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This is an update on my previous two posts






Synology 1815+ and Synology DX413 Expansion Unit

HDD 1: 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000

HDD 2: 4TB Seagate ST4000DX000

HDD 3: 4TB Western Digital WD40EZRZ

HDD 4: 4TB Seagate ST4000DX000

HDD 5: 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000

HDD 6: 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000

HDD 7: 4TB Western Digital WD40EZRX

HDD 8: 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000

HDD 9: 256GB Drevo X1 Pro

HDD 10: 3TB Western Digital WD30PURX

HDD 11: 3TB Western Digital WD30PURX

HDD 12: 3TB Toshiba DT01ABA300

HDD 13: 2TB Seagate ST2000VX000


Software and Configuration:

Running Synology DSM front end GUI, the 8 x 4TB drives in the main unit are running SHR2 (equivalent to RAID6 so that's 32TB (29.12TB RAW/21.81TB after redundancy) the other 4 drives are running SHR (RAID5) 11TB (10.01TB RAW/7.26TB after redundancy) finally the SSD contains all my Docker containers and any native Synology apps the SSD works really well for this usage and is much quicker than using it as an SSD read cache which I found had a negative performance impact on the unit.


I upgraded from my 412+ around a year ago picking up an 1815+ for around £600 on eBay, about 6 months ago it was warranty replaced due to suffering from the Intel C2000 bug. It runs 24/7 and has been upgraded with 16GB of Crucial RAM, I use it as my main storage server, I make very good use of Docker as all my most useful applications for obtaining Linux ISO's are Dockerised (see my website for guides) It also runs a Minecraft server which is open for anyone to use.


I rarely pick up brand new retail drives (as I am cheap) all the drives currently in use have been either shucked from second hand external drives picked up from eBay or other sites. If you bargain hunt this keeps costs much lower but obviously has inherent risks with not knowing the drives history.



My 412+ is has been effectively retired and now is used for backing up important data, I also keep archives of my photos offsite at work. The 412+ has 6TB of space as I tend to use smaller retired drives in it. I also have a HP Microserver which I just have to play around with, that has a real mish mash of ancient drives from 250GB to 320GB.








| Intel Core i7 7600K | ASRock H170M ITX | 16GB DDR4 | OCZ GTX1060 6GB  |
| Crucial M4 256GB | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB  | Antec True Power 650 | Fractal Design Node 304 | Coolermaster 212+ |

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