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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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New NAS System - Help me pick one.

And no, it's not that kind of NOS system. And no, it has nothing to do with the rapper either.

I'm in the market for a NAS, network attached storage, system. I'm sick of losing the use of my external HD when I undock my laptop. Not to mention, it's also running out of space.

I've look at several devices including the QNAP, Synology, Lacie, HP. My friend suggested getting one with Microsoft's Home Server OS but most of those seem overpriced and or underpowered. Honestly, I'm not really sure how much power I need but seeing that some carry 2 gigs while others twice as much carry 512 or even 256 seems off. I would like to use this to stream HD, music, run itunes and if possible, even access stuff over my iphone. I'm looking the range of around $250 if possible.

Any thoughts on this one? The price is right but again...only 256 mb RAM.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...tag=slickdeals

or this...
http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10491

Thanks in advance for your input.

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Synology. I can't recommend it enough.

I use it almost strictly for music and some backup. It streams music to my PS3, Android Phone, the Wife's iPhone, and use the FTP to download music wherever.

When in the house the thing acts as a networked drive, and the user interface is extremely easy and intuitive.


They also have a large internet forum that answers any question you may have along with a large open source custom rom/hacking community that while not directly supported they are given advice (although you are still on your own warranty wise).

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I have several, including Buffalo Linkstation, Netgear ReadyNAS, and a Segate unit.

Right now, the Segate is my fave. Came with 6TB in a RAID 1 config for 3TB of space, GigE interface, and it's reasonably quiet and moderate on the power consumption. But it is more than your budget.

Make sure it has Gigabit Ethernet. That will affect performance more than the RAM component. Go for as much storage as you can afford, and consider RAID 1 or RAID 5 configurations so a single disk failure won't trash all your data.

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I have several, including Buffalo Linkstation, Netgear ReadyNAS, and a Segate unit.

Right now, the Segate is my fave. Came with 6TB in a RAID 1 config for 3TB of space, GigE interface, and it's reasonably quiet and moderate on the power consumption. But it is more than your budget.

Make sure it has Gigabit Ethernet. That will affect performance more than the RAM component. Go for as much storage as you can afford, and consider RAID 1 or RAID 5 configurations so a single disk failure won't trash all your data.

doesn't seagate run the memeo backup software? i hated that shit. it was on my WD external and it kept duplicating my backups and finally i said f it and deleted it off my drive. their customer support was no help either.

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i second the synology the interface is nice. i have a ds1511+ had a buffalo terastation before.
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if something is worth spending more on let me know. i can afford more just didn't want to spend $500.

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doesn't seagate run the memeo backup software? i hated that shit. it was on my WD external and it kept duplicating my backups and finally i said f it and deleted it off my drive. their customer support was no help either.
I think it comes with that. I don't use that software, so I never installed it. I use it as a Network Drive.

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