NAS System

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bman, May 31, 2013.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I am looking to finally get my server I always wanted.

    I came across this, the Synology DS413.
    Synology Network Attached Storage - DS413 Products

    Looks good, but I don't know much about NAS.

    This is going to be for TV & Movies, for running Plex (which I believe there is an app for it) and looks really nice.

    I will probably do other types of backups as well, but its mainly for running my media and plex.

    Anything I should know about? Better options, this seems relatively cheap compared to others I have seen, not sure if that could be a bad thing.
     
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    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Personally, I love the Synology devices from a features perspective. I do wish they had a little more horsepower (in terms of memory/cpu though).

    If you roll your own, some of it may depend on where you are planning on having the NAS. If you are putting this near your entertainment center, I would look at a quieter power supply and some quiet fans. A nice fanless and some Noctura case/CPU fans keep the noise level down. If this is sitting in an office where noise isn't a concern, then it doesn't matter as much.
     
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    No, this is going to sit in the basement beside the modem and router. So noise isn't an issue.