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[Canada Computers] [Black Friday] Synology NAS DS920+ $559.00

if you missed the memory express deal

Save additional $135 with coupon code CPHD00000187, valid 11/25-11/26

Subtotal:$559.00
Shipping Cost: K2J5Y2

$0.00
EHF:$0.00

Tax:$72.67

Estimated Total:$631.67
Total Savings Applied:$270.00

newegg also has it with a coupon CBFAY2283
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This is why I have a bunch of external drives and no nas. I really wish nases were cheaper.
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SonicRings wrote: This is why I have a bunch of external drives and no nas. I really wish nases were cheaper.
It's got a pretty good feature set though. They're worth exploring what they can do and not just use them to dump files on. That's just a waste.
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SonicRings wrote: This is why I have a bunch of external drives and no nas. I really wish nases were cheaper.
NAS can last years. My 8 year old one still runs. And they are much better than a bunch of external drives.

Worth the money. I wish I had started using them long ago.
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SonicRings wrote: This is why I have a bunch of external drives and no nas. I really wish nases were cheaper.
If you have the technical skills, it's not hard to build a basic NAS with Linux and an appropriate RAID setup. The best/mostefficient is in my opinion RAID 6. I run it on a FreeNas install. You can do it with a bare Ubuntu/Debian install too if you don't want to struggle with Freenas/Truenas.

If you have NO backup solution then pretty much anything you do (external hard drive, a basic file server with no NAS but simply a network attached drive) is better than nothing.
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Thought I missed out on the memory express deal. Thanks OP ordered from newegg!
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For those in the Gatineau area, Canada computers has an open box unit that the discount code works with. Total pricing 550$ with tax.
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I already have externals for backups. What can a Nas do that's better?

Can it run as a standalone plex server? Don't think the low CPU spec is much hope if I need to transcode.

Right now I run plex from an old secondary computer with a couple of drive bays. 2600k w/ gtx 1070.
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Anyone from Quebec have any experience with Flexiti at CC?

I see they are offering do not pay until 2023 on the DS920+ and AI already have a Flexiti account.

I wonder if this do not pay applies to Quebec residents.

Thanks,
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konig1 wrote: I already have externals for backups. What can a Nas do that's better?

Can it run as a standalone plex server? Don't think the low CPU spec is much hope if I need to transcode.
An external drive is a convenience, not a backup: it cannot guarantee data integrity (corruption), nor can it protect from ransomware, lightning, flood, fire, theft, etc.

A NAS can do data integrity (BTRFS checksum), protect against drive failure (SHR), provide access control (so your kids don't see your PG 13 movies), provide nearly free versioning and ransomware protection (BTRFS snapshots), and can ease backup (backup to the cloud). Can also allow for remote access to your files while maintaining privacy (unlike Google drive) etc.

Forget about transcoding. Storage is cheap. Keep a second (lower res) copy of the few movies you plan to play on weak players. The NAS can run as a movie server just fine: use Plex, or jellyfin (ideally in a docker container).
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FrancisBacon wrote: NAS can last years. My 8 year old one still runs. And they are much better than a bunch of external drives.

Worth the money. I wish I had started using them long ago.
If you've got an old computer laying around you should look out for unraid, it's 59$us.

Really easy to setup, there's load of apps and dockers you can run off it..

You don't need much of a computer to run as a nas and unless you live in a dorm form factor shouldn't be much of a problem...
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konig1 wrote: I already have externals for backups. What can a Nas do that's better?

Can it run as a standalone plex server? Don't think the low CPU spec is much hope if I need to transcode.

Right now I run plex from an old secondary computer with a couple of drive bays. 2600k w/ gtx 1070.
Yup, can even do 4k transcoding in real-time. Intel's QuickSync for accelerating video encoding is really good
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NAS's are worth their weight in gold. The first time you lose a pile of data / files / treasured photos you will regret not having one.
Redirecting your computer desktop/favorites/documents to a nas is worth its weight in gold. My 0.02
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redmondflagger wrote: If you have the technical skills, it's not hard to build a basic NAS with Linux and an appropriate RAID setup. The best/mostefficient is in my opinion RAID 6. I run it on a FreeNas install. You can do it with a bare Ubuntu/Debian install too if you don't want to struggle with Freenas/Truenas.

If you have NO backup solution then pretty much anything you do (external hard drive, a basic file server with no NAS but simply a network attached drive) is better than nothing.
How do u backup ur pc c drive wibdown in a nas that has a different ip?
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L4cky wrote: How do u backup ur pc c drive wibdown in a nas that has a different ip?
On a simple system computer that is the NAS would share it's attached drives on the network the same way a NAS would. There are lots of options for how those are shared, but a windows shared drive (CIFS/SAMBA) is easy to use.

Regardless of which NAS type you have, in Windows you could mount/map that shared network drive. That network share becomes the storage location for your backup.
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FrancisBacon wrote: NAS can last years. My 8 year old one still runs. And they are much better than a bunch of external drives.

Worth the money. I wish I had started using them long ago.
I agree with this post (mine is 10 years old), and I will add that I hardened my NAS with a UPS, so it smoothes out those power outtages. Yes I had to replace my drives since I bought it, but I did it under warranty. The WD RED drives came with 5 yr warranty and when it had some bad sectors b4 that period. But its been smooth since, and yeah its expensive, but to have fast drives that serve huge amount of data constantly 24/7, thats pretty good.

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