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WSLam
2005-06-30, 13:17
I just learned that another NAS will natively support SlimServer soon!

Infrant Tech (www.infrant.com)'s ReadyNAS600 (perform much better then the Buffalo one) will support SlimServer around mid July!

http://www.infrant.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=992#992

ackcheng
2005-06-30, 20:21
Can I ask what does NAS do? Seems very complicated for a network
harddisk??

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I just learned that another NAS will natively support SlimServer soon!

Infrant Tech (www.infrant.com)'s ReadyNAS600 (perform much better then
the Buffalo one) will support SlimServer around mid July!

http://www.infrant.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=992#992


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WSLam
2005-07-01, 11:15
NAS itself just means Network Attached Storage. So basically a hard disk on the network for everyone to access and share.

The ReadyNAS is 'cool' because it is also a hardward based RAID5. meaning, you get data redundancy. In a 4 disk RAID5 config, you have have up to 2 disks died on you without losing a single file. and you can then hot swap hdd (bad ones) out and replace them with good hdd of the same capacity. the RAID will rebuild itself for full protection.

Imagine losing 400GB of music... ouch...

stinkingpig
2005-07-01, 14:30
WSLam wrote:
> NAS itself just means Network Attached Storage. So basically a hard disk
> on the network for everyone to access and share.
>
> The ReadyNAS is 'cool' because it is also a hardward based RAID5.
> meaning, you get data redundancy. In a 4 disk RAID5 config, you have
> have up to 2 disks died on you without losing a single file. and you
> can then hot swap hdd (bad ones) out and replace them with good hdd of
> the same capacity. the RAID will rebuild itself for full protection.
>
> Imagine losing 400GB of music... ouch...
>
>

That product may be doing a hot-swap plus a 3-disk RAID, but if you've
got a N-disk RAID and you lose more than 1 disk, you're screwed. RAID5
cannot recover from N-2 disks, only N-1.

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ackcheng
2005-07-01, 17:27
Thanks! This is interesting. Any clues how this can be bought in Hong
kong?

Arthur

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NAS itself just means Network Attached Storage. So basically a hard disk
on the network for everyone to access and share.

The ReadyNAS is 'cool' because it is also a hardward based RAID5.
meaning, you get data redundancy. In a 4 disk RAID5 config, you have
have up to 2 disks died on you without losing a single file. and you
can then hot swap hdd (bad ones) out and replace them with good hdd of
the same capacity. the RAID will rebuild itself for full protection.

Imagine losing 400GB of music... ouch...


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WSLam
2005-07-01, 22:14
Yes, the 4th disk can be used as a hot spare. so like i said, you can have up to 2 disks died on you.

Arthur, you from HK too? So am I. I actually know the distributor and have sold a few for them. Contact me if you wish to get one. the only problem right now is that the NAS will be best placed in a separate room since the fan may be too noisy for a music server. but it's pretty quiet... not as quiet as you may want.

i have 2 myself, both running 4x400GB. i did a short write up on it on www.pixource.com... anyway, email me... or PM me.