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Questions tagged [nas]

NAS is an abbreviation for Network Attached Storage. It is a way of providing file-level access to storage on a network.

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Explanation for Server Invoice [on hold]

I have an invoice for a Lenovo ThinkServe TS460 E3 1220 and QNAP 4-bay NAS for backups. The invoice also includes descriptions of the drives that are supposed to be included in the Server itself and ...
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Quiet/fanless computer

I want to buy a computer which is quiet, i.e. I can leave it in my bedroom without noticing it (under normal load; I might rarely do some heavy processing, where I can accept that I would hear the fan,...
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Offline Backup setup for ~100GB

I have less than 100GB of data which I want to keep. This data is private; I don't want to upload it to any service. I currently store it on an external hard disk which I connect about once a month or ...
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Acer EasyStore H340 - Power Supply PY.20009.001

I have 2 NAS (Acer EasyStore H340) with dead power supply. After googling to find the reference of the power supply, I found a german site with a compatible power supply unit: After google ...
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Small bussines Server

I am looking for a small server or nas for my home plaything It should be able to perform the following tasks. Function as Media server / net drive / TV-streaming / music-streaming Have FTP server ...
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Is it worth it to buy SSD drives to a Synology DS218+ for home use? [closed]

I am going to purchase a Synology DiskStation 218+ for home usage. Now, this will be physically located in my apartment and I am fearing that the rattle of two SATA HDD will be disturbing. The NAS ...
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compact (and aesthetically pleasing/professional looking) NAS case with 6-8 hot swap bays

I'm looking for a case for my home NAS. I'm thinking about 6-8 drives; I don't have a specific need for hot swap drives, I just like that design. What I have in mind something like a FreeNAS Mini, ...
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No frills NAS/DAS device with RAID 1

I’m looking for a good quality network accessible storage device (or maybe even a DAS) that allows 2 hard drives to be in a RAID 1 configuration. I don’t care about: WAN access Media transcoding ...
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Media computer / NAS with HDMI

What I am trying to achieve : Stream media to my TV using the least possible amount of devices. What I currently own : A Western Digital MyCloud Ex 2 Ultra NAS, and I am somewhat happy/unhappy ...
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NAS Solution that Does Not Generate Index Directories

I'm looking for a reasonably cheap network attached storage solution for small business use. I'm not terribly picky about features, but I'd prefer a pre-made option that I don't have to fiddle with ...
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I need a NAS solution with conflicting requirements

I have to buy a NAS storage, with a set of simultaneous opposite requirements. In particular, high speed, lots of space and small budget. Can I do something like: - Use a NAS with four bays, two for ...
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Does this exist: HDD/SSD with Thunderbolt 3 AND Ethernet?

I am looking for a hard disk/SSD/NAS with both these interfaces: Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet, 1 GbE or 10 GbE So far I only found TB+USB and Eth+USB. Does the combination I am looking for exist?
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SYNOLOGY DS718+ NAS disk as shared folder for 30 people

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 ...
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Do any NAS devices support full disk encryption using a TPM and SEDs?

I'm looking to buy an 8+ bay, rackmount NAS device. One of the features I'd like is full drive encryption using self encrypting drives (SEDs) and a trusted platform module (TPM). Does anyone make ...
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Suggestions for storage pc

I own a small production company and use a lot of hard drives to backup my data. I want to find an affordable solution for file storage. What is the best way to achieve this? It doesn't need to be ...
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HW+SW combo to comfortably connect to NAS and Netflix

0 down vote favorite I have a Synology NAS storing lots of movies and TV shows and I also have a Netflix account. In the past, I was using boxee box connected to my TV to play movies from the NAS via ...
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SATA cable to USB 2.0 adapter

I've purchased this case off of Newegg for my custom NAS: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816215244 This case has 4 SATA cable ports for each individual hard drive. I'm looking ...
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Advice for amll GIS shop looking to replace network bottlenecks [duplicate]

Asked before but topic was closed as it was deemed a tech support question more than a hardware recommend question, but I contest this, as we're looking to buy new hardware to solve problems, not ...
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2TB NAS HDD Power Supply Recommendations

I'm building a custom NAS as a backup server for multiple laptops in my house. I'm planning on buying four 2TB mechanical SATA hard drives that will be run in RAID 1 (Hard drives: https://www.newegg....
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Which is a better NAS : Synology DS216+II or QNap TS251+

I am looking for a Nas for home use. my needs : data Storage (Photos, Videos, Etc.) Multimedia server (streaming, Music) Surveillance station (communication with cameras) I've been searching for a ...
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FreeNas Support Hareware And Software [closed]

I need to setup FreeNas Server, So I follw this freenas setup and collect all the Hardware Details, What They Used: Motherboard BOXDQ45EK LGA 775 Processor Pentium E2160 ...
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Upgrading a Synology DS416slim NAS [closed]

To be clear: I haven't bought anything yet, so I figure this is a hardware recommendation question. The point is that I don't want to buy hardware with too much built-in obsolescence. I'm looking at ...
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Which disk is suitable for D-LINK DNS-320 [closed]

I have D-LINK DNS-320 which currently has 2 disk of 1TB each and I want to change them and buy two of 2TB. My question is which kind of disk should I purchase? A regular disk or NAS disk?
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SBC for portable NAS

I would like to build a portable NAS (with one hard drive of I think 4TB). I need a full Linux and I don't want to fiddle around too much to make it work (no patching and compiling my own kernels and ...
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NAS for home/small office

I'm looking for recommendations on NAS for home / small office. Main purpose - storage of digital data (documents, photos, movies). Must to have RAID 1 capabilities. Can be enclosure only. Direct ...
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MediaCenter with through put of 20MB/s [closed]

I am trying to create a NAS but I want to run my own software on it. I want to be able to download data around 20MB/s over WiFi from the system. I used a raspi and created a prototype, but as it uses ...
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Low power computer with at least two SATA ports?

I want to build a low power relatively cheep NAS that can hold at least two drives. I want to go the DIY route since I'm blind and would rather do everything from the command-line instead of relying ...
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WD Red vs Red Pro NAS Hard Drives

I'm looking for a DURABLE AND RELIABLE hard drive for a NAS and I've come to these bad boys. http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-800002.pdf http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/...
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External Music Production Library: NAS vs. External SSD vs. External HDD Thunderbolt?

The last couple of months I have been preparing for a return to hobby music production after a long hiatus. I have realised that my computer will not have enough storage space for my coming sample ...
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Is there a NAS adapter for USB drives?

I have a bunch of external hard drives, and I'm getting a bit tired of connecting and disconnecting them all the time - not to mention the noise. I'd like to find a way to connect them to my network ...
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Are there any chassis that accept a NUC board but accommodate more than one drive?

I am exploring options for a network attached storage system, but I want to have full control over the hardware, so a prepackaged system is not a viable solution. Size is not a significant concern, ...
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Is there a low power consuming device with good CPU to be used as a NAS?

After some research I am inclined towards using an Intel NUC. But considering that there is only one SATA port and an mSATA port (I think), is there any way to add more storage to the NUC? If not is ...
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Low-cost NAS with easy OS installation

I'm looking for a NAS device for the purpose of running backups of several other machines. My current setup for this is a consumer PC with extra drives plugged in, but this is non-optimal for several ...
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Cheap & cheerful NAS housing for 4 @ 8tB (delivery to UK)

I am looking for a very cheap & cheerful NAS housing. Just gets the job done, with no frills. I have found some, but they all run a 32bit Linux which limits the max disk size (to 16tB, IIRC). I ...
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Looking for a desktop NAS to be the primary storage for pictures and music

Background: I am looking to upgrade our home's laptop and would like the next one to have an SSD. Due to the prices of SSDs, I don't expect to store all of our pictures and movies on the internal ...
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Freenas VS commercial NAS: what hardware would you reccomand? [closed]

I need to build a Raid 5 NAS system mainly for storage. I am considering to use FreeNas server: what hardware would you recommend for a system with 5 HDD (total 3.5TB)? I also have a pc sitting in ...
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Are there some low cost NAS devices that can operate well as a webserver?

Buying a full server is both expensive to buy and to maintain. As NAS devices became popular they give us the chance to have servers that are easy to acquire and cheap to maintain especially when it ...
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What options are available for cheap NAS devices that allows to put two hard drives in RAID 1?

I want to create a private cloud on my home, and for this I want to know a good NAS device that performs the following: Put two or more hard drives on RAID 1. As cheap as possible. Allow to install ...