Forum discussion tagged with NAS / RAID.
  1. Timmyctc1

    Question What to look for in a motherboard for home server (NAS/Gaming) ?

    Hi folks, I'm planning on making a small homeserver to use up some spare Desktop parts I have at home and to try move away from constantly having to rent short term game servers for myself and the group every few months. I have a spare Ryzen 3600x, 16gb DDR4 and possibly a PSU (May need...
  2. JaThompson

    Question Connecting Offline Drobo B800fs

    I have a Drobo in a corporate network setting, that has possibly been compromised by a malicious file. I disconnected it from our network. I then connected it directly to an unmanaged switch that isn't connected to my network, and also connected my laptop to the unmanaged switch. I've been able...
  3. ZugTheDragon

    Question Best way to do backups

    After several near irrecoverable data losses, I have finally decided to do something about the situation and make backups However, I have realized I am not sure what would be the optimal way to make a backup that'd protect both against hardware and software failure. I do have some external hard...
  4. bobbyb78

    Question What is Dell Inspiron 3470 motherboard type?

    Hi I have a 2018 Dell Inspiron 3470 dwsktop that I would like to use to build a NAS. Does anyone know what the motherboard form factor is? Some searching may point to micro ATX and/or proprietary. Ideally I would like to remove the motherboard and PSU and install into a 5 or 8 bay NAS...
  5. wobbleidz

    [SOLVED] Gigabit Network isn't gigabiting.

    Hey there, I hope this thread finds you all great, cause I need a bit of help right now haha. So I just finished building up my NAS server and everything is fine and dandy BUT, I'm getting speeds of only 10mb/s, unfortunately. And I have no clue why... A bit about my setup - NAS Server Specs...
  6. Tuddis

    Question Nas hard drive

    Hello What would you people recommend for a NAS-server for storage picture and video. I'm taking a lot of it with both my mobile and DSLR and i would like to be able to upload them to a hard drive, And also would like to be able to see them without have to download them just to view them
  7. spinningstill

    Question Arkara NAS

    How does one reconnect this to a PC and reset the admin password? Helping someone that had a power outage and now cannot connect back.
  8. Kev1n8088

    [SOLVED] Installing drive bay fans for Silverstone CS381

    I'm planning on buying a Silverstone CS381 for a NAS system with a gaming VM. From what I've heard, it seems the drives of the CS381 have nearly no airflow and can get quite hot. I'm looking at installing an 80mm Noctua fan for each of the two drive bays by double-sided taping 3D printed fan...
  9. E

    Question Can't see my NAS....sort of...... ?

    Hi. I have a NAS, that although it is wireless capable, it is in fact hardwired to my switch. I also have two laptops hardwired into that switch. At one time, both laptops could see the NAS without issue. Now, Laptop A can no longer access it, but B still can just fine. If I click on...
  10. BT80

    Question Repurpose old NAS into docking station

    I have seen plenty of videos on how to convert an old pc into a NAS. But I sort of want to do the opposite (well almost).. That is I want to repurpose an old 5-bay NAS into a no brains docking station. The two old NAS systems I have are long past there manufacturers support life and not...
  11. Macason

    [SOLVED] X570 aorus pro wifi mini itx

    Can this board be booted headless running something like unraid with a 5900x or similar ? I understand i need a graphics card for initial build but I'd like to leverage the x16 slot for other stuff once it's built and I'd prefer not to run an APU. Plan is to run OS and containers on m.2 with...
  12. C

    [SOLVED] Seagate NAS 4-Bay Transfer Speeds

    Hi All, I recently purchased a 2nd hand Seagate NAS, I am currently moving over my media from older drives to the NAS. I am experiencing really low transfer speeds though. I peak at about 11 mb/s, which means that my stuff will take a couple of DAYS to transfer over. I wasn't expecting my...
  13. E

    [SOLVED] 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...
  14. seecher

    [SOLVED] 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...
  15. 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...
  16. R

    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...
  17. K

    [SOLVED] 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...
  18. E

    [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...
  19. AmarBiH

    [SOLVED] 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?
  20. W

    [SOLVED] 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...
  21. A

    [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!
  22. D

    [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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. M

    [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...
  26. D

    [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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. P

    [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?
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. T

    [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...
  36. 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 or the...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. T

    [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...