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    NAS for small business

    Can someone please recommend me a reliable NAS for a small business.
    needs raid 1 and an onboard DHCP server.
    Space isn't a big issue, just something that won't need to be rebooted.

    (normally I build something from a pc/freenas, but want dedicated hardware this time)

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    I personally Recommend QNAP, I myself have only known of this hardware for a couple of months but it's fantastic! interface Is so friendly and you can do pretty much anything!

    ISCSI Rocks! Runs Virtual Machines from it and everything!

    Recommended for VMWARE and Microsoft Hyper V R2

    QNAP Systems, Inc. ( TS-239 Pro II Turbo NAS ) - Quality Network Appliance Provider

    James.

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    Sounds like just the thing, but might be a little overspec? (it really is a small business, 3 people).
    I'll sound him out and see if he wants to part with 500.
    Mind you, their turnover is larger than our entire school, and it is replacing a 6yr old SBS2003 (with the help of google docs)

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    They do have a variety of different models just depends on which one is right for them I guess, we normally provide then to Small Business with a small user base and normally have 2x 2TB Drives in them. Tend to really only be for System Recovery Backups if I am honest and then with a removable disk for off site backups. do the job nice and are reliable.

    I use 1 of them at the moment for Virtual Machines on a Test Network Basis *ISCSI* Connection connected to x2 Hyper V Servers in Cluster and they work great for testing the Failover in a Test Environment.

    James.

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    Another one for qnap

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    ok thanks. I emailed recommending qnap.

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    Received this morning.
    Thanks you so much for recommending the QNAP 239, It really is the nuts!

    For the uninitiated (as I was this morning) It's a 1.6GHz Atom powered 'server' running linux with a really simple to use web interface.
    If only this wasn't for a customer! I want to hack it, I imagine it would make a great mythbox.

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    Awesome! How much did you manage to get one for? make sure your running the latest version of the firmware, the new release has some nice new features.

    James.

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    Just under 400 inc VAT - firmware was the first thing I did.
    Just discovered it will backup to a remote rsync server or Amazon S3 so perfect for job in hand.

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    Great Stuff :-) Glad you like it they are really good pieces of kit

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    agree Qnap are good bits of kit...

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    cheers for the help guys I'm about to get a QNAP 419P

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    cheers for the help guys I'm about to get a QNAP 419P
    Good to hear mate! I have just been looking at some of there security products found here: QNAP Security - Network Surveillance Solution Provider

    They work very well, and are compatible with MANY camera's even the Mobotix kit!

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