Trading data storage on NAS drive.?? - Tech Support | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


Trading data storage on NAS drive.??
Updated: Views / Replies:696 / 8
Created: by KennyK Attachments:0

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 90,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

Trading data storage on NAS drive.??

  #1 (permalink)
Elite Member
Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader, DT7.
Broker/Data: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: AUD Futures
 
KennyK's Avatar
 
Posts: 89 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 29 given, 22 received

Trading data storage on NAS drive.??

Trading data storage on NAS drive.??
I have always stored my trading data on C: Drive, however now that I am re installing windows 7, and all my programs I am considering storing my EOD data directly on a NAS drive preferably, to make it accessable to my laptop as well. In the past I have always had to download my EOD data to both computers. Whereas if I store on a NAS drive I will only have to download once. I also would put the common folders from my trade analisys platform on the NAS so that both computers would always be in sync as far as those programs go. IE, when I create a new chart or workspace or change any charts on 1 PC the other would automatically pick up the changes. Meaning they would both sync.
I'm thinking of using a Western Digital My Cloud 2TB NAS drive.
Has any one on the forum done this?
How successful was it?

Cheers,
Ken.

Reply With Quote
 
  #2 (permalink)
Quick Summary
Quick Summary Post

Quick Summary is created and edited by users like you... Add FAQ's, Links and other Relevant Information by clicking the edit button in the lower right hand corner of this message.

 
  #3 (permalink)
Elite Member
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja
Broker/Data: Optimus - Rithmic
Favorite Futures: GC
 
WolfieWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 232 since Jul 2010
Thanks: 100 given, 273 received


The problem you will have is file locking / sharing violations. If two different machines attempt to access the same files at the same time the first machine to access the data will lock it for read / write access. This may prevent the second machine from being able to use the data. Alternatively having two machine connected to the same data could cause data corruption.

Reply With Quote
 
  #4 (permalink)
Elite Member
Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja Trader, DT7.
Broker/Data: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: AUD Futures
 
KennyK's Avatar
 
Posts: 89 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 29 given, 22 received


WolfieWolf View Post
The problem you will have is file locking / sharing violations. If two different machines attempt to access the same files at the same time the first machine to access the data will lock it for read / write access. This may prevent the second machine from being able to use the data. Alternatively having two machine connected to the same data could cause data corruption.

Thanks for the reply, however I'd never be accessing the data on 2 PC's at the same time.

Reply With Quote
 
  #5 (permalink)
Elite Member
near Paris, France
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: -
Favorite Futures: -
 
Nicolas11's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,070 since Aug 2011
Thanks: 2,232 given, 1,729 received

Hi,

A friend in the IT technology advised me to use these products:
Synology - Network Attached Storage (NAS)
but I have not yet taken any decision, so I am not in position to make any comment about them.

Nicolas

Reply With Quote
 
  #6 (permalink)
Elite Member
Lehrte, Germany
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: PTP / Rithmic
Favorite Futures: NQ
 
Daytrader999's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,159 since Sep 2011
Thanks: 1,137 given, 1,565 received

Answer
This post has been selected as an answer to the original posters question Answer

I'm using QNAP NAS solutions for many years now and I'm still very happy with the reliability of their products:

QNAP, Inc. - Network Attached Storage (NAS) - Home

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." - Jim Rohn
Reply With Quote
 
  #7 (permalink)
Trading for Fun
New Zealand
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Mac OS X
Broker/Data: MB Trading/AMP/LMAX
Favorite Futures: SL-1210 M5G
 
Posts: 72 since Jun 2011
Thanks: 2 given, 31 received

There are cheaper ways to achieve this without even needing to spend any money. With the caveat that you will never run both trading PC's at the same time.

You could have a skydrive folder where you save all your data/settings. Skydrive automatically syncs between all windows 8.1 machines.

You could use bittorrentsync.

You could use dropbox.

Synology, Qnap, Western Digital, these are all home/SMB NAS boxes designed for media sharing etc. It will never perform as fast as Direct Attached Storage in terms of latency and these software solutions I listed will keep your two PC's happily in sync anyway.

Reply With Quote
 
  #8 (permalink)
Elite Member
Seattle, WA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: options
 
garysu's Avatar
 
Posts: 3 since Nov 2011
Thanks: 52 given, 2 received

I spent a bunch of time looking at options for NAS storage at work and the two top solutions were Synology and QNAP, with probably Synology being slighter better in terms of perf in the units I tested. I liked the units so much I actually kept the QNAP device and now use it at home for file storage and to run Plex for all my media. These devices are not just for home use anymore and they both have nice mid-sized business units that even come as rack mounted options.

DAS will always be faster than NAS, but for the use case you are looking at, NAS is a fine option. The locking issue mentioned has more to do with the application software you are using rather than whether DAS or NAS. The latest version of SMB 3.0 (which is what is in SAMBA 4 which these Linux based devices are probably using for connecting to Windows networks) supports non-exclusive types of locking (Server Message Block - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to garysu for this post:
 
  #9 (permalink)
Elite Member
Newcastle, Australia
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multicharts 8 - Full Version
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: SPI,FTSE100, 6E, 6A
 
Posts: 285 since Oct 2010
Thanks: 108 given, 177 received

Skydrive also works on windows 7.
I have a synology box and it can keep folders on my local pc synced. This allows shared synced folders the same as Skydrive/Dropbox box but instead of using the cloud it uses the NAS box.
Also makes for a good full pc backup location.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk

Reply With Quote

Reply



futures io > > > > Trading data storage on NAS drive.??

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Jigsaw Trading: TBA

Elite only

FuturesTrader71: TBA

Elite only

NinjaTrader: TBA

Jan 18

RandBots: TBA

Jan 23

GFF Brokers & CME Group: Futures & Bitcoin

Elite only

Adam Grimes: TBA

Elite only

Ran Aroussi: TBA

Elite only
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bitcoin storage wallet recommendations Big Mike Cryptocurrency Trading 2 November 28th, 2013 02:50 AM
Petabyte-scale storage server artemiso Tech Support 6 August 5th, 2013 04:25 AM
Tick Database Storage MXASJ Platforms and Indicators 40 July 20th, 2012 01:30 PM
US Data Could Drive Stocks Amid Oil and Europe Risks Quick Summary News and Current Events 0 February 25th, 2012 01:50 AM
Tick Data Storage timmyb The Elite Circle 9 June 16th, 2010 05:44 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:24 AM.

Copyright © 2017 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2017-12-16 in 0.13 seconds with 35 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.83.122.227