I’ll put the poll at the top so as not to lose the votes of folks with the attention span of a goldfish.
My network storage is
- Single disc
- Striped e.g. RAID 0
- Mirrored / shadowed e.g. RAID 1
- Random USB disc plugged into a computer
- Something else
It’s coming up to my 5 - yearly network storage refresh and I’m basically trying to decide between a Synology DS118 or a DS218
They both have the same CPUs, but the eagle-eyed among you will have spotted that one has more bays that the other.
I know and understand the Synology kit, so the brand is pretty much non-negotiable, it’s just what exactly should I spec.
I have zero reason to go for either huge or very fast striped volumes. Mirrored is really for high availability should one of the discs hack a lung. So do I really need more than a 118? I’ve always had two discs mirrored, but it seems like more expense and energy consumption than is necessary.
Please let me know what you use above. No need to reply “hurr hurr hurr I loik vinyl” if you don’t use any network storage - I’ll take that as read, thanks.