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Looking for a small NAS that works well

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


  1. G30Jack

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    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?
     

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  2. Tennessee Slim

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

  3. joeroket

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

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    microsoft home server actually was rated above most NAS and linux solutions... I dont like MS, but was seriously tempted to have a look.
     
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    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.
     
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  6. RTmarc

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    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

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    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

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    Yeah i was going to recommend NetGear/ready nas as well.