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post #1 of 5 Old 05-03-2012, 08:33 PM - Thread Starter
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Been looking at getting a Synology NAS for a long time. I will initially start with 2-3 2 or 3tb hdds and fill it up from there. Will be using SHR. The NAS will sit next to the router as will the nettop pc.

I need the server to do the following:
1. backup documents/pictures/music
2. remote backup windows 7/osx
3. File server for nettop pc - xbmc
4. File server for music - not sure about implementation at this point, either sonos (just using synology as file server) or squeeze box (using squeeze center)
5. Torrent downloading
6. NZB downloading

I understand the 411 has an ARM processor and only 512 mb of ram. If I were to step up, I'd step up to the 1512 (once all the blinking blue light of death issues have been resolved). I would skip the 411+II/412+.

Basically is this right for me or do I NEED the atom processor? What would be most taxing (and I'd like it to run without a hitch) are one of the two following scenarios:

1. Downloading Torrents/Newsgroups (and unpacking/repairing files) while streaming 720p/1080p movies.
2. Squeezecenter (if I decide to use it) and Newsgroups/torrents at the same time.


Is the limited ram and processor up to these combined tasks? I'm looking at the newegg sale, so I'd like to have some input before tomorrow night so I can jump on the 411 sale.
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I am NO expert, just learning myself (for video) & as I understand it, the ram will not be an issue for you AT ALL! For me, I will go with the 1512 mainly for expansion later on, not for the extra ram.

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What Carl said...I have a 411j and 210j; both handle SAB/Sick/Couch/Transmission and streaming with no issues.
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For me, I will go with the 1512 mainly for expansion later on, not for the extra ram.

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I have the 411. I love it, but regret not buying one of the bigger models. Especially for the expansion options and the ability to hotswap drives. Actually, I'd get the 1812 instead of the 1512. It's only $200 more and gives you 8 bays.
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What Carl said...I have a 411j and 210j; both handle SAB/Sick/Couch/Transmission and streaming with no issues.

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+1

I have the 411. I love it, but regret not buying one of the bigger models. Especially for the expansion options and the ability to hotswap drives. Actually, I'd get the 1812 instead of the 1512. It's only $200 more and gives you 8 bays.

The price difference between the 411 and 1512 is $400, about the cost of the discounted 411. I figured down the line I could use the 411 as a backup server on the network, and spend the $400 saved on drives right now.

Other option is to wait and get the 1512/1812 later :dunno:
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