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This Is the best price ive found so far. if someone is interested nice unit for the money
Original 10% off Sitewide ($75 Minimum Spend) on eBay Boxing Day Deal Post
its a nice unit usually selling @ 900AUD. Cant afford so far, but will get one eventually.
ive been eying for long finally got one today.
Not sure were you've seen it at $900. Can easily be found for under $800 mark.
I still have my Gen 8 running strong. But am looking to get a spare for my office.
Got the DS412+ few years back, still going strong.
Does this have the buggy Atom C2000 series CPU?
Edit: looks like it's a Celeron J3455 so shouldn't be affected?
What is buggy in the Atom C2000 series?
Luckily I got a D series :D
The Atom D2701 in my DS1812+ has been on 24/7 for 5 years
edit: just checked the receipt, it will be 5 years in April 2018
My DS11+ is still going well but I'm keen on upgrading for a faster CPU and HD video transcoding for Plex… not sure if this model supports this use case as last time I looked they didn't have CPUs with GPU support.
from product page " capable of transcoding up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos at the same time, DS918+ is ideal for sharing and storing ultra-high definition media content"
I'm writing this comment while watching a bluray remux streamed from ds918+ to nvidia shield perfectly. Audio passing through dts master to receiver also.
To answer your question though, also transcodes fine.
Looking at the specs, I would never have thought a J3455 would be capable of remuxes. My laptop contains N3700 and it struggles with 1080p via HDMI to TV. Even transcoding via Plex is a stutterfest.
Whats the power consumption of this system?
Power Consumption* 28.8 W (Access)
12.6 W (HDD Hibernation)
Do you guys think the DS115J is a good entry point for a NAS noob like me, never had one before but am interested to explore the benefits eg my own secure cloud etc (been reading the blurb on the Computer Alliance page about it all). Any help greatly appreciated.
DS115J is a 1 bay drive. for me that is not any kind of security. if you can get at least 2 bay nas and set raid 1. you may find some cheap once on gumtree as people are upgrading for 4k use to the expansive once. hope this make sence
Yep it makes sense, been watching a lot of tuts and reviews since posting. I guess originally for me it was more about exploring the software itself and what was capable. But yeah makes more sense now overall.
Well the Synology 2-Bay costs around $295, while the 1-bay costs around $124 delivered. The 1-bay is still better than nothing…
-10% except on the postage…
@AngryChicken: 1bay = 1 drive. If that one fail everything is gone.
2bay=2 drive in raid 1. If one fail you still got your data on one. That's the one main reason people go for nas. Otherwise you can get 8TB external drive for around 200 from amazon USA
@Manojkbanga: Yeah i understand all that. BTW never used a NAS - been just using an external drive as you say, but that only happens when i kick it. I'm assuming these Synology NAS's are set up to continually backup. How do i get a constant active backup with an external drive? I'm sure there's a way…
@AngryChicken: you can use wd easy drive. Ive bought couple from usa 8tb once. Cost you around $300 each delivered.
They have wd red inside so when you buy nas take the disk out and to the nas. They have wd backup utility you can use for automated backups.
@Manojkbanga: Do you mean something like this, or are you talking about some standalone software?
@AngryChicken: yes. They have wd's own software for scheduled backup and other handy tools. Just so you know. Not every one of them has red drive.
If you are going to invest in a NAS, get atleast a 4 bay if not 8
the only problem is the USB2 ports, it takes ages for you to backup your NAS to external drives.
depends how you use it, still OK with 8 or 12TB drive :D
Oh yeah, USB2 is crap.
get the DS116 or DS118 solves the problem~
Doesnt backing up to External Drives defeat the purpose of a NAS hahaha
absolutely not, RAID is NOT backup, it is just for no down time, not a real BACKUP solution.
eg: if all your data infected by some hasty stuff, RAID wont recover that, both drives = infected.
For home use, i rather use max space - eg: 16TB ~ 24TB for 2Bay , and get a few external drives to backup important stuff~
@uccoffee: What are you on about
FYI you can save $1.50 more (lol) by buying from https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Synology-DiskStation-DS918-4-Bay... as the product cost with shipping is same but shipping is included on this and 10% on that makes it more.. So total will be $714.60
And combine this with https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/351935 for an awesome NAS + Storage deal
I bought a Synology DS1812+ 8-Bay 5 years ago now, hasn't had a problem
Cost me $985 back then, worth spending the little bit extra for more bays imho
8bay must be noisy~ :D
Nope, near silent
edit: just measured it, ~50db room noise, next to the Synology ~60db
thermal status in DSM says 41c
You carry a noise level test device around with you? Nice.
Now i want one. What do you use? I see some cheap $20-$30 on eBay, such as this, this, and this.
@AngryChicken: phone + sound meter
Quote from Computer Alliance email inquiry "We are backlogged by about 1000 orders right now"
I need to upgrade a 216J but not for another 12 months. What are the chances of a better model coming out by then, or the 918+ being cheaper in the future?
Arrived. Super fast shipped. Thanks Manojkbanga…