Synology DS1813+ Unboxing

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Yippee. Finally I can get myself an upgrade to the current NAS that I am using. Currently I am on the Synology DS1511+ and DX510. Now I have got the Synology DS1813+ !!

The latest in the range of 8 bay (DS1813+ = DS 18 maximum bays.. 8 in the main unit and 10 more in the expansion units if you buy ..) and released in 2013 (that’s why there is a 13 in the model number) and a “+” = supposedly to be better in performance.. πŸ™‚

Synology DS1813+ Singapore

Synology DS1813+ Singapore

Unboxing time ! πŸ™‚

2 LAN cables, one power plug, many hard disk screws and a pair of KEYS… KEYS ?!
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

My order came with a free upgrade of RAM to bring up the RAM to 4GB..
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

Here she comes….

Synology DS1813+ Singapore

Synology DS1813+ Singapore

What a beauty..
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

Synology DS1813+ Singapore

You can now lock your hard disks HA HA:
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

The screwless cabby (frankly, the shop fix the hard disks in for me.. i got to find out how to use the screwless cabby.. ha)
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

A Western Digital RED 3 TB hard disk peeking out of the DS1813+ πŸ™‚
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

This is the first time I am going to use WD RED hard disks in my NAS. Previously I was using Seagate (and not the NAS version)

Not one…
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

But 6 x 3TB Western Digital RED πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

Inside view:
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

Synology DS1813+ Singapore

Back view.. I read somewhere that the fans can be removed.. much easier (if that’s the case) for cleaning ! I had a hard time cleaning my current NAS..
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

Left side 2xUSB 3.0 and eSata
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

Right side. 4 LAN Ports (?!) and 4 USB ports
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

And the DS1813+ compared to the DS1511+ and DX510…
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

And in front πŸ™‚
Synology DS1813+ Singapore

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13 Comments

  1. Wow! Nice! Are you going to migrate the data from the old Synology to the new one or keep them in parallel operation?
    I have been toying with the idea of upgrading my Qnap but so far haven’t done anything. Currently, I want to upgrade my 1TB Raid1 to a 2TB without having to store the data somewhere offsite. Not yet sure how to accomplish that. Officially the old Qnap doesn’t support some of the newer harddisks.

    • Hello my friend

      I am replacing the old Synology with the new one. My thoughts are to do the “migration” manually. I will review what files i have in the old Synology (I must have lots of useless stuff inside) and then do a remote copy to the new Synology.

  2. I also just bought a DS1813+ from Comex with the 4GB memory upgrade. But I bought 3x4TB WD Red and created Raid5 on them. In the process of migrating data off from my old NAS.

      • Yup, planning to add 1 piece of 4TB every 3-6 months. It will take 2 years to fully populate it. I envy you can watch TVB serial on your Samsung TV. I also use Plex but with LG TV. Can only watch TV shows and Movies but not RMVB. No option to change transcoding. πŸ™

          • Haha, I am like you also, no deleting of stuffs unless agreed by grandchildren. Need lots of disk space.

            I think time to move on to Samsung TV then.

            Btw, are you trunking the 4 network ports to create a big pipe? If yes, what switch are you using?

          • I have a Cisco SG100 switch

            Not really sure how to create a large pipe. I think my switch is not managed switch.

            Any ideas ?

          • It seems like Cisco SG100 is an unmanaged switch. If so, I don’t think you can configure trunking on it.

            From googling, I found these two are the common switches used together with Synology.

            HP Procurve 2824 and Netgear GS752TXS

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