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[Dell] Synology Disk Station DS918+ (NAS) - $709.99

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[Dell] Synology Disk Station DS918+ (NAS) - $709.99

Not hot compared to Black Friday or Cyber Monday but still a warm deal I think.
Synology Disk Station DS918+ - NAS server (Diskless)

$709.99 on dell.ca

BTW, if you can't or don't use the link and go to dell.ca, be sure to navigate all the way to the Synology DS918+ product page to see the $709.99 price.
The price shows as the regular price of $899.99 until you get to the actual product page for the Synology DS918+.
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Don't forget e bate for extra 2% rebate
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This is my second time submitting a lower price feedback to Amazon and they lowered their price as well. But Dell is still a better deal with the $15OFF$199+ coupon, and 2% Rakuten.
Myself, I'm hoping for that WELCOME15% coupon to work again or something similar. :)

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B075N1 ... EEQB&psc=1
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Not as good as previous deal but not too bad
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Just an FYI for anyone else in a similar situation. I was about to hit the button on one of these when I found out I can just install Open Media Vault on an old PC instead. It's more than adequate for my needs (running Home Assistant, cron jobs, Plex, Sonarr, NZBGet, and backing up all my files), and it's just an old AMD 6300 chip in there.

This approach isn't for everyone, but it saved me a pile of money since that old computer was basically sitting idle anyways.
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Thank you! I have one on the way so you saved me $70. :)
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What was the lowest price so far?
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If you know a university student, there's also 10% off using uniday's code in addition to Rakuten.
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Dave510 wrote: If you know a university student, there's also 10% off using uniday's code in addition to Rakuten.
Sadly, the Uniday or MPP codes don't work with non Dell products, I just tried. The only coupon working with this is $15OFF$199+
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Zaptor99 wrote: Sadly, the Uniday or MPP codes don't work with non Dell products, I just tried. The only coupon working with this is $15OFF$199+
Damn, did it used to work? I remember I could apply it to me camera lenses before.
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I love mine. I have Four 10tb WD Reds in mine. WIsh I went with a 5 bay though.
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Tousuto wrote: Just an FYI for anyone else in a similar situation. I was about to hit the button on one of these when I found out I can just install Open Media Vault on an old PC instead. It's more than adequate for my needs (running Home Assistant, cron jobs, Plex, Sonarr, NZBGet, and backing up all my files), and it's just an old AMD 6300 chip in there.

This approach isn't for everyone, but it saved me a pile of money since that old computer was basically sitting idle anyways.
Two words: power consumption. If by "AMD 6300" you mean an FX-6300, that "construction equipment" based system probably idles at like 50-70W without even talking about the HDDs! The Synology unit idles at less than 15W with the disks powered down, 27W with four HDDs spinning but otherwise idle, and a max of about 45W with heavy workloads going on. In other words that maximum power it will use for short periods, is likely less than the minimum you will be burning, 24/7.

While I do also recommend people consider putting together their own NAS/servers when they're spending this kind of money, I don't recommend they use old systems that are power-hungry. I always recommend if they are using desktop CPUs, to always go with a Haswell or newer CPU. Alternatives would be Atoms or the AMD "Cat" CPUs (this Synology uses Atom, for example.) That's the only way you'll get the power down. I use an i3-4130 and a Gold-rated PSU, and I think I'm at 20-something watts with the drives powered down.

Now I'm not sure how long you have to be running to get to the power cost of this unit--$700 probably buys a lot of electricity--but what I mean is there is also older equipment that is much more power efficient than an FX, that can be had for much less money than $700.

Oh and as for building your own, you can even use Synology's OS--look up Xpenology for details.
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Tousuto wrote: Just an FYI for anyone else in a similar situation. I was about to hit the button on one of these when I found out I can just install Open Media Vault on an old PC instead. It's more than adequate for my needs (running Home Assistant, cron jobs, Plex, Sonarr, NZBGet, and backing up all my files), and it's just an old AMD 6300 chip in there.

This approach isn't for everyone, but it saved me a pile of money since that old computer was basically sitting idle anyways.
I'm thinking anyone who clicks on the title of this thread to read the details doesn't really care, but good for you.
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ES_Revenge wrote: Two words: power consumption.
Yeah if you're not careful, grabbing an "old" pc can be the worse possible course of action LOL.
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Dandada wrote: Not hot compared to Black Friday or Cyber Monday but still a warm deal I think.
Synology Disk Station DS918+ - NAS server (Diskless)

$709.99 on dell.ca

BTW, if you can't or don't use the link and go to dell.ca, be sure to navigate all the way to the Synology DS918+ product page to see the $709.99 price.
The price shows as the regular price of $899.99 until you get to the actual product page for the Synology DS918+.
Thanks OP. Finally caught this one in time. Migrating from a 408 that's served me well for over 10 years.
tietherope wrote: It took 4 posts this time.
LOL. Every time.
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About to pull the trigger.

So there's nothing else cheaper than can run docker for my Omada AP controller?

I don't think I want or need to run anything else locally. I can run everything else on my seedbox.

This would be somewhat overkill, but I could justify it since I'm keeping it for 5+ years. But since I don't require any transcoding, I technically could get by with an ARM chip.

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