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[Dell] Synology Disk Station DS918+ - NAS server around $655

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[Dell] Synology Disk Station DS918+ - NAS server around $655

Maybe the best 4 bay NAS? $718.99 is not the lowest price, BUT Ebates have 10% cash back right now, which can save your extra $71.89 to bring the total final price down further to $740.57 in ON. Seems a deal if anyone need it.
eBay newegg has it for $669.99 but only 2% cash back.
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Intel Celeron J3455 @ 1.50GHz

Better than those NAS with N3x50. Has anyone seen an off the self NAS with a i5-8250u?
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better to buy from ebay newegg that regularly has 6XX + ebay 15% or 20% on top.
i got mine couple weeks ago for 650 taxed in.

below is the history of sale before any coupon applied.

C $669.99 1 25-Jul-18 11:32:41 EDT --
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e***e ( 30Feedback score is 10 to 49) C $639.99 1 18-Jul-18 12:51:54 EDT --
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r***z ( 120Feedback score is 100 to 499) C $639.99 1 17-Jul-18 17:18:46 EDT --
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Why is this so expensive? Shouldn't a 4 bay nas be 3 to 400?
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vivibaby wrote: Why is this so expensive? Shouldn't a 4 bay nas be 3 to 400?
Because it is Synology and they are usually higher priced. Excellent units though...I have this exact model and love it. I keep my UHD rips on it for now and plan to move all of my media to it soon. I can stream 4K rips to 1 device and it runs smooth.
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Why people are installing SSD and extra memory on this NAS? So, we need to consider extra cost top of the machine and HDD?
Rule No.1 here: Buy first, Think afterwards.
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Marphyin wrote: Why people are installing SSD and extra memory on this NAS? So, we need to consider extra cost top of the machine and HDD?
Caching.
The NAS doesn't just serve static files, it runs apps in relation to the files, as well as processing those files (e.g. transcoding, indexing, encrypting...etc).
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Without coupon. It has gone on sale from $639.99 to $669.99 on ebay newegg. With a coupon it has gone into the $500's.

Considering the purpose of a NAS, it's probably not an urgent purchase better off waiting for better deal. I sorta regret not getting it when it was low 500's
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+1 for Synology NAS

I bought previous gen of this model (ds916+) back in May from Newegg ebay for $540 tax included. Don't really need the latest and greatest, and I barely scratch the feature of 916+. Curious on what upload speed everyone is getting via wireless? I'm getting 7mb/s on wireless ac and that doesn't seem right.
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Sorry to hijack the thread; where is the best place to get additional RAM? I have a 418play but it only has the stock 2GB RAM.
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CheapDude wrote: +1 for Synology NAS

I bought previous gen of this model (ds916+) back in May from Newegg ebay for $540 tax included. Don't really need the latest and greatest, and I barely scratch the feature of 916+. Curious on what upload speed everyone is getting via wireless? I'm getting 7mb/s on wireless ac and that doesn't seem right.
Seven megabits per second? That is really not right. That's like a 802.11b speed.
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CheapDude wrote: +1 for Synology NAS

I bought previous gen of this model (ds916+) back in May from Newegg ebay for $540 tax included. Don't really need the latest and greatest, and I barely scratch the feature of 916+. Curious on what upload speed everyone is getting via wireless? I'm getting 7mb/s on wireless ac and that doesn't seem right.
Your bad wireless speed certainly has nothing to do with the NAS. If you're going to be accessing NAS via wifi I don't know why you'd even bother with a NAS you'd almost do just as well with a cheap usb drive attached to some crappy consumer router.

My much older DS1512+ easily saturates my gigabit ethernet (~115 megabytes/second).
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I can't say enough about Synology NASs. They have kept my data safe for many years. I own two that have each had hdd failures, and it's just a simple drop in replacement. I have a 1511 with two expansion units (15 hdds x 3tb) and a 2413 with one expansion unit (24 hdds x 4tb).
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ndiniwachojeff wrote: Sorry to hijack the thread; where is the best place to get additional RAM? I have a 418play but it only has the stock 2GB RAM.
As I remember it, Amazon and Newegg have the OEM RAM, but the OEM RAM is twice the price of standard laptop RAM. I bought Crucial, tested it using the app and it worked fine. I've read reports of others using all kinds of brands. You don't really need to expand the RAM or buy the SSD for cache if it is just for home use (2 - 3 users) or not using the NAS to host VMs.
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BinaryJay wrote: My much older DS1512+ easily saturates my gigabit ethernet (~115 megabytes/second).
Same here with 918+ and 918play, constant at about 115 MB/s, or 920 mb/s, close to the wire speed of the Gig E, and that's with a home router (Asus) and switch (Trendnet).

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