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Need a Replacement NAS
« on: June 23, 2020, 11:48:08 AM »
Looking to replace the 12tb NAS raid that was recently hosed due to a power outage.
It was a WD My Cloud Mirror NAS with 2 6tb drives as a Raid 1 and of course all the data is gone, both drives are fried and nothing will either recognize them or reformat them.

Are there any better choices than WD?

Share please...

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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2020, 12:25:08 PM »
I have 3 Netgear Ready NAS Pro's and haven't had any issues with them. I have learned with other Netgear products that their tech support sucks.

Also have heard great things about Synology NAS units but have never had one.
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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2020, 12:38:49 PM »
I've been looking at Asustor and Synology.
Just need a little 2 bay, don't need a lot of horsepower, it's just for job archives.

Here's one I found so far:
Asustor

also:
Synology
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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2020, 12:48:38 PM »
Never used one but it looks decent. 3 year warranty is nice too.
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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2020, 12:54:02 PM »
yeah, the WD Nas that went belly up had a 3 year... guess when it expired...
this month


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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2020, 12:57:35 PM »
Perfect timing. Look up. Is there a dark cloud following you?
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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2020, 01:31:09 PM »
currently....   yes




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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2020, 07:33:49 PM »
I just did a Synology 220 for work - so far so good. Setup was a snap, and does a TON of things I'll never use for work like streaming and on & on.
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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2020, 10:17:27 AM »
Hey Slappy, thanks for the input, that's the exact model I was looking at. I have a printout here at work I was using for comparison.

Curious, if you don't mind, why did you go with the Seagate Ironhorse drives?
Myself, I am losing confidence in the WD drives and enclosures, we have several around here that have died over the last few years. Seems as soon as the warranty expires, the drives go belly up.

I'm looking at getting 2 6tb drives at a minimum.


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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2020, 12:36:19 PM »
Hey Slappy, thanks for the input, that's the exact model I was looking at. I have a printout here at work I was using for comparison.

Curious, if you don't mind, why did you go with the Seagate Ironhorse drives?
Decent reviews, 3-year Warranty mostly. It's an archive server so I didn't see the need to go with ludicrous speed drives like 10,0000 RPM platters or SSDs.
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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2020, 08:16:56 AM »
Digicorn thanks for the link, it was a good read. Reminds me of the old saying "You get what you pay for." When I'm looking for storage drives to mission critical applications like NAS, I will not go for the cheapest. I always think that there is a reason it is so cheap. In this case, it seems to be true. Although it sucks that even HP wouldn't commit to saying how the drives actually work, until there were enough issues out there in the "wild".
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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2020, 09:18:50 AM »
I ended up getting the Synolgy 220j 2 bay and 2 6tb WD Red drives that are CMR.

We'll find out.

Thanks for all the input!


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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2020, 06:00:20 PM »
I have the Netgear ReadyNAS 214 for personal use. It's a 4-bay unit, and I *think* it can handle 4 12tb drives for a total of 48 tb IF you don't run a RAID. I was gonna say RAID array, but that's redundant.

I wiped out my home workstation because after adding the new video card and all that RAM, the Windows 2004 update came along and made it run like shit. It boots literally MINUTES faster (it used to take like 4-5 minutes to load all the shit I had on there - now it boots in like 30 seconds), but I found that actively having Plex or PlayON running still makes it run like shit, so I wiped Plex and run it exclusively from the NAS only now. On bootup, it needed to launch Plex, Steam, CC, GOG Galaxy, Epic, UPlay, Malwarebytes, TomTom, iCloud, XBox, Chrome, AMD Catalyst, iTunes, etc. but doing the wipe cleaned all that crap out.

The NAS uses 2 rescued drives (2tb each) from my old Pogoplug Buffalo Cloudstor, and 2 new 2tb drives formatted in a RAID-5 configuration which oddly works out to about 5.5 tb of storage. Supidly, the 2 rescued drives are 5400, and the 2 new drives are 10600, so I need to swap them out at some point, plus, I think one of them legitimately has issues (it listed as failing on the Cloudstor, but reformatted correctly on the ReadyNAS).
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Re: Need a Replacement NAS
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2020, 03:17:44 PM »
Talking about Synology NAS, I just found out about a small little issue that didn't come up until we've had an unit for a year or two. If you are using 'Recycle Bin' for your shares, you should also setup a 'Task Scheduler' event to empty that recycle bin. Otherwise you will find out that the 'recycle bin' will take up a whole lot of space. We have a 70TB NAS that was down to only 4TB free. I found the spot to empty the recycle bin on the shares and to also make it a task. And now we have 18TB free.
Looks like it's time to start looking to add on to our NAS again.  :banghead:
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