I managed to get some movies play on PS3, but not all. The Apple TV is connected to my bedroom TV. This brings me to another dilemma. How do I get all the videos play on my Kuro in the lounge? My AV receiver has only 4 HDMI inputs, & I have no intentions to add an HDMI splitter. I already have PS3, Sky HD, blu ray player & .......ooh, looks like I may have an empty HDMI slot! Let me check...
Another jail broken ATV2, although not easy to come by except on eBay for ££££.
You could pick upan ATV3 but you would then need iTunes running to stream to it. Where do you watch most TV/films, if on Kuro move the ATV2 to that and connect ATV3 to bedroom? ATV3 around £85 on Amazon.
Safer in that even if two drives fail it's still recoverable, and with four 3TB drives in use, I'm not exactly going to run short of space any time soon. 6TB should be more than enough for a while.
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Raid6 uses an extra parity stripe so will use about 40% of available space for backup, as opposed to 20% of raid 5, ans also requires more computing power.
Using raid6 on the ARM processor in a TS412 is going to give slow transfer speeds, as the processor isnt really up to the task. Raid6 is better suited to the higher end models.
Server Synology 12Bay DS2413+, Synology 8Bay DS1812+, Sky+HD
Lounge Samsung UE55D9000, Denon DBT-3313, Onkyo TX-NR5009, Tannoy Arena Highline 500 LCR, ACRyan playon!HD mini2
Reception Samsung UE46C8000, Panasonic BDP310, Sony STR-DA5400ES, KEF2005.3, ACRyan playon!HD mini2
Using raid6 on the ARM processor in a TS412 is going to give slow transfer speeds, as the processor isnt really up to the task. Raid6 is better suited to the higher end models
Yes, aware of both of those points, but once the NAS is loaded am not going to be shunting vast amounts of data about - it's only going to be used to stream music, which will hardly put that much strain on it.
RAID6 is only appropriate for NAS with more than 4-bays.
For a 4-bay NAS you would do better to use RAID10. This will give the same redundancy as RAID6 but MUCH better performance.
I'd still recommend raid5 for 4bays, with MTBF for modern drives being around 1m hours (114 years), giving u 9TB.
ATV3 cannot be jailbroken as yet. I want both TVs to play any movie I want, from the NAS. I was thinking more in terms of media players like Boxee TV, with is also AirPlay compatible. I'll start a new thread.
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Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
How quiet or loud the synology you would say is? Is it suitable to be located in a living room from noise pov? Or is it noisy enough to have to be cofined to a spare room or inside a cupboard?
Does it have a constant noise or does it vary with the fan kicking in, disks spinning or not spinning etc?
System here http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/my-dream-system-oh-maybe-one-day
It's just an extremely low hum (audible from 15-20cm away), much quieter than my WD NAS. I think it's mainly because of WD Red hard drive. I'm sure you can keep it in the living room.
FWIW, the blog is finally written and posted. Click pic to read.
That's a brilliant write up!
How many days in total did it take to set everything up?
Thanks – and far, far too long!
Including research, mistakes, incidents and accidents, the day job and everything else, it's been going on for about two weeks, as my now NAS-saga-weary colleagues will attest.
But have just ordered the UPS, which will be delivered tomorrow, so by tomorrow evening it should all be done and dusted. For now, anyway...
I've got the 412+ model behind my sofa and I can't hear it all unless the room is completely silent.
An interesting read.
It's a pity that it's now impossible to source WD Red drives in either 2 or 3TB sizes.
AFAIK it's a supply and demand problem, caused by interest in the product since it was launched a couple of months back. I guess most people will go for the larger drives for this kind of application, hence the shortage of them.
But I'll ask the question of WD's UK PR people, and report back.
All the suppliers I've contacted are in the dark as to when they'll receive more stock.
I'll wait to see what WD themselves say before looking for an alternative.
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