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Homemade NAS to replace DS 215j

Please help. I want to upgrade my synology DS 215j. I would like to recycle... or better still swap my existing 2x3gb wd red drives into it. 

I have a mini itx case. I was looking to build as quiet and energy efficient  a NAS as possible ... and for cheaper than I can buy a newer synology. Any tips ?

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2 hours ago, Felixthehousecat said:

Please help. I want to upgrade my synology DS 215j. I would like to recycle... or better still swap my existing 2x3gb wd red drives into it. 

I have a mini itx case. I was looking to build as quiet and energy efficient  a NAS as possible ... and for cheaper than I can buy a newer synology. Any tips ?

How many users will it be supporting this may work

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pZMZbh

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13 hours ago, Felixthehousecat said:

Please help. I want to upgrade my synology DS 215j. I would like to recycle... or better still swap my existing 2x3gb wd red drives into it. 

I have a mini itx case. I was looking to build as quiet and energy efficient  a NAS as possible ... and for cheaper than I can buy a newer synology. Any tips ?

What is your budget for the NAS build? If you want, you can get a rack server, such as a Dell R710 or R720 from ebay and install FreeNas or any other OS you want.

 

Here's a Dell R720 for less than £300 comes with 2x 16 cores Xeons and 48gb ram and 900gb SAS disk. Not bad for a NAS. That's if you want to go with this route or want to build your own server.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124674118215?hash=item1d07281247%3Ag%3A0VIAAOSw~BdgcIuc&LH_BIN=1

 

 

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19 hours ago, Sir Asvald said:

What is your budget for the NAS build? If you want, you can get a rack server, such as a Dell R710 or R720 from ebay and install FreeNas or any other OS you want.

 

Here's a Dell R720 for less than £300 comes with 2x 16 cores Xeons and 48gb ram and 900gb SAS disk. Not bad for a NAS. That's if you want to go with this route or want to build your own server.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124674118215?hash=item1d07281247%3Ag%3A0VIAAOSw~BdgcIuc&LH_BIN=1

 

 

If a DS215j was almost enough for his needs, why swap that compact 30w total power draw unit for a loud bulky 200w idle beast? He'd be better off with an ITX board with embedded CPU or entry level APU and 8GB RAM. I'm with @the gamer that is bad on this one.

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Is there a cpu that would work which done not have a moving fan but an passive heatsink ?

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11 hours ago, Felixthehousecat said:

Is there a cpu that would work which done not have a moving fan but an passive heatsink ?

You could probably do that with a hyper 212 but you still need fans for your hard drives and in a mini itx case a 212 might not fit

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