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Post by landmeterbeuckx » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:05 am

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The amount of data on my system is going crazy. I'm searching for a system to work with for all my scanning needs.

Currently i'm working on the system drives C and D of my main pc but it gets full rather fast and i'm constantly moving files along.

Would this https://www.synology.com/nl-nl/products/FS1018#features system be something to work on with current projects and move to backup later on?
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Post by stevenramsey » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:22 am

looks great add the 10gb card and one for the pc or that will be a big bottle neck without
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Post by landmeterbeuckx » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:16 am

the problem is also the price of ssd's. it would cost a fortune to fill it up with just 1TB ones
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Post by blazaj » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:39 am

I don't think it is recommended to put SSD's in a NAS server, but you better consult an IT expert. I have a 512 GB fast SSD for actual projects and 4Gig NAS on gigabyte LAN filled with 3 HDD's and an external one for backup. It is reasonably fast to move projects around. If I was to upgrade I would go for 1GB SSD for actual projects. I had a couple of projects where there was not sufficient space for registration in Faro Scene, a sole project on the 512GB SSD! It is crazy.

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Re: fast storage solution

Post by JohnT2 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:53 pm

SSDs in a synology are a supported solution, both as a RAID array, and solid state caching.

Depending upon your current IT deployment, look at both the rack mounted solution (RS series) and the desktop solution (DS series).

The way we run our Synologies is with a Fast IOPS active projects array, and much slower archive "cold storage" array.

To really get the most out of pure-SSD storage array, you'll need a 10 GBE network topology (NAS, switch, network adapters in client machines/servers/NAS, and compatible cables)

Today (July 2018), We've got our users working with local M.2 NVME drives with Microsoft OneDrive actively syncing the projects (Office 365 E5 has unlimited onedrive storage for users), and our Synology running our project drive and archive storage. We've got a gigabit internet pipe, courtesy Verizon FIOS and onedrive bursts very nicely.

We're holding off on a 10GBE network environment for at least the next 12-18 months, since our VDC department operates off laptops, and there isn't a good 10GBE solution there (yet).

If you're on desktops & workstations, that might change the cost/benefit study.

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