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

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Just bought a DS418play from dell, but trying to figure out if the added cost for this unit is justifiable.

It also doesn't help that Dell keeps pushing back the delivery date.

I'm seeing this unit has nvme slots and a quad core cpu over a dual core on the ds418play.

Anyone have an other first hand insights as to why to buy this one over the play?
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mathieurousseau wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 12:14 am
NewEgg and saw that they don't charge provincial sales tax for QC, but they are more expensive, selling the DS918+ for $749.99, compared to $689.99 at Mikescomputershop.
Yes, Newegg had it for $700, no Qc sales tax. But now it's back to $750.

Might be worth waiting a little more to see if it goes back on sale on Newegg.

418 play vs 918+:
RAM: 2Gb vs 4
eSATA ports: 0 vs 1
Warranty: 2 years vs 3

And a few other maximums are higher for the 918+.
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FrancisBacon wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 4:55 am
Yes, Newegg had it for $700, no Qc sales tax. But now it's back to $750.

Might be worth waiting a little more to see if it goes back on sale on Newegg.

418 play vs 918+:
RAM: 2Gb vs 4
eSATA ports: 0 vs 1
Warranty: 2 years vs 3

And a few other maximums are higher for the 918+.
Don’t forget the 918+ can be expand using the 5-bay DX-517.
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potst1cker wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 1:17 am
Just bought a DS418play from dell, but trying to figure out if the added cost for this unit is justifiable.

It also doesn't help that Dell keeps pushing back the delivery date.

I'm seeing this unit has nvme slots and a quad core cpu over a dual core on the ds418play.

Anyone have an other first hand insights as to why to buy this one over the play?
Here is a great comparison video review of both units. I learnt a lot from these guys.

"I don't even know what this is and i just ordered it... damn it rfd."
"Thanks OP. Didn't need them until RFD'ers convinced me that i did!"
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One last issue which may make the 918+ cheaper in the long run: it may be able to receive updates for longer (better specs), and so you won't need to replace it as soon.
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VLeung wrote:
Jan 11th, 2018 7:15 pm
Also, using Raid 10 (mirroring) is just for simplicity sake, so that in case of one drive failure, just swap in a new replacement drive and it should re-built itself much more faster.

The add-on Crucial 8Gb DDR3/DDR3L 1866 (MAC) DIMM from Amazon.ca back in December was on sales for C$71, which was a very good price.
I think SHR1 is a better fit if you are concerned mostly of one drive failure. You aren't giving up so much space for parity as opposed to Raid 10.

I recently updated mine to 16GB after finding a BST thread here for RAM.
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I bought a DS918+ on Black Friday - added 4 - 6TB HGST deskstar drives...configured SHR with BTRFS. For some reason, I’m constantly having issues with my Time machine backups to the NAS. I have TM backups to 2 locations - one USB attached external drive - and now I’ve added the NAS as the second location. However, TM keeps saying it needs to verify the backup and start a new backup. It did do a full backup once - but then the next day it said it had to start a new backup again. Anyone else have this issue? TM backups is the main reason for getting the NAS.
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Here’s a question.

Currently running a 411j which is coming to EOL in terms of DSM updates.

Would this be a good upgrade or is it overkill for home use?

I use it mainly for backing up PC’s (3 of them) and music storage for an online radio station that I help run.

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NefCanuck wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 2:03 pm
Here’s a question.

Currently running a 411j which is coming to EOL in terms of DSM updates.

Would this be a good upgrade or is it overkill for home use?

I use it mainly for backing up PC’s (3 of them) and music storage for an online radio station that I help run.

NefCanuck
Get the DS 418 play.
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Since the price difference between DS918+ and DS418play is about C$150, I'll recommend the DS918+ for the option of future expandability.
And you can run some decent application on it, e.g. Plex Server, with a more powerful CPU and more RAM.
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VLeung wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 5:28 pm
Since the price difference between DS918+ and DS418play is about C$150, I'll recommend the DS918+ for the option of future expandability.
Whereabouts are you finding the DS918+ at that price? I would jump on it at a $150 premium. The best prices I can find are $780 for the DS918+ (all-in, tax-included) at MikesComputerShop, and $550 for the DS418play (all-in, tax-included, promo code applied) at Dell, for a difference of $230...
VLeung wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 5:28 pm
And you can run some decent application on it, e.g. Plex Server, with a more powerful CPU and more RAM.
I think the better example would be the ability to run Virtual Machine on the DS918+, which the DS418Play cannot do (without side loading, not officially supported); the DS418Play is arguably better as a Plex Server for transcoding, because transcoding only uses 1 core, and the DS418Play is 2.0 GHz, versus single core performance of 1.5 GHz in the DS918+ (note that this comparison is specific for use-cases that rely on only 1 core at a time, the DS918+ will perform better when multiple cores are required)
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Ordered the 418play from Dell for $560 tax in but they just pushed out my delivery date to 3/15. I can get the 918+ for $220 more (tax in). Worth it?
Nothing to see here folks...
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FYI the $700 deal is back on NewEgg with an additional $10 off w/ promo code 0116CATDG23
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FrancisBacon wrote:
Jan 16th, 2018 2:38 pm
FYI the $700 deal is back on NewEgg with an additional $10 off w/ promo code 0116CATDG23
Amazing! Exactly what I was waiting for, thank you very much for the heads-up, just ordered one!
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Why would spent the money on a DX-517, when you can get another 918+ for slightly more money.
Derko wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 7:32 am
Don’t forget the 918+ can be expand using the 5-bay DX-517.

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