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  • amazon.com/dp/B087Z3N428/?tag=thewire06-20&linkCode=xm2&ascsubtag=AwEAAAAAAAAAAcvR&th=1

    This with me buying some hardrives and setting them up myself.

    Or

    amazon.com/dp/B01AWH05OG?tag=aboutcom02lifewire-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&ascsubtag=4140167%7Cn2046f6a51e644199ac3477a05d5f621d21

    I'm planning to have them on raid 1 set up so I can have a backup for everything.

  • Feb 22
    1 reply

    don't buy that WD one, it looks really hard to replace the drives

    the NAS will most likely out live the Drives

    what are you using the NAS for? just file storage?

  • Feb 22
    1 reply
    Neon

    don't buy that WD one, it looks really hard to replace the drives

    the NAS will most likely out live the Drives

    what are you using the NAS for? just file storage?

    Yeah for file storage and work. I'm getting deeper intoncontenr management and artwork for clients

  • Feb 22
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    RamOFT

    Yeah for file storage and work. I'm getting deeper intoncontenr management and artwork for clients

    yeah that Synology should be perfect for that

  • Feb 22
    Neon

    yeah that Synology should be perfect for that

    Bet bet

  • Feb 23
    2 replies

    can you explain how a NAS is more beneficial for file storage than external drives, as well as how to set up, use and maintain? not sure I fully understand what it is

    also do you have any recommendations for cloud/digital file storage that mains security/privacy? unlike icloud or google drive for instance

  • Feb 23
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    Zorgan

    can you explain how a NAS is more beneficial for file storage than external drives, as well as how to set up, use and maintain? not sure I fully understand what it is

    also do you have any recommendations for cloud/digital file storage that mains security/privacy? unlike icloud or google drive for instance

    The biggest reason I like having a NAS is that you can connect all your devices to it over the Wifi and the drives get less wear and tear. If you're moving an external drive all over your house with your laptop the drive is more likely to fail sooner than a drive in a NAS. Also you can do stuff like RAID and get faster speeds and data protection from drive failures.

    If you work with people at your home on projects you can also share things with them easily. You also can run a Server off the NAS for Plex or a SQL database for all kinds of stuff.

    The easiest way to set one up is to buy a Synology or TrueNAS and load it up with some hard drives. You can also build your own out of an old Desktop.

  • JayS 馃
    Feb 23

    I have a Buffalo NAS drive I got for work that was probably 300ish. Been a tank for the last 3 years or so. No drive failure yet.

    Have it set up for RAID 1 to back up our files and quickbooks.

  • Feb 24
    Zorgan

    can you explain how a NAS is more beneficial for file storage than external drives, as well as how to set up, use and maintain? not sure I fully understand what it is

    also do you have any recommendations for cloud/digital file storage that mains security/privacy? unlike icloud or google drive for instance

    You won't believe how many people I've seen had a little ol 1 tb drive fail on them in front of me lol

  • Feb 26
    1 reply

    Build your own? serverbuilds.net

  • Mar 2
    Bonnie

    Build your own? https://www.serverbuilds.net/

    we need a build your own NAS thread

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