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Synology NAS use 2 network cards
You need a managed switch, then you can use 2 network adaptors, so far i know you also need 2 network adaptors to the other device, pc or nas, to...
Never use CHKDSK on a failing disk.
if CHKDSK works it will destroy unreadable data, so you never will fix the driver after this.
And a nas...
Bitrot/btrfs is not standard, you have to choose btrfs.
A nas is easier, less to do with the wright settings.
Access it over the network.
First google on your model ssd, and read about problems.
SSD model is breaking down/bad model?
SSD is to full?
trim is working?
Be safe for ecrypto virus , is very importend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You need a nas, with file version, so if you get infected, you can go...
Try to get a rapport of the WD utility.
That the WD utility fails is not good.
You could try another pc,
different connectors, power and data.
Try with a livecd from linux.
Boot from cd/usb,
then install program "disks", then you can read smart,
and also do a long test...
Watch every sleep hybernate, if your smart crc is getting bigger?
Maybe power down your laptop, and the crc error does not get bigger?...
Keep using your mini pc.
Wenn it's to old, then buy a nas, a fast one, is more expensive.
if you buy it now, you lose money on your pc, the...
Format the drive , several times, so that all sectors are rewritten, then check again smart.
At the moment you can still use the hard drive....
First always make a copy of the disc with dd in linux,
then you can try to fix it.
And CHKDSK, never use this on a partition when your hard...
Try in a different pc or external case.
Both green and blue are good drives.
With green you have to check if the drive is parking to many times,
and if it does, use idle3 to increase...
WD blue is a good one.
Search how to check for trim.
And if your ssd is full of files then it will also slow down, and win 10 is already very big.
First learn how to backup,
then you know what hardware you need.
Backup takes a long time?
What hardware do you have, what speed do you have,...
Search for reviews or tests.
Also if you buy a small ssd, then often the speed is very low against, the bigger ssd, from same brand.
What file system is it?
Who formatted the drive?
What does windows partition manager say?
Then you can try a bootable linux cd/usb stick,...