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Synology’s DS718+ SSD caching is crippled

The Synology DS718+ is one of Synology’s flagship models and it’s an excellent NAS with high-end features. One of those features is the ability to add SSD caching. After experimenting with rolling my own Synology NAS, I decided to pick one up to replace the DS215j I had outgrown. Being a 2-bay NAS, my intention…

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Rolling your own Synology NAS

My Synology DS215j is a great little machine, and has been chugging along without issue for nearly 3 years. Being one of the least-expensive Synology NAS units, it’s also one of the least capable. It’s slow (but not sluggish), has limited memory, and some of the software available to bigger and badder units is not…

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