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I currently have a WD MyBook Live 3TB and I've started loading it up with movies etc and im really concerned about the drive failing at some point. It also cant handle having full backups of my computer stored to it. Ive been looking into different NAS storage options and I'm leaning toward this.

Synology DS413j
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822108123

I would ideally like a good chunk of space because I'm going to use it to hold Backups of 2 Macbooks and my Gaming PC, plus all my media.

I'm looking at getting 4 of the 2TB WD Red drives and putting them on RAID 5.

Only thing is this all comes out to like $850.

Are there any cheaper options that are as good? I've read very positive reviews about the Synology products.

Thanks.
Edited by hydropwnics - 2/25/13 at 11:34pm
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anyone???
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Qnap Turbo NAS TS-412
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Qnap Turbo NAS TS-412

thats only a tad bit cheaper with much less performance
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Just bought one of those 2 or so weeks ago. That exact model. I couldn't be happier with the thing. If you have any specific questions, go ahead and ask.

Its very easy to use, will do pretty much anything you would ever want out of an NAS, short of video transcoding, and can sustain over 60megabyte/sec transfer rates. The software is just awesome, and its wide open.

Only annoying things:

The Synology Data Replicator for windows (to backup onto the NAS) sucks. Use different backup software.

The thing pretty much has an LED flashlight for a power light. Seriously, if it was white it could replace the lighting in a room.

It comes with a bazzilion screws, and is NOT designed to be able to quickly add and remove drives. Also, the hardware is a little chinzy, but who cares.
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post #6 of 16
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glad you like it. i guess i may wait till i have some more funds and then i will pull the trigger on it
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post #7 of 16
Build your own server and use Flexraid, enjoy drive pooling.

Buy Seagate 3TB drives, they're the best $/GB around right now.
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Build your own server and use Flexraid, enjoy drive pooling.

Buy Seagate 3TB drives, they're the best $/GB around right now.

This, it is worth it, you get so much more options building one and it cost the same as that NAS(maybe a bit more) as you only need a low spec.

Stick to the RED drives though.
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post #9 of 16
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can you guys give me some examples of the kinda hardware id need to do it.
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This is what I am buying on the 28th. I will buy the drives next payday (3TB REDS) The way I am doing it is buying 3 drives for RAID 5 and I will add a drive or 2 every month which is esay with RAID 5.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1364029/my-file-server-build-log
Edited by driftingforlife - 2/26/13 at 10:28am
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