Media NAS?

Discussion in 'Home Theater PCs' started by Cymera, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Cymera

    Cymera Member

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    Hello all!

    I am planning to put together a NAS and was looking at the Synology DS218+ (around $500 on Amazon.ca) and 2 x Western Digital Red 8TB (around $359 each at Canada Computers). I want to be able to access documents and media from anywhere very easily, and I liked Synology's features and what I've heard about the brand.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on this little build or does it seem okay?

    Thank you in advance!
     
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  3. VirtualLarry

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    Sounds good to me, for a "First NAS" setup. I don't have direct experience with Synology, but I have heard them recommended often, along with QNAP. I have several QNAP units, as well as some Lenovo/EMC, and unRaid.

    As a somewhat-experienced NAS user, now I'm looking at larger NAS units (5/8-bay), having started with single-disk units, moving to a dual-bay unit (with RAID1), and then moving to a 4-bay, with RAID5. (UnRAID box has 8 bays. Gotta love FM2.)