Blogathon 24/18

Continuing the everyday look at everyday objects through the camera lens…

Changing gear.

Two weeks ago my NAS started to die.

One of the two storage drives packed up, but because it’s RAIDed (RAID0, to be precise) all the data was still secure and intact.

My immediate course of action was to backup the data to am external 3Tb HDD, and then switch the NAS off, to save wear and tear.

This weekend the NAS replacement programme kicked off.

This baby arrived:

Synology DS418

Synology DS418

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2 Responses to Blogathon 24/18

  1. Masher says:

    I guess you’re gonna be a busy (but happy) boy, then!

    • Brennig says:

      Awesomely, but slightly disappointingly, no I’m not. Synology have really upped their game. It took 28 minutes to get the new NAS up and running, and that included slotting in the drives, formatting them, and then Synology downloading their OS update, RAIDing the drives, and configuring it for remote access. I then built the user profiles and the whole thing was good to go within 45 minutes. Awesome, yet disappointing. I’m porting the 1.75Tb of files over, but as it’s USB3.0 connection directly between the NAS and the EDD, this is also rattling through much quicker than anticipated.