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Originally Posted by jamalsidAre the Synology single bay NAS boxes worth getting? I really want to get a NAS box but don't want to spend much money and I also don't need masses of storage space.
Originally Posted by TheLegendJoeQuote:Originally Posted by jamalsidAre the Synology single bay NAS boxes worth getting? I really want to get a NAS box but don't want to spend much money and I also don't need masses of storage space.
I've got a 4 bay Synology NAS, I only use two of the Bays at the moment (my data requirements haven't gone over 3TB yet, but I have raided up 2 3TB drive...) Bu never get a single bay NAS, unless you can back it up all the time to somewhere else!
And after a week, you'll be glad you've spent the extra money, I use my NAS all the time, I use it for music from work, photos for the family, and all my DVD's and music collection is stored on there, accesable from anywhere! For instance, if I want to carry on watching a tv series or movie with the GF when I go to hers, I just log in and can stream the content or download it to her laptop, easy peasy :)
Originally Posted by Somer_HimpsonWhy don't you just move in with her?
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Not that it was particularly busy before, which makes us wonder why Synology decided to do this instead of having all the apps you need ready to go at the start. But as we said, it's a pain-free process. It might just take you a little longer to get going.
Originally Posted by The ArticleSomething that seems a little odd is that Synology has decided to omit both USB 3 and anything in the way of front USB ports or an SD card reader from the DS212j.
Originally Posted by The ArticleThese are entered when you setup your DDNS, but for some reason when trying to get local PCs connected, it kept throwing wrong password messages back at us. As it happens, you need to enter info you use to access the DiskStation locally - so instead of the ezCloud ID, use the DiskStation's local IP address, then the admin username and password for the DiskStation itself - not those given in the ezCloud setup. Genius.
Originally Posted by timmehtimmehPS. Why would anyone put their nas on an 802.11n connection in a shed? Seriously? You would cut all access to the drive back to sub 100mb cat5 networking.
Synology has also upped the hard disk capacity support from 3TB per drive to 4TB, although the latter have yet to make an appearance on shop shelves at the time of writing.
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