Quick NAS Topics: Expanding the Capacity of your NAS with the DRIVESTOR 2 Pro

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During this video I demonstrate the steps to expand the asustor DRIVESTOR 2 Pro running on ADM Ver. 4.0.0.RKV2. The initial volume is RAID1 500GB and I expand it into a RAID1 3TB volume. Though this video doesn’t cover backing up your data, users should ensure a proper backup is completed prior to doing these steps.

** Products / Links Seen in this Video **

Further Instructions can be found here:

https://www.asustor.com/online/College_topic?topic=352#raid21

DRIVESTOR 2 PRO:

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/en/product?p_id=72 and https://www.asustor.com/datasheet?p_id=72 Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Drivestor-Pro-AS3302T-Attached/dp/B08ZD7R72P

kubeAcademy Building Applications for Kubernetes: Docker Desktop Installation for Windows 10

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While taking the course on kubeAcademy ‘Building Applications for Kubernetes’ the first lesson was about setting up your workstation to complete the course. Though the first lesson was good, the instructions were based on the MAC OS and how to install on Windows was very lightly touched on. I soon found out why, the Windows 10 install of Docker Desktop and Tools isn’t a simple process. In this video I go through the choices I made to get my workstation up and running. Moving past lesson one it became obvious that most of these courses are based on CLI commands common on the MAC (example cat, v, and rm).  If you choose the Windows install be aware you’ll need to translate commands like these and more.  I highly recommend the MAC OS install if you want to really align to these courses.

Post Video Corrections and Observations:

  1. In the video I showed how to remove the Ubuntu Image via containers and apps.  To fully remove the ubuntu image, do so in Docker Desktop > Images > 3Dots > Delete, wait about a min or two and it will disappear.

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Quick NAS Topics: One Touch Backup with the LOCKERSTOR 10

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In this quick video I go through the basics of setting up the One Touch Backup with the LOCKERSTOR 10 on ADM 3.5.x.

10Gbe NAS Home Lab Part 6 Initial Setup Synology 1621+

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In this video I start to setup the DS1621+. I cover where to find the basic information on this NAS and its alignment to the VMware HCL. From there I demonstrate the initial setup of the DS1621+.

** URLS Seen in this Video **

Synology DiskStation DS1621+

1621+ Data Sheet

Synology Products Compatibility List

VMware HCL

10Gbe NAS Home Lab Part 5 Initial Setup DRIVESTOR 2 Pro and LOCKERSTOR 10

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In this super long video I review over some of the basic key features with the DRIVESTOR 2 Pro (AS3302T) and LOCKERSTOR 10 (AS6510T). From there I demonstrate the initial setup of both NAS devices. Finally, I install Asustor Control Center and review the VMware HCL around Asustor products.

** Products / Links Seen in this Video **

DRIVESTOR 2 PRO

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/en/product?p_id=72 and https://www.asustor.com/datasheet?p_id=72

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Drivestor-Pro-AS3302T-Attached/dp/B08ZD7R72P

LOCKERSTOR10

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/product?p_id=64 and https://www.asustor.com/datasheet?p_id=64

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Lockerstor-Enterprise-Attached-Quad-Core/dp/B07Y2BJWLT/

10Gbe NAS Home Lab Part 4: asustor DRIVESTOR 2 PRO and LOCKERSTOR10 Teardown

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In part 4 of this series I tear down the asustor DRIVESTOR 2 PRO and LOCKERSTOR10. These are demo non-warranty units which allow me to tear them down. I highly recommend you work with asustor prior to any disassembly and warranty information.

** Products Seen in this Video **

DRIVESTOR 2 PRO

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/en/product?p_id=72

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Drivestor-Pro-AS3302T-Attached/dp/B08ZD7R72P

LOCKERSTOR10

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/product?p_id=64

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Lockerstor-Enterprise-Attached-Quad-Core/dp/B07Y2BJWLT/

10Gbe NAS Home Lab Part 3: asustor DRIVESTOR 2 PRO and LOCKERSTOR10 Unboxing

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In part 3 of this series asustor joins the 10Gbe NAS Home Lab build! In this video I take a first look and unbox the asustor DRIVESTOR 2 PRO and LOCKERSTOR10. I also go over some of their features.

** Products Seen in this Video **

DRIVESTOR 2 PRO

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/en/product?p_id=72

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Drivestor-Pro-AS3302T-Attached/dp/B08ZD7R72P

LOCKERSTOR10

asustor – https://www.asustor.com/product?p_id=64

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Asustor-Lockerstor-Enterprise-Attached-Quad-Core/dp/B07Y2BJWLT/

10Gbe NAS Home Lab Part 2: Dissecting the Synology DiskStation DS1621+

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In part 2 of this series I dissect the Synology DiskStation DS1621+. This is a pretty long video – best to watch it at 2x speed :) Note: This was a loaner unit and I do not recommend others doing this as it may void the warranty. I made this video to simply show others what the insides look like. Reach out if you have questions.

** PART Seen in this Video **

1x Synology 6 bay NAS DiskStation DS1621+ https://www.amazon.com/Synology-Bay-DiskStation-DS1621-Diskless/dp/B08HYQJJ62

2x Synology M.2 2280 NVMe SSD SNV3400 800GB https://www.amazon.com/Synology-2280-NVMe-SNV3400-800GB/dp/B08WLJYY76/

10Gbe NAS Home Lab Part 1: Parts Overview and Synology DS1621+

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In this new video series I’ll be testing serval NAS products with in my NAS test lab.

My plan is to setup a new 10GBe network with 2 x Windows 10 PCs w/10gbe NICs, Laptops, Cell Phones, VMware ESXi and various other devices to see how they perform with the different NAS devices. Additionally, I’ll be going over the NAS devices and their software options too. A big part of my Home Network is the use of PLEX. Seeing how these devices handle PLEX and their other built in apps should make for some interesting content.

It all starts with this blog and in this initial video I go over some of the parts I’ve assembled for my NAS development lab. As the series progresses I plan to enhance the lab and how the devices interact with it.

** Advisement **

  • 07/30/21: I am just starting to work with these components and set them up. Everything tells me they should work together. However, I have not tested them together.
  • Any products that I blog/vblog about may or may not work – YOU ultimately assume all risk

** PARTS Seen in this Video **

Quick overview of the Rosewill RSV-SATA-Cage-34 Part II

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A few of you reached out and asked that I create a video that shows the SATA cage installed. The point of this video is to show what a Rosewell SATA cage looks like when installed Antec Sonata III 500, its over all noise levels, and its activity lights.