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[Memory Express] Synology NAS DS918+ $639, DS218+ $349

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[Memory Express] Synology NAS DS918+ $639, DS218+ $349

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Please note that they are NAS boxes in the title, thanks!
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Great pricing on that 918+

Tho it might be worth waiting for the upgrade, sometime next year
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Great NAS deal find! These rarely go on sale.

Though, I don't recommend the reds you've linked for raid. They use newer tech that has negative side effects for raid use. Maybe in very archive/media server use case they can be advised for raid.

If you interested in details maybe this thread: https://community.synology.com/enu/forum/1/post/127228

Or technical details: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-buying-guide/
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Thanks. Interesting to learn. The thread is about the 6tb drive, wondering if other sizes have the same issue?
monsterru wrote: Great NAS deal find! These rarely go on sale.

Though, I don't recommend the reds you've linked for raid. They use newer tech that has negative side effects for raid use. Maybe in very archive/media server use case they can be advised for raid.

If you interested in details maybe this thread: https://community.synology.com/enu/forum/1/post/127228

Or technical details: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-buying-guide/
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I'll get in before it starts, there are people who specifically want a NAS and are not interested in building their own server. Leave those discussions for elsewhere.
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Thanks OP! Some of these prices are the same as Canada Computers. They also have a price match policy.
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Question: if I currently have a Synology NAS and just want to upgrade for hardware, can I just insert the drives from old NAS into new NAS?
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milhaus wrote: Question: if I currently have a Synology NAS and just want to upgrade for hardware, can I just insert the drives from old NAS into new NAS?
No idea as i don't own one. But Google told me this
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milhaus wrote: Question: if I currently have a Synology NAS and just want to upgrade for hardware, can I just insert the drives from old NAS into new NAS?
For the most part, yes. Barring instances like I had where the processor in my DS213 was limited to volumes of 16TB or less, so when I moved to my DS918+ I had to backup and then create new volumes.

Check here to see if your current system has this issue.

https://www.synology.com/en-global/know ... limitation
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What's the thought on the 218+? I don't need 4 bays...but would like a upgrade from my QNAP TS212.

It's it a good price?
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Can 218+ handle Plex transcoding well?
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Fx45 wrote: What's the thought on the 218+? I don't need 4 bays...but would like a upgrade from my QNAP TS212.

It's it a good price?
Based on 3xcamel price history, $340 was the lowest on Oct 19, 2019 so for $349 I would say it's very good. It's the "+" series so it supports Docker since it has an Intel inside. Owning 5 Synology NAS', I can vouch you can't go wrong with the brand. Personally, I would go for 918+ given the more powerful CPU (4 core vs. 2 core), 4 bay, acceptance of M.2 SSD for caching and lower price per bay. Even if you won't use all the 4 bays in the beginning, you'll have the option to expand the storage later on.
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milhaus wrote: Question: if I currently have a Synology NAS and just want to upgrade for hardware, can I just insert the drives from old NAS into new NAS?
Yes.
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The 918+ is a great NAS. Picked one up from Canada Computers a little while back. Very impressed with the software and how easy it is to use while still being quite flexible. Yes, I could set up a better NAS for less money myself but I don’t have the time and will to do it.

I currently have docker on my NAS and use it to run the controller software for my Ubiquiti UniFi setup. It also runs Plex and it is the backup target for all my computers.
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918+ sold out online..
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AcidBomber wrote: 918+ sold out online..
I'm trying to buy it too, and even though it says on the page that it's backorderable by just completing the order, I couldn't get to the point where I could submit my credit card and complete the order.

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