Gadgets: Synology NAS

This post talks about the need to backup all my photos and videos since Google Photos will charge for this since 15GB. Finally I did it with a Synology NAS.

Check the main features of the Synology NAS 218PLAY

Versatile 2-bay NAS for high-speed file sharing and centralized data management

Synology DS218 comes with a new 64-bit quad-core processor to deliver excellent data transfer speed and supports rich applications such as multimedia streaming, and file syncing and sharing. Data can be further protected with RAID 1 disk mirroring support.

Ultimate file management and sharing

File Station is a web-based, fast and secure management tool built to allow easy, drag-and-drop operations without requiring any complex setup on Mac or PC. Advanced search and filtering tools allow for easy organization and file sharing. For complete compatibility, DS218 supports the following protocols: AFP, FTP, iSCSI, NFS, SMB, and WebDAV.

Access and sync your files seamlessly

Synology Drive provides a built-in universal portal to access your data anytime and anywhere, and synchronize all your files across platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. Learn more

  • Sync files on demand: Save the storage space and network bandwidth of your PC.
  • Go back in time: Easily retrieve previous versions of your shared files.
  • Back up your data: Protect your files with scheduled backups or in real-time.

Easy backup solutions

Back up any computer or mobile device with Synology's comprehensive multi-versioning backup solution. You can protect your computer and NAS against malicious attacks including the rising encryption-based ransomware threats.

Easy file access with QuickConnect

Access files on your Synology NAS over the Internet without the hassle of setting up port forwarding rules, DDNS, or other complicated network settings. QuickConnect allows you to connect via a secure, customizable address, so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Internet-connected device at no additional charge.

Stream content to your TV

Turn your Synology NAS into a home media hub and stream your digital contents to computers, mobile devices, Samsung TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and DLNA devices.

The best HDD to put into this NAS is the Seagate Ironwolf

Check the main features of the Seagate Ironwolf HDDs

IronWolf is designed for all NAS. Discover robust, scalable and powerful 24/7 drives that can handle the workload of multi-user environments and are available in a wide range of capacities. Seagate IronWolf is the power of agility in NAS systems for home users, home offices, small businesses, and SMBs:

  • network storage systems
  • NAS with 1 to 8 bays
  • Desktop and server RAIDs
  • Storage on a media server
  • private cloud

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