[plug] NAS unit feedback anyone?
fjanon at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 26 07:17:55 WST 2008
Thanks for the feedback Ari.
--- sothisistheinternet <sothisistheinternet at gmail.com> wrote:
> Avoid Netgear, at least the SC101T models.
> 1 - power supplies on both our systems failed in the first 24 hours
> use and took about a month to get replaced by netgear after repeated
> mix ups on their part with their IT systems.
> 2 - You cannot put a pre-formated or populated drive in these units -
> the units will not recognise the drive as usable.
> 3- Netgear have removed a very simple little tool from their software
> for these devices that allows you to repartition and use previously
> used drives. Instead, you have to allow them to log into your system
> and use the same tool remotely from their end on your drives.
> 4- No USB/Firewire ports for drive population, making the problem of
> periodic network refreshes even greater because it keeps breaking the
> copy processes while populating the devices over the network.
> 5- Not true NAS - can only be used via the netgear software as shared
> drives on a PC
> 6- Not sure if these will work under Linux due to problem 5.
> I assume you're referring to much more expensive units than the
> SC101T, but just in case, I thought I should warn you (and anyone
> considering one).
> We're using them because we're not pouring any more money into NAS at
> the moment after this disappointment.
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Fred Janon <fjanon at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am looking for a NAS box with 500GB to 1TB mirrored drives with
> > Ethernet 100Mb/s/1Gb/s that supports Linux and Windz. And that
> > prevent any file to be shared (like the WD box).
> > There is a few on the market, NetGear, LaCie, Buffalo, any
> > Thanks
> > Fred
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