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Old 03-05-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Looking into buying a Synology DS212+, need advice

Hello, I am looking into buying a NAS fron Synology (DS212+). Using it as a mini server for small business (file sharing, web hosting, etc). DOes anyone has similar experience in this, and does it have sufficient juice or should I look into a full server setup?

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:43 AM   #2
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Re: Looking into buying a Synology DS212+, need advice

Hi,

I am currently building a 42TB NAS (12x 3TB hard drives). As I understand this is only network accessed storage. You use this in conjuntion with a switch and it is not a stand alone computer/server. The reason for NAS is primarily for multiple computers to have quick access to storage and not have to go through a server. If you only have one computer you should just get a server with storage inside.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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Re: Looking into buying a Synology DS212+, need advice

If you're looking for a Web server, a NAS is NOT the solution for you!

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By Web hosting, do you mean online storage?
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Re: Looking into buying a Synology DS212+, need advice

Yes I understand a NAS is primary for sharing files, but I saw the spec it can also run web server

check the spec here.

Just want to know if it's powerful enough for web server duty as well....
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I'm sure it is, they are used for Enterprise purposes mostly and I think they all have onboard RAID controllers.
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