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Synology DS115j 1 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure £72.99 @ amazon.co.uk

£72.99 @ Amazon
Just bought one of these last week for a CCTV set up. Now reduced to £72.99, the cheapest ever. Ideal NAS for somebody not needing any drive failure redundancy. Otherwise buy the ds216j. Read More
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2m, 6d agoFound 2 months, 6 days ago
Just bought one of these last week for a CCTV set up. Now reduced to £72.99, the cheapest ever.

Ideal NAS for somebody not needing any drive failure redundancy. Otherwise buy the ds216j.
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2m, 6d agoFound 2 months, 6 days ago
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2 Likes #1
excellent price for a synology device. i've got the DS116 with a 3TB drive myself, but this is well worth it.
1 Like #2
From reading the reviews the processor seems a little slow. Which faster Synology NAS would people recommend as an alternative?
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dwl99
From reading the reviews the processor seems a little slow. Which faster Synology NAS would people recommend as an alternative?
Qnap
1 Like #4
like the op said, if your happy with no redundancy. I owned a little synology and they are simply great...just great. you can either do a little with these things...or tons! It's up to you.

have some heat
2 Likes #5
dwl99
From reading the reviews the processor seems a little slow. Which faster Synology NAS would people recommend as an alternative?

The DS116 that I have has a 1.8mhz Dual Core processor, compared to the DS115j's single core, 800mhz processor. It also has 1GB of ram compared to 256mb as well so in that respect, it's a pretty significant upgrade.

bikerboytone
like the op said, if your happy with no redundancy. I owned a little synology and they are simply great...just great. you can either do a little with these things...or tons! It's up to you.

have some heat

Sonarr and Sickrage are fantastic apps for these if you want a fully automated television PVR.


Edited By: HankHandsome on Feb 17, 2017 08:34
1 Like #6
It must be slow, the cpu is 800 Ghz, single core!
This is box only, no drive!
1 Like #7
dwl99
From reading the reviews the processor seems a little slow. Which faster Synology NAS would people recommend as an alternative?

The synology numbers follow a pattern [Number of bays][year][speed type] j is the slow one, nothing is medium, + is fast. It depends really what you want to do with it
5 Likes #8
jasee
It must be slow, the cpu is 800 Ghz, single core!

oO
1 Like #9
You would think so but it's not. It's only running a very low resource disk station manager, not bloated windows. Bit like when you can use old laptop to run Linux fast.

jasee
It must be slow, the cpu is 800 Ghz, single core!
This is box only, no drive!
#10
ds216play
dwl99
From reading the reviews the processor seems a little slow. Which faster Synology NAS would people recommend as an alternative?
3 Likes #11
dwl99
From reading the reviews the processor seems a little slow. Which faster Synology NAS would people recommend as an alternative?
If the unit will run the apps and services you require then why do you need faster? A faster unit uses more power. There a page on the Synology website that shows what each of their units can run simultaneously, if your going to keep the unit on 24/7 I suggest get the slowest possible. You only need a 'play' version if you intend transcoding on the fly.
#12
Will this run plex?
#13
Richief
Will this run plex?
i think it'll run i dont think it'll transcode....

what other devices do you want to play off?
#14
Richief
Will this run plex?
yes it will run, no it wont transcode, try and use a KODI client and you'll not need to transcode anything (unless transcoding for remote/mobile access)

Edited By: paulj48 on Feb 17, 2017 10:11
#16
would make a great simple DLNA Video, Photo, and music server that works with all the smart devices, we all seem to have these days
1 Like #17
i primarily use mine for video - i've got a few hundred films and tv shows on it and i run it through my android box with kodi as the front end.

i've tried plex and it looks nice and works fine and all that but i prefer kodi.
1 Like #18
tempted. Currently transferring stuff from 3 older Zyxel NAS boxes to a DS216SE with a pair of 8TB WD Reds in it- something like this would be fun to play with the other applications like surveillance station etc...
1 Like #19
The VPN Server works great......

Allows me to remotely access to my home network, and to watch BBC iplayer from abroad.
#20
MaZSuPeR
would make a great simple DLNA Video, Photo, and music server that works with all the smart devices, we all seem to have these days


Or use Raspberry pi + pidrive instead = quiet, energy efficient, powerful enough.
#21
HankHandsome
i primarily use mine for video - i've got a few hundred films and tv shows on it and i run it through my android box with kodi as the front end.
i've tried plex and it looks nice and works fine and all that but i prefer kodi.
Most people think Kodi is just for pirated movies & tv but it does work very well as a DNLA server/ client.
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captainbeaky
HankHandsome
i primarily use mine for video - i've got a few hundred films and tv shows on it and i run it through my android box with kodi as the front end.
i've tried plex and it looks nice and works fine and all that but i prefer kodi.
Most people think Kodi is just for pirated movies & tv but it does work very well as a DNLA server/ client.

yes, very much so. i'd always wanted such a front end for all my stuff so it was good to discover kodi before it became the de-facto name for piracy.
#23
captainbeaky
HankHandsome
i primarily use mine for video - i've got a few hundred films and tv shows on it and i run it through my android box with kodi as the front end.
i've tried plex and it looks nice and works fine and all that but i prefer kodi.
Most people think Kodi is just for pirated movies & tv but it does work very well as a DNLA server/ client.
go on then tell me where you get the movies and TV content to put on the DNLA server in the first place?
#24
I've just gone for DS216:Play
Does anyone know if the Nest camera can use this for local storage (rather than paying their £££ rates)? Ta.
#25
paulj48
captainbeaky
HankHandsome
i primarily use mine for video - i've got a few hundred films and tv shows on it and i run it through my android box with kodi as the front end.
i've tried plex and it looks nice and works fine and all that but i prefer kodi.
Most people think Kodi is just for pirated movies & tv but it does work very well as a DNLA server/ client.
go on then tell me where you get the movies and TV content to put on the DNLA server in the first place?

Ripped from DVDs and Blu-Rays that you own? Or downloaded from DRM free sources?
#26
I have one of these, it is excellent.

Yes it is the slowest one, but that doesn't mean it can't do anything. I have it running my CCTV system, backing up phones, computers, downloading (stuff :)) and streaming music and video to prime stick etc. It handles it all.

I am going to replace it with a larger 2 bay version, but only because i have found i use it that often i want the added security of raid for my data, saying that i will still be keeping this one and running it elsewhere.

Brilliantly made, great software and really good support when you do something stupid (chmodded /etc/ by accident whoops), you do get what you pay for.
#27
paulj48
captainbeaky
HankHandsome
i primarily use mine for video - i've got a few hundred films and tv shows on it and i run it through my android box with kodi as the front end.
i've tried plex and it looks nice and works fine and all that but i prefer kodi.
Most people think Kodi is just for pirated movies & tv but it does work very well as a DNLA server/ client.
go on then tell me where you get the movies and TV content to put on the DNLA server in the first place?
I make my own.
#28
How much do I have to spend to get the next model up?
#29
I'm really tempted to get one for my cctv but the Surveillance Station software is way too expensive for 8 cameras.
#30
HankHandsome
captainbeaky
HankHandsome
i primarily use mine for video - i've got a few hundred films and tv shows on it and i run it through my android box with kodi as the front end.
i've tried plex and it looks nice and works fine and all that but i prefer kodi.
Most people think Kodi is just for pirated movies & tv but it does work very well as a DNLA server/ client.
yes, very much so. i'd always wanted such a front end for all my stuff so it was good to discover kodi before it became the de-facto name for piracy.
Agreed, now it's just a front-end for dodgy plugins.
Although as a media library I'm not sure where you could find legal content that would make the most of it...

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