Pls recommend good and affordable NAS for home use

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  1. Leon21

    Leon21 Active Member

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    I'm able to purchase it tax free and shipping fee won't add much to the purchase price via Buyandship. However upon checking Newegg again, the $439.99 price is no longer being offered :(.

    What resources should I check out as a first time NAS user?
     
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    I agree. Buying grey units comes with it the risk of losing out on after-sales local support. You may also be denied service even if you’re willing to pay for it. We don’t have good consumer protection here so if the local authorized service center decides to play hardball, you’re screwed. There’s also the matter of it being damaged during shipping.

    It all comes down to one question.... Are you a betting man?

    Personally, I’d buy local for peace of mind.... unless it’s 50% off then I’ll probably risk it and buy two.
     
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    After missing out on the discounted offer, I ended up purchasing thru Lazada (IT World).

    I normally wouldn't have any qualms since I buy a lot of stuff overseas, but since this is data related, local warranty definitely plays an important factor. That said, I'm excited to dive into having a NAS! I've been eyeing one for a few years now and finally decided to scratch the itch.
     
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    I was also looking for that when I saw your post, but yeah the deal was dead when I checked.

    The last time I got a deal for a 4-bay (DS412) was a refurb from Amazon with a landing price of 14k at that time. I thought that time it was a good deal.

    Based on experience, Synology NAS can be set up easily by non-power users. However if you need a guide first, here is a good write up with screenshots:

    Synology NAS Setup & Configuration Guide!
     
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    Thanks for this information. Very useful.
     
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    im new to NAS. jsut got my Ds220+! yahoo! now im setting it up i just finished setting up the volume and share folder. Now whats next? install apps? what apps should i install?

    My main reason for getting the NAS is to back up my iphones data/photo, ipad data/photo, laptops data/photo and even my wifes desktop/laptop/iphones.

    im kinda lost and i dont know where to start! information overload! hahah THANKS guys
     
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    I would recommend updating to DiskStation Manager 7.0 if you haven’t already.

    There are guides for whatever you want to do in DSM Help. There’s a backup guide on the front page and you can also search other tutorials using keywords.

    I also find the video tutorials by Wundertech on Youtube helpful.
     

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