I recently had a small issue with one of my storage arrays in my home lab. I asked on Twitter if I should replace the drive or the array and I had one person say to replace the drive. But I had 4 or 5 say Synology. Last night I saw some twitter traffic between @ErikBussink and @Scott_Lowe on this subject. I worked once with Scott at an event and I quite like him, so when they were both talking about a Synology NAS I listened. I then did some research where I found a number of things that were good at helping me make up my mind but particularly this and this. So I splurged and bought a DS1813+. Thanks to everyone who helped me to find this choice! I am not sure when it will show up exactly but I am excited. I will be sure to share how it turns out. I have a large CIFS file share to move to it, as well as NFS / iSCSI in use with VMware. So I will go from three arrays to one and end up with something better as well. I will also share out how I do the file movement too.
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