use in some kind of home server/ NAS. What's an efficient (cheap) way to hook them up? For any ground-up build I would need to get a case...
  17. J

    Question NAS storage access

    Hello, I just got a Netgear Ultra4 NAS with two Seagate 2T drives. I am running windows 10 and using the Netgear r6400 router. When I access the NAS using RAIDar, the control panel shows a healthy status and both drives good. When I look on my pc windows nothing so I go to Network. The NAS...
  18. BearTech

    [SOLVED] Network Storage Multiple Users and PC's

    Good Day! My problem is: I have 16 PC that members of a community are going to use. It should not care which PC that member uses, they should be able to access their files. AKA has an external storage (cloud/NAS). Preferably have it so that you have to log in to access your allocated partition...
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    [SOLVED] Can Synology DVA3219 be used as a regular NAS?

    Hello, I never bought a NAS before but I am planning on buying this NAS when it comes out. I am planing to use it for streaming but I just saw it is meant for surveillance. My question is: Can this NAS be used for for streaming or can it be only used for surveillance? Money is not a limiting...
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    Question Storage Solution for Video Production Business - NAS?

    We are a team of creatives looking to solve our growing storage issues as I’m sure most businesses discover. The majority of our work is video and now more often than not we filming in 4K. On average a job/project will consume roughly 200GB in its entirety which includes the raw footage...