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Old December 21, 2010, 02:26 PM
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Default NetGear ReadyNas NV+ = An Awesome NAS?

(Sorry for all the threads folks, 'Tis the season, lol)

Looking at this:
NCIX.com - Buy Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ 4 Disk NAS Enclosure SATA Hot-Swap GBLAN X-RAID RAID 0/1/5 256MB Diskless - RND4000-100NAS In Canada.

To move my 4x 1Tb drives into. Reviewed here (under the Infrant name):
SMB NAS Roundup - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

Seems to get good benchies, can PM down quite a bit from the NCIX price. Thoughts?
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Old December 21, 2010, 04:22 PM
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OR is this one better?
NCIX.com - Buy QNAP TS-410 All-in-One 4-BAY Hot-Swap RAID NAS Server 2GBLAN W/ISCSI 3USB2.0 & Print Server - TS-410 In Canada.

Too many decisions to make recently... lol
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Old December 21, 2010, 07:02 PM
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I like the Qnap interface better. Easier to set up separate users and permissions.
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Old December 21, 2010, 07:21 PM
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I like the Qnap interface better. Easier to set up separate users and permissions.
Is that really necessary though? Just looking for a solid simple backup unit. The QNap is over 100 more and im not really sure the extra features are needed...
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If you're just using the backup feature and you're the only one using it, then the NetGear is appropriate.


My sales rep really hates them for some reason though.


Might want to look at the NetGear customer service to see what it's like. Qnaps service was appallingly bad when I needed them. My unit had some issues and their suggested plan of action ended up wiping all my files, even though they said it wouldn't. Then they got testy when I refused to do it again after they suggested I do it over.
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That Netgear NAS looks promising.

I was looking for exactly the same thing a few months back and in the end decided to build my own, what I like to call NAS+.

I used an Atom based itx motherboard, 2GB of ram a decent case & installed Centos. Freenas or Openfiler woul also work great but now with Centos instead of having "just" a NAS I have a full fledged server.

The final coast would be very competitive with the standalone Netgear NAS.
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That Netgear NAS looks promising.

I was looking for exactly the same thing a few months back and in the end decided to build my own, what I like to call NAS+.

I used an Atom based itx motherboard, 2GB of ram a decent case & installed Centos. Freenas or Openfiler woul also work great but now with Centos instead of having "just" a NAS I have a full fledged server.

The final coast would be very competitive with the standalone Netgear NAS.
Im kinda just trying to get my 1Tb drives into a box that easy to use. I don't really need a second underpowered server when I've already got one that can handle pretty much anything. All I really need is:
A good Raid 5 + Hotspare NAS (so it's really set and forget) to backup individual files and folders from several PCs. I will Not be using it for Full PC backups or backing up user profiles as I've never really seen the point in that. Especially now that Windows 7 installs in 15-20 minutes I see no need for full backups for the systems I have.
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Hey, what did you need up doing? I'm looking for a simple 2T NAS. I don't really need all the fancy stuff like permissions and RAID. It will be sort of a backup to the Virtual backup.
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Im living happily with the NV+ actually, but for simplicity it wouldnt be your best choice. Ive got some experience with similar NAS' and it still took me a while to get used to all the features and options. You should try finding something a little more simple for your needs probably.
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