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G30Jack
03-27-2009, 07:20
I need a NAS enclosure to pop a couple 500GB drives (IDE) in and hang it on my home network. Anyone have any good experiences? Bad?

Tennessee Slim
03-27-2009, 08:37
No experience with 2-disk NASs but I do have a couple of NetGear ReadyNASs (http://www.readynas.com/?cat=4), which hold up to 4 SATA HDDs.

joeroket
03-28-2009, 10:55
Stay away from any NAS by SMC. I have had nothing but issues with them when using 500GB drives and larger.

Kimelac
03-30-2009, 10:25
microsoft home server actually was rated above most NAS and linux solutions... I dont like MS, but was seriously tempted to have a look.

beemerphile
03-30-2009, 11:26
My NetGear ReadyNAS Duo 2x500GB server just went flaky at 70 days old. It does, however, have a 5 year warranty and the company seems to support it well. I expect to get it worked out.

ETA on 31 Mar.: I got the problem worked out with a re-flash of the boot software. It is working again.

RTmarc
03-30-2009, 11:50
Microsoft Home Server is an awesome product. The HP flavor is a really nice product.

If you are looking for straight storage, take a look at the Buffalo LinkStation Duo is a good choice. I used this (http://www.buffalotech.com/products/network-storage/linkstation/linkstation-pro-duo/) until I got the Home Server.

Tennessee Slim
03-30-2009, 12:31
I'd thought about mentioning building a DIY NAS from an old PC -- admittedly a low-buck solution -- but there's one problem with that approach I regard as an Achilles' heel. If you build a software RAID array managed by a Windows OS and the OS pukes, you've also lost your RAID array. Say Auf Wieder bye-bye to your data. So if one of the objectives for your NAS is enhanced redundancy, software raid probably is not the best solution.

MavsX
03-31-2009, 16:42
No experience with 2-disk NASs but I do have a couple of NetGear ReadyNASs (http://www.readynas.com/?cat=4), which hold up to 4 SATA HDDs.

Yeah i was going to recommend NetGear/ready nas as well.