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[Dell] Dell Synology DS918+ $709.99

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[Dell] Dell Synology DS918+ $709.99

Dell has just reduced the Synology DS918+ to $709.99. That combined with the fact that Rakuten is currently offering 8% cash back at Dell makes this a pretty good buy if someone is looking for a new NAS.

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/accesso ... d/a9972741
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Apply coupon $15OFF$199+ for $15 off of that. Decent deal imo
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Is anyone able to get the Welcome15% to work? I tried - no luck.

Also - anyone know what is the lowest price this has been?
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GoKartRacer wrote: Is anyone able to get the Welcome15% to work? I tried - no luck.

Also - anyone know what is the lowest price this has been?
I think they fixed the welcome15% on both sites. Lowest sale price I think was 650 at memory express.
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Gonna have to discount these electronics a lot more for me to start spending during the pandemic.
Jesus saves, I spend
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ben35 wrote: Wouldn't it be cheaper just to build a bare bones PC, and use https://unraid.net/ ?
Everyone has different use cases I guess. If I didn't run a plex server with GPU transcoding and a bunch of VMs on my unraid server, I'd consider getting something like this.
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ben35 wrote: Wouldn't it be cheaper just to build a bare bones PC, and use https://unraid.net/ ?
Its also cheaper to change tires yourself. Does everyone change their own tires? or oil change?
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I have this and for the most part it works awesome!
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ben35 wrote: Wouldn't it be cheaper just to build a bare bones PC, and use https://unraid.net/ ?
All it took was four messages to get here ;)

Truth is, it could be cheaper, it could be more expensive depending on a lot of things. When I build something myself, it usually ends up being more expensive because I keep wanting more and also we never get the wholesale price of the components, big companies do.

Also with NASes, a big cost is usually the hard drives and it won’t change we DIY or not.

Nevertheless, let’s not forget that prebuilt vs home-build, we are talking about two different things / approaches.
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The Canterbury Tail wrote: Huh, was 8% earlier today.
Lord thank you.

Was going to buy now if the 8% was still on. Money saved for now.
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ben35 wrote: Wouldn't it be cheaper just to build a bare bones PC, and use https://unraid.net/ ?
It's cheaper to roll your own anything if you don't account for time.

It looks like an interesting option. It comes with 4 gigs of RAM, can't tell if that can be expanded? Otherwise it's a no go for docker and other VMs.
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sonyminidiscman wrote: Its also cheaper to change tires yourself. Does everyone change their own tires? or oil change?
Being on RFD, and trying to save money during these quarantine times, yes to both.

Anyway, most people usually have an old PC lying around - perfect for a NAS.
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ben35 wrote: Being on RFD, and trying to save money during these quarantine times, yes to both.

Anyway, most people usually have an old PC lying around - perfect for a NAS.
Wouldn’t a NAS unit like synology consume much less power and lower electricity bill than a regular PC?
only price errors are true deals - such is the philosophy of RFD.

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