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[Best Buy] Synology NAS DS120j 1 bay Entry Level NAS for $68.60 50% OFF

If your looking for a "basic" NAS with 1 drive this a very good deal,

Amazon is selling it for $146.99, tons of good reviews.

https://www.amazon.ca/Synology-DS120j-D ... B07ZKSLVT5
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3rd party seller with only 4 poor reviews. Beware.
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You are kidding!!!
From the screnshot taken, it showed that the deal is from a 3rd party reseller on BB Canada.
One might get whole lot of heartaches...eeh... headaches on returns/refund if the product is "defective" or not to the user's standards.

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hahahah ...I didnt mean to ruin your day ....heres a good idea don't buy it then...lol
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oh man, 1 bay NAS? thats just a hard-drive enclusre haha.
no redundancy = bad, = bad product.
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You're better off throwing a hard drive in an external closure and connecting it to an old PC you can leave on 24/7 than buying this.
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Rhinogator wrote: oh man, 1 bay NAS? thats just a hard-drive enclusre haha.
no redundancy = bad, = bad product.
I thought the same, why would you want to buy a 1 bay NAS drive? But I guess it can be good if you want just a basic storage like an external HDD but don't want to manage your shares through your computer as you can do it directly on the NAS... Otherwise I don't see the point ;)
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NinjaNick wrote: You're better off throwing a hard drive in an external closure and connecting it to an old PC you can leave on 24/7 than buying this.
I wouldn't do that either. My last PC used to idle at 75W and leaving that on 24/7 would be kind of wasteful.
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While I’m not going to speak for the seller side of things, the device itself does have a purpose. You can use it to back up your PC’s, although it is only 1 drive it still is better than no backups. With Synology’s Active Backup and it’s deduplication capabilities you can get way more backed up than you might realize. Not sure at the moment but this may also be able to backup other NAS’s (think off site ). If you’re just looking for an alternative to backing up in the cloud the something small and robust like this may just do the trick
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I think it's worth it, throw a 16tb exo drive in it and use as a backup from your regular nas in another building for a SME?

However tried to check out, won't let me
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Technically, even with only one bay it's still "network attached" Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
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I guess this is a step above an external drive. You still get Synology's apps and features. And of course, if you are worried about data loss, you should be backing up this device as well.

Not for me, as I would go for at least a dual bay.

As for the seller, basically I don't trust any of the sellers in Best Buy marketplace....some are definitely sketchy.
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Could it be useful if I already have Synology NAS at home and want to backup this NAS in another building (so, no use for this NAS except to receive backups?) Or even that would be too much for this little guy?

Except for the merchand reputation, it could then be a good deal to put this NAS at my inlaws ;)
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bananaclouds wrote: I too would like to know
Only if you don't need to do any transcoding (convert the video to a lower resolution or bitrate). These only have a low powered ARM chip so they can't really handle transcoding. but they would be fine for streaming at the native video format (ie just through network share)
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Remember these J series NAS are really entry level so to speak. Doesn't support many of Synology's own apps partly because it doesn't support BTRFS file system. For using it as another location to backup your data, it should be fine. Using all the benefits of Synology ecosystem, no can do there. Be mindful what you are buying into. And I am not even talking about the seller.
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One of the 1 star reviews was left by the seller. Face With Tears Of Joy
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barcathegreat wrote: Remember these J series NAS are really entry level so to speak. Doesn't support many of Synology's own apps partly because it doesn't support BTRFS file system. For using it as another location to backup your data, it should be fine. Using all the benefits of Synology ecosystem, no can do there. Be mindful what you are buying into. And I am not even talking about the seller.
Now that btrfs was mentioned had to explore, sharing for others out there. Btrfs is a modern copy on write (CoW) filesystem aimed at implementing advanced features.

This tutorial here aims to explain how to mount Btrfs volumes on Windows 10.
https://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/19/tu ... ws-10.html

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