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Windows 7: Network Attached Storage unit recommendations

20 Jul 2012   #1
muffiin

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Network Attached Storage unit recommendations

I have only about 100GB left on my mirrored RAID on my desktop and I am looking for a NAS. I have been looking at this Synology one and this Buffalo one. I like the Buffalo one because it comes with 12TB and depending on the drives may be cheaper. What are people's experiences with either of these? Are there other one's that people like better?


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21 Jul 2012   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't know anything about NAS units, but stay away from WDC Red drives. They are having some very bad problems with them.
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21 Jul 2012   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

That's some serious backup/storage devices there. Have you thougt about building one?
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21 Jul 2012   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Synology comes with a better reputation from what I understand......steer clear of Thecus if you can, my experiences with that have been terrible.
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21 Jul 2012   #5
muffiin

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I don't know anything about NAS units, but stay away from WDC Red drives. They are having some very bad problems with them.
These were actually drives that I was looking at. I'll have to go look for more reviews of them.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
That's some serious backup/storage devices there. Have you thougt about building one?
It is, I figure that I will buy something bigger now than have to spend again on another in the future. I'm in the process of ripping my DVDs and BluRays and have probably only done ~5% of them.

Haven't thought about building one, but wouldn't rule it out. I do have an old XP disc that is unused and have Windows Server from my MSDNAA account.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Synology comes with a better reputation from what I understand......steer clear of Thecus if you can, my experiences with that have been terrible.
I've only heard good things about Synology, but some people that I work with told me to check out Buffalo. they haven't had any any personal experience with Buffalo, just have heard a few good things about them.
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