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Are there any chassis that accept a NUC board but accommodate more than one drive?

It might be worth it to look into 3.5" drive enclosures. I've got an aluminium one which is a little oversized for a 3.5" drive and which has just the right size for a NUC board and some 2.5" drives (...
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External Music Production Library: NAS vs. External SSD vs. External HDD Thunderbolt?

Does it make sense to store relatively large sample libraries in a remote location? It makes sense, but it's not at all beneficial. If you're going to be pulling samples into your project fairly ...
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Quiet/fanless computer

The more powerfull (TDP (thermal dissipation power) in watt) the computer, the more you need to cool it down. You can combine one or several of these: You can pick low energy components (CPUs). You ...
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Is it worth it to buy SSD drives to a Synology DS218+ for home use?

My personal experience is based on WD EX4 with 4 WD 7200rpm 4TB disks in RAID5. Yes, there is noise. Especially when I run some task on the NAS itself (downloading, extracting huge archive, export a ...
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NAS to video projector - do I need a Raspberry Pi?

Most NAS don't have HDMI,DisplayPort or etc output. This is your biggest challenge. Maybe you can find a projector that will connect to your NAS directly, but it is likely your going to find you have ...
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How future proof is the 10TB disk size compared to a 8TB disk size?

One thing you may want to consider apart from size is the drive lifetime expectancy. For example Backblaze has been publishing their rather interesting (and from my point of view impressive) data sets ...
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How future proof is the 10TB disk size compared to a 8TB disk size?

If you use SHR {Synology Hybrid Raid} as opposed to conventional RAID 5 or 6 at volume creation time then you are not restricted to use the same size disks later on when upgrading your volume in the ...
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Wireless hard drive enclosure to make use of my old spinning platter HDDs

There are many options here, the question you have to ask yourself is how much work do you want to put into it? A NAS is essentially a full computer that is self-contained in a nice little enclosure. ...
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NAS for RAID for professional photographer and graphic designer, min. 4 drive bays

As a Synology user i made some good experiences with Synology-NAS. I am using a DS718+ and it's connected over Gigabit-LAN. My suggestion for you is maybe think twice about adding the m.2 acceleration ...
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How important are HDD compatibility lists for NAS appliances?

Some drives are not intended to be used in RAID. The reasons can vary. Sometimes drives are just not built to run 24/7 and will die prematurely in a hot RAID box. Another concern is whether the hard ...
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A silent, fanless barebones NAS with 4x 3.5" sata bays

finding something manufactured with no fans I don't think you will find because I doubt any manufacturer would be cavalier enough to do so... risking overheat, failure, warranty, and so on. A ...
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NAS recommendation for the following needs

https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/series/home choose a 5-bay disk station model, they make up to 12 bays. don't know why you would want to do this, everything within a new NAS will provide ...
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Small server for NAS/SAN

Take a look at the Udoo Bolt or their other products. Basically that's an x86 SBC with proper RAM slots. Edit: I forgot about dual Ethernet requirement. You could possibly go for a USB 3.0 adapter if ...
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USB3.0 RAID 1 enclosure that can be connected to my new router

Do devices like these always work nicely together these days? This depends on the dual-bay enclosure that you buy, but most of them appear to the computer as a USB hub with either one or two USB ...
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External 2,5" 2-bay RAID USB3 Enclosure with hdparm/udisksctl power-off support

I'm not sure about their software, but being a company specialising in this presumably QNAP has good software support. One device which I presume will meet your expectations is the TR-002 which has ...
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Small bussines Server

Not sure how opposed to used things you are and/or where you live. I've taken the liberty of converting 1500 euros to 1750 USD. If you're willing to manually instal the requisite software and don't ...
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Small bussines Server

I will offer you to check those devices: Synology DiskStation DS918+, Qnap TS-453A-4G. They support all you want. If you have bigger needs for disk space you can check next models Qnap TS-653A-4G, ...
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MediaCenter with through put of 20MB/s

So if you are looking for what I think you are looking for I would suggest you look for a cheap server on ebay or in a small form factor case for around 80$ like this one:http://www.ebay.com/itm/FAST-...
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Low power computer with at least two SATA ports?

I don't have the reputation to make this a comment, but I can find at least one 2.5 inch 3TB (and 4TB) HDD: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Laptop-2-5-Inch-Internal-ST3000LM016/dp/B01CHYIEXG . For your ...
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Is there a NAS adapter for USB drives?

addonics has introduced its Network Attached Storage (NAS) adapter, which is a $55 device that lets you plug a USB-powered external drive in one end and then connect an Ethernet cable to the other end ...
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Low-cost NAS with easy OS installation

In 2024, I would recommend Synology NAS. I have had a 4 drive one at my home office and a 2 drive one at a friends place to backup the NAs onto another NAS. I backup all my drives. I mirror all my ...
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I need a NAS solution with conflicting requirements

The drives will be purchased separately from the NAS. I suggest your better off building a PC. Use a NAS with four bays, two for large HDD, and two for fast SSD Case with 3 5.25 bays are easy to ...
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Suggestions for storage pc

A Network Attached Storage (NAS) is something you may be interested in. There are several plug and play products available from companies such as Synology, Western Digital, etc. As well, there are a ...
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SATA cable to USB 2.0 adapter

I have an older model of this drive adapter: Newertech USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter which of course means mine is USB 2.0. The specifications on the web site indicate that the device will work ...
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Which is a better NAS : Synology DS216+II or QNap TS251+

I have experienced with both NAS, I would recommend you only QNAP. Easy to setup VPN, SSL and Multimedia with your own domains. Also, done speed test on the network from QNAP to Mac sent 1GB data: ...
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Which is a better NAS : Synology DS216+II or QNap TS251+

For multimedia streaming, beware of the qnap. They have recently removed Kodi support due to (apparently) licensing issues with Dolby. Further, their default player (again due to the licensing issue)...
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FreeNas Support Hareware And Software

I've seen people use that board so it does work. I don't have any experience with it so I can't tell you how "plug-and-play" it is. Your motherboard and your processor don't match though, so you will ...
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Which disk is suitable for D-LINK DNS-320

So just from my experience: you can simply use normal disks as they work exactly as a normal hard disk. I use normal ones in my 24/7 servers since a few years without a failure. But if you have the ...
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SBC for portable NAS

I just found the perfect (I think) board: an Intel NUC board with a 10.16cm squared area and 28.8mm height. 5W TDP, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet, around $100 (for mainboard and integrated CPU). Pity it ...
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