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  1. Hello! Due to an extended power loss my NAS lost power during raid scrubbing or shutdown process (dunno which). Side note: I have an UPS hooked up to it, but my auto shutdown timer was set a bit too high value and my UPS ran out of juice. Resulting in something getting scrambled with my hardware RAID5 and NAS not booting up. I have PuTTY access to my NAS and the status LED is blinking green, after i somehow managed to get it a little less messed up (At least i hope so.) . I don't want to use something like ReclaiMe RAID software to rescue my files. Because, it takes forever for it to even find all my files and then reinstall my NAS from nothing if that's at all possible to avoid. Before i even knew i could accidentally trigger resync, i ran "dmesg" and it triggered it and completed successfully as far as i know. Before resync, 1/4 HDDs was showing "Active" status in "mdadm -E /dev/sdc3" and "clean" in the rest of them. Now all 4 show as "clean". This is what i have tried so far, in the order i tried things(Pastebin links to results): After i somehow got the damn thing to boot without blinking red status LED, i pressed the "Reset to factory defaults" button in web GUI, in hopes of it allowing me to get to QOS to fix the RAID array. No such luck, since QNAP in their infinite wisdom requires at least 1 working HDD with QOS installed on it, which is on the broken RAID5 array -.-*. I can't just use some random HDD for QOS either because the RAID tool in QOS requires all RAID discs to be installed. Which is impossible with my 4 drive setup, unless someone knows how to fool the system to think that an USB HDD is an internal one and thus allow installing QOS on it. dmesg (Right after it no longer booted up and was flashing red status LED) The rest of these are after resync. mdadm -E (HDD 1-4) mdadm --assemble /dev/md1 /dev/sda3 /dev/sdb3 /dev/sdc3 /dev/sdd3 - This errors always. mkdir /share/NAS2 - No problem there mount -t ext4 /dev/md1 /share/NAS2 - Got error again: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/md1, missing codepage or other error. In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so. cat /proc/mdstat + mdadm --detail --scan + mdadm -D /dev/md??? umount - Tried that for md322 and md256 after i still didn't get the array to mount, no luck. cat /proc/mdstat - I used that to check for the resync progress. tail - I have no idea how to use that or it doesn't work on my NAS I forgot the commands for these, but i also tried to use backup superblocks and to stop all services before using "assemble" again after it errored out. Edit1: lsblk: command not found Edit1: fdisk -l Edit1: fsck: command not found Edit3: Ran lsblk on Ubuntu machine with the drives from my NAS - Results Edit3: Ran fsck on Ubuntu machine with the drives from my NAS - Results Edit3: Ran fdisk -l on Ubuntu machine with the drives from my NAS - Results Edit4: ReclaiMe - Result After my Google-fu failed to get me detailed enough answers to my specific problem, this is what i have gathered about the problem so far: - I have no hardware failures or problems. - I possibly have something wrong with the superblock and i haven't been able to use the backup ones. - There are 2 RAID1 arrays, which get created on each startup. This may have something to do with factory reset. Do i need to delete those and if so, how do i do it? - The resync probably helped, but according to Google it may have messed up things beyond repair? - I have little to no knowledge about Linux, so using common sense and according to info gathered with mdadm everything looks good, but is it? My NAS (for fast reference): Model: QNAP TS-451+ HDDs: WD Red 6TB x4 RAID5 + External USB3 enclosure with some 128Gb Kingston SSD with Windows 7 installed thru Virtual Station for TeamSpeak3 server and for easy NAS management via TeamViewer. Firmware: 4.3.3.0.4.0.4 Factory reset done after RAID failure (The option specifically said that no data would be lost.) PuTTY access only Edit2: I May have messed up the drive order when i tried out ReclaiMe RAID software. Is there a way to verify which order the drives should be? If any info is missing from the post, i'll add it as requested. If i have understood everything correctly, all i need to do is to get the array assembled and mounted without errors and then save changes to mdadm.conf. (I don't know how to do that last part at all.) Seems simple but as i have mentioned above, it just isn't happening for me. SO then, how do i get this thing working again, without losing any data or having to buy enough HDDs to dump all my data into and reinstalling my NAS from scratch? Again, im an a total Linux NOOB! So please explain everything in detail! Thank you!
  2. Hi everyone. Hope this is the right place for this. I'm currently in the market for my first NAS. Of course the two names that stuck out in my research so far is Synology and QNAP. I'm looking to run a 4x4TB RAID5. I plan to use it for file storage, media streaming (plex mainly), and torrents. I know that NAS's can have many other uses as well and with this purchase I don't want to limit myself on features in case I want to expand it's use in the future. From what I have read so far, Synology has a very robust interface and is easy to set up. QNAP is not as polished, but has more features. Another thing that stood out between the two is that TS-453B has an expansion slot for 10GBe where as with the DS918+ you are limited to 1GBe. The TS-453B also has HDMI output which may be nice to use it as a HTPC as well since it will likely be located very close to the television. Another question I have is, how important is RAM for NAS systems like these? Anything else I should be considering while deciding between these two? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  3. You know what it's like, you're looking for a new hard drive and then end up wanting a $2k+ QNAP NAS (TS-877-1700-16G). I've an ageing N40L running OpenMediaVault (I can no longer access the management system but just the files) and a Drobo (it looks great but it's a Drobo so it feels like a 100mbps connection rather than a 1000mbps one!). I've a growing business and a load of information to store/backup. I also need something to support IP cameras and virtualisation is something we would use. QNAP also seem to have completely nailed the NAS software front. I did consider building this kind of machine (I built my Ryzen rigs) but the lack of decent cases (hot swappable drives) and frustration with OMV and other solutions puts me off. Am I completely mad or is there some sanity in my decision making.
  4. Help with Qnap setup

    Hello there, I have a Qnap Ts-451 currently with 3 fresh 3TB HGST drives. I wanted to set it up and Have some trouble deciding or even understanding what could be the best setup for me. I'm a Video editor and need the Qnap as a good backup for running projects. SO, 1. Since It's a backup, should I use any kind of Raid ? (I don't mind buying another drive for something like a Raid 10 for instance) 2. If I want it to be non raid, How do I set it up ? when I go to the disk setup I only get either a raid option or a JBOD which for me seems like a bad choice since one drive failure means something between A big mess to a complete data loss. I don't see an option to treat the Drives separately . Any other thoughts ? Thanks, Ariel
  5. I got a QNAP TS-531X a few days ago. It's running 5 x 8 TB Seagate IronWolf in RAID5. While I do actually quite like the system, one thing is really bugging me... It takes about 8 minutes to fully boot up. I know that not running it 24/7 but turning it off and on all the time isn't to good for the HDDs but there's nothing I can do about that atm as I have to keep it in a room with my bed for the time being. Now everytime I have to access some data quickly and it's off I have to wait the 8 minutes until I can access it. Is it something common with QNAP NASes that they take ages to boot up? I actually wanted to build a NAS myself with custom components but wasn't able to find a case that's small enough to fit in my shelf… Is there some case that has about the dimensions of my QNAP NAS (7.28 (H) x 8.29 (W) x 9.27 (D) inch) or if not, do Synology NASes boot faster? Thanks in advance for any answers
  6. Need help with setting up

    So I have an old QNAP 10 bay 1079 Pro. I brought it home from work and need to figure out the best way to configure my set up. I have an editing PC upstairs and a streaming PC ( to stream to my website ) downstairs. I need to put the NAS downstairs as there is no room to put upstairs. Is there a way for me to store my final edited videos from my upstairs pc to the qnap downstairs without running wires through the ceiling? I just would like my whole system to run fast and efficient but is hard due to being so late into this setup. Any recommendations as to getting my final edited videos into some kind of storage and then transfered into my streaming pc without moving my editing pc and without cutting holes into walls?
  7. Good Morning Everyone, I've got a predicament i'm hoping someone more experienced can help out with. I have two setups to test our web dev stuff at home with: 1) Straight ubuntu server connected via lan/wifi; and 2) QNAP NAS with ubuntu installed connected via lan/wifi. Both Setups use same router with relevant ports forwarded to local machines, and no firewall blocking. When I create a elixir/phoenix app and run it on setup #1, i can see it locally on all machines, however, when i run it on setup #2 I cannot access the pages at all ("localhost:4000/"), but on the actual ubuntu desktop you can. If it helps wittle it down a bit further, i'm also unable to SSH in to the QNAP/ubuntu setup when connected either externally or internally, request always timesout. anyone have experience serving web apps locally with qnap? Thanks in advance
  8. File Server Nas help

    I'm looking for an easy and simple way to back up and store my media files. I just want to be able to access them from any whereand have a decent upload/download speed. I'm not worried about being able to stream cause my media files usually don't work well with streaming and simplicity. Itried a qnap 451+ but I had nothing but headaches and even tech support couldn't find out why I was having the issue. (Couldn't access files and even though all my http security settings where on could not make a secure connection to Nas. Also link aggration didn't work.) What would be some other good solutions. I haven't tried free as but heard it could be very expensive. ($700 - $1000 Canadian) Thanks
  9. QNAP has been making AMD-based NAS for yrs. In Computex 2017, they updated their AMD-based NAS with Ryzen CPU. The NAS is called "TS-1277", under the TS-XX77 series. From the photos it seems to have the same chassis as QNAP's TVS-1282/TVS-1282T NAS, but in a champagne gold color, which is the usual color of QNAP's AMD-based NAS. This NAS has three different models with different Ryzen CPUs, which are Ryzen 7 1700 (8 Core/16 thread), Ryzen 5 1600(6 Core/12 thread), and Ryzen 5 1400(4 Core/8 thread), with supports up to 64GB of ram. Besides the CPU differences, TS-1277's spec is very similar to that of TVS-1282/TVS-1282T, just without the Thunderbolt 3 ports. Pricing and availability is still unknown at this moment, and it is still unknown if there will be any other models under this TS-XX77 series. http://tweaktown.com/news/57770/amd-ryzen-powered-qnap-nas-spotted-computex/index.html
  10. Im looking at getting a NAS, i know Linus wouldn't go here, but i need one for file storage across my network. Im gonna be backing up my Music and some video there, as well as placing all my photos and using it as a server to be able to stream and view all of that on the move on my iPhone. However i am looking at getting a IP Camera or two in/around my house as the neighbours may be getting a extension and will be making security a harder thing for our home, at first I'm planning on a single camera inside with maybe a dummy box outside. As for machines hitting it, it will be my main gaming machine, my HTPC and my MacBook and a couple of iPhones and iPads as well. I have a budget of around £1,000, maybe a little more if the correct is a little more, I'm excluding drives as ill probably be throwing in a couple of 3TB WD Reds to start with, then adding more and more, larger drives as i need to do so. However I am interested in M.2/SSD cache-ing and Ram upgrades at a later date, even a CPU update if you can do that? I like the look of the Synology User Interface in its software, but i like the ease of use of the QNAP units, and am torn to which to get, id like either a 5, 6 or 8 bay unit. Thanks in advance.
  11. Hello LTT users, I was wondering if I could get some of you to chime in on my setup, Upon setup of the QNAP TVS-682T in a RAID5 configuration I have been getting (seemingly) slow read & write speeds over Thunderbolt and Gigabit Ethernet, for example a 75.29GB folder takes 20-30 minutes to transfer to the NAS over either Gigabit Ethernet or Thunderbolt. I am using a 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar at the moment for transfer testing over USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet and Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2, but the NAS will be setup for Windows machines as well. Currently the following drives are installed: (4) 4TB Western Digital Red 7200 rpm (2) 1TB Samsung 850 Pro (2) 1TB Samsung 960 Evo A couple more items to note: The M.2 drives are not seen by the QNAP (I checked the morning of this post and the 960 Evo is not listed as a compatible drive on QNAP's website, I have a feeling this is why they are not found by the QNAP) QNAP Compatibility Webpage I attempted to restore the unit to it's factory settings which reformatted the drives, however it did not have me re-configure the RAID so I presume I simply reformatted the drives and left everything else alone. I have conducted these tests both during and after the QNAP optimization has completed with similar results. Does anyone here have any experience with configuring and optimizing a QNAP NAS system in case I am missing something? Thank you very much for your time and advice! -Benjamin
  12. QNAP, the famous NAS manufacturer, has just revealed their first network switch. Their first switch is called "QSW-1208-8C", a 12-port-10GbE unmanaged switch. It has 4 SFP+ 10GbE port, and 8 mixed ports, which consist of 8 SFP+ ports and 8 10GBase-T RJ45 port. You can use either the SFP+ or RJ45 port, but not at the same time for those 8 ports (Remember this is a 12 ports (8 mixed ports+4 SFP+ ports) switch!). It also come with a low noise design, nicely-crafted chassis, and a switching capacity up to 240Gbps. Pricing and release date is still unknown at this moment, but QNAP is launching a public testing program for this switch in Taiwan, which you could apply, and buy the switch for NT$8800 (~$290) if you attend a 10GbE event held by QNAP in Taipei on 3rd May. In that event, QNAP will be showcasing their 10GbE solutions and accessories in different environment. Noted that this public testing only takes 100 people, and pricing may be higher than NT$8800 when it officially launch. No words on whether this public testing program will launch elsewhere in the world. The 10GbE event page is in Chinese, but a reddit user "dunkurs1987" translated the portion about "QSW-1208-8C" in English. QNAP has been pushing advanced features, like VM, 10GbE, and SSD Caching for a long time. Making this 10GbE switch is a step to complete their 10G product line. As 10G switches is now getting cheaper and cheaper (for example Buffalo recently released 2 10GbE switches, which could also run 2.5G and 5G, for ~$880 (12 ports) and ~$570 (8 ports)), upgrading to 10G is getting cheaper and cheaper. Also I like the mixed port design, which you need not to choose between going SFP/SFP+ or RJ45. It could potentially saving money upgrading network adapters and cables. On spec the switch looks great, and I hope their switches in the future will follow this mixed ports design, with more and more ports. https://qnap.com/static/landing/2017/10gbe-ready-event-0503/index.html (in Chinese) *update on 26/04/2017: an iperf test of this switch was ran and filmed (probably a pre-production unit).... https://nas.world/43-全民 10gbe-來了-qsw-1208-8c-封測包.html (in Chinese)
  13. IP Camera Setup

    Hi All, I'm looking at creating a IP CCTV setup for a friend for his business, and was wondering if there's any suggestions or concerns that may be present. The list of the equipment is as follows: http://amzn.eu/78ywW3x I'm going to be using 4 x WD Purple Drives and 6 Cameras. I'm using that particular switch so that I can set up link aggregation so there's no bottlenecks. If anyone has used QNAP Surveillance Station, can you access the camera feed outside the network, possibly using 4G whilst using a dynamic external IP address? Does QNAP have their own dynamic DNS service, or do I have to use something like DynDNS or the likes, and will the phone app support that? Thanks, J
  14. Plex server

    Hello! I need some help with my multi media infrastructure. At the moment i have a Qnap TS-251 with 3TB storage and 4GB RAM connected to my network. This NAS contains all of my TVshows and movies. Also connected to my network is an HP Probook 6550b laptop. This laptop is running Plex media server for my three TVs (One 4k and two full HD). I'm noticing that my laptop is not fast enough to encode more than two HD streams. If i stream more the movies start to buffer. I want to replace my latop but i'm not really sure with what. What does Plex need to encode fast? is it smart to just get a server instead of a NAS? Don't know if it makes any difference but i live in the Netherlands and my budget is around €500,-. -edit- I have an desktop pc with a 6600k processor, 16GB RAM, AMD R9 280. But i need this for work and gaming so i don't think it's smart to use this for Plex?
  15. Hi, I did some searching, but found nothing that really says yes or no. Just presumptions, but no real test. I'm getting a new QNAP NAS (TS-251A) in a few days and want to virtualize SteamOS on it. So im hoping to stream Steam games over it on the TV, without the need of a more power hungry HTPC. The NAS supports a virtualisation station and even Docker, so I think installing SteamOS should be no problem. It should have enough power to run the stream right? It comes with 4GB RAM, maybe I'll upgrade it to 8. For control I would use a wireless gamepad. The NAS will be connected direct to the TV with HDMI, and to the network with Cat.7 cables. So I have the infrastructure, but does streaming perform well enough on it?
  16. So I went to NCIX last month and was purchasing some PC Components when I realized my NAS was pretty old at home. It had about 2TB on it so I saw this one at the store and the Clerk/Salesman said he had this QNAP 4 Bay NAS and said it was amazing and I said alright and I bought it (I usually do my research before buying my hardware but I trusted this guy and went with it.) Anyways cut the story short after I got some WD 3TB HDD's x4 (can't remember what series) to fill all the bays. I then began to put the HDD's in Raid ill have to check which Raid I did again but after I did that (not to mention the setup was ridiculous for the NAS) it was EXTREMELY slow and basically unusable. I hooked everything up to my home network so I could access stuff from my PC upstairs. I can't even use it. When I click on it in windows from a separate computer it takes for ever to load and when it does every folder I click on just sits there loading for like 10 minutes till it opens to more folders. So yeah I dont know whats going on because even my old NAS that doesnt even have anywhere close to the amazing specs listed on this NAS loads stuff in like not even 30 seconds considering its age. If anyone could tell me what went wrong that would help out a lot. I'll get more Info on the series HDD's I bought and the Raid I did in a bit. Thanks in advance for any help.
  17. Hopefully I'm getting this out correctly.. So - like most, I too have lost some pictures / files during my years tinkering with PC's (since early 90's). And for a loooooong time I've been thinking of getting an NAS system linked to my house (2TB+2TB | Raid1). The thing is... Linus's NAS videos are either outdated (a bit), there's no comparison or just way too OP for my use. And I'm super glueless on which device to choose, what I should be looking at and who delivers the best bang for £$€¥. Being a long time unemployed person and possibly starting school (again -.-) in the fall I do need to look for the value and can't go for the top shelf stuff. But then again I don't want to sacrifice too much on the quality - still with me? The use it will go for / should be for is (max 2 accessing at the same time) : 1 Home PC (My personal frankenstein) 1 TV PC (Acer Revo RL80) 1-2 Laptops 1-2 Samsung Tab's 1 Samsung Phone via Asus RT-N56U & Cisco EPC3825 @ 100/10MB connection Everything is and will be streamed via the home PC as it's on 24/7 - so no real need for HDMI output or streaming as the Win8.1 shait on TV PC does the job. Just want to safely store all my pictures and other, not so relevant stuff and not to be afraid of power spikes / HDD crash destroying our memories. Also a plus would be that there's an working Android App that could get access to pictures possibly, so I could clear my dropbox and possibly autosync new pictures to the NAS straight away. So far my search for the device has given the following manufacturers to choose from : Synology - QNAP - Asustor and to go with the system WD Red 2 TB SATAIII 64MB - 3.5". Just fallen short on which way to go because no one is telling...: - What is the noise level these have - Will they have overheating issues - What's the difference between 512 vs 1024 mem in this use and will it make a real difference - How much should I look into processors when choosing the device - How safe are these? I mean on the encryption part.. And how "visible" they will be to the outside world? - What are the important stuff I should focus on when choosing a NAS for home use? Something from these...? DS215j - DS214se - DS214play - DS214 TS-251 - TS-251C - TS-231+ - TS-231 - TS-212P AS-202T - AS-202TE - AS-302T But again, do I need fast USB copy feature, should I go for the 1GB or stick with 521MB.. Or opt for upgradeable on the Ram end? Does the .2GHz, .4GHz difference really effect me when it comes to packing the stuff up and possibly checking / copying something from there few times a month? So HDD's will be the WD Red 2TB's (unless someone has way better bang for buck on that end to suggest). And the manufacturer will be Synology, QNAP or Asustor.. Asustor is on the cheaper end and the look ok. QNAP.. well I don't really like the white stuff, but "big boys" say that these are better. And that Synology is battling on the top position with it when it comes to home NAS's. Any input / suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully there's someone out there that could help in this (and someone that could benefit from this post after me). PS : Attached a pic of my current Win Drive and Storage Drive (streaming stuff / games too on that) stats.. Sooo I'm kinda serious on the part that I want that friggin back up and soon Oh and losing 50GB's of Dropbox in five months.. Kinda on a schedule here on that front too. Oh lord.. Wall of text. Hopefully someone will still get trough it *fingers crossed*
  18. Which NAS type?

    Hi, It makes one week that I'm searching and making some tests but I can't figure out which would be the better solution. I'm looking for a device(either a standalone box, either a custom thing), which would cover: Raid(mirroring), with 2 disk(far enough for me) Share with windows Share with Mac Act as time machine Allow me to downloads bittorents files Allowing me to specify some seeding options(duration+ratio) Allow me to specify at the moment that I add the torrent, in which subdirectory it has to download the file Allow me to connect the NAS to the television through HDMI and present those media folders(XBMC/...) (= act as HTPC)I know that usually, it's not recommended to have an HTPC + NAS on the same machine, but in my case: I feel like having two different devices is slower than access directly on the diskI've not huge needs, either for NAS, either for the HTPC partIt will take less space, less money, less power to have this at one placeI can live if the System crash(as far as some shares(not the one used by the HTPC) are not impactedCurrently I've a Synology, which gives access to my television(that is not so smart), but I've to transcode most of the format, which puts the NAS on his knees. For now I checked: Synology: Doesn't have the HTPC partQNAP (in my case, the TS-253): Seems to fill my needs, but it looks like expensive compared to the same hardware that I can get with the same moneyFreeNas: Currently in my tests with a Virtualmachine, I got a lot of errors, and I wasn't able to create the HTPC part, in addition I'm not very familiar with FreeBSDOpenMediaVault: I wasn't able to test the HTPC part, since it requires a Graphic acceleration that I wasn't able to setup with VirtualBox, I had issues with the installation of transmission(Errors on activation).So: Do you see any other distribution/system/box? Any advice on what to choose?Thank you very much for your time
  19. I recently bought a Qnap TS-451 which has a Celeron Dual core 2.41GHz and boosts to 2.58GHz, it claims it can transcode up to 5 streams at once. I will be upgrading the ram from the factory 1gb to either a single 4gb or 2 4gb stick to make 8gb. Now this machine is capable of running as a virtual machine allowing to run say linux or win 8. and also has HDMI. I have it located in my 2nd living area at the back of the house as my theater room already has a HTPC. What i was curious about was is would my NAS be powerful enough to run Steam OS and stream my games to it, obviously i wouldnt be running any games locally from it but if i could turn this into a streaming box it would be awesome. What are the peoples thoughts. Would the cpu cope and would 4gb of ram be enough or do you think 8 would be better. Possible or Not ????????
  20. I recently bought a Qnap TS-451 which has a Celeron Dual core 2.41GHz and boosts to 2.58GHz, it claims it can transcode up to 5 streams at once. I will be upgrading the ram from the factory 1gb to either a single 4gb or 2 4gb stick to make 8gb. Now this machine is capable of running as a virtual machine allowing to run say linux or win 8. and also has HDMI. I have it located in my 2nd living area at the back of the house as my theater room already has a HTPC. What i was curious about was is would my NAS be powerful enough to run Steam OS and stream my games to it, obviously i wouldnt be running any games locally from it but if i could turn this into a streaming box it would be awesome. What are the peoples thoughts. Would the cpu cope and would 4gb of ram be enough or do you think 8 would be better. Possible or Not ???????? .
  21. Hey, needed help deciding between these 2 NAS's : Synology DS212J for $130 : http://newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822108095 Qnap TS-212P for $150 : http://memoryexpress.com/Products/MX49052 So which one do you guys think I should go for ?
  22. NAS 8 bay?

    After posting a day ago on QNAP vs Synology. I decided to take the matters into my own hands as paying 1500 for the TS-870 Pro was a bit over the edge. Therefore, I need a NAS build with all the capabilities of the QNAP/Synology NAS setups and even more. I want the best software suite with the best hardware setup for $1500. Also, I want it to be easy to setup since my original purpose in buying a QNAP/Synology was to get it workign ASAP. I realized that i ahve a little bit more time on my hand to get it working, so I will try to attempt this. I don't know what to choose in terms of setup, other than a Core i3 and a really good RAID card? Requirements: -8+ HDD bays -website hosting (as little latency as possible) -remote access -streaming full HD movies (DTS-HD MA) to my bluray player Please help me pick out a case as well. I would like a hotswappable case (don't want to unscrew HDD to replace it) being as compact as possible with OK wire management.
  23. Hey guys, I'm looking online for a good NAS solution, I Scoured the web and sunk lots of hours into researching. But to no avail. I could not find a definite answer so I thought, what better community to ask than LTT? The few real NAS solutions that stand out to me these days are (as outlined in the title) FreeNAS, Synology, and Qnap. My situation is picking one that has good flexibility, and a GREAT selection of APPs/Plugins I could use. Mainly, -Plex -Bitsync -Virtualization support -Transmission, - Remote Web management. The reason I say this is because, I myself am a power user, And I do enjoy the flexibility of heavily customizing something to my liking. Though, I know what you all are thinking, FreeNAS. Normally, I would go down this route however, I do feel intimidated by the complexity of FreeNAS ( If I were to utilize many of its functions) and the amount of time I would need to setup. ( I have multiple users in the house [6] and all use different operating systems [ubuntu, OSX, Windows]). I just simply dont have the time to do all that research. I've already spent too much on attempting to find a solution. So, what I ask here is that, are there any alternatives to this. That are simple and provide great functionality such as FreeNAS? Well, I understand that I'm asking for a lot here, given that this is a public forum where members have the freedom to contribute or not. I want to ask the community's NAS users/enthusiasts what they think and maybe share some of their wisdom. Thanks Greatly,
  24. QNAP's new TS-x70 series is one of the first off-the-shelf 10 GbE compatible pedestal NAS solutions, (10 GbE is usually reserved for rackmount models) The TS-x70 series has 3 models(TS-470, TS-670 and TS-870) with 4, 6 and 8 drive bays respectively. By default the units are shipped with four 1 GbE NIC's which can be upgraded to 10 GbE fiber using a upgrade kit. According to QNAP the system should be able to provide speeds of up to 450 MBps read and 423 MBps write using the 4 GbE NIC's in link-aggregation. This speed was achieved in a standard windows environment, though QNAP did not say what kind of test it was (sequential or non sequential data) The 3 new systems have the following specs: TS-870: 8-drive tower unit, Dual-Core Intel® 2.6 GHz Processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 4x Gigabit LAN ports, 10GbE ready, supports SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2x USB 3.0 port, HDMI port;TS-670: 6-drive tower unit, Dual-Core Intel® 2.6 GHz Processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 4x Gigabit LAN ports, 10GbE ready, supports SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2x USB 3.0 port, HDMI port;TS-470: 4-drive tower unit, Dual-Core Intel® 2.6 GHz Processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 4x Gigabit LAN ports, 10GbE ready, supports SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2x USB 3.0 port, HDMI port.As you can see, excluding the amount of bays, they all have the same specs. The TS-x70's are fully compatible with QNAP's expansion units (REXP-1200U-RP / REXP-1600U-RP) which will allow you to expand your NAS with more drive bays. Source(s) / Full article: http://qnap.com/en/index.php?lang=en&sn=845&c=2699&sc=&n=20111 http://anandtech.com/show/7413/qnap-launches-10-gbecapable-tsx70-tower-series-turbo-nas https://tweakers.net/nieuws/91892/qnap-presenteert-zakelijke-ts-x70-nas.html
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