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cantpassondeal asked this question on 08-12-2022 at 03:22 PM
08-12-2022 at 03:22 PM
No, you definitely cant do this with a Synology NAS... I dont think you can accomplish this with any NAS... How are you using a USB cable to output anything to a DAC? Are there any NAS devices with any kind of audio output? I have never seen one tbh

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I debated Synology for sometime. But I am cheap as shit.

Before going further, no intention to crap the thread ...

My use case is very simple - (1) store files (backup + media), (2) stream media. Update is very infrequent. Media streaming happens 60-80 times a month for avg 1hr each time. I mostly use VLC/XBMC as the client.

I settled for a used NUC of eBay. It was almost in new condition. With 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, USB3 dual bay SATA doc, I paid ~$130ish.

With OMV, I am pretty happy with the setup. For fun, I tried live transcoding with JellyBean. I don't have content more than 1080P. 2 concurrent streams worked just fine at ~50% load.

I am not too tech savvy, I had to invest couple of hours to understand everything before diving in.

For sure this setup is a package solution, easy to handle and manage. And for sure the SATA interface is much more efficient compared to the USB 3 setup, I have. I have a slightly better CPU and 4x more RAM (for docker, Minecraft, etc), though.
I tried every DIY raid solution and then caved and bought the DS1511+ and it's been running and receiving updates for 10 years now and I don't have to do anything because it just works.

I'm sure you could find *something* to nitpick about any model (and I've got mine about the synology software), but as you get older, you just want reliability even if it costs a few hundred dollars. I've played with the various opensource raid-focused OSes and ideas and there's zero reason to switch (for me).

My 10yo hitachi 2TB drives are still error free. They were the deal at the time and I knew I'd have to replace them. The RAID-10 works for me.

I'd pair this with the two biggest HDDs you can afford, RAID-1, and not look back.

Edit… depending on your budget and space needs, you could pass on this one and wait for a 4 or 5 bay model
The previous $440 DS920+ deal would be better if I catched that.

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Isn't regular price $399?
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The previous $440 DS920+ deal would be better if I catched that.
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I debated Synology for sometime. But I am cheap as shit.

Before going further, no intention to crap the thread ...

My use case is very simple - (1) store files (backup + media), (2) stream media. Update is very infrequent. Media streaming happens 60-80 times a month for avg 1hr each time. I mostly use VLC/XBMC as the client.

I settled for a used NUC of eBay. It was almost in new condition. With 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, USB3 dual bay SATA doc, I paid ~$130ish.

With OMV, I am pretty happy with the setup. For fun, I tried live transcoding with JellyBean. I don't have content more than 1080P. 2 concurrent streams worked just fine at ~50% load.

I am not too tech savvy, I had to invest couple of hours to understand everything before diving in.

For sure this setup is a package solution, easy to handle and manage. And for sure the SATA interface is much more efficient compared to the USB 3 setup, I have. I have a slightly better CPU and 4x more RAM (for docker, Minecraft, etc), though.
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I debated Synology for sometime. But I am cheap as shit.

Before going further, no intention to crap the thread ...

My use case is very simple - (1) store files (backup + media), (2) stream media. Update is very infrequent. Media streaming happens 60-80 times a month for avg 1hr each time. I mostly use VLC/XBMC as the client.

I settled for a used NUC of eBay. It was almost in new condition. With 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, USB3 dual bay SATA doc, I paid ~$130ish.

With OMV, I am pretty happy with the setup. For fun, I tried live transcoding with JellyBean. I don't have content more than 1080P. 2 concurrent streams worked just fine at ~50% load.

I am not too tech savvy, I had to invest couple of hours to understand everything before diving in.

For sure this setup is a package solution, easy to handle and manage. And for sure the SATA interface is much more efficient compared to the USB 3 setup, I have. I have a slightly better CPU and 4x more RAM (for docker, Minecraft, etc), though.
Kind of my debate too. Linux OS gives me more flexibility but I want turnkey raid. Need to brush up on file systems. I'd like a quick sync cpu for hw transcoding
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The previous $440 DS920+ deal would be better if I catched that.

I got that for prime day..

Still not sure if i really need it.. just got done testing all the ports (excluding the esata)


DSM 7.1 is nice.. but haven't really dug into it yet..

Can't believe harddrive are so freaking expensive..

the last set of hdd i shuck from BestBuy were 10tb for 100 each. that was years ago
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Best software for NAS. hardware is added bonus.
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Quote from mma123 :
I debated Synology for sometime. But I am cheap as shit.

Before going further, no intention to crap the thread ...

My use case is very simple - (1) store files (backup + media), (2) stream media. Update is very infrequent. Media streaming happens 60-80 times a month for avg 1hr each time. I mostly use VLC/XBMC as the client.

I settled for a used NUC of eBay. It was almost in new condition. With 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, USB3 dual bay SATA doc, I paid ~$130ish.

With OMV, I am pretty happy with the setup. For fun, I tried live transcoding with JellyBean. I don't have content more than 1080P. 2 concurrent streams worked just fine at ~50% load.

I am not too tech savvy, I had to invest couple of hours to understand everything before diving in.

For sure this setup is a package solution, easy to handle and manage. And for sure the SATA interface is much more efficient compared to the USB 3 setup, I have. I have a slightly better CPU and 4x more RAM (for docker, Minecraft, etc), though.
I tried every DIY raid solution and then caved and bought the DS1511+ and it's been running and receiving updates for 10 years now and I don't have to do anything because it just works.

I'm sure you could find *something* to nitpick about any model (and I've got mine about the synology software), but as you get older, you just want reliability even if it costs a few hundred dollars. I've played with the various opensource raid-focused OSes and ideas and there's zero reason to switch (for me).

My 10yo hitachi 2TB drives are still error free. They were the deal at the time and I knew I'd have to replace them. The RAID-10 works for me.

I'd pair this with the two biggest HDDs you can afford, RAID-1, and not look back.

Edit… depending on your budget and space needs, you could pass on this one and wait for a 4 or 5 bay model
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The price came down to $319.99 since this was posted. I was watching the price of the more basic Ds220j do the same thing yesterday, keep dropping in price every hour or so until it stopped around 149
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$319.99 on Amazon today. Just pulled the trigger on upgrading from my ds220+ to this! Thanks OP!
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The price came down to $319.99 since this was posted. I was watching the price of the more basic Ds220j do the same thing yesterday, keep dropping in price every hour or so until it stopped around 149
I saw that too. I have been watching and waiting for it to drop. I couldn't pass up $320.

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Will I be able to use NAS software to play .flac file from this device and stream it through USB cable to a USB connection on a DAC?
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I'm sitting here wondering if i should wait for the 920+ to drop back down to $440 or just get this. I think the 920+ would be purely for futureproofing.
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I got that for prime day..

Still not sure if i really need it.. just got done testing all the ports (excluding the esata)


DSM 7.1 is nice.. but haven't really dug into it yet..

Can't believe harddrive are so freaking expensive..

the last set of hdd i shuck from BestBuy were 10tb for 100 each. that was years ago
You can always pickup used enterprise grade HDD off ebay. The cycle hours can vary, but you get a lot of bang for the buck.

I have two Syno units currently - I love the platform. It's incredibly simple to setup and offers a nice feature set.

You pay a tiny bit more for Synology compared to QNAP or ASUS, but its worth the money for DSM.
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