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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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HP prebuild PC for home NAS

I want to make a home NAS PC and have an option to buy cheap (like in lines of 10-15€) HP PC: HP 280 G1MT (4GB, i3-4160, 180W, 3 SATA slots) from 2016 HP Pro 3500MT (4GB, i3-3240, 300W, 4 SATA slots) ...
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Are there any consumer NAS models that support MTP?

Are there any consumer NAS devices that support MTP/PTP over USB for Android? I also need a two-bay device with RAID 1. By which of course I mean a standalone NAS that supports Samba and has USB ports ...
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Portable HDD/SSD that can backup directly to Cloud (Google Drive)

Looking for a portable drive (or just enclosure I can add a drive to) that will connect directly to a computer ideally via USB-C but then can also sync the contents of the drive via its own WiFi ...
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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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What are my options for allowing access from outside to my LAN file server? [closed]

I have a fileserver at home with my music. I'd like to be able to access it when I'm not home. Should I explore NAS options?
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I have a Raspberry Pi 4B and I'd like to make a NAS with it

I've seen a few different bits & bobs that will let one add SATA to a Raspberry Pi, but I'd really love an enclosure that gives me 2x SATA and space for a couple 2.5" SSDs. Is there anything ...
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How should I add extra SATA ports on mini itx system

I have a home server running Proxmox with a few VMs running. I currently have 5 shucked 8TB WD Ultrastar disks running in a TrueNAS VM using a m.2 to SATA adapter and I directly pass the adapter to ...
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NAS/ mini server for first own home

At the end of this year I will no longer be able to use the off the shelf QNAP TS-251+ NAS my parents bought a while ago as I am moving, thus I want to build my first own setup. At the moment I am the ...
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Are there NAS / Docks that supports SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD?

I was looking at NAS and they are all supporting bulky and slow SATA disks or even if it's SSDs, it looks like they're targeting lower speed ones (~500 MB/s) like https://www.windowscentral.com/best-...
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Mount 3 to 6 HDD and 2 SSDs in Corsaair 4000d for NAS

I am looking for a case to build DIY NAS server from my old Dell D19m. Ideally, I would want to fit 3 to 6 HDDs and 1 to 2 SSDs. I seem to have three ways: Can I somehow fit 4 HDDs and 1 SSD in Dell ...
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NAS for RAID for professional photographer and graphic designer, min. 4 drive bays

I'm a photographer and graphic designer, so I have a lot of large files that I need to keep backed up in a RAID. I don't need video streaming or camera feed or features like that, but I do need ultra-...
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Two HDDs on one sataport via HDD combiner controller

I currently have a two bay nas with 2x4TB HDDs in it. My problem is that i need more space. I dont want to buy another 4TB HDD and a 4 Bay NAS or a 8TB HDD to replace one of my 4TB HDDs since both ...
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NAS to video projector - do I need a Raspberry Pi?

My partner and I will be buying an apartment and moving into it soon, and because we don't really watch TV or play on screen-dependant consoles, we're thinking of installing a video projector on the ...
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How future proof is the 10TB disk size compared to a 8TB disk size?

I want to put two 8TB or 10TB hard drives as a RAID6 (or SHR1) array in my Synology NAS. At the moment the price per TB is the same. So from that perspective both are similarly fine. However, in that ...
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Wireless hard drive enclosure to make use of my old spinning platter HDDs

I have a bunch of 2.5" HDDs lying around, I'm never going to use them in a laptop as they're too slow. However, they'll work fine as a media server. What I'd like to do is bung them in a RAID ...
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Which NAS or Motherboard should I buy?

Requirements I am looking for a NAS or motherboard with the following features: It should hold 4 or 5 SATA 3.5" disks 10 Gigabit Ethernet support I want to use ZFS. The NAS should perform well ...
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How important are HDD compatibility lists for NAS appliances?

Most manufacturers of NAS appliances (like Synology etc) have compatibility lists that sum up which hard drives are compatible with their models. How important is it to follow these? Are all SATA ...
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A silent, fanless barebones NAS with 4x 3.5" sata bays

The title really says it all. What I want is a maximally simple NAS that can take up to 4 3.5" drives. Literally all it will need to do is serve files over a 1Gbit SMB share. I don't need any other ...
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NAS recommendation for the following needs

I am looking for a NAS that would accommodate the following things, some are essential, some are optional, here they are: It should hold 4 or 5 disks (this depends of the answer to the question I ...
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External 2,5" 2-bay RAID USB3 Enclosure with hdparm/udisksctl power-off support

It's unbelievably hard to find external 2,5" 2-bay RAID enclosures, but apparently it's impossible to find such an enclosure with hdparm/udisksctl support. I just want to spin down and power off the ...
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Custom rack 8-12 drive NAS build backplane support?

Looking for advice on building a 8/12 bay NAS server. I'm considering building a custom 2U rack mount NAS server build, and found the majority of the parts I need, but I don't understand if the ...
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Best Cheap NAS from eBay with Support for LFF

so browsing through Amazon I find NAS's that seem to be the right fit. This one for instance seems good: The Synology 12 bay But the price is wayyyyyy too much ($1500 at the time of writing this). I'...
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Cheapest multi-disk NAS?

So, now there is a $25 hat with 4 @ 6 GBit/s SATA for the $50 FriendlyElec NanoPi M4 Hmm, that link speaks only of a 2gB version, whereas this indicates that there is also a 4gB version. Total $75 ...
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Small server for NAS/SAN

I'm looking for a small server to act as the central node in a cheap high-capacity NAS/SAN. The expected setup will be: central node running ZFS and providing a NAS interface to the outside; multiple ...
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How would you power multiple 3.5" hard drives without using an ATX power supply?

The idea is to grab an Intel NUC and plug one of these SATA to M.2 adapters into the M.2 port to connect four 3.5" HDDs as part of a build-your-own NAS project. The NUC however, cannot power the hard ...
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USB3.0 RAID 1 enclosure that can be connected to my new router

I have wanted to set up a NAS for ages. I recently moved house and had to buy a new fibre modem/router. It has two USB 3.0 ports, and it'll be switched on all the time, so I figured it might be a low ...
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NAS for local IT-deployment enviroment

I work at a department that produce between 100-200 units a day (laptop, desktop, servers etc) so it is not a big enviroment. For years we have used an old HPE server for storage (old files that we ...
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Cheap hardware for NAS with a mini-ITX Case

I intend to build a small 4 to 6 drives NAS server. The only part chosen is the case, a Fractal Design Node 304 which can hold up to 6 drives. This case is compatible with mini ITX motherboard. I ...
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Need help with file server

I need to know the cheapest but best quality server that can host data (not games) for a college esports team. it will mostly be used for holding game files and documents for the team. I do not have ...
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Server/NAS system for private usage

as a new project I want to establish a home server/NAS solution at my home. I want to fulfill following requirements: The solution shall host an application server which runs an Jira instance (...
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NAS (enclosure or complete solution) recommendation 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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NAS disk which can go to sleep

I am buying a disk for my home-made NAS server. I will not access my server very often so I am planning to spin down (put disk to sleep) when not in use. I was thinking about WD Red or Seagate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...