Forum discussion tagged with NAS / RAID.
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    Question WD Red NAS (WD60EFRX) not detected

    Hi, I have a spare drive from friend thought I'd use it as backup storage. I don't know much about fiddling around inside PCs but I watched a bunch of YT vids, got a anti-static wristband, plugged it in, and it didn't show up in my "This PC", I'm using Win10. So I tested it. WD Dashboard says...
  2. seecher

    Question What PSU to choose for my home made NAS?

    Hi! I am building a NAS with some old stuff that was laying around, nothing fancy! My goal is to centralize all my data in one place and periodically make backups to my Western Digital My Cloud EX2 Ultra (one drive only). I also want it to be a media center using Plex. I am not planning to add...
  3. geckovic02

    [SOLVED] NAS Server | Which Linux and which NAS software?

    Hi! I'm really new into Linux and want to build myself a small Home/NAS server. The problem is that most of the NAS software I've seen (and understood) are OS's. So basically I install e.g. FreeNAS and that's it. There's the NAS server. But I want to use the server for other things aswell, like...
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    Build Advice Home NAS - Server - Lab, OS Recommendations

    I have been a front-end developer / UI-UX developer for approx 15 years. Over the years I have lost countless projects / designs that would be very, very valuable in my portfolio (and I am now currently looking for a new job) lost to new pc builds, discarded / lost / failed harddrives or not...
  5. K

    Question Building my first home server / NAS - please help with some guidance and suggestions!

    Hello, I recently bought a used supermicro system that came with C9X299-PGF motherboard. However, I'm now regretting that I didn't do enough research about the product. The motherboard only supports the Intel X series, and it is hard to find one that is reasonably priced. Further, Supermicro...
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    [SOLVED] NAS or HDD enclosure for RAID 5

    Hi all, I have a need to build a storage that can handle RAID 5. I've read that if there's a failure in one of the drive RAID 5 can safe the data by changing the problematic drive. From what i understand after changing the drive, RAID will compiling all the data for the new drive and compiling...
  7. AmarBiH

    Question WD Red 8TB for normal PC use?

    Hello, I bought WD80EFEX hard disc. I know it is NAS drive, but can you use it for personal use? I have a SSD as boot drive and I would use HDD for masive storage because I need it to run 24h a day. My question is should it work with i9 9900 and B365 motherboard?
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    Question SATA II NAS - RPM of drives important?

    Hi all, I'm about to redo my NAS setup. I got it from a friend a while ago (Thecus N3200) and it's fine but the speeds I get off it are not good (2-4MB/s usually) and it seems to have trouble playing media files off it directly so I took to just copying them locally first. Also the capacity is...
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    [SOLVED] How do I connect my Synology NAS to Kodi?

    I have a synology nas and I enabled NFS on it yet when I try to add a media source in kodi it doesn’t show up. I have tried several tutorials but none seemed to help. Can anyone provide a step by step solution? Thank you!
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    [SOLVED] 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...
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    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...
  12. tcs.qnap

    [SOLVED] 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...
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    [SOLVED] 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...
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    [SOLVED] 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...
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    [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...
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    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?
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    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...
  19. 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...
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    [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...