Our Synology DS415+ server died yesterday. The problem is a known one with an issue in the clock of the main processor chip. All of the Synology devices of that generation will eventually fail. I have a good backup of my stuff off the server, I do one every night and that’s how we found out about the issue, my BU didn’t run the previous night.
K was able to fix it but best info online indicates that it will only last a year or 2, maybe more so we are starting the process to look for a new NAS server.
I’m inclined to continue with a Synology but just get a new model.
K wants to look at Drobo but I run WebDAV stuff on the Synology that I don’t think the Drobo supports.
Mac Mini option out due to other machines connecting to it. He has to access it from his Linux machines and I of course need to get to it from my Macs and we have one lone Windows system that uses it as a file share point between the Windows machine and my macs.
I’m looking for suggestions, caveats or warnings.
FWIW we do use Raid and use WD Red drives in all of our NAS systems.