Tell me about current NAS manufacturers and technology?
August 10, 2008 4:53 AM Subscribe
Tell me about Network Attached Storage ( NAS )? In particular what current manufactuers should I avoid for a typical 1 terabyte (or greater) RAID array? I'm also interested in general information and pitfalls for NAS devices and implementations.
posted by loquacious to technology (13 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Deployment is for a mixed platform small office - about 8 seats. Platforms are XP, Vista and OS X.
I'm assuming SAMBA protocol for shares. Usage is low to medium - the office needs a data/file server for storing and reliably sharing typical office documents.
They emphatically do not need an actual server. There's no forseeable upgrade path to an in-office Exchange server or domain controller or the like - this is handled by a remote office through VPN. I could build them a PC-based solution using something like FreeNAS but that would be overkill, and I don't want to introduce a possibly flaky desktop/server into their office.
What NAS models or manufacturers are considered the most reliable? Best support? Best value?
Much thanks in advance!