NAS Server

Discussion in 'Computers and Hardware' started by we_are_borg, Dec 18, 2016.

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  1. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Moderator

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    Who runs a nas server at home?

    I am running a Synology 412+ with 4x4TB harddisks in raid 5 so effectivly i have 10.8TB of free space.
     
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  2. HybridVM

    HybridVM HybridVM - Dedicated Hosting

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    I run a TVS-871 i3 with 8x2TB SSD raid 10 just for personal use like home security, personal file stuff like that.
     
  3. zappaDPJ

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    I've been considering one for a while but I need SSD support which seems to limit my options somewhat. Size wise I'd be looking for 20TB+
     
  4. pierce

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    Do you have a 10g network too?
     
  5. zappaDPJ

    zappaDPJ Administrator

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    I do. It's a work in progress, it's running mostly on Cat 5e cabling which needs upgrading but I'm getting there.
     
  6. Danielx64

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    Honestly I don't have enough data to warrant needing a NAS server plus I only have one computer (and my phone) so it not really needed.
     
  7. we_are_borg

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    In the beginning i didn't have enough data but the data i have was importent to me. Thats why i bought a synology so i can have raid 5 with normal backups its fine and save. Now i have the tast for it and upgraded to get over 10TB i want to digitize all documents i have. For this i bought a document scanner. I also want to restart to hobbies of mine that will take lots of storage to.
     
  8. Snog

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    I run one with 6 - 2TB drives strictly for home theater use. I don't run raid because if anything happens, I always have the original discs to recreate anything that might be lost. My blu-rays and DVDs see human hands once when they are converted for storage on the drives and are put away after that. All drives go to sleep after 1 hour of inactivity.
     
  9. zappaDPJ

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    I've spent the last 18 months copying/ripping my entire tape/record/CD collection plus I've digitised a lifetime's worth of photographs. All that's left to do is a couple of thousand videos, DVDs and blu-rays :eek: Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
     
  10. Snog

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    Video tapes I can't help you with. I've never done them.

    For DVDS and Blu-rays I use makemkv to extract them from the disc and then compress them with ffmpeg to a reasonable size of usually around 4 to 5 gig. This is the command I use for ffmpeg which gives a very good display and copies the audio in it's original form.
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    ffmpeg -i source.mkv -c:v libx264 -preset fast -crf 20 -c:a copy desitnation.mkv
    
    It's a slow process and it did take a long time for me to get all of my original discs converted for the NAS. If all of the drives failed today, I'd be spending months (if not years) re-ripping the discs. As it is now, it takes about 1.5 hours on average to rip and compress a new video.
     
  11. zappaDPJ

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    Thanks, that's really helpful :)
     
  12. Danielx64

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    How fast is your computer?
     
  13. Snog

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    The one I rip with is a 3.4 Ghz quad core running windows in a VirtualBox window that uses 2 cores and 4Gb memory. The one I compress with is a 2.4 Ghz dual quad core with 32Gb of memory.
     
  14. Danielx64

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    That explain why it takes so long:)
     
  15. Snog

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    Yeah. I could probably reduce the time if I used the command line version of makemkv on the linux dual quad. But I don't like the command line version. :)

    EDIT: I just checked and it appears makemkv now includes a GUI for linux. So, I just might give that a try.
     
  16. lordi

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    I really interesting buying NAS, :)
    saving some money for that
     
  17. abdfahim

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    Mine is Synology DS215j, 2x1TB HD mirrored with Raid-1, so available space 1TB
     
  18. tekboi

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    Right now, i'm using a Western Digital "WD My Cloud". But i'm considering building my own NAS so I can do more like run PLEX on it. Anybody else have experience running plex on a NAS?
     
  19. we_are_borg

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    I have runned it on my Synology 412+ worked great.
     
  20. pierce

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    What hardware (switch / router ) are you using / planning to use??
     
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