Network-attached storage (NAS) is file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network providing data access to heterogeneous clients.

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Fastest way to connect computer to router?

I will soon move my router with my NAS to my computer upstairs so I can have fastest speed to my NAS. The thing is, there is a computer downstairs where my router is currently is. that pc will not ...
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Connecting Seagate Central Drive to Windows 10 laptop

I have just updated my laptop to Window 10. At first I could connect with my Seagate Central NAS drive but then I got a network error message. This says check the spelling of the name (it hasn't ...
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Movings files NAS is slow, but from NAS to PC is fast

Somehow it only copies with 3mb per second when I try to move files from PC to my ReadyNas 516, but if I try to move files from ReadyNas 516 to PC, then it transfer with 80-100MB/s. I'm using CAT 5E ...
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SATA Port vs Using a USB hub in a SATA Port

I was wondering if there is any downside to using a USB hub on a single SATA port to add 2-3 more HDD's as opposed to adding more SATA Hubs via the PCI card? Background content: I'm currently pulling ...
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Reinstalling Windows Vista after installing Nas4Free on the system

I’m trying to overwrite my current OS (Nas4Free) with Windows Vista Business. Vista came with the computer, but I wanted to try out Nas4Free. I am trying to format my partitions, but whenever I click ...
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Mounting multiple NFS directories on MacOS (Yosemite)

I'm attempting to mount two directories exported from the same NAS on my mac (2013 Air, 10.10.3), and OSX seems to have trouble reading /etc/exports on the server: it can only mount one of the two ...
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how to fix bit rot / back up strategy

I'm planning to backup my personal file on a NAS (which will use the btrfs filesystem). It's a cheap nas so unfortunately no ECC ram in it. In my backup strategy the will be other copies of the files ...
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Western Digital HDDs not showing up in a docking station while others do?

I recently bought a Kingwin EZ-Dock Model EZD-2535U3 so that I could use some HDDs and SSDs I had laying around for back ups. At the same time I bought a brand new Western Digital WD NAS Red 4TB HDD. ...
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Why does my network file copy speed form a wave?

With the upgrade to Windows 10 I've now got this nice graph when copying files. When I copy a single large file the speed always takes this reasonably consistent wave shape. What causes that? ...
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Synchronous replication between two NAS Business Storage and Ubuntu 12.04.3

My setup is I have two NAS setup. I can mount those NAS in a Linux Server (Ubuntu or Centos) and plan on writing on both NAS synchronously or replicate frmo one nas to the other one real-time. Anyone ...
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How to extend Ethernet wirelessly?

The short question is: can I use Wifi to create an Ethernet socket 50 feet or 100 feet away? I got a Network Attached Storage device (NAS), and it needs to plug into a Ethernet socket. I wanted to ...
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How do I access a Windows Share over sftp using FreeNAS

I'm fairly new to FreeNAS, and the concept of setting up a NAS or networking in general. I followed this guide that set me up to access files remotely, which worked for me. My only problem is that ...
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DDNS, VPN and Routes

I have another strange questions... My current status is: Router Asus AC68 that manages DDNS @dyndns and works as OPVN client to perfect-privacy. I cannot reach my NAS from WAN if the OPVN is up. I ...
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OS reporting a network drive as local

Is there any way to "make the OS (XP, W7, W8.1) report that mapping a network drive is a local drive? JustCloud cloud services charges additional to allow automatic backups from network drives but ...
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Is it safe to connect to network share via VPN?

I have a NAS running somewhere and I have configured VPN access for it. I usually need to access the files outside the NAS LAN, hence VPN. I'm currently accessing it through "\\MYNAS" on Windows ...
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Synology Rs812 and WD Red WD60EFRX 6 TB - The volume size must be under 16TB

I'va got a synology Rs812 and 4 x WD Red WD60EFRX 6 TB, now I want those drives in raid-5 or raid-6, but the DSM gives me the message 'The volume size must be under 16TB'. I'd like to have 24TB.. On ...
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Auto shutdown if there's no 'real' network traffic for a 'homeserver'

Hello I just installed my homeserver I'm using the following: TvHeadend PyLoad NzbGet Samba I plan to shutdown if the up/downstream by those services is less than 1 Mb/s(Bandwith) or Traffic in ...
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CRC Mismatches during file transfers over network

Background This is a problem I have been having for quite a while now. When streaming videos over the network via Wifi or Ethernet I was getting artifacts and blocky pixels that were green and so ...
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NFS v4 access denied by server while mouting between Synology and Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to mount an NFS (v4, or v3.. but get the same error...) from a Synology Server to a Raspberry Pi client. But I get this error: mount.nfs4: access denied by server while mounting ...
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Error mounting NFS unit between synology server and Raspberry Pi client

I'm trying to mount an NFS (v4, or v3.. but get the same error...) from a Synology Server to a Raspberry Pi client. But I get this error: mount -t nfs4 IP_address_of_server:/volume1/nfsnvf ...
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Which version of Windows should I install on my home server?

I've had a WD MyBook World NAS drive for about 4 years now and it's served me faithfully as a media streaming box, but I have outgrown it. I have now gone down the home server route with a HP ProLiant ...
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seagate Central 3TB slow Transfer Speed

I have a seagate central 3TB NAS which is returning very slow file transfer speeds of just 4mbps. My router is a Buffalo Airstation WHR-G300N and is showing 300mbps connection speed. It is in N ...
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I had a western digital nas but it has died. How can I get the contents off of it? [duplicate]

I had a western digital bookworld nas. It has died. How can I get the contents off of it? Thanks.
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Delete empty directories Synology NAS Shell

I try to delete my empty directories on my Synology NAS (DS415+). I tried: find . -type d | xargs rmdir But the problem is that I have directroies with spaces in the names like "hello (2012)". ...
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How do I change Synology DSM 5.0 http port via SSH?

I need to change port for HTTP from 5000 to 7777 on my Synology NAS via SSH. Is this possible?
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How to make the low cost , most efficient NAS raid with Raspberry Pi [closed]

I'm doing an experiment with my Raspberry Pi for education and giggles. I'd like to know which is the most energy and speed efficient option considering the materials I have and what I'm trying to do. ...
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Managing an insane number of USB Drives [closed]

I've been searching the net for a clear solution to a problem in the company I work for to no avail; maybe somebody has a good idea around here. I work for a video making company with a lot of ...
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Using home NAS as a substitute for local storage: Performance and application compatibility considerations

I recently got a Mac laptop for the first time, and now have 4 computers in the house (2 Mac laptops, 2 Windows desktops). The idea of the laptop is so that I can have more computer time because I can ...
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What are the possible reasons that I can't access my NAS from my local network?

I have a NAS that is connected to my home router. I used to be able to access that NAS via my laptop (running Windows 8.1) when I connect to my home router too. Recently, I am not able to do so. I am ...
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USB Storage w/ OS on HDD

I want to plug a USB storage HDD into a Raspberry Pi and use it as a NAS. The HDD is from my old Macbook, so it will have an OS on it. Is it still possible to treat it like an extra HDD and retrieve ...
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NAS via HDD connected to PC or HDD connected to the router

Hardware I am working with Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 (R7000) (USB 3.0; running stock firmware, but can run Tomato if needed) Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (MPN: ...
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Accessing files in Windows Explorer on a remote device [closed]

I'm going to try to keep this generic so that other users facing similar circumstances can learn from this, but it's definitely a problem I haven't found a straight-forward answer to online yet. I'm ...
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Create NAS storage with DD-WRT

I'm super confused about this. I'm trying to create NAS with DD-WRT such that i can have various files as well as various users, each user with certain permissions. Some files will be accessible only ...
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Network Attached Storage with USB Storage, Macbook HDD, and Raspberry Pi

I have an old Macbook 13" and i want to make the HDD into a network attached storage device. Basically tear the HDD out, attach it to a USB storage device, and connect that to a Raspberry Pi. I want ...
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Western Digital MyCloud EX2 can't see USB drives

I have a new WD EX2 with 8TB of storage. The device and storage are working fine. I'm using the device's built in management site under http://wdmycloudex2.local/ and I should be able to plug in a USB ...
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LXDE, TghtVNC and IceWeasel on Synology NAS

I have a DS412+ Synology NAS (Dual Core a 2.13 GHz - 1Go of RAM). I would like to install the LXDE desktop on it and VNC server to access it. Is it possible to install these packages by the command ...
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NAS detected on Windows 10 but not showing under Network

I have a MyBookLiveDuo NAS that is working and configured correctly (It was working on Windows 8.1 before I updated). After I updated it simply do not show under Network on Windows Explorer. I can ...
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Detect synology shutdown to shut down other server

I have a cubietruck (raspberry like) Linux server, which is powered by USB from a synology server. This unconventional setup has some reasons. The problem is now that when the synology server shuts ...
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Mapping a Remote Network Drive

I use Windows 8.1, and through its "Map a Network Drive" functionality, I access various folders inside my LAN-connected NAS. I like this feature because it allows me to elegantly browse contents on ...
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NAS Download is slower than Upload

Is it normal that when i transfer a file from my pc to my Seagate Central (NAS) i have a transfer speed of 11mBps (which is normal according i have a 100mbps network card), but when i transfer a file ...
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Raid mode 5+ has collapsed on my Mediasonic HFR2-ASU3S2, how to get data back?

I have this: Mediasonic HFR2-ASU3S2 I set it up with 4x 4tb drives that were meant for NAS, all WD drives. Now when I plug in the Mediasonic HFR2-ASU3S2 I get a warning pop up asking me if I want to ...
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Mapping a (Remote) Network Drive

I use Windows 8.1, and through its "Map a Network Drive" functionality, I access various folders inside my LAN-connected NAS. I like this feature because it allows me to elegantly browse contents on ...
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How best to manage mapping drive letters?

I have the below configuration on my home computer: C: Operating system (Windows 8.1) D: SSD (quick scratch drive) E: Large HDD (large storage) F: Optical drive I: NAS storage directory #1 J: NAS ...
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McAffee Firewall won't allow access to my NAS

I'm using McAfee All Access-Total protection (latest version). I have a NAS available through a switch on my home network. When I start up my computer I cannot get to the NAS. If I turn off McAffee ...
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Install GDrive on Seagate Central Linux

Is there a way to install Google Drive for MontaVista Linux 6? I have Seagate Central NAS and it does not have option to sync with GDrive through the standard interface. It has embedded Linux ...
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NAS asking for password

I have a Buffalo NAS, and I turned on access restrictions, but then I couldn't access anything over the LAN because the Windows 7 login prompt wouldn't accept any credentials, so I turned the access ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2: Domain shared NAS drives disappearing, reappearing

I have a Windows Server that runs Active Directory for a small Domain, and is connected to several NAS drives over LAN. For reasons unknown, the NAS drives sometimes appear in the "Network" field of ...
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Mirror with backup of changed files

we have some largeish storage requirements (genomic data) for which we need to buy some archival space (write once, read rarely, files remain easily accessible, each user should have access to their ...
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Slow FTP speeds on Synology DiskStation

We just got a Synology DS2415+ NAS which is connected to internet via a FIOS 300/300mbps connection. I am testing download speeds from a remote location with a 200mbps download connection. When ...
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Create a snapshot of hard drive for Synology DiskStation NAS

I am currently using my DiskStation DS415+ with TimeMachine for OS X. But in addition to this, I would also make a "snapshot" or a "lockdown" if you will, of the file contents on my computer. What ...