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Old 21st April 2021, 02:30   #1  |  Link
tugatomsk9
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Synology NAS "conundrum"

I'm thinking of building a NAS with a RAID 10 array so I could manage more easily my vast multimedia collection and home videos that may go up to 64TB in the near future (128TB using a RAID 10 array).

I've been looking up the Synology DS1821+ (8 bay) due to its many features and possible upgrades but especially because of accepting 16TB drives instead of "just" 14TB drives.

https://www.storagereview.com/review...-ds1821-review

However, a major shortcoming for me is its maximum volume size of 108TB regardless of disk size, even though eight 16TB drives give 128TB.

Am I missing something? Is getting an expansion deck the only option for me?

Does anyone have better suggestions? The Synology brand has been growing on me after reading some articles.


EDIT: I found this Toshiba 16TB Enterprise but I'm not sure if it's suitable for NAS, even though it's cheaper than any other 16TB NAS drives from other brands.

https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-MG08A.../dp/B0832BL1HC

Last edited by tugatomsk9; 24th April 2021 at 15:34. Reason: new info
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