New NAS - setup recommendations?

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New NAS - setup recommendations?

Postposted on Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:02 pm

Good day.

I just purchased a Synology DS712+ 2 disk NAS, I will putting in my WD 640GiB blacks in a Raid 1 mirror.

Basically it's going to store family photos, videos, etc. it will be on a new home network, 1 gig on cat6 cable.

My question(s) is there a recommended file system for the disks in a NAS (NTFS, fat32, other why)?
Should I use the latest version of DSM or are the older versions ok?

Anything else?

Thanks
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Re: New NAS - setup recommendations?

Postposted on Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:31 pm

The NAS device will probably take care of formatting the disks itself once you have them installed.
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