Re: NAS

Sylwester Pietrzyk pdml at o2.pl
Wed Oct 28 07:47:57 EDT 2009


Dnia 28 października 2009 2:57 Doug Franklin <jehosephat at mindspring.com> napisał(a):

> Have any of the PDML faithful tried using Network Attached Storage (NAS) 
> for their photo archive?  I'm considering putting together a 1TB or so 
> NAS box or device to live on my at-home 1GBps Ethernet LAN.  Right now, 
> I'm keeping the archive on a set of external (eSATA and USB) hard 
> drives.  I'm finding that it'd be convenient to keep a copy online all 
> of the time.  I've been happy with the 4-drive RAID 10 in my main 
> machine, but I want to put the online archive on a separate box of some 
> sort.  Any recommendations on gear to get or to avoid?  I'm thinking I'd 
> do another 4-drive RAID 10 setup with 500 GB (or maybe 1TB) drives 
> commodity 7200 RPM SATA-II drives.
Here is a site that you may find interesting:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/
Performance difference between various NAS solutions can be very big, and it is worth considering before buying one, especially if you want it to use for photo archiving. I believe that Synology, QNAP and Thecus are leaders now, with Synology having arguably the best UI for management. 

Cheers,
Sylwek




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