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Last Edited by widgit November 9, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Early Black Friday Deal for Synology NAS

take 15% off by using promo code EMCJJNA234

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...SSYNAS1109

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#76
Non-transcoding plex can't stream to mobile devices, which is really Plex's special sauce. There not much point to it. Really nothing compares to Plex.

I'd get the DS413j over the DS413 simply because it's exactly the same speed for anything you might want to do on either one. If the price difference was <$50 I guess I'd get the DS413 just because it's black and theoretically (if not actually) faster.

Anyway, hopefully some BF deals turn up.
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Quote from rodalpho View Post :
Non-transcoding plex can't stream to mobile devices, which is really Plex's special sauce. There not much point to it. Really nothing compares to Plex.

I'd get the DS413j over the DS413 simply because it's exactly the same speed for anything you might want to do on either one. If the price difference was <$50 I guess I'd get the DS413 just because it's black and theoretically (if not actually) faster.

Anyway, hopefully some BF deals turn up.
Yup exactly. If I were to be given a 413 at a huge discount, hell I'd take it in a heartbeat. But if I were investing that much money into a NAS and wanted good multimedia functionality, the 213+ & 413 (which are PPC-based) models would be the last NASes on my list that I would buy.
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#78
Pardon my ignorance of these NAS units... but what advantages besides being able to put different sized Harddrives to form a RAID array does this offer?

I have a hardware RAID controller running a 12TB raid5e with 8 2TB harddrives setup as a shared drive across my network - it requires having the computer on 24/7 obviously...

What other features would something like these NAS units buy me?
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#79
It consumes less power and you can use their hybrid RAID [synology.com]. Synology NAS devices are not inexpensive, so you wouldn't save any money.

They really aren't aimed at anyone with an advanced setup like yours. They're more for guys like me. I have 2 2TB drives in my desktop and 2 2TB drives in my HTPC, and they all share media across the network with no redundancy. Using a NAS would allow me to consolidate secure storage.
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Deanzel:
These are completely worth it. I just got my 1512+ earlier this week (for $650ish off eBay) and it's literally changed my life.
WAIT! SERIOUSLY? wavewaveDid anyone else catch this?wavewave

What is Deanzel saying about his / her life?

Shoot! Now I know that I shoulda held out and not just gotten that two bay QNAP! My QNAP is actually the best thing since sliced bread, but not a life-changing experience. DADGUMMIT - I missed out!!
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#81
what qnap did you buy
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Quote from Donnie Dillsko View Post :
I have honsetly been up and down the line on how to accomplish the things I am looking to do with my network, and I am still confused as to the best most efficient way.

My main goals are:

I want to have a networked storage drive so i can create downlads and access downloads from my laptops or android phones.

To be able to control my audio media (through a nice functional interface, so it's not clunky to navigate) via phones and laptops, and have full functionality over my stereo receiver, mainly just to control volume and which speakers are actively playing.

Stream video media from my network drive to my TV (which is a smart RV with DLNA and network jack)

Use third party apps like amazon prime and Netflix to watch video media.

Backups and using RAID is a bonus, but these are my main goals. I want to do these things well but not overspend for things I don't need.

Any advice for my setup?
Get AMD Athlon II X4 640 for $70 since last price cuts, get some OK mobo with 6 sata slots. Fancy box like Lian Li mini server will be around $100, but some nice ones can be had for $40. Power suppy on deal today around $30. Get 2 or 4 large 3TB disks for data, one disk or small SSD for OS. Install Windows 8 Pro from deals or from MS for $39 or less. Create disk pool and use parity. Share your disk pool over home network. You can also have all kind of remote access, plus all the normal perks of full OS like transcoding video - this processor is really good for overnight software transcoding with high quality. All of this will cost you around $600. If anything happens to the hardware, you rebuild a comp, plug in the drives and Win 8 reads the pool.

Problem with proprietery NASes is that if the mobo of that Synology dies, you need another Synology to extract your disk pool. That is painful, when you get $1000+ unit....
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#83
Just bought a Synology RS3412xs NAS for my company to hold data for 4 IP cameras, and I must say I am having buyer's remorse.

It has been such a pain trying to join the NAS to Window AD from a different subnet. They basically want me to set up a WINS server....talk about taking a step backward. Synology support is pathetic!!!!!! They don't even have a phone number where you call to talk to a live person. You have to file a trouble ticket through their website and wait for them to response.
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#84
The DS1512+ is on sale again for $749.99 free ship from newegg, Promo code EMCJJJF58

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6822108112

Not as good as some deals, but the only current deal Ive seen
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The 213+ can easily do all of those things. However, I suspect you'll like it so much you'll wish you'd bought more space. I initially bought a 211 and kick myself - more capacity is always better. That said if you think you'll never need >3GB usable space...

I wouldn't bother with the + unless you can clarify the need. Encryption? For ... what purpose? The only reason I'd get the + is if the price difference between + and non-+ versions was tiny, due to this sale, perhaps.

I read some of the + use PPC chips, not ARM, so check your compatibility with apps before buying! Of course, if you don't want extra apps, it doesn't matter - but that defeats most of the purpose to me.

If I had $800 (assuming $260 for the 2 3GB drives, that's $540 or so) I'd get the 513. If budget's an issue, 212+ (given small price difference to 212). Or check Amazon's Warehouse Deals to see what they have; I bought a 211 there at a good discount under Newegg's price.
Quote from deanzel View Post :
Well I already have a 1512+ and I love it. I agree that the transcoding isn't the best even with the 3gb memory upgrade that I did, but my main point was that the DS413 doesn't even run non-transcoding plex. There is nothing coded for PPC-based Synology NASes. So, that is why the 412+ is a better deal because it can at least run Plex Media Server in the first place. I'd personally go with a 413J over the 413 just cause at least the 413J can run an ARM-version of Plex. However, I've heard that Serviio isn't a bad alternative to Plex and maybe it can run on the PPC-based NASes.
Well I took both of you guys advice and went with the DS213. As I stated earlier in this thread I care more about the file server, time machine backup and IP camera abilities of this NAS than anything. But reality is I have little use for the extra encryption abilities of the 213+ and will eventually play around with the available 3rd party Synology apps. Which meant the cheaper 213 (with ARM proc) was a better overall buy. Seems like the ability to just install the Plex media server on the 213, was ultimate deciding factor.

I spent $300 for the NAS, and $300 for two of the WD 3TB Red HDDs. So for $600 invested I can finally play around with this technology and see just how useful it is. About the worse I see happening from choosing this solution, is that in another year I'll need more space. If thats the case.. then Im sure I can easily sell my DS213 on Ebay and pick up a something like a DS413 (or 414 if its announced) and few more WD Red 3 or 4TB drives. And if Plex turns out to be as useful as you say it is.. I might even get a refurbished 2012 Mac mini to act as a htpc/media server. Seems like the perfect companion to do the heavy 1080p transcoding and it should fit well into my Apple ecosystem.

Thanks for your help and insight.. to avoid the PPC powered 213+.
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