[plug] NAS unit feedback anyone?
adrian at creative.net.au
Sat Apr 26 12:58:46 WST 2008
Has anyone played with FreeNAS recently?
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008, Fred Janon wrote:
> 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
> > of
> > 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
> > else
> > considering one).
> > We're using them because we're not pouring any more money into NAS at
> > the moment after this disappointment.
> > Ari
> > 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
> > doesn't
> > > prevent any file to be shared (like the WD box).
> > >
> > > There is a few on the market, NetGear, LaCie, Buffalo, any
> > feedback?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Fred
> > >
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