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Synology DiskStation DS218j 2-Bay NAS Enclosure + 2-Ct 4TB WD Red HDD EXPIRED

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Amazon is offering Synology DiskStation DS218j 2-Bay NAS Enclosure + 2-Count 4TB WD Red 3.5" 5400RPM SATA 6Gb/s NAS Internal Hard Drive (WD40EFRX) for $315.97. Shipping is free. Thanks d00mbunn13s
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2x Western Digital 4tb drives and 1 Synology DS218j.
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The DS218j doesn't have expandable memory, fixed at 512 DDR3 RAM, and uses an ARMv7 (Armada 385) dual core 1.3GHz chip. Something to be aware of.
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No, it just humiliates it.
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Welcome to the world of NAS systems. Yes, it is more common and often cheaper to purchase a diskless NAS and purchase multiple NAS drives. The WD Red series is usually a good option. Some people purchase WD Digital Easystore drives from Best Buy and "chuck" them as cheaper options, but the warranty is not as good as if you purchase he WD Red series. Look for good sales on either option.
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Looking to buy a NAS system. Is this common to sell as a bundle and based on the individual components this seems like a good deal.

How hot is this deal for those with experience?
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Looking to buy a NAS system. Is this common to sell as a bundle and based on the individual components this seems like a good deal.

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Yeah...I would like to know this too
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The DS218j doesn't have expandable memory, fixed at 512 DDR3 RAM, and uses an ARMv7 (Armada 385) dual core 1.3GHz chip. Something to be aware of.
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Looking to buy a NAS system. Is this common to sell as a bundle and based on the individual components this seems like a good deal.

How hot is this deal for those with experience?
Welcome to the world of NAS systems. Yes, it is more common and often cheaper to purchase a diskless NAS and purchase multiple NAS drives. The WD Red series is usually a good option. Some people purchase WD Digital Easystore drives from Best Buy and "chuck" them as cheaper options, but the warranty is not as good as if you purchase he WD Red series. Look for good sales on either option.
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The bundle deal is solid -- savings of $73-$81 broken down as follows:

Amazon: DS218j: $166.99, WD Red 4TB $114.98 (x2). Total: $396.95. Saving of $81
Newegg: DS218j: $166.99, WD Red 4TB $111 (x2). Total: $388.99, Savings of $73

This is a NAS for file storage only -- do not plan to transcode video with it. Ultimately Synology makes great devices and this will fulfill needs for many people just looking for backups and network storage. Drives are decent NAS drives with a 3 year warranty.
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Are there better deals around Black Friday, or are NAS systems usually not put on sale. Looking for something to use PLEX on. Thanks.
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As a comparison for an entry level NAS, Amazon has the WD EX2 Ultra 8TB (2 x 4TB drives) on sale today for $299.99.
https://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Ultr...B01AWH05GE

It should be noted that neither the DS218j nor the EX2 Ultra officially support transcoding in Plex (see the Plex NAS Compatibility [google.com] sheet).
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At the very least, go with a Synology 218+, which has Hardware Acceleration and you can upgrade the memory.
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Are there better deals around Black Friday, or are NAS systems usually not put on sale. Looking for something to use PLEX on. Thanks.
If you want to run PLEX, don't go for this NAS. It doesn't support transcoding.
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If you want to run PLEX, don't go for this NAS. It doesn't support transcoding.
Thanks, I'm looking for a 2 bay NAS I can stream my videos to my tv on without any stuttering or buffering. I don't need a flagship model, but don't want to go to cheap with say a low power CPU or not enough ram.
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I wish this was the DS218play or DS218+ and add $50. I am concerned the DS218j won't be able to handle the demands of my family.
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Thanks, I'm looking for a 2 bay NAS I can stream my videos to my tv on without any stuttering or buffering. I don't need a flagship model, but don't want to go to cheap with say a low power CPU or not enough ram.
Well, no transcoding doesn't always mean stuttering or buffering. It's like if your media is in a particular format and your TV can support it natively (1080p, 4K, HDR doesn't matter), this or most NAS would be fine. Transcoding comes into play when your media isn't directly supported by your consuming device (like TV) and PLEX needs to transcode it to a format that your consuming device can play. Buying a NAS with transcoding support basically ensures your TV can play pretty much all videos.

DS218+ is a good option for transcoding.
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Well, no transcoding doesn't always mean stuttering or buffering. It's like if your media is in a particular format and your TV can support it natively (1080p, 4K, HDR doesn't matter), this or most NAS would be fine. Transcoding comes into play when your media isn't directly supported by your consuming device (like TV) and PLEX needs to transcode it to a format that your consuming device can play. Buying a NAS with transcoding support basically ensures your TV can play pretty much all videos.

DS218+ is a good option for transcoding.
Thanks that model gets mentioned a lot around the web. Great reviews on Amazon too. Now I know what to look out for. Thanks Xboggart!
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