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    Recommend me a NAS solution

    What are peeps using as a a simple to set up and use NAS?

    Mycloud any good .. primarily I want to run my Sons from it plus the usual files and images storage.

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    I have a 2TB WD Mycloud attached to my home network and it has worked just fine. I can access videos, music, pictures and other files from Smart TV, computer and phone .
    Even watched a film from it once over a hotels WiFi using a Tablet plugged into the hotel TV.

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    Get a Qnap silent nas 251+ and 2 4Tb western digital reds and you are sorted, if one disk goes down the other still has all the info, been running mine for 2 years now 24/7

    https://www.qnap.com/en/product/hs-251+

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    Another vote for QNAP

    Loads to choose from. Perhaps don't be temped to over-spec it if you are clear on what you want to use it for?

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    I've used a two disk system from Synology, it's quite an old one, a DS213, which I've had for over 6 years. Both disks hold the same data, i.e. they're a back-up to each other, so if one fails the other still has all your info. It's used as my home server, and works a dream. I recently had one of the disks fail, the DS213 gave an audible warning, I just removed the faulty disk live, and just slotted in a new disk, activated it in the Synology Disk Manager menu, all the data on the good disk just copied over. No drama and all my data was safe.

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    Thanks for the above chaps...

    All look good solid performers





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    I've used a Synology Diskstation for years and happy to recommend it.
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    Truth be known, I have got both Synology and QNAP. They are both extremely competent and I wouldn’t want to have to choose between them. It is just that the QNAP was the replacement for the Synology because I thought the spec looked better at the time.

    There is loads on YouTube about NAS’s if you have the time ......

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    Another 1+ For Synology,

    you can install and run media servers direct on the NAS

    Mine is a twin drive mirror system, so it writes the same data to both drives

    Synology support the drive with regular updates , so for the moment all is good.

    Th front end can be clunky, but in general it dosent give any problems

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    If you have an old PC to hand, then FreeNAS is quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deksawyer View Post
    If you have an old PC to hand, then FreeNAS is quite good.

    D.
    Lots of faffing and setup was a pita,

    For the cost of a proper NAS, a little bigger than 2x hard drive was far easier to hide in a corner

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    Mine’s on top of a kitchen cabinet out of view. Useful if someone unsavoury comes calling to steal laptops/TV’s and anything else that takes their fancy.

    I think I am right in saying that you can configure any NAS to mirror drives or share them. It’s all in the software and I do know QNAP and Synology can do it any which way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pukmeister View Post
    I've used a Synology Diskstation for years and happy to recommend it.
    Likewise

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