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  • Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-core 1.5 GHz
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 4x Drive bays (9x w/ DX517 expansion unit)
  • 2x 1GbE LAN Ports (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
  • 2x USB 3.0
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Definitely wasn't planning on dropping $500 on a NAS today, lol, but I've been in the market for awhile now, sigh. Was looking at the 218j and the 218+, which are around $120 and $300.

How future-proof is this?
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You got one of them. Here are a couple more off the top of my head
• no monthly subscription
• works if internet is down (for those with spotty service)
• easier to share data in multiple device/people environments especially mixed Mac/Linux/windows (rather than a shared login or multiple cloud accounts)
• NAS can do more than hold data, can also run things like plex or pihole
• Can save a ton of $$ if you internet is metered or has a data cap

There are a lot of cons, too like software maintenance, hardware maintenance, time troubleshooting if you ever had an issue, etc.

All that said I have my NAS syncing to a cloud account and I haven't lost any data yet ;-P
Stupid question but how do you access a nas remotely if the internet is down
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I know this is on sale but the DS218+ is $300. I don't have much data to store, less than 5tb, so is there a huge reason to get the DS918 over the 2? Add 2 8tb drives for $150? also won't use it for Plex, for now. still fine with Netflix.
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Stupid question but how do you access a nas remotely if the internet is down
If the internet is down you don't. You can only do local if it's down meaning you have to be on the same local network as the nas.
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Agreed on all. I use chrome as little as possible, I use google search as little as possible, and I chose android because I despise apple (they prey upon people while lauding their benevolence).

I'd actually like to go back to my flip phone... Society is not better off with these "monitors" in our pockets, or the social media "sewer", which includes twitter, FB/instagram, Linked In, etc. Social media is invasive and has put us at the mercy of the absolute worst of us, not the best. It has allowed the crazies to spread their nonsense, and completely divided society. Unfortunately 75%+ of the people are too clueless to understand or care about what has, and still is, happening.

You can't trust newspapers or manipulative TV "news" shows either, they're just propagandistic vehicles designed to further someone's agenda, not report facts and inform.

Yup. DuckDuckgo and Firefox and stay away from Google Search unless absolutely necessary. Run Ghostery and Ad-block plus to mess with the monitor\spywares as well. I do not even install that POS Chrome on my machines.

I would note though that it is not the smart phones themselves that are a problem. It is the smart phones in combo with the social media garbage. If you got rid of the social media and went back to plain old internet with email, websites and BBSs, it would be largely fine imo. The smart phone gives instant, mobile access to these idiots for posting their opinions and trite nonsense online to the social media sites by and large. Remove all the selfies, stupid videos, likes, self-promotion, self indulgent a-holes with opinions and the smart phone would be a useful tool. It is the social media imo that has ruined things.
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This unit or the 4-bay Q-Nap TS-453Be?
......My experience with Qnap's service department was somewhere between water boarding and solitary confinement. Sold the repaired Qnap quickly. I then, purchased the Netgear 314 here for $359 free ship. The Synology wasn't on sale during my 90 day hunt, four years ago......I would recommend either Netgear or Synology, Just storing misc. files, music and videos here on my home network.
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Definitely wasn't planning on dropping $500 on a NAS today, lol, but I've been in the market for awhile now, sigh. Was looking at the 218j and the 218+, which are around $120 and $300.

How future-proof is this?
I bought 218+ this Feb and I already ran out of size. I would buy this if I was you. This is very future proof. You can add 8gb of ram on top of existing 4gb. And also you can purchase dx517 or something to expand the drives to 7 more. You won't need anything more than that.
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I know this is on sale but the DS218+ is $300. I don't have much data to store, less than 5tb, so is there a huge reason to get the DS918 over the 2? Add 2 8tb drives for $150? also won't use it for Plex, for now. still fine with Netflix.
Go with this one in my opinion. Very future proof. Look at one of my comment above. I explained why.
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Is it worth upgrading to this from a DS 716+?
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Ah eff it. Finally but the bullet after more then a year of waiting for a deal on either the 218+ or 718+. This plus two of WD 8TB Red's should make for a pretty solid setup to boot.
The 10TB Element externals for $159 can easily be shucked if you want a bit more storage for less $.
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I have this and love it. Wish the expansion unit was on sale today.
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Ordered this, but thinking it might be more than I need. I do photo/video, so this will be primarily redundant storage in RAID 1.

But it seems cheaper to buy one 218 now...and then another 218 later if I need more storage.
I guess this one is more geared towards people running servers.
The idea of a plex server intrigues me - but it's a good $ premium over dual 218s.

Any thoughts?
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The 10TB Element externals for $159 can easily be shucked if you want a bit more storage for less $.
Same drive inside?
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Same drive inside?
They are usually "White" drives, but are very commonly used in NAS.
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Ordered this, but thinking it might be more than I need. I do photo/video, so this will be primarily redundant storage in RAID 1.

But it seems cheaper to buy one 218 now...and then another 218 later if I need more storage.
I guess this one is more geared towards people running servers.
The idea of a plex server intrigues me - but it's a good $ premium over dual 218s.

Any thoughts?
hmm interesting.. never thought of having two 218s. Nice thinking but you do miss out on a couple of things in my opinion. You miss out on better processor and expandable drive storage system(upto 7 extra bays). Also the Raid would work much better if all the disks are in the same unit. Two 218s would kinda defy that purpose. You might also get more TB to use if you use SHR system but not sure about that.
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