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Damit1

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Hi

New to this bussines.
I plan to migrate my physical blade server, sitting an EU data center for few years now, to migrate it to DS923+.

I started planning this few years ago with a RPI, so I already purchased 12Tb*2 WD USB External HDD.
I plan to run this with Plex, and Torrents as a beginning.

Further on, I plan to make it another backup archive, music, docs etc.
Maybe even running on it Sonarr& Radarr later on?

First question- Does the choise of Ds923+ will be suffecifient? No Transcoding needed.
WIll it work?
Second question- Do you have any kind of Torrents client running there? I need something simple to maintain, I don't do dockers.
Is there any simple way to run torrents there?
Today on my Linux blaze I got RuTorrent, works great, no issue for years.

Third question- USB HDDs, already have 'em. Can it work good enough with them?
Will it make the job?
Should I bring SATA instead?

Any more inputs I should consider?
Maybe DS923+ is not the best solution, and you have other Synology model to offer?

The DS923+ is picked for combination of HW that will do great, and dimensions that fit some place I got left with.

THanks
 
First question- Does the choise of Ds923+ will be suffecifient? No Transcoding needed.
WIll it work?
YES. But you should be aware of the transcoding limitations:

Third question- USB HDDs, already have 'em. Can it work good enough with them?
Will it make the job?
Should I bring SATA instead?
Synology internal drives are only SATA and M.2 (supplemental). Check your compatibility list here: https://www.synology.com/en-us/compatibility

The DS923+ is picked for combination of HW that will do great, and dimensions that fit some place I got left with.
four drive unit is overkill for your use case. I know of others running Plex on DS220+ units just fine.
Is there any simple way to run torrents there?
Check this out: https://goonglooo.github.io/posts/torrenting-on-synology-nas/
 
YES. But you should be aware of the transcoding limitations:

OP doesn't need transcoding as mentioned...

The 923+/723+ otherwise are quite capable.

Would be nice if Syno had a native download manager, but they don't...
 
Would be nice if Syno had a native download manager, but they don't...
Syno DSM is web based.
Syno "Download Manager" (https://www.synology.com/en-us/dsm/packages/DownloadStation) is a web-based package included with and accessible from within DSM.
That makes "Download Manager" native in my book.

However, in the most strict definition of "native" (https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/difference-between-native-apps-and-web-apps/), one could also say that DSM which is web-based is not native either.

OP wanted to avoid dockers. "Download Manager" fulfills OP's ask.
 

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