System Requirements For CP on NAS

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System Requirements For CP on NAS

Postby lordhawhaw » 07 Jan 2016 17:23

The time has come to retire my Synology DS110J. Have tried running Sonnar, CP and NZBget on it, but the DS110J is way too enemic for these tasks. What are the minimum hardware requirements to look for in a new 2 Bay NAS in order to run the mentioned packages? I do my transcoding with a Mac Mini and watch Plex on an ATV 4 so transcoding abilities on the NAS are not vital. Have looked at all of Synologys 2 Bays, but I´m worried that even the fastest won´t cut it. Would really appreciate some suggestions. Will consider QNAP too... .

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Re: System Requirements For CP on NAS

Postby froxic » 18 Jan 2016 12:19

I can recommend Asustor 202-TE, having 2-core Intel Atom CPU, 1 GB RAM, 2 bays, USB 3.0 ports. Pretty fast with Plex Media Server (direct streaming to 2 Samsung TVs), SickRage, CouchPotato and Transmission installed. Speeds trhought samba connection arround 100 MB/s, using one mount point as iSCSI target whole the time, price is also good.

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Maximum Single Volume Size: 16TB
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Expansion: USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2
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System Fan: 70mm x 1
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Re: System Requirements For CP on NAS

Postby lordhawhaw » 18 Jan 2016 14:45

Thanks for the recommendation. I ended up with a Synology DS716+. Up and running fine, however, a few unsolved issues. Clicking on Sonarr from the synocommunity packages results in zilch. Do you or anyone out there have any experience with the Docker containers ? I tried them for Sonarr, Couchpotato and NZBget. The latter worked fine, but CP and Sonarr gave me errors, that due to my noobidity I didn´t understand... .

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Re: System Requirements For CP on NAS

Postby SteinA » 20 Apr 2016 17:33

Synology DS1512+

CPU: Dual Core 2.13GHz
Memory: DDR3 3 GB (Expandable, up to 3GB)
Internal HDD/SSD : 3.5" or 2.5" SATA X5
External HDD Interface: USB 3.0 Port X 2 (WD Green 4 TB) ,
USB 2.0 Port X 4 (1x UPS) , eSATA Port X 2 (1X Synology DX213 2x8 TB WD RED)
iSCSI Disk
LAN: Gigabit X 2
Link Aggregation
Wake on LAN/WAN
System Fan: 80x80mm X2
Noise Level: 25.1 dB(A)
Power Frequency: 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption: 50.6W (Access); 22W (HDD Hibernation)
Operating Temperature: 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature: +27- +37°C

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Re: System Requirements For CP on NAS

Postby jiBYo » 10 Jun 2016 03:08

Have you considered building a little homeserver? Would quite possibly be cheaper than buying a nas and give more power + the option to upgrade in future :) Would also free up that mac you have for transcoding.
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