RMA – Brand-new APC BK650 UPS failed after 1.5 month

Around seven weeks back, I installed and wrote about adding the APC UPS backup power to my NAS. The brand-new APC UPS worked for around 1.5 month before it started beeping audibly and the replace battery indicator turned on. It is either a bad APC UPS product or my bad luck in getting a lemon. How was the APC UPS RMA process? It was borderline unacceptable.

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Adding an UPS power backup to the NAS

Your wallet might be feeling pretty light after splurging on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) with a bunch of new hard drives but you are probably better off in terms of data redundancies. Before you celebrate success, do you know that a dodgy power source can cause a myriad of issues? For example, electronics failure, data corruption. The NAS only has to be writing data when a power outage occurs to corrupt the data. To mitigate the risk of data loss, I got a APC BK650 UPS for my Synology DS1817+ NAS. It is an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).

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