[Memory Express] Synology DiskStation DS918+ 4-Bay High Performance NAS - $629.99
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- December 5, 2019
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Dec 3rd, 2019 5:12 pm
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Hard to beat the power consumption (efficiency) of a dedicated NAS like this one. I agree with your point though from a price to performance ratio.
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Fair enough. For me, I like to be able to run Plex/Emby servers with multiple simultaneous transcodes to family members, as well as a central home automation server, and a few other handy uses.
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Awesome. That's the dream for me once I move into a house from a condo. For basement scenarios, NASes like these aren't good value.
Dec 3rd, 2019 7:13 pm
Perhaps the end of 2020 for a new 4 bay in the plus series. Nothing any time soon. Speculation is potential supply issues on Intel Celeron 4000 series (the logical choice of CPU based on past models). Early this year they released the 1019+ as sort of a refresh. Only difference is 1 more drive bay and 4GB more ram out of the box. Same as 918+ otherwise. Amazon US had it for $550 USD on Black Friday. Amazon Canada doesn’t carry any of the 2019 models for some reason (1019 and 1819).
Dec 3rd, 2019 7:44 pm
But for most users it will take many, many, many hours to get it all set up properly. This simply works right after unboxing and plugging it in.
Dec 3rd, 2019 8:02 pm
16 minutes to post "DIY build is better" in a NAS deal thread. Is that a RFD record?
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i wish we had another alternative that's more or less on part to plex. i don't trust their lack of transparency when it comes to privacy.ndompierre wrote: ↑ I bought the ds918+ 2 years ago with 2 hgst 10tb nas drives. Excellent product for plex with hw acceleration, hdhomerun (plex pass). Docker for xteve (hdhomerun emularor for iptv), torrenting under vpn, jackett, sonarr, radarr, omby. Also the software (diskstation) is easy to use and updated frequently. Also surveillance station is included for recording on my differents ipcam.
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Have you tried simulating a hard drive failure to make sure it actually works?slomoo wrote: ↑I have this NAS for about 2 years now as the main NAS for SMB file sharing and for backup with Hyperbackup. A second NAS (418play) is the standby that acts as the Hyperbackup Vault server.
Also added an external USB HDD to one of its USB3 ports as the third backup drive. Scheduled backup runs once a week for personal data (mostly family photos and video clips over the years and personal documents) that goes to Hyperbackup vault and the external USB HDD.
Both NAS's power on and off on scheduled times. SMB file sharing ran 110 - 120 MB per second over Gig-E network of 2 8-port Netgear switches. I had zero maintenance of the system other than occasional firmware upgrades. I feel their reliability, I have no complain of the units, other than their prices.