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Synology DS918+: $700 - NewEgg and Mikescomputershop - Free ship

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YLSF wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 2:17 pm
Curious how well these work for surveillance systems? Anyone have experience setting one up for that? I am going to do some googling later but figured I would ask here.
I use my DS918 as storage for my surveillance system. I think setup would depend on the system you intend to buy, and also how you want to set it up. I use Ubiquiti Unifi Cameras (4 in total). For my NVR, I run a windows VM that runs the Ubiquiti Video software. I use iSCSI between my server and NAS. So far I have no problems storing video or streaming it. I'm happy with it so far :).

Synology has a surveillance application as well but I haven't tried it.
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mohamade wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 3:11 pm
The relationship between Mike's computer and newegg is wired: I ordered something from Mike's and the item was shipped with Newegg
Mike's sells a lot of stuff they don't stock themselves. It gets fulfilled and drop shipped by others. They sell items that my company manufactures, but we don't sell to them. If they get an order, they buy it from one of our customers who ships it to the end user.
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Bought the Synology DS918+ from these guys on BF at about the same price.
( You can get 5$ OFF when you sign up for a new account. )

Just had it setup about two weeks ago with 4 x 8TB WD Red for Raid 10, a total of 14.5 TB disk space available, and installed Plex Server on it.
Copied video files from my old 4TB Mediasonic NAS and some portable Seagate USB HDDs onto the DS918+.
( Also added 1 Crucial 8Gb DDR3/DDR3L 1866 (Mac) Dimm to it for a total of 12Gb RAM. )

So far, It worked quite good and no hiccups.
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How easy or difficult was it to add the 8GB of RAM? I have a 916 I’d like to do that with, but it seemed a bit. more challenging than I expected when I looked at it.
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I don't know what was in the original title. If it had Synology DS918 that should be enough information for someone to expect it to be a NAS.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synology_Inc.
Synology Inc. (Chinese: 群暉科技, Qúnhuī Kējì) is a Taiwanese corporation that specializes in Network-attached storage (NAS) appliances
Wanting an explanation is akin to wanting someone to specify that a Ford F150 is actually a pick up truck.
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mohamade wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 3:11 pm
The relationship between Mike's computer and newegg is wired: I ordered something from Mike's and the item was shipped with Newegg
NewEgg has a marketplace and Mike's sells on it. When you buy something, check who's the seller first.
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YLSF wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 2:17 pm
Curious how well these work for surveillance systems? Anyone have experience setting one up for that? I am going to do some googling later but figured I would ask here.
I have one camera setup. It was pretty easy to setup and work flawlessly.
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milhaus wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 6:15 pm
How easy or difficult was it to add the 8GB of RAM? I have a 916 I’d like to do that with, but it seemed a bit. more challenging than I expected when I looked at it.
Really easy, I did mine in a few seconds. Just have to remove the drive bays.

https://www.disczone.net/2017/12/11/upg ... ion-ds918/

Oops, just saw that you were talking about the DS916+. That one is another story it seems...

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milhaus wrote: How easy or difficult was it to add the 8GB of RAM? I have a 916 I’d like to do that with, but it seemed a bit. more challenging than I expected when I looked at it.
Easy, the 916 only had one slot, the 918 and 718 have two, with the empty slot near the entrance of the units.
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This thing is $550 USD retail price.. which works out to $685 at current exchange rate.
Is this really a deal? Do we usually get ripped off up here? (Dunno what these usually go for, honest question..)
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TheImp wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 9:46 pm
This thing is $550 USD retail price.. which works out to $685 at current exchange rate.
Is this really a deal? Do we usually get ripped off up here? (Dunno what these usually go for, honest question..)
That's only if you pick up in the States and avoid customs bringing it back.
It works out to be slightly cheaper with this sale price with Mike's Computer than to buy from B&H.
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facebook259 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 12:45 pm
While it should be clear to everyone who will actually order this, that it is a NAS. For those of us scanning the subject lines it is not. Could you please add that to the subject line. 4 Bay NAS would probably be plenty of information.
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VLeung wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 5:48 pm
Bought the Synology DS918+ from these guys on BF at about the same price.
( You can get 5$ OFF when you sign up for a new account. )

Just had it setup about two weeks ago with 4 x 8TB WD Red for Raid 10, a total of 14.5 TB disk space available, and installed Plex Server on it.
Copied video files from my old 4TB Mediasonic NAS and some portable Seagate USB HDDs onto the DS918+.
( Also added 1 Crucial 8Gb DDR3/DDR3L 1866 (Mac) Dimm to it for a total of 12Gb RAM. )

So far, It worked quite good and no hiccups.
Why Raid 10? Seems like wasted redundancy for Plex needs. You can always redownload content.
I think Raid 5 is a better fit if you use NAS for Plex Server.

Why did you add more RAM? VMing? How much did the 8 GB cost?
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Dependent on your usages, some use more drivebays, some would be fine if your using 4x 10tb wd drives
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YLSF wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 2:17 pm
Curious how well these work for surveillance systems? Anyone have experience setting one up for that? I am going to do some googling later but figured I would ask here.
I have been using lower end NAS for surveillance images and videos. This can do way more.

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