even though the SATA drives are fully removable? are they stuck with its formatting system, or something? care to dig up the video?
SuperJail Warden wrote:One of the tech YouTubers, maybe Linus, had a video about one of these. It was a major issue when the power supply for the thing died and they were unable to get the data off of it.
just googled it. apparently
it turns out these are one of the only brands whose stuff isn't proprietary. not that i even hope it gets to that. if i had good linux knowledge i'd just be cobbling together my own server.Your data is easily accessible without a Synology chassis. Take the drives out, connect them to another machine (order doesn't even matter), and boot Ubuntu from a USB stick. You can then mount the array and copy all your data off. Synology has a knowledge base article on their website with all the details. (Under the hood, the array is just standard Linux stuff... mdraid and LVM2.)
w/r/t cloud storage, i really don't fancy the long-term costs or implications of downloading/uploading 2tb of media files from the internet. may as well just give in and get spotify or apple music.
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