Forum discussion tagged with nas.
  1. B

    Question 10gbe network switch with gigabit switch

    I'm a network novice, having set up my network about 10 years ago, and haven't touched it since. I currently have a 24 port gigabit switch (D-Link DGS1024D). I'm using 16 ports of the 24 ports now. I have a NAS that I'd like to connect via 10GBE, but don't need 24 high speed ports. I'm...
  2. A

    Question Ubuntu 22.04 NAS: ZFS or MD RAID with dm-integrity?

    I'm repurposing a PC as a NAS. Specs: Gigabyte Aorus x570 Master motherboard Ryzen 2700X CPU 32GB 3200MHz non-ECC RAM Seasonic Prime 750W PSU 2 x OEM Samsung 512GB Gen 3 NVME SSDs 6 x Seagate Exos X14 12TB HDDs The GPU will be removed after I've configured everything. I'm running Ubuntu...
  3. ketrab

    Question WD Black vs NAS grade drive for NAS ?

    So I've been running on beat up Seagates 3TB 64MB for over 5 years so its time for an upgrade. Looking at the 6TB variant for replacement. I was looking at the NAS grade drives (CRM) i.e Red Plus or Toshiba N series they look fine but the price point is little bit more with only 3 years...
  4. S

    Question Synology put a desktop CPU in my rackstation - Why?

    Hey! Someone recently gifted me a Synology Rackstation RS3614RPxs and I'm planning to setup NixOS/vagrant/libvirt on it. Removed the dust, switched in some new drives, so far so good. But when I went on to change the thermal paste, I noticed the CPU was an i3-4130. According to cpubenchmark this...
  5. LucaFire

    Question Deciding between a NAS and an external hard drive?

    Hello Everyone! To explain, I currently upload and store videos for my team. Currently, I have them saved through Dropbox while syncing to PC, in order to have both a local archive and an online one that the team can access remotely. Unfortunately, I only bought a 2TB HDD and now I'm at about...
  6. R

    Question Synology DS923+ how to connect a NTFS/FAT32 formatted external drive (5TB) to USB of NAS? (newbie here)

    hi all, i have a 5TB drive, about 90% full. and i tried connecting the drive to the front USB and rear USB, nothing happens. i waited half a day both times and absolutely nothing happens. i have tried this with USB drives, 2GB, 4GB all the way to 1TB, various drives with NTFS files on them, even...
  7. J

    Question Building a NAS or JBOD storage box from the ground up ?

    I'm looking to build my own NAS or JBOD storage box for general use backup and storage. Preface: I'm learning a lot of this fresh and I have very little idea what I'm talking about... I have an old PC running linux Zorin (4TB internal) 6 seperate drives (12TB total) a seperate casing that will...
  8. K

    Question Used WD gold. Is it worth it to use?

    Hy there. So my story is that i came across an auction with a 2tb WD gold for like 30$ used ofc but labelled by seller as "almost new only used for testing" ofc curiosity got the better of me knowing that this is probably a scam. The usual used nas drives that one can find on ebay have about 3-4...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. bimbawzsvk

    Question One NAS drive works properly, other appears empty

    Hi im running NAS server on Rpi 3b, with 2 drives connected, one of them is browsable and possible to work with files, other one appears empty.. i use plex and open media vault with it, and both drives use the same settings and are formatted NTFS.. any ideas whats going on? files are visible on...
  12. Bradley Lind

    Question Synology Reccomendations Please

    Hi, I'm in the market to purchase a NAS for home use. I've never owned a NAS before, so this would be a learning experience for me Having done some research I found I would be most interested in a Synology branded NAS, I understand they are not the best price/performance, but they have a lot of...
  13. K

    Question Windows network share won’t remember credentials

    Greetings and thank you in advance for reading 🤗. I am using a synology NAS and have it mounted as a network share and it works great for the most part. Except every time I power on my computer it asks for credentials. I tried the “remember me” option in the credentials box but that seems to do...
  14. ditrate

    Question WD colors

    As I understand WD drive colors are describing different purposes of usage (Black - for server; blue- for pc's, Green- is ecology friendly, etc.). But how is they differs inside?
  15. R

    [SOLVED] 4TB NAS or Equivalently Sized SSD

    I'm on the fence, I've been looking into storing some archives and backups of mine but I do not have enough space on my computer. So I've decided to look for solutions and I thought that either a Two Bay NAS or a really big SSD would be the best options, I have a budget of something between 300...
  16. velocci

    Question Ironwolf 8TB vs 10TB+ NAS HDDs

    Hi all, take a look at this video that talks about why 8TB NAS drives are a standard. If you don't feel like watching it, no problem. The first reason is that hardrives that are 10TB or bigger use a technology that is very loud. I have a 14TB Ironwolf and 14TB Ironwolf Pro and it is pretty...
  17. S

    Question Unable to Change iSCSI Port to Default (3260) [QNAP TS-673A]

    I have an iSCSI target with a LUN that I use for VM storage (esxi 6.7). Last night we had a power outage and it took the NAS down for a moment (I know, should be on a UPS). When it came back up the datastore was no longer visible in esxi and any telnet tests against the iSCSI port 3260 failed...
  18. Z

    [SOLVED] Connect to NAS from anywhere

    Hi, Basically i have a NAS which i use to hold all the links in a application i use. the NAS is on my private network so when im at home all i have to do is add the file to the application and it stores it in the NAS and then when i want to open the file in the application it uses the file...
  19. C

    Question WD RED "failure" issue ?

    Hello. My WD80EFz-68UW8NO crashed in my NAS and my data was lost within the NAS, i was able to recover it with disk recovery program in windows. I got an RMA for the disk from the shop, as it still has exteded warranty (5 yeas) in my country. I have screenshots of the the disk crash from within...
  20. Brijesh Sundi

    Question How much proccessor power is required for transcoding 1080p and 4k on nas

    I am going to build a NAS with this components(old pc): mobo:GA-H61MS proccessor:i3-3220 ram:16gb(8x2)(1333mhz) graphics card:geforce 210(1gb) do I need more proccessing power like i5-3450 or i7-3770? I will be going to install OMV(openmediavault) in it but it has some instruction regarding...
  21. D

    Question Home built NAS solution for baskup?

    Hello all, Recently I've thinking of making a basic NAS server for my backup need to basically get the photos and other important documents off my phones and on something more central. I looked around and most people recommended FreeNAS. Upon looking into it, it seems really powerful but it's...
  22. fall3n

    [SOLVED] Synology NAS very slow and not discoverable on 5Gig wifi after power outtage

    My NAS used to work great but then the other night the power went out and now the NAS is not discoverable on 5Gig wifi, and when I switch it is discoverable but goes ridiculously slow. How do I reverse whatever problem happened?
  23. V

    Question Is it possible Expanding my NAS SHR Storage

    I have a Synology 4-BAY disk station (DS416J) that I want to add more drives to but I'm confused if that's possible. I'm currently out of space on my 8TB RED Drive and I want to add an 18TB red drive to expand the storage. The raid type is SHR. (without data protection.) Is this possible without...
  24. O

    [SOLVED] Fast and Economical Small Office File Sharing Server

    Hi, My team and I are working on a new project, that requires group access to a single locally stored stock library. Each team member would be working on a video and they would source the footage that they require from our stock library. They would need to access the library via the network...
  25. C

    Question Looking for a good cheap NAS

    Hi I am looking for a NAS to put on my network. I am really only looking to put games, photos, and whatever my family wants to put on there. I'm really looking to get one as I am on a metered network. I don't pay for the internet service and my parents wont upgrade. I am currently looking at the...
  26. Brijesh Sundi

    Question What upgrade should I do for my old system for converting into a NAS?

    Hi I have my old system so I am trying to make it NAS(I know the system is tooooo... old!!!!) my old system specification: mobo:GA-H61MS proccessor:i3-3220 ram:16gb(8x2)(1333mhz) graphics card:geforce 210(1gb) Upgrades which I am planning to make perfect NAS: proccessor from i3 to i5-3470...
  27. Dendommenaap

    [SOLVED] 2 of my sata ports on mb not working what to do now?

    hey i have a question i built myself a nas-server. i'm using a 500gb nvme ssd from samsung as chache a standisk ssd for bootdrive and 5 wd 1tb hdd's for storage the only problem is that now 2 of the 6 sata connectors on the mb stopped working . do you know if there is a way to fix this?
  28. D

    [SOLVED] Raid Options

    I want to setup a 2 disk NAS box. I don't want to do a raid 0, If one fails its all gone. I also dont want to do a Raid 1, I lose half the space. Is there any option to do a raid with 2 disk and distributed parity. The specs im thinking on are below. A 4 bay nas is out of my budget. The current...
  29. visuals_black

    [SOLVED] NAS Video Editing | Davinci Resolve | Mac + Windows

    I'm having some issues with editing in Resolve between a Mac & Windows machine. I think it comes down to Mac seeing the NAS as a "VOLUME" and Windows seeing the NAS as "B:/" (our mapped drive letter) so RESOLVE thinks they are two different locations... Any way to combat this? We both can...
  30. C

    [SOLVED] NAS to USB HDD speeds ?

    Hi All, I am currently doing some HDD juggling to move some data from my NAS to an external HDD in a USB 3.0 enclosure. I have connected my the USB3.0 enclosure directly to the NAS. I'm only getting around 30mbps which seems awfully slow to me. I am not sure what could be the issue. The setup...
  31. C

    [SOLVED] RAID for Home Based NAS

    Hi all, Apologies if this is an over done question, but I figured that asking would get me the best info. I have a Seagate 4-bay NAS, currently it is running in JBOD with a 1tb, 4tb, 4tb and 2tb. Totaling to 11tb of space. I recently bought a 6tb and a 3tb HDD that I want to replace the 1 and...
  32. woodson75

    [SOLVED] Any tips on speeding up NAS data migration across my network

    I recently purchased a new Synology D220+ to replace my DIY FreeNAS server, and am currently migrating data across...sloooooowly! Due to the construction of our house, hard wired ethernet isn't an option. The old FreeNAS box is connected to the net work via a switch, which is connected via...
  33. FaithOnHuman

    [SOLVED] NAS build with i5 4460 - Worth It?

    Hey there! I was searching for a NAS (prebuild) to get in order to store and back up my files, I thought that creating my own NAS with parts I already have would be a much cheaper option. My build for the NAS (I already have these parts) is going to be CPU = I54460 RAM= 4gb ddr3 (2x2gb) MO =...
  34. C

    [SOLVED] Seagate 4-Bay NAS Shutting down at random

    HI All, I recently got a Seagate 4 Bay NAS. I am running it in JBOD. I currently have a 1Tb + 4tb + 4tb + 2 tb in it. Everything was running fine until I added the 2tb drive. Now it randomly shuts off after about 10 mins and the only way to turn it on is to unplug it at the wall and plug it...
  35. 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...
  36. jossshhhy

    [SOLVED] Adding a NAS to my home.

    Hello, I have a question about adding a NAS to my home. I currently have my Virgin Media router in modem mode and the Asus router I brought is connected to it upstairs. I want to add a NAS downstairs next to the Virgin Media router, is this a problem, and will it work.
  37. T

    Question Need some help figuring out the best way to move some of my network components around, any help appreciated

    [Moderator Edit to break up a solid paragraph and remove bold font.] Hi everyone, I am looking for some help so if you have any info please share, I'm going to explain what I'm trying to do and then hoping you can tell me if any of my ideas are possible or if you have better ideas please share...
  38. MoigenEugen

    [SOLVED] How do i access the data from my RAID Drives, which where in an array (High-Water Allocation Method RAID 0)?

    Hey guys, I would like to acess my data, but cant acess the drives. My situation: I set up my RAID 0 with high-water allocation method with 5 drives, 2x2TB and 3x1TB It was all just a normal PC with an unraid Boot Stick. I filled it up with 3,3TB of important files, windows backups etc. but I’m...
  39. AndersNyman

    Question RS3621xs+ write performance issue after restart

    Hi! After a fresh install of our Synology RS3621xs+ with 12xHAT5300 16TB the performence is good. Read: ~760MB/s Write: ~1GB/s Looks like this: But after restarting the server write performance drops and vary much more. Not very satisfying. We also have a Synology RS3617xs+ on the network...
  40. K

    [SOLVED] Write Speed on NAS through 10gbe network

    Hi guys, I can't figure this out and need some help. I have an Asustor Lockstore 8 NAS with a RAID 5 with 3 Seagate 16gb drives and beside that a m.2 Nvme Drive ( seagate Ironwolf 510 SSD ). I have conected my laptop through a USB C 10gbe RJ45 adapter with a CAT 7 cable directly to the 10GBE...