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In our office we use as a shared folder (we are 30 users). This older exists in a local server Windows Server 2008 R2. The problem is that the free disk space of our server is getting very low, so I thought to get an NAS disk.

After some search, I ended to these devices:

Is this combination a good recommendation for us?

Our network is built with gigabit switches and UTP cables of Cat 5e and 6 and I can plug in 2 utp cables in the DS718+. Our files are mostly MS office files, PDFs, and image files (from Adobe Photoshop, illustrator)

Thanks for your help!

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  • Are you using SMB to share? What's your budget? Do you care about expandability? Power consumption? – JMY1000 Feb 12 '18 at 17:45
  • Budget = 1000 Euros, 4TB is enough, don't care about power consumption – yaylitzis Feb 13 '18 at 9:12
  • Upgradability? Is used hardware okay? – JMY1000 Feb 13 '18 at 9:12
  • I don't know what is SMB so I don't think I am using it! Yes, the current hardware configuration is ok. – yaylitzis Feb 13 '18 at 9:13
  • By used I mean pre-owned (specifically older servers.) SMB is probably the most common file sharing protocol (especially on Windows.) If you don't know, you're probably using that or FTP. – JMY1000 Feb 13 '18 at 9:17

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