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[Amazon.ca] Synology 5bay NAS DS1019+ $700

DS1019+, Synology 5 Bay NAS, 8GB RAM, $700 sold and shipped by Amazon.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07NF9XDWG


Excellent model, lowest price ever by far according to CCC.


This is not for people who would enjoy building their own from scratch.
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Got this unit for about $800 from Newegg via eBay in July. Fantastic unit, would recommend to anyone. I have 5X 4TB IronWolfs and 2x 480GB NVMe cache drives.
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Thank you OP! Missed yesterday's Newegg 699$ deal. First come, 5 left!
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I was in the market for a NAS. I didn't really want to spend so much but ... Ordered! Haha thanks Op!
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whileheavenwept wrote: I was in the market for a NAS. I didn't really want to spend so much but ... Ordered! Haha thanks Op!
I bought the Synology 2Bay NAS for $150. It has 1-core processor and 800Mb RAM. It's BAD - super slow! I mainly use the NAS for storage and viewing movies, and yet it's super slow! dell-ca-synology-ds216se-2-bay-nas-165-99-a-2011501/

Trust me, if you need a NAS, get a good one and it'll last you a while! I believe it can easily last you 10 years without the need to upgrade.
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looks like this is on sale because it's discontinued for a newer model that isn't significantly better. DS920+ isn't significantly better than ds918+ either. I'd call that hot
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ericli007 wrote: I bought the Synology 2Bay NAS for $150. It has 1-core processor and 800Mb RAM. It's BAD - super slow! I mainly use the NAS for storage and viewing movies, and yet it's super slow!
Trust me, if you need a NAS, get a good one and it'll last you a while! I believe it can easily last you 10 years without the need to upgrade.
it's a great price, but it all depends on needs - if you are just using this to stream and hardware transcode for plex, it's extreme overkill

however if you plan to use it for docker, automation, VMs, managing surveillance cameras, etc. and will actually populate and utilize all the drive bays, knock yourself out this is a no brainer
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apattee wrote: 2x 480GB NVMe cache drives.
Be careful, this could cause a problem because consumer NVMe drives are not meant for caching and so may fail causing data loss.

Remedies: 1, use read only cache, not read write. 2- even if you do #1, be sure to provision cache to half or even a third of drive size. So a 480GB drive could yield 150GB cache.

This is to avoid premature death by write amplification. Technical details available by googling.
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This is a great price... I'm tempted to upgrade my 2 bay one. These units are great little docker servers.
FrancisBacon wrote: Be careful, this could cause a problem because consumer NVMe drives are not meant for caching and so may fail causing data loss.

Remedies: 1, use read only cache, not read write. 2- even if you do #1, be sure to provision cache to half or even a third of drive size. So a 480GB drive could yield 150GB cache.

This is to avoid premature death by write amplification. Technical details available by googling.
It's frustrating how Synology doesn't let you disable caching and use those SSD slots as normal storage. Someone hacked it together but its not really stable or a longterm solution.
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chadw01 wrote: it's a great price, but it all depends on needs - if you are just using this to stream and hardware transcode for plex, it's extreme overkill

however if you plan to use it for docker, automation, VMs, managing surveillance cameras, etc. and will actually populate and utilize all the drive bays, knock yourself out this is a no brainer
Thank you for educating me. I did think it was overkill too lol.
I'll read up more on your suggestions and see what else I can do with it. In the meantime, I think it's a HOT deal and don't want to miss on this golden opportunity.
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sold out, that's fast. wallet safe for me Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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chadw01 wrote: it's a great price, but it all depends on needs -
Work expands to fit time.
Data (and toys) expand to fit storage.
Needs expand to fit resources.

:-)
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wlee wrote: sold out, that's fast. wallet safe for me Smiling Face With Open Mouth
Oh you missed the deal again? I even messaged you lol.
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Why spend so much when you can build a "FREENAS" for much cheaper?
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JoJoCan wrote: Why spend so much when you can build a "FREENAS" for much cheaper?
every ******* thread.
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JoJoCan wrote: Why spend so much when you can build a "FREENAS" for much cheaper?
I think it's safe to say not everyone has the ability or even want to build one. Sure it might be cheaper but time is also money.
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JoJoCan wrote: Why spend so much when you can build a "FREENAS" for much cheaper?
you are way too slow. It took 17 replies and almost an hour before you posted your reply

Usually somebody mentions building their own NAS within 10 replies and within 30 minutes of posting a Synology NAS deal

You guys are slipping.
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