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    NAS recommendations

    We are thinking of adding a NAS box to the network to hold/share multimedia resources.

    Anyone have any recommendations for a good solution?

    I was looking at the Buffalo Terrastation.

    TIA

    Mark

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    Freenas

    FreeNAS: The Free NAS Server - Home

    [ I wonder how many times I have pushed this now ???!!! ]

    Also suggest:

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Learning-FreeNAS-Gary-Sims/dp/1847194680"]Amazon.com: Learning FreeNAS: Configure and manage a network attached storage solution: Gary Sims: Books[/ame]

    Excellent book covering most aspects.

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    How big do you need ?

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    Buffalo Terastations, every time!

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    Terastation for me to, we have had two for 2 years now for backup and storage and not had a single problem with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    We are thinking of adding a NAS box to the network to hold/share multimedia resources.

    Anyone have any recommendations for a good solution?

    I was looking at the Buffalo Terrastation.

    TIA

    Mark
    How about this Mark,

    Buffalo TeraStation Pro II 1TB 19 Rackmount Network Attached Storage £395.00+vat Free Next Day Delivery




    Features:
    Simple Install and Management


    Active Directory Support - Will join an AD domain to utilise AD users and groups

    DFS (Distributed File System) Support

    Intuitive front panel LCD shows status information

    Easy setup wizard and management through intuitive web interface

    Quick swap hard drive trays behind the front panel for easy drive access and replacement

    2U 19” Rack Mountable

    UPS Support

    RAID Support


    Five Operating RAID Modes: RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, Standard

    Advanced RAID system continually checks hard drive and RAID performance

    High Performance


    Four High Speed (7,200 RPM) Hard Drives in One

    10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame

    Large near silent fan to release HDD heat effectively and quietly

    Built-in FTP server functionality

    Two USB 2.0 ports, allowing extra drives to be connected

    Memeo™ AutoBackup Software Included


    Specifications
    Buffalo TeraStation Pro II 1TB 19 Rackmount Network Attached Storage
    Standard Compliance IEEE802.3ab/IEEE802.3u/IEEE802.3 Standard 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX/ 10BASE-T
    Data Transfer Rates 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps
    Connector Type RJ-45
    Hard Drive Size 1.0TB
    Dimension (WxHxD mm) 480 x 86 x 420
    OS Support Windows® Vista™, Windows® XP, Windows® 2000

    In Stock and available for free next business day delivery!

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    Buffalo TeraStation Pro II 1TB 19 Rackmount Network Attached Storage £395.00+vat Free Next Day Delivery
    You can do better than that by building your own and using Freenas [ FreeBSD ] plus get much more features.

    If you want a straight out the box solution though its quite a good price.....

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    Buffalo terastation NAS

    Be careful of these if you have lots of users and want to use AD authentication. We bought one and soon discovered an undocumented feature - the AD authentication only supports up to 1000 users!
    Its coded into their software and they wouldn't change it. We ended up sending it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oggster View Post
    Be careful of these if you have lots of users and want to use AD authentication. We bought one and soon discovered an undocumented feature - the AD authentication only supports up to 1000 users!
    Its coded into their software and they wouldn't change it. We ended up sending it back.
    We had the same thing, sent it back for a ready nas.

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    Herd

    Buffalo TeraStations all the way...good robust piece of kit, i have several schools that use those and never had any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    You can do better than that by building your own and using Freenas [ FreeBSD ] plus get much more features.
    Also Openfiler (see Openfiler — Openfiler Homepage ) - even MORE features (e.g. iSCSI).

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    Thanks everyone! And thanks Simon for the call, always a pleasure.

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    Following on from the previous comments about self build. Anyone care to offer up a spec they have used for self build and is now "doing the business" I am looking more at back up than shared drives also rack mount version. Much appreciated in advance!! Ta

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    Buffalo Terastation here too although only for backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oggster View Post
    Be careful of these if you have lots of users and want to use AD authentication. We bought one and soon discovered an undocumented feature - the AD authentication only supports up to 1000 users!
    Its coded into their software and they wouldn't change it. We ended up sending it back.
    I think they is an update to the firmware which enabled you to have unlimited AD authentication.

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