Pulled the trigger -- Ordered new Synology DS 1821+ today

First, thanks to Will and other members here for advice and guidance…very much appreciated…

So here is what I ordered…

DS 1821+
6 x Seagate 16TB Ironwolf Pro NAS HDD
Synology E10G21-F2 Dual Port 10G SFP+ PCIe 3.0 Ethernet Adapter
2 x Samsung 1TB 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 Internal SSD
2 x Synology RAM DDr4-2666 ECC SO-DIMM 16GB (D4ECSO-2666-16G)

Should have everything here this weekend and looking forward to setting it up and begin the transfer of 40TB of my images…

Any advice is appreciated.

Anyways, thanks for this forum and Will’s videos…so super helpful…and Will, likely reaching out to hire you for some assistance getting the NAS running…more to follow though

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Hi Scott,

congratulations to this great buy! I have a DS1821+, too, with nearly identical configuration except of the cache SSDs and the (capacity of the) hard disks.
I am sure, that you will love it!
When I read the subject, my blood freezes for a second… :cold_face:
But fortunately it’s just a typo!

There is no better advice to hire Will to set up the DS, especially when you are not aware off all settings and what they do.

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Nice! That looks awesome! The DS1821+ is an absolutely awesome unit! The step up in the CPU from the DS1819+ to the DS1821+ gave a massive performance bump.

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Thanks Oliver…appreciate it and I fixed the typo…LOL

Thanks Will…pretty excited to get everything going…

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Quick question…

Components are all here. I am looking to connect the NAS into my home internet.

I have spectrum internet which has it’s own router. There are ethernet ports available on the back of the router. Connected to the router, I have a Netgear Nighthawk XR500 wireless router. This system is in my wife’s home office. My intention is to get a long enough ethernet cable to run from my wife’s office to my photo studio in the next room (approximately 25-30’)…

My question, do I connect the NAS ethernet cable into the router or the Netgear wireless router?

To note, I do I other ethernet cables plugged into the wireless router…these go to hubs that connect Eufy security cameras and Apple TV…

Just to confirm, to take advantage of the fastest speeds with my configuration above, I want CAT6 ethernet cables?

Thanks in advance

To take advantage of the fastest speed you need a switch which can do 10 GBit.
And be aware of the fact, that the network card for your Synology has SFP+ ports.
You can’t use RJ45 natively. If you want to use RJ45 cable, you need a transceiver module, but I wouldn’t recommend a transceiver module.
I use the Zyxel XGS1210-12 switch and connected my NAS with the witch with a DAC (direct attached cable).
There are better, but more expensive switches around, but for my needs it’s good enough. :slightly_smiling_face:

And of course your computer must support 10 Gbit, too.

@Will had made a video of installing a 10 GBit network card. In the video description he leaves a link for a recommend switch. But unfortunately, this link doesn’t work (for me).