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NAS help

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by socreative, Nov 29, 2018.

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  1. socreative

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 29, 2006

    Posts: 534

    I currently have an aging Synology DS212 DiskStation NAS that I want to replace with something not so expensive but fast ideally.

    I do photography so want to move my photos to NAS storage but I really need it to be fast. I haven't been following the NAS market much lately so have no idea what's good on the market now.

    Would be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.

    Thanks
     
  2. Azra

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 27, 2010

    Posts: 642

    Location: South Coast

    How fast? 10gbe fast or just hdd fast?
     
  3. socreative

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 29, 2006

    Posts: 534

    thanks for reply. I definitely need something faster than HDD. I am currently editing photos that are stored on the external HDD. I think 10gb would be very nice to have.

    This looks like a nice solutions but is going to be a little pricey including all drives. Wonder is there's anything cheaper.

    ** NO Competitor please **
     
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  4. Azra

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 27, 2010

    Posts: 642

    Location: South Coast

    Many qnap Nas boxes have a pci-e slot, from their 2 bay solutions up and a relatively inexpensive 10gbe card. Maybe look at YouTube for possibilities. Or ask @robbieonthetube from Nas compares
     
  5. pp111

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 22, 2018

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    I am far from an expert on this, but I would be tempted to spend some time experimenting how beneficial such a system would be to you. The reason I say that is becuase I do pretty much the same as you on one of my PC's, and even moving data from one disk to another inside the PC I am getting less than the equivalent of 1Gbps. This limitation is for the disk given the quantity and size of files I am using. So my thoughts are that you have to be very careful here that you don't spend a lot of money and practicallty achieve very little. It may come down more to the disk drives you have than the NAS... I don't know.
     
  6. bloodiedathame

    Soldato

    Joined: May 11, 2007

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    Location: Surrey

    How many TBs of photos do you have, what is your largest file size? Unlikely you'll need 10Gbe, but Thunderbolt may be an option, or even USB3 external drives.