A new NAS

I would like to upgrade my NAS. For sure, I don't want to replace my current one (a Synology DS209+ II) by anything else than a Synology. Currently, I would chose a DS713+.

Synology DS713+

Synology DS713+

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The new version of DSM, 4.3, is not supporting anymore my old Synology DS209+ II, bought in mid-2009. But this is not really an issue as packages will continue to be updated on DSM 4.2.

I am mainly looking for an new NAS to increase access speed.

The DS713+ has 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports with support for nic teaming, Dual Core 2.13GHz, 1 GB DDR3,  1x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x eSata, Sata III, 88.6MB/s write and 55.7MB/s read speeds (Those are mean values as it depends a lot on the RAID config, disk type, size of the transferred files, link aggregation, ...).

My old DS209+II had only 1 Gigabit Ethernet  port, 1.06Ghz CPU, 512MB DDR2, 3x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA port X1, Sata II, 50 MB/s write, 60 MB/s read speeds.

Look here for DS713+ performances.

But the DS714 is coming soon... It will not be as fast as the DS713+, but using an Intel Atom CE5300 SoC , it will come with hardware HD-video transcoding capabilities, which is interesting if I want to run a media server similar to Plex. It will be a Dual Core 1,6GHz, 1GB DDR3, 3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI,  2x Gigabit Ethernet ports.

I will wait until the DST174 is out to read the first reviews comparing that new model and the DS713+.

EDIT 31/01/2014 Et voilà: Finally, I ordered a DS713+ on RedCoon.be (the cheapest I found) as well a two Western Digital WD SE 2TB.

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I considered to buy Seagate ST2000VN000 (HDD Seagate NAS 2TB SATA 6GB 5900rpm) HDD's as they are 40€ cheaper than the WD SE WD2000F9YZ (7200rpm) HDD's. But I finally took the WD as the warranty is 5 years (instead of 3 for Seagate).

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  1. I will need new disks for that NAS. If I take the DS713+, I will most probably look for something like WD Se 3 TB SATA 6Gb/s (WD3000F9YZ).

    But actually, I am really hesitating with the DS412+ which is very similar from the perf point of view, except that it can write quite faster. A comparison is available here : https://www.synology.com/fr-fr/products/compare_products/DS713+/DS412+

    DS713+ has however the advantage that it can be extended with an "Expansion Unit" and is 100€ cheaper.

    DS713+ : http://www.synology.com/fr-fr/products/performance#2_bay
    DS412+ : http://www.synology.com/fr-fr/products/performance#4_bay

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