Re: decent NAS
Daniel James <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:[color=blue]
> > I'm looking for a decent home NAS solution.
> > I want a small, low power box that I can run headless ...[/color]
> I'm quite pleased with my Netgear (Infrant) ReadyNAS Duo. It's a
> Sparc-based appliance running Debian, supporting 2 drives.
> I've measured mine at around 25-27W with two drives idle, and 11W with
> both drives spun down.
> The Duo comes in at a bit over 500+VAT with a single drive, there's
> also a 4-drive model (the NV+) but it's disproportionately more
They look pretty good, but they go for as low as £150, so what made your
model so expensive?
How do you think these compare with the Drobo, if you are familar with it?
Re: decent NAS
In article news:<gemdnaqUAa-ikZDUnZ2dnUVZ8oednZ2d@bt.com>, Synapse
> They look pretty good, but they go for as low as £150, so what
> made your model so expensive?[/color]
Typo/thinko <blush> ... I meant to say £200 -- I'm not sure how that
came out as £500?
I actually paid 189+VAT for the Duo 2150 and a bundled second 500GB
drive when it was a "Today Only" offer at scan.co.uk (it's 231.99+
For a little less you can get the Icy Box NAS4220 (about £85+, without
drives) but it doesn't have the features (no AFP support, which the OP
specifically requested, for one thing) and some reviewers have reported
bugs in the software.
For quite a bit more you can get one of the Qnap boxes, which look
really nice, but cost more (around £235+ for the TS 209 Pro II without
any disks - unfortunately you need the "pro" model to get NFS support
which was a requirement for me).