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Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 11-Jul-17 11:38:12
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Re: Any alternatives to a local NAS?


[re: cymru123] [link to this post]
 
As others have said stick with NAS but use quality hardware such as Synology kit which will minimise the risk of failures.

Since you are also hoping to have FTTP installed in the near future, you may want to consider purchasing the Netgear R9000 router. As well as being a brilliant router for wifi coverage (tho forget about its 802.11ad capability - its a novelty for now) this has a 10gb/s LAN port (SFP+) and is capable of doing auto backups to Amazon Cloud from your NAS. You get a free 6 month Amazon Cloud sub with the router and then it costs $60 a year for a 1TB storage plan with Amazon. The router also has a Plex Media Server built-in which is able to transcode streams in real-time due to its processing power. It has a Alpine 1.7ghz quadcore processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM and 512MB of flash memory. Of course all this doesn't come cheap, its priced at £400 but like with most things in life you get what you pay for.

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Standard User craski
(member) Tue 11-Jul-17 11:38:17
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Re: Any alternatives to a local NAS?


[re: robertcrowther] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by robertcrowther:
I would not setup a NAS without using a RAID configuration of some sort, then at least you've got piece of mind if a drive fails or corruption occurs.


Agreed.
I have my NAS in RAID to mirror for full drive failure redundancy and to backup to an external USB drive attached to the NAS to cover mechanical failure of the NAS itself.

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Standard User haydnwalker
(newbie) Tue 11-Jul-17 20:52:44
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Re: Any alternatives to a local NAS?


[re: craski] [link to this post]
 
Depending on how many bays you have in your NAS (3 minimum, 4 preferred) using RAID 6 would give 2 drives, with 2 drive redundancy (Disk1 + Disk2 = Total Space / Disk 3 + Disk 4 = Redundancy).

My Synology NAS only has 2 drives so I'm using the Synology Hybrid RAID for mirroring. I am looking at building either a FreeNAS box or an XPenology box to increase redundancy for our data (and increase space too!)

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Haydn


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Standard User jabuzzard
(learned) Tue 25-Jul-17 17:18:19
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Re: Any alternatives to a local NAS?


[re: baby_frogmella] [link to this post]
 
In my experience what makes the difference is not the NAS device but the drives.

Anything less than enterprise drives with a 5 year warranty and a bit error rate of 10e15 and you are asking for trouble.

The final thing to do is say run a RAID1 and buy your two drives from different manufactures. So say a WD RE drive and a Seagate Iron Wolf Pro. The drives are significantly more expensive, but you really do get what you pay for. By buying two different drives from different manufactures you avoid the issue where there is a problem with a drive model and you loose two drives in quick succession.
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