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Looking for a small NAS that works well

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by G30Jack, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. G30Jack

    G30Jack .88 Magnum

    Apr 17, 2002
    Shoots through schools
    I need a NAS enclosure to pop a couple 500GB drives (IDE) in and hang it on my home network. Anyone have any good experiences? Bad?
  2. Tennessee Slim

    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

    Apr 14, 2004
    Mucus City, USA
    No experience with 2-disk NASs but I do have a couple of NetGear ReadyNASs, which hold up to 4 SATA HDDs.

  3. joeroket


    Mar 25, 2009
    Stay away from any NAS by SMC. I have had nothing but issues with them when using 500GB drives and larger.
  4. Kimelac

    Kimelac Bada Bing! CLM

    Dec 16, 2003
    microsoft home server actually was rated above most NAS and linux solutions... I dont like MS, but was seriously tempted to have a look.
  5. beemerphile

    beemerphile CLM

    Dec 6, 2001
    Danielsville, GA
    My NetGear ReadyNAS Duo 2x500GB server just went flaky at 70 days old. It does, however, have a 5 year warranty and the company seems to support it well. I expect to get it worked out.

    ETA on 31 Mar.: I got the problem worked out with a re-flash of the boot software. It is working again.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
  6. RTmarc


    Mar 18, 2008
    Birmingham, AL
    Microsoft Home Server is an awesome product. The HP flavor is a really nice product.

    If you are looking for straight storage, take a look at the Buffalo LinkStation Duo is a good choice. I used this until I got the Home Server.
  7. Tennessee Slim

    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

    Apr 14, 2004
    Mucus City, USA
    I'd thought about mentioning building a DIY NAS from an old PC -- admittedly a low-buck solution -- but there's one problem with that approach I regard as an Achilles' heel. If you build a software RAID array managed by a Windows OS and the OS pukes, you've also lost your RAID array. Say Auf Wieder bye-bye to your data. So if one of the objectives for your NAS is enhanced redundancy, software raid probably is not the best solution.
  8. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

    Jan 19, 2009
    Arlington, VA
    Yeah i was going to recommend NetGear/ready nas as well.