I plan on getting my first NAS within the next couple of weeks. I'm pretty excited.

I'll be getting the Synology DiskStation DS918+ and one 10 TB or 12 TB Seagate IronWolf drive to start. (Obviously, I'll buy more drives as I have the money.)

Any opinions from out there in the Fediverse? Please feel free to share them with me.

@kosh I see it's one of the models they support Docker on which is the one thing I don't like about my ARM-based model. Not for all your apps but there's a lot of handy things I wish I had local to the NAS rather than NFS exporting to another box to handle.
Oh, and you already have a UPS for this, right? It can be a tiny bit annoying to get DSM to talk with one managed by NUT but it's not that bad (you just have to have the server configured just-so).

@kosh it's all in what you plan to use it for! Bigger+fewer drives is the right strategy for most of us, given the most common uses and at today's prices. Plus the big ones are usually helium-filled, meaning they run cooler. My only advice: when you get that second drive, just use it to mirror the first one. Both hard drives are going to fail at some point, guaranteed.

@joeld Thanks. I'll likely be running in RAID5 or whatever Synology's version of that is, so I think that is what will happen by default. :-)

@kosh I like synology. You should raid. Hardware will fail.
"Red" drives with nice lifespans and nice OEM warranties are worth the money.

@msmouse I'll RAID for sure once I get another drive. I'll buy the second drive as soon as I can. Just can't afford it in the initial purchase.

@kosh what's a NAS, is that some fancy Minbari server?

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