Synology DS918+

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by marshac, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. marshac

    marshac [H]ard|Gawd

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    This thing is bomb. I’ve got it upgraded to 16GB of RAM with two M.2 drives for I/O cache. It’s running a Windows 2016 virtual machine and all the usual Synology goodies. Really amazing piece of hardware, and if you’re looking for a new NAS, it’s well worth a look.
     
  2. Lateralus

    Lateralus More [H]uman than Human

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    Nice, I have the last gen 1515+ with upgraded memory but it does not have the M.2 NVMe support. It's my third Synology and they've all been flawless! I guess if/when I upgrade it, I'll get to see how much difference the enhanced I/O caching makes...but that'll likely be a while.
     
  3. ullbeking

    ullbeking n00bie

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    I've heard great things about it too. As a matter of fact, if I were to start all over again in building my home lab, the first thing I would do is to get exactly that NAS. And then to build a backup and disaster recovery solution around it. And then let everything else take over from there (virt host, etc).
     
  4. vidoprof

    vidoprof Limp Gawd

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    I have the older 1812+ and really love it for a huge storage / backup solution with (2) drive fault tolerance... BUT I seriously don't use it for anything else.

    I don't stream anything.. I don't have movies or music.. I just use it for all the photos and videos I need to backup (I am a photographer for work).

    Am I missing anything that would be awesome to have ? I would love to figure out how to get to my videos and photos remotely, but I never really figured out how to set that up.

    Ryan G
     
  5. Vengance_01

    Vengance_01 [H]ardness Supreme

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    They are very nice but cost alot of $$$
     
  6. ullbeking

    ullbeking n00bie

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    I'm actually looking into a setting up a secondary home NAS, and I wonder if this model might be hit the sweet spot in just the right way. I'll be keeping a very close eye on this model.

    I've heard it's great for running Docker and also for hosting services, as well as functioning as a NAS, i.e., its primary function. Does anybody have experience with this? For example, I'd love to set up Apache, a self-hosted photo application, and simply serve up my photo albums directly from this machine. Is it suitable for this? Am I extending it too for, or should I keep it strictly or NAS functionality?
     
  7. marshac

    marshac [H]ard|Gawd

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    I have a Windows Server VM running on the 918+ with 16GB RAM (it works fine- I'm using HX316LS9IBK2), 8GB of that as well as two of the four cores allocated to the VM. I've got IIS, Lucee and MSSQL running on it. Speed is reasonable for what I'm doing- obviously not suitable for a website with any serious volume of visitors. Plex runs within the native OS and supports hardware transcoding acceleration. Overall for $549 it's a tremendous piece of hardware, and for a few hundred more you can really deck it out with more RAM and two NVMe modules. It also supports the external drive bay, so adding more storage won't require you to ditch your current drives.