Low-end iSCSI NAS

Paul Gear paul at libertysys.com.au
Tue Mar 30 09:32:31 BST 2010


David Fawcett wrote:
> I rather enjoyed this
> guide: http://blogs.sun.com/mebius/entry/diy_home_nas_box_with2
>
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 6:48 PM, Morgan Storey <me at morganstorey.com
> <mailto:me at morganstorey.com>> wrote:
>
>     Have you thought of using http://freenas.org/freenas or
>     http://www.openfiler.com/ both are pretty good, and I have used
>     both in dev and testing environments. If I was going to put one in
>     a small business or at home I would use one of these, way more
>     features for the price.
>     Just build a little atom/epia/i3 or low-end amd based pc with a
>     cheap sata card. I have seen corporate sans that only have a 1ghz
>     x86 cpu so it is little different.
>
>     On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 4:16 PM, Paul Gear <paul at libertysys.com.au
>     <mailto:paul at libertysys.com.au>> wrote:
>
>         Hi folks,
>
>         I'm looking for a low-end iSCSI NAS for SOHO use, and i came
>         across QNAP
>         <http://www.qnap.com/> (mainly the TS-219P and TS-419P
>         models).  The
>         features seem ridiculously good for the price (including
>         online RAID
>         expansion & remote replication), and i get warm fuzzies
>         knowing that
>         they have Linux inside.
>
>         Can anyone who has used them comment on their reliability,
>         performance,
>         or any other issues?
>

My aim in buying a NAS is so that i don't have to DIY.  ;-)

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