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  1. #21
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    I pulled the trigger this week on the DS218+, got the 3xtra 4GB RAM and a single WD RED 6TB.

    Once I got done fucking around with being able to see it on the network, transfers are a breeze. (Apparently, it doesn't like being plugged straight into the modem, once I put it on the router, it magically appeared....)

    An Explorer-to-Explorer (through Windows) is infinitely faster than through the Synology Web Assistant. I moved 600GB that took about 5 hours through the assistant, and 1.7TB through Explorer in roughly 3.

    Just need to get the Mac pointed at it, and I think we're good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew View Post
    Interesting. The Synology one may be the ticket. I won't ask about RAID, as I:
    A: Know fuck all about it
    B: Don't care to know more about it.
    I'll tell you anyway.

    RAID is a very simple concept.
    Same data is stored to more than one place.

    First type is mirroring, that is IMO only sane backup in use method.
    Like disks 1, 2 and 3 have identical logical contents.

    Second type is splitting, where a logical disk is more than one physical device.

    Combinations of both are also possible.

    Reliability and speed were propably basic thoughts when inventing the thing.
    Until bean counters came and mirroring were left behind.

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    I understand the concept, just never used it in practice.

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