I have been very happy with my Synology NAS, but I have quickly been running out of my 10TB of space as I have accumulated more and more DSD files. Before upgrading the Synology and adding size, just wanted to hear some opinions on what others are using.
I have been quite happy with Synology as well. Though at 3TB in my case I’ll need to be looking at upgrading the hard drives in there or purchasing a new one in the near future. Would most likely be Synology.
I use a Qnap NAS and it’s been flawlessly for the 4 years I’ve had. These never have much of a processor so I gave up trying to host ROON on it.
It has server hard drives, M.2 drives and an SSD.
I have Synology DS718+ for years. Love it.
I am very security conscious and pick my NAS carefully. I have choice between Synology and Qnap, but settled with Synology, for me, Synology seems to have good software to go with it.
Certain models of Synology, like mine, allow to add expansion (eg. DX517) to it. Might be an alternative solution.
Interesting. How are the two NAS connected, through USB?
Edit: Turning my brain on after coffee, more likely through ethernet.
Wow, I’m amazed at the disk usage y’all are experiencing. 10TB!
How large are the DSD files? How many albums are we talking here?
I have archived my vinyl collection in DSD format using the NuWave Phono Converter and I have accumulated another large collection of retail DSDs. Plus all my redbooks and HDTracks are on the server.
I’ve ripped my CD’s, but I only have about 350, so my server-space needs are much smaller. (Vinyl stays vinyl, and I mostly stream, otherwise.)
You have the absolute right idea, more time listening and less time accumulating. I make this resolution every year, but doesn’t seem to last very long!
Synology here. I have used them for a long time now. All are configured as RAID 10 for safety. The largest is a 3018 5 bay. I have 3 at my business and one at home.
I use a 2TB SSD (Samsung Evo within a Naim Core server/ripper/player) I used 1.3TB so far For backup I use WD MyCloud Mirror Raid NAS which, if required, can double up as UPNP server. Streamer is Nucleus+ .
Edit: should I win the lotto, I’d get me a Fidata.
I use a Windows 10 mini desktop and a pair of 4TB SATA drives mirrored setup in Windows as a Storage Space that allows easy addition of more drives as needed. Works great.
So while not a hardware NAS it’s certainly Network Attached Storage.
Via eSATA Port.
another vote here for Synology - like almost all NAS appliances they are low powered in terms of cpu, but if you want to run servers and VMs then get a micro server.
newer versions can offer protection against “bit rot” using the btrfs file system i’m told, though long term software support for btrfs itself is looking shaky.
for diy - FreeNas is very good (and free for the software, though they also sell and support excellent NAS appliances) and Nas4free software (earlier and non commercial fork of freenas) also works well just with a less slick UI.
both of these use the zfs file system, which offers protection against “bit rot” that conventional nas file systems can not offer (and backups do not protect against).
anyone here noticed any bit rot issues with their music stashes yet? (it will happen eventually).
it’s a nas, you chose and configured the hardware and software yourself as many do
my nas used a esata or usb3 (or 2 but it’s painfully slow in the usb2 ports as you might expect).
i invested in some esata external enclosures for offsite copies.
unfortunately the world then went with usb3, and esata is becoming rare on most nas and general hardware. shame, i liked it - to many flaky usb software stacks around for storage handling imho.
Agree. The Synology expansion (DX517) solution is definitely not optimal, but at least it provides Synology user like me a choice to expand existing NAS simple and easy. But, if I need more NAS space today, will I spend $470 for it, or $550 for 4 bays DS920+? For sure, I will get another NAS (DS920+). (Well, for me, one NAS is always not enough, I like to double backup my stuff. Right now, I backup to portable HD, eventually will get second NAS to do so.)
second nas, different location, different vendor, different technology - just to be sure
I’m on my second Synology with the first being purchased in 2013. I wanted a QNAP but the Synology units were lower in price.
Still in love with my QNAP 473