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    Anyone upgrading their NAS storage?

    My ancient NAS drive is nearly full - anyone upgrading theirs? Looking for 1TB minimum, preferably 2 drives configurable in a RAID mirror stylee.

    Please PM me.

    Cheers,

    A

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    Quote Originally Posted by andysdad View Post
    My ancient NAS drive is nearly full - anyone upgrading theirs? Looking for 1TB minimum, preferably 2 drives configurable in a RAID mirror stylee.

    Please PM me.

    Cheers,

    A
    Synonology 2 bay units are pretty cheap at the mo

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    What is it for ?

    Music ? = I'm told Qnap are better - 1 bay or 2 bay many TB's are no problem
    It has a dashboard QFinder pro to manage the device - shares, Drives, partitions etc
    Works with Minim Watch music file sorter outer ?????

    Photographs or general storage doesnt really matter I think, PC world would be good
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    Sorry both - thought I'd replied!

    Probably going to go Synology with 2 x 4TB Ironwolf disks. Expensive (c.£350) but I've had 12 years out of the previous drive (Buffalo Linkstation Pro Duo).

    OR I might put 2 x 2TB (max possible) drives in the old NAS - £130. I don't stream or anything like that.

    Anyway it'll give me something to think about for 14 days lockdown....will delivery drivers be exempt?

    A

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    Yes I purchased a Synology two drive system just before Christmas, the software is very friendly to use and you can run up cameras off them but must pay a license fee for more than two cameras.
    I did see a post elsewhere about software that allows a user to run the Synology software on a home built multi drive system.
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    Have one of these if of interest ?

    I’ve got one of these - which you can have if you cover the postage ?

    I’ve upgraded several times, used this and it was very reliable, hasn’t been used for a while, I just put it back in the original box.

    Think I may have another nas somewhere else, if only I could remember where.
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    Speak to Jon at Bramley Computers. I think he's selling a Synology one for a reasonable price.

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    Walowiz - thanks for the offer but your unit is PC only and I have mixed PC & Mac. It's also as old as the unit I'm replacing!

    Tuftywhite - he's got a monster DS418 20TB unit for £849 - probably too rich for me! I've emailed him anyway as it might be another unit.

    Many thanks for the help everyone.

    A

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    Get a 4 bay unit, then you can put your current drive pair in 2 bays, and add storage in the other 2 bays.

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    Heres the software I came across the other day that allows the end user to run synology software on their own hardware which seems kinda cool saving

    https://xpenology.org/
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    Thanks again, all.

    Tuftywhite - Jon only has the 418.

    Still looking/thinking/waiting but distracted by the C19 boll*cks!

    A

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    I’ve got a 4 bay Synology 415play surplus to requirements, think it’s got 4 x 1tb wd discs. I’ll check the discs.

    Pm me if interested

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    All sorted courtesy of Berin.

    Thank you to everyone who gave advice.

    Just need to learn how to drive the ruddy thing when it arrives - at least I have plenty of time!

    A

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