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Old 19th November 2018, 17:26   #31
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Has anyone recently got a NAS drive for your personal home stuff ?
Am looking out for one.
Checking Synology, Qnap and Zyxel.

Don't find any India resellers for Qnap, the ones listed on Amazon are way higher than US prices.
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Has anyone recently got a NAS drive for your personal home stuff ? Am looking out for one. Checking Synology, Qnap and Zyxel. Don't find any India resellers for Qnap, the ones listed on Amazon are way higher than US prices.
I use Netgear and Synology NAS boxes with WD Red drives. I would recommend you consider WD, Netgear or Synology. Drobo and QNAP don't have India based sellers AFAIK but may be available on Amazon India at inflated prices.

Most NAS enclosures in India come without hard disks which need to be purchased separately. You can choose between WD Red, Red Pro (enterprise class) & Seagate Ironwolf & Ironwolf Pro (enterprise class). Prices will vary by capacity and class of drive.

PS - Asustor is another option. Asus makes top notch motherboards and other hardware.

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I use Netgear and Synology NAS boxes with WD Red drives....
Thank you for your post.
I have gone ahead with the following setup initially. The NAS box would arrive today.

Synology DS2018+
WD Red 4TB x 2 disks, plan to run in a RAID 1 setup.
Would hook up my old 3TB HDD as a backup disk to the NAS box.
Upgraded +8gb RAM.

The only reason for the RAM upgrade is because this model support virtualization. Plan to bring up a Windows 10 VM and see how it performs.
Just for basic tasks, maybe my daughters school projects etc..

Have a very old laptop in the house that runs Ubuntu. Will ask my daughter to use that to launch the VM on the NAS.
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Synology DS2018+ WD Red 4TB x 2 disks, plan to run in a RAID 1 setup. Would hook up my old 3TB HDD as a backup disk to the NAS box. Upgraded +8gb RAM.
Do you mean Synology 218+? BTW where did you buy the RAM from? Was it online? I am looking to upgrade the memory of both my NAS boxes one of which uses ECC RAM.
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Do you mean Synology 218+? BTW where did you buy the RAM from? Was it online? I am looking to upgrade the memory of both my NAS boxes one of which uses ECC RAM.
This is the RAM I picked up. Works perfect
Crucial CT102464BF160B 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L 204-Pin Laptop Memory

https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

My NAS box is 218+ which uses DDRL 3
Though the specs say max 6gb ram, I put in a 8gb slot , and it shows a total of 10gb now.

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This is the RAM I picked up. Works perfect
Crucial Laptop Memory
Thanks for this pointer. I am considering bumping up the RAM to 8 or if possible 16 GB on the Synology 718+ (which uses the same memory as the Synology 218+) and the Netgear RN-516. The latter which also doubles up as my Plex media server uses ECC server grade memory which is by comparison expensive and more difficult to source.
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