Recommended Hardware for Excellent Network Storage
Designing the right system for the current scenario is a core element of our mantra at Top Flight Computers. If you don't get the right parts, it doesn't matter how much you spend on your computer...you'll be stuck with expensive hardware that doesn't work well with your situation.
Excellent Network Storage Overview
Robust long-term archival storage is an important part of any business, especially one that deals with large amounts of content that isn’t easy to recapture.
This NAS unit provides you with a robust long-term solution that fits easily onto a desk, and can be accessed on your network.
This system is built around the Synology 8 bay DiskStation DS1817+, providing capacity for 8 drives, and over 80TB of raw single volume capacity.
This Excellent Network Attached Storage can be set up as a 50TB RAID 5 (with single drive fault tolerance), or an 40TB RAID 6 (with dual drive fault tolerance).
The NAS chassis with a quad-core 2.4Ghz processor, 2GB memory (up to 16GB), and quad gigabit ethernet ports with support for failover and link aggregation.
The NAS chassis also has an option for a 10GBe add-in card, or an option for dual M.2 SATA SSDs for cache purposes.
The system can scale up to 18 drives overall, with two DX517 units added on.
The NAS chassis also has drive locks, giving you extra piece of mind about data security.
System Change: If you have a question about the compatibility of the NAS chassis selected with an upgrade, please contact us.
Storage (Hard Drives)
6x Western Digital Red 10TB HDD (afl)
The HDD was chosen for its high capacity, relatively low cost, and high reliability.
Used in a team, you can achieve greater overall capacity, faster read/write speeds, and gain the ability to survive 1-2 drives failing.
System Change: If you come across a need for more storage, you can easily upgrade to a bigger HDD, with no need to change the system otherwise.
Please contact us if you have any other design questions or changes.