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Budget NAS recommendation?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by chickadee, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. chickadee

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 14, 2015

    Posts: 396

    Location: Scotland

    My trusty Netgear Readynas Duo is showing its age, its not exactly speedy but thats not the issue, the web UI refuses to work, i have tried reflashing and it just wont work correctly, Windows10 doesn't play game with the drive either so thought i would maybe look into upgrading.

    I have 2x1tb drives currently in my readynas, older Samsung Spinpoint F1s, they seem perfect as i only ever turn the NAS on for backups. Im not adverse to buying a NAS prepopulated to give me more storage, 2tb (2x2tb) would be great.

    All i want is RAID, a decent Web UI and media streaming around the house.
     
  2. bledd

    Don

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 45,792

    Location: Parts Unknown

    Synology DS218J with WD Red or Seagate Ironwolf drives.

    Or DS218 if you want something a bit more feature rich.
     
  3. chickadee

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 14, 2015

    Posts: 396

    Location: Scotland

    Does anyone know about the Asustor AS1004T, its a 4bay NAS, now i currently has 2x1tb drives which is fine for me at this time, i was wondering, could i get the 4 bay, run it with the 2 drives and when i want install say 2x2tb drives alongside the 1tb drives? im not sure if they have to all be the same size or not.
     
  4. nicknack35

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 5, 2014

    Posts: 1,429