[olug] Synology Shout-out
bwatson1979 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 02:49:29 UTC 2011
Not sure about the Buffalo OS. I'd imagine some linux flavor. I built my
own 2TB FreeNAS a few years ago for about $300.
On Sep 29, 2011 8:47 PM, "Cooper Vertz" <olug at vertz.info> wrote:
> Was that also a Linux device at all?
> Are you running FreeNAS on a Buffalo device? I didn't know that was
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 4:05 PM, Ben Watson <bwatson1979 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For the same price you can get 8TB WITH disks included.
>> By the time you outfit that Synology with HDDs, I can almost buy 2 of
>> the BuffaloTech devices (again fully populated with HDDs).
>> Just seems pricy is all I'm saying. Never purchased an off the shelf
>> NAS before but may end up doing so someday. In the meantime, I'll
>> stick with FreeNAS.
>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Cooper Vertz <olug at vertz.info> wrote:
>> > FYI-
>> > I got a Synology DS1511+ a few weeks ago and it's AWESOME! (
>> > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GKLT4G )
>> > It's the smallest 5-spindle server I can imagine. And under the hood,
>> > just a (slightly funky) linux box.
>> > I'm disappointed with the 5-bay addon (DX510
>> > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DTLXKG) because it's really slow
>> > compared to the primary 5.
>> > But now I have a 10-disk 12TB raided NAS that does a whole lot of cool
>> > stuff, using a great web interface, and I can inspect its internals
>> > other linux server.
>> > And it's small enough that my cat has trouble lying on it
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