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Hardware Thread, NAS suggestions in Technical; Hi all, I currently have a couple of QNAP TS-419P II (8TB RAID5) in use with replication which are pretty ...
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    NAS suggestions

    Hi all,

    I currently have a couple of QNAP TS-419P II (8TB RAID5) in use with replication which are pretty good.

    Another branch needs a NAS, probably max storage would be 1TB, but 2TB (RAID5) would be safer for the future just in case.

    Any suggestions? Willing to look at different makes as out of the 2 QNAPS, 1 has had a few problems and the firmware upgrades has been iffy to say the least!

    *edit* Budget - cheaper the better but still want a half decent and reliable NAS as this is the most important thing!

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    With removable slots or standard?

    I've got the Seagate Blackarmor and so far no problems, with it's 'government grade encryption' lol
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    check out the synology diskstation 2 drive NAS boxes, we use a few here for staff shared areas and the like and they are great little boxes with bags of configuration options.

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    ignore the netgear readynas 104's it cant handle iscsi they just fall over after a day or so tried 2 and updates etc works fine as an smb dumb but use iscsi it just crashes

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    I think I'd like to have the NAS RAID5 hot swap HDDs

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    Synology NAS's are excellent, my current pick of the bunch at the lower end of the market.

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    Synology RackStation RS812 - NAS server - 0 GB
    Synology RackStation RS812 - NAS server... | RS812 | 440.99 | Insight UK
    WD Green WD20EZRX - hard drive - 2 TB... | WD20EZRX | 54.99 | Insight UK
    440 NAS
    55 per disk x 4
    660 exVAT
    Looks not too bad

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    My experience of NAS + RAID 5 is horrendous. Pretty much every time a disk failed, another would fail while rebuilding. I just make them all RAID 10 now, but it's expensive on storage.

    Synology devices would be my first recommendation, followed by Netgear ReadyNAS Pro. Great kit.

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    Had a couple of disks on my current QNAP fail on RAID 5, however never any problems rebuilding!

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    Synology RS812 seems to be out of date and the Synology RS814 looks to be its replacement but seems a lot more pricers.

    Anyone used the Buffalo Terastation 3400r? Looks decent?

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    If you're worried about rebuild faliure in raid 5 with big drives, use smaller drives, and more of them, possibly change to raid 6 too.

    Something like a Synology DS1813+ with 8 x 1TB drives in raid 6 (one as Hotspare) would work quite niceley and can satturate a 1GB link when running backups etc. (ok, not rack mount... but...)

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    I just use an old PC running CentOS 6.5 (minimal) with Samba shares and a few drives in it...

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    RS814 doesn't seem that expensive actually. RS814+ could be doable too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by visioN View Post
    Anyone used the Buffalo Terastation 3400r? Looks decent?
    Not that one in particular, but I have used Buffalo Terastations before, and can't recommend them. Absolute pain to configure and constantly giving errors, particularly after having to be restarted.

    That said, I don't know what the latest ones are like...

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    Looks like I am going to go with the Synology RS814 with 4 x 1TB disks @ 570 exVAT due to everyone recommending Synology!
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