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I don't know much about these "mainstream" NAS. here what info i have/

WD 2TB Green X4 for 8TB Gross and a few months old.

Here is a link to the product description.


http://www.synology.com/us/products/DS410j/index.php


Comes with 4x2tb Western Digital Harddrives


Whole unit is about 5 months old.


In perfect condition.


is worth about 800 taxes new.


Thanks for any help. now off to look at reviews.
post #2 of 7
Synology NAS are good and is easy setup someone who doesn't know or want to set it up themselves.

That said, $800 for it a bit much compared to making one yourself
2TB HDDs $70-80 x4 = $280-320
Mini-ITX Atom mobo(this is good enough for NAS) = about $100 ($70-150 depending on what you want)
RAM = $35
Case Chenbro ES34169-BK-120(hotswap + 120W PSU) = $120
Use FreeNAS for just files or linux distro for all the other stuff if needed

So for about $550 pre-tax/shipping you can build a much more powerful NAS. And if you don't care for small size, you can get it even cheaper.
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Well you can do what the user above me has suggested which if space isn't an issue and a bit of setup and prep time then go for that. Otherwise that price really isn't that bad since you pretty much need 0 setup with it.

Now I typically sell Netgear ReadyNAS's to my clients so I'm not sure about this particular device and cannot help you with a review of that item.
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Originally Posted by Jonowxeno View Post
Synology NAS are good and is easy setup someone who doesn't know or want to set it up themselves.

That said, $800 for it a bit much compared to making one yourself
2TB HDDs $70-80 x4 = $280-320
Mini-ITX Atom mobo(this is good enough for NAS) = about $100 ($70-150 depending on what you want)
RAM = $35
Case Chenbro ES34169-BK-120(hotswap + 120W PSU) = $120
Use FreeNAS for just files or linux distro for all the other stuff if needed

So for about $550 pre-tax/shipping you can build a much more powerful NAS. And if you don't care for small size, you can get it even cheaper.
sorry i forgot it's $500cad. i just pasted the whole ad. (in a rush.)
post #5 of 7
I've got a ReadyNAS NV+. It's pretty slow, but it was cheap. Got it for $260 brand new. I keep picking up WD Green 2TB's whenever they drop close to $60 on NCIX's store opening sales.

Once populated fully, it will have cost me a bit over $500 plus tax for 6TB of redundant space. (single disk failure) Not that bad for a premade NAS.
     
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sorry i forgot it's $500cad. i just pasted the whole ad. (in a rush.)
For $500CAD, that's not bad considering you'd spend $300 alone on getting the hard drives yourself.

Its performance will probably not be as great as making one yourself, but for ease of setup, these Pre-made NAS save the trouble of learning how to do configure yourself.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonowxeno View Post
For $500CAD, that's not bad considering you'd spend $300 alone on getting the hard drives yourself.

Its performance will probably not be as great as making one yourself, but for ease of setup, these Pre-made NAS save the trouble of learning how to do configure yourself.
I made my own Ubuntu Server SAMBA NAS. It was a pain in the ass. Tons of undocumented tweaks and configuration required. Then when disks started dying, and I had spend a while learning all these commands to repair the RAID.

In the end I realized my time was worth more than that. I just wanted something that does its job.
     
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Seagate 2TB - ST2000DM001 WD 640GB Black - WD6401AALS Seagate 6TB - ST6000DM001 Micron M500 - MTFDDAK480MAV 
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