[olug] NAS

Sheldon, Roger W Roger.Sheldon at firstdata.com
Mon Jul 1 15:52:59 UTC 2013

Looking to purchase NAS for SOHO use. Any recommends? Intended use for home, storing a lot of ISO's I will be creating from OEM disks I purchased. Mounting an ISO and reading them is faster than CD's/DVD'S and this helps greatly when rendering. Just need lota space. Also would be the normal everyday stuff like images, music, media streaming etc. I'm looking at the models below. From what I can gather Synology has a good implementation that reviews indicate as being rock solid and great applications for SOHO. Synology also supports expansion units, VMware, vSphere 5, Citrix and Windows Server 2012 (whatever the heck that is). Not so sure about their Hybrid RAID as it kinds sounds like an offshoot of DROBO's version or RAID. I think it comes with 3yr or 5yr warranty. QNAP was the other NAS I was looking at as they seem to have good NAS setup as well as applications. I think QNAP has more modes when it comes configuring for network link aggregation. Synology also supports link aggregation as well and comes with two or four Gigabit connections

Synology DS1812+ (8 Bay ) with expansion units can scale to 72TB
Synology DS1512+ (5 Bay) with expansion units can scale to 60TB

Roger Sheldon
Storage Engineer
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