112 TB Storage Server That’s Actually Affordable!
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112 TB Storage Server That’s Actually Affordable!


So for the past couple years there have been
some crazy videos coming from Linus Tech Tips and TLD about really expensive storage solutions. And as fun as the videos are to watch they’re
just not feasible for the regular content creator like myself or anyone else who can’t
afford 30 to 50 thousand dollars. I wanted to figure out if I could find something
that was just off the shelf that would work for my needs and i came upon the Synology
DS-1819+. This is a $900 NAS solution. Now the good thing about this is that it doesn’t
cost a lot of money to start off with. You can fill up all eight drives with 14 terabyte
hard drives like I did or if you’re on a tighter budget you can start off with something smaller. Now, my unit has eight bays, but I can also
connect two more of these together to give you a potential of 24 bays to work with. Right now, they’re all filled up with 14 terabytes. Seagate IronWolf drives. It gives me about 85 terabytes after raid
5 kicks in but the most important reason to buy a NAS is not so much for like the back
up solution but is the ability to work off of it. Because this is using Raid 5 and because I
have a 10 gigabyte NIC inside of here, I can edit my videos directly off this NAS now. Right now when I run a speed test I’m getting
about 1,000 megabytes read at about 5 to 600, write. That is perfect for a two editor solution. Pulling drives in and out is super easy! Just press the button in and as you can see
here, like I mentioned before I have that 14 terabyte drive, these drives are meant
for backup solutions. These are not drives you by for the regular
consumer computer. These are meant to be read and written on
consistently over a long period of time. Getting inside is also really easy just a
couple of screws on the back and all you have to do is. Shhh Pull up the top of the case, and once you’re
in you can see where you have that PCIe lane. So as I mentioned, I have the 10 gigabyte
NIC installed right here. So two computers can hook up to the back,
but if down the road I find that I’m the only one person editing off of it I can pull this
out put the cache drive in and get faster read and write speeds on the back. On the back I also have tons of IO, I have
three USB ports to hook up external drives. I have two ESATA ports if I want to connect
directly to my computer or daisy chain another one of these I can. You have four one gigabyte ports so you can
hook up different computers to it. It’s good to like push files to save on this
but I wouldn’t edit off of a one gigabyte port. Now, obviously, this is not as expensive or
flexible as a $50,000 solution that’s not meant to be but for two to four people it
is perfect. This completely eliminates the need to pass
hard drives back and forth between eachotherl. If you need to access this anywhere in the
world it’s also really helpfulm so if I’m in the studio and I need to upload something
into my footage I can do it from my phone. I can do it from another computer. I don’t have to send it to Google Drive first
then re-download on to my computer. But one of the most important features is
noise this thing is ridiculously silent. There’s a 250 watt power supply in here and
you pair that with an Intel atom 4 core processor. It’s not going to get that loud. So anyways, I know this solution is not as
vibrant or extravagant compared to some of the bigger creators showcasing their $80,000
setups, but I think for a lot of people this is a lot more feasible. Like $900 for the enclosure itself, plus the
cost of hard drives, you have something that’s going to basically take care of your storage
solutions. You can grow with this so if your business
grows you can grow this as well. Like the video if you liked it subscribe,
if you haven’t already and I’ll see you guys in the next video.

28 Comments

  • Matthew Moniz

    This is my storage solution! Hope you like it. Also one mistake I said gigabyte when talking about the ports but meant to say gigabits. Hit me up on discord if you have any questions. Discord.gg/mattmoniz

  • Life of Tech

    Hahaha…there is always a brilliant little nugget in your videos, Matt. Lol…a lot of fun and this (still a little expensive for me) looks like a really good solution! 😎

  • Patrick B

    Gamers Nexus did a video on the problem with Synology. I think you're better off building a regular budget computer such as a Ryzen 3400G 4GB Ram setup, and using software to turn it into a NAS. It'll be cheaper and safer.

  • Wesley Franken

    The Linus storage solution is not all that expensive on the long run. The performance is far better and and it can be scaled up.

    But, with this said, “your” solution is very interesting!

  • Tom Tech The Savage

    Matt you're slacking 😂
    First having trouble to open boxes, and now dropping hard drives as well???
    I expected better from you 🤣

  • Gokul S

    In my region, we don't have support either for nas nor the drives. I've seen people using standard PC, filling it with drives, connecting to network, placing it on corner of place and using them as server like thing.

  • Tim Olsen

    This system is so slow. Everything seems right on paper, but in practicing this thing is such a headache. I would not recommend this.

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  • Tyler Stalman

    I just got this exact same setup, my smaller Synology has been awesome. What was the reason you went for RAID5 instead of SHR?

  • DerpyDude

    I wonder, would this thing be good for gaming like using it for a PS4 or Xbox? Cause when you use a game from your external, it's reading and writing off it and using it constantly I believe, plus the read and write speed is fast on this. 🤷‍♂️ that much space may be overkill but my 4TB is already almost full for my PS4. I do know for the next gen consoles, games will probably get even bigger, some at 150-200GB per game. Games like Black Ops 3 is 137 I think on PS4 with everything, Red Dead well over 100, Modern Warfare easily gonna be close to 200 by the end of it's life I bet, it's getting crazy already.

  • David G

    Never do raid 5 with that many drives and with that size of drives. If one disk fails, you have a really high chance that during the rebuild, one of the disks will have a read error and the entire rebuild process will fail. On top of that, you have another chance of a drive failing during the rebuild as well. Refer to the drives read error rate on the manufacturer white papers. Raid 5 should be banned.

  • endcrdts

    Definitely thankful for this video, been looking into larger backup storage solutions for a while and have just been buying external drives to the point where i just have a closet full of them now… Time to save up a bit now 😅

  • Zortoxon

    Finally a "tech-tuper" with some real world solution for the one man armies out there 😉 love enterprise gear, but yeah, the Synology products for 1-4 user setups is just great 😀 keep up the good work!

  • WolvenSpectre

    Still would go with a more flexible and expandable solution for 1200 to 1500 (plus Drives)DIY in the long run… Synology has been having a bunch of QC issues in recent years. Then again I have the training to do that and I am not a busy creator either.

  • Glen M

    Synology NAS solutions are awesome! I've been running them for about 8 years. Incredibly power full. I use one for my home surveillance, and daily back ups, and I have another one running docker and Home Assistant, piHole, and email server containers. It also serves as my main photo backup as well.

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