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|11-17-2012 07:57 AM|
|11-17-2012 07:39 AM|
Im guessing you are basically using the NAS for storage only.. and running Plex Media Server on the Mac Mini. I've been thinking about idea myself as I really want the extra horsepower of the 213+.. and the weaker 213 doesnt even transcode. Seems like the Mac Mini + 213+ is the best of both worlds.
Any reason not to look into this combo? Any links, sites or forums with more information on this exact subject (mini + 213+).
|11-01-2012 08:49 AM|
|Mummel||Did this work out for people? I'm LF a DS413 or a DS213+ on a SD but cant find sht.|
|10-16-2012 08:42 AM|
But what you are describing sounds like a simple background service to run; here is one guy's interpretation of it:
obviously it would be much better if freenas had something builtin
|10-15-2012 11:29 PM|
|paazel||booooo cancelled my order as well. thumbs down mwave.|
|10-15-2012 05:57 PM|
i knew it! canned again
Unfortunately the item is no longer available and we do not anticipate any further shipments to arrive of the item to fulfill your order.
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|10-15-2012 12:56 PM|
|deckard||If Freenas supported WOL so that it would suspend or hibernate when it's not busy, then the power usage factor would not be an issue, but as far as I know it's not simple to set up.|
|10-15-2012 12:36 PM|
As I said 20-30 Watts extra is what I am expecting for extra power usage for the N40L, and I suppose depending on how much you pay for electricity where you are, it can be worth it (assuming these systems last that long).
Just in case you didn't know, Freenas does have android/Iphone support, and it does have bittorrent support.
As you said, there are some features that are an absolute requirement for me (cli, snapshotting, >16tb, zfs, speed etc.) I definitely agree that if one does not have these requirements then you don't need an open system.
thanks for the answer. Maybe in 10 years, I'll get to the point of wanting one of these things
|10-15-2012 10:42 AM|
Also, I just think people pay for convenience. Smaller form factor and basically plug/play.
Last, power consumption IS a big factor IF you don't loose features that you require. This thing idles at like 2watts versus like 15watts for an N40 when in STANDBY(yes in Standby it still consumes 15watts).
That's an extra $11 per year in energy costs if they are both in standby. When in regular mode you are looking at $32 per year in energy savings.
Considering I plan to buy this and leave it on 24/7 for the next 10 years I'd say it pays for itself over that time period so it's essentially FREE compared to the N40L option.
Now if this is lacking features that you absolutely NEED - then it's obviously not for you. I just want something to back up my photos, music and movies to.
I also want to be able to start a torrent from my phone to download right to the nas without having to figure out how to configure each client. Then I want to stream a few movies to my cell phone / tablet or smart TV(when I get this tv) so that I can have them all centrally located.
This NAS does all this and saves my money in the long run.
|10-15-2012 10:20 AM|
Not sure if the following is threadcapping, apologies if it is and will remove if requested by op.
I am curious about why people get these NAS system as opposed to something like the N40L that was on sale a few weeks ago.
The only things I can think of are:
a) lower power consumption
Why it doesn't make sense to me: the majority of power in NAS is used by the hard drives, so wattage difference between a ready made NAS like the synology here and a full N40L server is chump change (20-30 Watts). So I suppose if someone really wants to save electricity these would kinda make sense.
b) ease of use
This really doesn't make sense to me, I would assume SDers would take the extra 2 hours (assuming you are extremely technophobic) to install something simple as FreeNAS to save couple of hundred dollars in difference.
So other than those two possible reasons, why would anyone pick a Synology over an N40L or a similarly cheap server?
Do let me know if this is not the correct place to bring this up. I will move/delete my post.
|10-15-2012 10:16 AM|
|deanzel||Sorry guys. I know that I've been waiting forever for an awesome deal on a 2-bay Synology forever so I was quite happy to run into this. Hopefully the SD effect doesn't screw up the deal...|
|10-15-2012 08:10 AM|
|deckard||I did not receive a deal alert either. Not sure why.|
|10-15-2012 08:06 AM|
WTF - I had every notification for Synology and this EXACT nas WTF
I been waiting WTF.
Great find OP - hope some of you get lucky!
I'll buy someones for $360 if they actually get it Someone can me like $25
|10-15-2012 06:34 AM|
|mage182||Sorry I missed this. Hopefully everyone who ordered at that price is honored.|
|10-15-2012 05:25 AM|
|RaleighGuy||there's an indian IT guy named Dikless|
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