|26 Jan 2011||#1|
Comments on NAS choice
This is my first foray into NAS. I have been doing some reasearch and have decided that the Thecus N2200 offers what I need for an entry level storage server (to date I have been relying on USB drives).
I'll probably configure it in a RAID1 array with 2 x 1.5TB Samsungs since this will primarily be used for backup and storage. I might also use it as a photo server (as opposed to having all our family photo's scattered across few computers despite my attempts at educating the family on the merits of networking and Libraries).
Has anyone any experience with this model? Care to offer any critisim/comments/insights or general suggestions, even general NAS commentary and tips?
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|02 Feb 2011||#6|
The NAS is installed and is working as expected.
Good price AUS$199
RAID0,1, JBOD options (I'm using RAID1)
Compact design, very, very quiet.
Options for setting up HTTP server and Itunes/media streaming server
Automatic rebuild of RAID works as advertised (one of the first options I tested)
Configurable to add a USB printer and share as network printer
Configurable to turn ON/OFF automatically
Good option for beginner simply wanting network storage/backup/sharing facility (good bang for buck)
Browser interface is very clunky and slow (about 5 secs for each page to load or refresh, so setting up takes some time).
Rebuild of 1TB RAID1 takes about 8 hours
Doesn't support LLTD so can't be placed into Windows Network Map
Expert networkers will hate it
All in all, a good choice for reasonably cheap network storage. Advanced networking gurus would get frustrated with its clunky interface very quickly.
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