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Synology DS418PLAY 4 Bay Diskless Desktop NAS - £294.97 at Laptops Direct
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Been shopping around for one of these for a while, and suddenly Laptops Direct knock a good £100 or more off the price! (This model is normally more like £450) No prior experience… Read more
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Nice one. I saw your post, added one to the basket, then researched an online review, returned to hotukdeals to see the posts re price increase so went back and checked out, still showing at the reduced price. I paid, received confirmation email but a short while later received a phone call saying the item was out of stock at this price but I could order elsewhere for the RRP. I declined of course. Ah well...

Oh and enjoy your new toy
Edited by: "Ciderspace666" 16th Feb
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Ciderspace66638 m ago

Congrats! When did you order exactly


I ordered immediately before posting the deal, maybe by 10-15 minutes or so?

It arrived yesterday and is currently sat on my shelf waiting for some drives to show up!
Congrats! When did you order exactly
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Seems like they're honouring it! Arriving tomorrow, according to DPD - hopefully some others got lucky too, and apologies if you missed out.

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Good luck!
Synology DS718+ 2 Bay Diskless Desktop NAS - £389.98 @ Laptops Direct
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Powered by an Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS718+ delivers excellent file transfer speeds. With the scalability to expand … Read more
igloolad1st Feb

[Image] this one you can upgrade the memory to 6gb it also has link …[Image] this one you can upgrade the memory to 6gb it also has link aggregate which means if your router supports it, you can have2 x gigabit ethernet cables writing to seperate disk thus increasing read/write speeds



If their link aggregation genuinely works by dedicating a port per disk, there's a genius out there that needs to be hit with a large stick.
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33177411-Epkst.jpgthis one you can upgrade the memory to 6gb it also has link aggregate which means if your router supports it, you can have
2 x gigabit ethernet cables writing to seperate disk thus increasing read/write speeds
Edited by: "igloolad" 1st Feb
Microservers have 4 drive bay slots, can have the memory upgraded, can be used to run VMs or dockers and anything else you like. You aren't limited by the supplied OS on a microserver.

Synology boxes are very user friendly however compared to a microserver so it all depends on what you want it for.
What's the difference between this & setting up xpenelogy on a microserver?
I've got a really old Synology 4 drive nas,
the software is really nice to use and they continuously update it.
Synology DS216j 8TB (2 x 4TB WD RED) 2 Bay Desktop NAS Unit for £253.66 @ Amazon
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Fab price. Temporarily out of stock but you can order (y) A versatile personal cloud storage for everyday life Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine Over 112.75 MB/… Read more
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cprasad16th Feb

Received same email


Just FYI - I complained to Amazon and they gave me a 50 quid voucher - might be worth a try too
Revolex7744 m ago

Hello,We regret to inform you that we have been unable to source the …Hello,We regret to inform you that we have been unable to source the following item: "Synology DS216j 8TB (2 x 4TB WD RED) 2 Bay Desktop NAS Unit"http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CMNI0WCOur supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available. This item has now been cancelled from your order #204-8606863-8129921 and we can confirm that you have not been charged for it.We apologise for the length of time it has taken us to reach this conclusion. Until recently, we had still hoped to obtain this item for you.


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Hello,

We regret to inform you that we have been unable to source the following item:

"Synology DS216j 8TB (2 x 4TB WD RED) 2 Bay Desktop NAS Unit"
amazon.co.uk/dp/…0WC

Our supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available. This item has now been cancelled from your order #204-8606863-8129921 and we can confirm that you have not been charged for it.

We apologise for the length of time it has taken us to reach this conclusion. Until recently, we had still hoped to obtain this item for you.
I'm keeping an eye on this thread to see the outcome even though I eventually cancelled my order. I was originally guaranteed no later than the 25th Jan, then the "we're sorry but we're trying to get stock" email, now 31st - 17th Feb, and the website says delivery in 1 - 2 months if you order now. Hope you guys hanging it out eventually get your order...
So wish I'd seen this, good work ☺
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Synology DS415Play 4 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure - £268.98 @ Amazon
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Not a huge fan of these but they can be handy and this is a great price. lowest its ever been. You'll need to choose to buy from Amazon on back-order.
Mines arriving this weekend, apparently. Anyone else get theirs?
Has anyones arrived? Mines listed as expected Dec 25th - I've got the hard drives sat ready!
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My always on N40L micro server is dead Looking forward for some good BF deals on SYnology box.... Can't decide whether the 216Play or the 216+II....
Synology devices aren't great for transcoding with Plex

Might be worth getting a i3 NUC (or SHIELD) to do all the grunt work and have Synology as your storage

Big fan of Synology boxes (but one day I'll give the Microservers a try)
Synology DS115j DiskStation 1-Bay 3TB Network Attached NAS Storage w/ 1x 3TB Hard Drive 151.93 delivered. @ Broadband Buyer
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Compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient, the Synology DS115j DiskStation 1-Bay Network Attached NAS Storage device is perfect for budget-conscious home users looking for a simpl… Read more
good os but poor hardware. so slow. try ds116 for a snappier solution. more ££££ but worth it
Have one of these 1tb version use it to watch movies on my tv excellent and extremely reliable NAS highly recommended
I use mapped drive as it's easier for wife and kids to use. I have a full back up on a removable drive done once a week. And a second removable back up of the really important stuff. E.g documents and photos. Overkill but worst case I nuke computers and diskstation and lose very little
Cannot recommend synology enough. I've had a ds210j for about 6 years and it's superb for all the above reasons. took the time to clean about 2 inches of dust off the fans and it still runs quiet.
Don't have it as a mapped drive in that case, most ransomware will encrypt that as well! Use ftp or make sure you have an offline backup of this too!
Synology Diskstation DS416Play enclosure now only £312.35 delivered @ Amazon
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After my previous Synology NAS deal fail, I think this one might be a bit better - hopefully a lot better as I've just ordered one.
windhoek21st Jun

I've now got my DS416Play NAS up and running. It wasn't all plain sailing …I've now got my DS416Play NAS up and running. It wasn't all plain sailing as the first 4TB Red HDD I ordered ('Like New' from Amazon Warehouse) was a dud as it was dead as a dodo on arrival, so it wasn't until last night when I managed to stick the second 4TB Red HDD I ordered in and got the thing up and running. I haven't faffed about with much of what it can do as it wasn't difficult to get Kodi on my Fire TV to see the NAS via FTP, but I'll have a look at what it can do next week when I'm on annual leave.I bought a 4GB RAM module for it but I don't think it needs it - at least, it doesn't seem so having copied a few files to the NAS last night and then played them flawlessly through Kodi (which, fwiw, will be my primary digital media front end) - but I'll install the RAM anyway seeing as it's here now. I also bought another 4TB Red HDD (the second in real terms as the first was a dud as aforementioned), but that won't arrive until the end of the month as Amazon are out of stock at the moment. Following a successful test drive last night, I'm now wondering why I never bought a NAS years ago lol

​Add a camera or two to it and you'll know why Synology is worth every penny. The cctv app is comparable to some of the best cctv systems.
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I've now got my DS416Play NAS up and running. It wasn't all plain sailing as the first 4TB Red HDD I ordered ('Like New' from Amazon Warehouse) was a dud as it was dead as a dodo on arrival, so it wasn't until last night when I managed to stick the second 4TB Red HDD I ordered in and got the thing up and running. I haven't faffed about with much of what it can do as it wasn't difficult to get Kodi on my Fire TV to see the NAS via FTP, but I'll have a look at what it can do next week when I'm on annual leave.

I bought a 4GB RAM module for it but I don't think it needs it - at least, it doesn't seem so having copied a few files to the NAS last night and then played them flawlessly through Kodi (which, fwiw, will be my primary digital media front end) - but I'll install the RAM anyway seeing as it's here now. I also bought another 4TB Red HDD (the second in real terms as the first was a dud as aforementioned), but that won't arrive until the end of the month as Amazon are out of stock at the moment.

Following a successful test drive last night, I'm now wondering why I never bought a NAS years ago lol


Edited by: "windhoek" 21st Jun 2017
Windows and Synology DSM are very different OSs. I have apps on my phone to access my music, transcoded video, my IPcams, etc. that would be far harder to set up with Windows.
unconfirmed22 h, 45 m ago

RAID 5 with disks larger than 1TB is a bad idea. 4TB is just asking for …RAID 5 with disks larger than 1TB is a bad idea. 4TB is just asking for trouble. May as well JBOD to get more space.



cava8322 h, 41 m ago

Raid 5 should not be used. Should not be recommended. End of. This was a …Raid 5 should not be used. Should not be recommended. End of. This was a good deal, it's gone up to £372 now. I have a 1513+ and considered buying this. Good devices.


I agree, RAID 6 at least or don't bother.

The principle of running RAID with just one redundancy is silly IMO. If one fails then the stress of restoring the array is then put onto the other drives increasing the odds of another one failing, and because the likelihood is that the drives are the same age that they are also at an age where they are more likely to fail during the restore. Still a small percentage chance, but if the data is valuable enough for RAID to begin with then it ought to be valuable enough to not want losing during a rebuild. Obviously RAID 6 isn't bullet proof, and other backups (especially cloud or in another building) are also recommended, but if there is (off the top of my head) a 2% chance of failure per drive restoring RAID 5 then that will be a 6% chance of being screwed on a 4 bay. With RAID 6 that would go to 0.24% (4% of 6%) which is far far safer than 6%! Of course the 2% chance is just a number picked from my head so could be more, could be less IRL but I think the maths involving that figure is correct.

Also worth noting I had two drives start to die within a few days of each other (lots of bad sectors) in my 413 so I had to replace them and rebuild my RAID.

Or save time and use Windows

profet

I have both a Gen8 Microserver and a proper synology device. The Gen8 is … I have both a Gen8 Microserver and a proper synology device. The Gen8 is really powerful and cheap, but you need to be a tech geek to get it working and keep it updated. I spend a lot of time on forums - think bootloaders, modifying grub files and checking usb pid/vid values. If you are excited by that, get the Gen8 with Xpenology. If not, pay the money and get a real a device.


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Synology DS416PLAY 4-bay NAS Enclosure only £345.79 delivered @ AmazonFR
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The Synology DS416PLAY 4-bay NAS enclosure is currently £345.79 delivered at AmazonFR. It's £370.98 @ AmazonUK and as far as I can tell, this is as cheap as it gets. It might get c… Read more
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£335.06 Amazon UK - … £335.06 Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GB9ZJ3Q?m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=idealocouk-21&ascsubtag=WcW_stWE_bR_mNPCt2dAQg



I've been comparing prices with this one at Amazon; what's the difference between this and the one you posted if any? Is it simply a case of Amazon having two webpages for the same product?

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Looks like the price jumped from 368 euros to 393.73. Deal over then... if it ever was a deal judging by the cold votes.
Synology DS415+/24TB-RED (4 x 6 TB) 24 TB Network Attached Storage £554.80 @ Amazon
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Up to 24 TB Personal Multimedia Bank 1080p Full HD Video Transcoding on the Fly Concurrent Multi-Channel Streaming DLNA-Certified Media Server 1.6GHz Dual Core CPU with Floating Po… Read more
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Just had an email from Amazon saying this is back in stock - for £850 - from a just launched 3rd party seller. Yeah - no thanks!
baronbuzby

I'm upgrading from a DS216J



Guess it makes sense to stick with Synology then.

I've decided to grab a HP Gen 8 and run Xpenology and either pfsense/openvpn appliance on VM's. Figure I can swap out the processor for one with AES-NI and get good throughput for openvpn remote access. Plus have the option of using the 5th bay for expansion.
Mentos

Why the Play? Cheapest I've seen is around £370. The QNAP TS453A seems … Why the Play? Cheapest I've seen is around £370. The QNAP TS453A seems better value though at about the same price.


I'm upgrading from a DS216J
DoctorDeals

What... I can believe it, anyone else get the good news overnight?



What that they cancelled?
What... I can believe it, anyone else get the good news overnight?
Synology 214 4TB (2x2TB) NAS Drive £73.72 @ Amazon
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Just looking around at what upgrades are around from my trusty 1TB WD My Book World and came across this. Great price for a 4TB NAS let alone this one. I've just bought it but it… Read more
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Unfortunately honoured glitches are becoming a thing of the past. A few slip through but not like the fun of 5-10 years ago.
meanmoose

How did u get that



Went on live chat and said I was disappointed that the order was cancelled and I expected better from them they extended my prime by another month they'll add a month of prime for late deliveries etc
Yes also cancelled. One day a Class Action against Amazon ? Establish a penalty 5 % of item value in compensation to all who ordered ?
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Mine cancelled as well.
Synology DiskStation DS115j 3 TB (1x 3 TB) 1 Bay Desktop Network Attached Storage £147.84 - Sold and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Size Name:3 TB | Style Name:WD Red Product Description Compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient, DS115j is perfect for budget-conscious home users looking for a simple, yet f… Read more
I see what you mean when now, I read your original comment to be just a non-cloud disk enclosure rather than a Synology. My mistake.
Mada06

Absolutely clueless.


Clueless ??
Synology-DS115j Diskless
3TB Red WD Nas Drive
Total For Diskless Synology-DS115j PLUS 3tb WD Red Hard drive £175.32
Saving On this Deal £27.48
And yes i have my own NAS which i stream all my movies and music with plex
You should be looking for a Nas with a minimum of a Dual-core CPU if you want to Stream 1080p with out issues.
The DiskStation DS115j uses a Marvell Armada 370 system-on-chip, running at 800MHz, which places it at the lower end of Synology's NAS range..
256mb DDR3 that you can not upgrade.
No USB 3.0
Synology DS216j Is Better With Dual Core Ram

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Price went up.
robert260574

£100 for 3tb Red WD Hard Dive so your paying for £47 for Enclosure . … £100 for 3tb Red WD Hard Dive so your paying for £47 for Enclosure ..Diskless Enclosure is £72 saving of around £25 ..seen better saving out there



Absolutely clueless.
kencol

How is this not a good deal? Show me better and I'll be buying it!


​It is a good deal but the dim people on here think it's just an hdd and nas enclosure. They don't realise it's actually a fully fledged network & cloud server.
Synology DS115j 1 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure £72.99 @ amazon.co.uk
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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 … Read more
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HankHandsome

yes, very much so. i'd always wanted such a front end for all my stuff … 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...
I'm really tempted to get one for my cctv but the Surveillance Station software is way too expensive for 8 cameras.
How much do I have to spend to get the next model up?
paulj48

go on then tell me where you get the movies and TV content to put on the … 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.
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.
Synology DS216Play NAS - 2 Bay, Enclosure ONLY £205.18 @ Technoworld
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Typically £230 on eBay for the enclosure only. Of course you will need to buy your own HDD's but these can be found on eBay starting around £50 for a 1TB drive. Shipping is free… Read more
Heat from me, Buddy! One of the best, well thought out 2-bay NAS solutions available. I have the DS416play (4 drives), and it gives me an excellent day-to-day NAS capability, with up to 12TB of 'safe' storage available (4 x 4TB HGST NAS drives). I also keep an identical drive in the components cupboard, should one of the 4 drives fail. Swap out, and in a few hours, everything is back to normal. However, I do also use cloud back-up - after all, my house could burn down!
Synology DS115j DiskStation 1-Bay 3TB £162.68 delivered @ Broadbandbuyer
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Cheapest price I've found for this very good entry level media streaming NAS. Over 102.89 MB/s Reading, 61.59 MB/s Writing Runs on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)
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Doogeh

Great little device, use mine all the time. The read and write speeds are … Great little device, use mine all the time. The read and write speeds are better than advertised using WD red drives.Recommend you go RAID 1 with dual redundancy, then you've got very few worries about losing data!


as people have said this is a 1 bay only device, you can plug an external USB hard drive in though and it'll automatically keep a back up on it.

Surely some kind of witchcraft.

jaffamuffin

RAID1 with one disk?


Doogeh

Great little device, use mine all the time. The read and write speeds are … Great little device, use mine all the time. The read and write speeds are better than advertised using WD red drives.Recommend you go RAID 1 with dual redundancy, then you've got very few worries about losing data!



RAID1 with one disk?

You'll need a 2-bay Synology box, like the DS215j.

Doogeh

Great little device, use mine all the time. The read and write speeds are … Great little device, use mine all the time. The read and write speeds are better than advertised using WD red drives.Recommend you go RAID 1 with dual redundancy, then you've got very few worries about losing data!


Great little device, use mine all the time. The read and write speeds are better than advertised using WD red drives.

Recommend you go RAID 1 with dual redundancy, then you've got very few worries about losing data!
synology with 4x 5tb £539 Dispatched and sold by ADMI Limited UK / Amazon
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Amazing price. The drives alone would cost more than this
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yeah apologies. I had it in my basket for ,,£539. This company are clearly at it.
I'll delete this post.
sorry
Yup would have bought that; for sure. Looking to upgrade my ageing DS410.
Yup, not £539. Would be a bargain if it was.
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Synology DS216j 2 Bay Desktop NAS - No HDD - £139.99 @ Amazon UK
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My Seagate Centel 2TB NAs died just over 2 week ago and have been looking around for a suitable replacement. Synology, although a little bit more expsensive, seem to be a better r… Read more
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WelshJester

Does it matter how powerful a NAS is if using something like a Nvidia … Does it matter how powerful a NAS is if using something like a Nvidia Shield to stream the videos? Or is it just simpler to connect an external HDD to the Shield at that point?



I bought this NAS as my last one died but before I got this one I was putting an external drive into the shield and I tell you what, it was a complete nightmare. I know for some dont mind but considering I was putting stuff on there daily, it became a pain as I always had to disconnect and reconnect. Thats why I like the joy of the NAS. Set it up correctly with Kodi and the job's a good un
kowalski

sorry doesn't seem a deal to me going off Camelx3standard price … sorry doesn't seem a deal to me going off Camelx3standard price £129-£140Do not get a Synology if you need to transcode HQ files with Plex. You will need another HTPC to do the grunt work. If all your files are encoded in lower quality or mp4 then you should be ok.I find Kodi a better solution and less fussy but your experience may vary.Synology has VideoStation which will player HQ files though


Does it matter how powerful a NAS is if using something like a Nvidia Shield to stream the videos? Or is it just simpler to connect an external HDD to the Shield at that point?
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flashjmp

can this be encrypted ?


Im currently running a VPN 24/7 on there (not the same i know) and the synology community is pretty good. Might want to have a quick google
can this be encrypted ?
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kowalski

sorry doesn't seem a deal to me going off Camelx3standard price … sorry doesn't seem a deal to me going off Camelx3standard price £129-£140Do not get a Synology if you need to transcode HQ files with Plex. You will need another HTPC to do the grunt work. If all your files are encoded in lower quality or mp4 then you should be ok.I find Kodi a better solution and less fussy but your experience may vary.Synology has VideoStation which will player HQ files though



I Use Kodi to play files as I have never liked Plex and the way it works. yeah I know its technically not a deal but was the cheapest I found that was still in stock
Synology DS216play NAS - £193.99 Delivered @ Maplin.co.uk
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Cheapest price i've found online for the Synology DS216play with built in 4k transcoding. • Centralise and back up your digital contents, which you can share easily across platfor… Read more
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Appears to have gone up £219.99 or was the price in conjunction with a cash back?
Would be perfect if not for the price of HDD
a NAS with video output is a computer.

use a Chromecast with it
Maplin now have stock again. Just ordered one
dante2000

I am not voting anyway but I think the HP microserver with the cashback … I am not voting anyway but I think the HP microserver with the cashback at around 120 is a better deal. It has also 4 baysapparently you can also install http://www.freenas.org/for-home/ to it.



​You could also spin up enterprise grade NAS like NetApp Ontap on a micro server too.
Synology DS216j 2 Bay Desktop Network Attached Storage Enclosure £129.99 @ Amazon
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According to the camels this has dropped to nearly its lowest price of Amazon again, so if anyone was on the lookout for the price to drop A versatile personal cloud storage for e… Read more
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Just got mine delivered via flubit. Quicker than amazon!
Anyone know about an updated model of this being released?
kotr

Do you run dsm on the vm so you can backup to That location? Of i … Do you run dsm on the vm so you can backup to That location? Of i understand this Means you dont need a synology as a destination device to run a backup over rsync.



The VM is my main file storage; I don't back up to it, I back it up to a couple of 4TB USB drives. However, it is a fully functioning copy of DSM and it can act as an rsync target.
Berhwale

The CPU in the DS216j doesn't have enough grunt to transcode. You'll … The CPU in the DS216j doesn't have enough grunt to transcode. You'll have issues unless your clients are capable of direct playing your media and have sufficient network bandwidth to handle higher bit rate streams.This is still an excellent price for this but of kit.


Wasn't transcoding that was the problem. The server would just disappear randomly, effectively crashing and needing to reboot the nas to get plex to restart. It would work fine for a couple of days maybe then disappear again. Wasn't uncommon looking at the plex forum. In fairness there was good dialogue and regular updates too try and fix it. I just can't be bothered with trying to keep up when the standard media streamer works fine with my Samsung telly, just doesn't look as pretty

Good info. I can see myself looking into this.

Berhwale

The Synology OS is called DSM. The Xpenology software is a bootloader … The Synology OS is called DSM. The Xpenology software is a bootloader that allows you to run DSM on non-Synology hardware (including virtualized on VMware ESXi, Hyper-V, etc.).I run an Xpenology/DSM virtual machine on my server. This VM runs the standard Synology Plex server package which streams/transcodes and syncs to various devices running the Plex clients: Nexus 6P phone, two Nvidia Shield TVs, Roku3, Plex Native and Web Clients on Windows PCs and a Chromebook.



Synology DS716+ mk1 NAS Server Half Price £188.50  @ (Amazon Lightning Deal)
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I'm a big Synology fan, the DS716+ got a revamp to the mk2, the only difference is the processor has bumped up a step. Apparently their were issues with the processor supply, which… Read more
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Isn't unusual even. bit do some research on reliability
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I'm all about HGST drives, the only drives i have recommended in recent years have been the Samsung F4's and Hitachi Deskstars. I did worry that WD would turn them to trash but it seems WD have taken the best of Hitachi and integrated it into their Red Drives rather then putting their WD stuff into HGST.

I have 3 (now 4) synology units and never had a.single drive failure with hitachi/hgst. I hear good things post-hgst about WD Red too, but no hands on experience.

the hgst 4tb models routinely go for 125-127 ish on scan.co.uk's Today Only offer page. Just keep an eye out.

the only brand I urge you and anyone else to avoid is seagate, I had 100% failure rate over 12 drives Inc RMA's in less than 3 yrs. Seems my.experience isn't usually.
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StevenMCR

​it works as a full webserver, media server, back up Inc time machine, v … ​it works as a full webserver, media server, back up Inc time machine, vpn, downloader, music streamer, does loads with a nice os to make it neat and easy.



The vpn could be useful to watch local tv while abroad, the rest is interesting but there are less manual ways to do them imo. Though an email server would be cool and maybe a today info display. I need to look into a way to see if this can download/cache any stream, like YouTube videos etc. That would be useful. Will give it a whirl. The os is the best thing about it, love how well it's laid out.

Recommend a specific brand hard drive?
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StillTheFlyest

I've been wanting to get a synology for a while but now that I have ms … I've been wanting to get a synology for a while but now that I have ms office with tb of data, I'm not sure how useful this will be. What else can you do with it?If I wanted to login to my pc/Mac at home, would this allow me to do it in a secure gateway way?Anything else?



​it works as a full webserver, media server, back up Inc time machine, vpn, downloader, music streamer, does loads with a nice os to make it neat and easy.
Synology DS216play @ Amazon £168.97 cheapest ever price
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Synology DiskStation DS216play is a two-bay feature-rich NAS with powerful multimedia processing and real-time transcoding of 4K Ultra HD source content, perfect for multimedia and… Read more
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been waiting for a nas drive to go down in price and just my luck its back up

looking to get a synology ds216j (normal version) with 6tb
Out of all the NAS I have tried Synology are the best, mainly due to the superb operating system. Although I don't like Plex so I'd be happy with this.
However anyone that does like Plex XPEnology is basically the same OS that synology use but can run on most hardware so a decent spec server with XPEnology would be best of both.
hitman007

The QNAP TVS-871T-i7-16G 8 Bay one seems reasonable for £2200 from amazon


That's the one I've gone for
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Synology DS216+ 8TB 2 Bay Desktop NAS Unit £321.94 @ Amazon
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Found 31st May 2016Found 31st May 2016
Enclosure alone is £248.65 making 8TB drive just £73.29. The 2/4/6 and 8TB are all priced at £321.94? some kind of glitch there.
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Mine was cancelled this morning, although Amazon could have done this sooner...
It was still showing as 'expected today' at 7am. Then just after 7.15am, cancelled.

https://s32.postimg.org/3v3lpuio5/synology.png
Mines been cancelled also. Devastated
jimborae

My order for a 6Tb model has just been cancelled after weeks of waiting. … My order for a 6Tb model has just been cancelled after weeks of waiting. Gutted.


Same, expected dispatch date was today but I received this email instead

"We regret to inform you that we have been unable to source the following item:

"Synology DS216+ 6 TB 2 Bay Desktop Network Attached Storage Unit"
amazon.co.uk/dp/…34M

Our supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available. This item has now been cancelled and we can confirm that you have not been charged for it.

Please accept our apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience caused."

My flubit order is still alive, but I had even less hope for that to go through.

Congrats for those fast people that got it, use it well.
My order for a 6Tb model has just been cancelled after weeks of waiting. Gutted.
tiggerloveslife

Yes...it arrived on Friday although the predicted date was next Tuesday … Yes...it arrived on Friday although the predicted date was next Tuesday so has arrived earlier than expected :DDon't know if it's any help but I ordered about 5.43am on 1st of June and it was showing as Temporarily out of stock at that point.



​That's good to hear. Mine hasn't been cancelled yet so I'm still hoping there's a chance it'll be dispatched. Have you set it up yet? Any tips you could share setting it up as I'm new to Nas drives just incase mine ever turns up.
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