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KBP
2010-04-10, 13:50
Hi,

I have 2 SB Classic's and a music library with approx 5500 songs. Size is approx 40 gb, and most of it is mp3 320 kbps.

How will a Readynas Duo perform with SBS 7.5 installed?

/Kasper

garym
2010-04-10, 14:06
it will be fine for streaming the music itself, but scanning library, accessing library with web interface, etc. will all be painfully slow. And depending on what else you want the readynas for, it is very overpriced as simply a server for your SBoxes. I have one and moved my SbS over to a laptop running 24/7 because readynas duo is way underpowered for this purpose.

check out vortexbox appliances, sheeva plug, etc. by searching this forum. And search on readynas duo here and you'll find lots of discussion.

KBP
2010-04-10, 14:27
Painfully slow? Also if I disable albumart etc., and use the embedded version?

I will be using it as a storage backup for movies and music. Also bittorrent.

garym
2010-04-10, 15:43
Embedded should be faster. I have 100,000+ tracks so worse for me. You can achieve your goal better and at lower cost. Again, I have one. It is a very expensive external drive for me now!!! It does actually stream the music just fine.

Ps. Takes me about 6 or 7 days to copy 1tb of data. Do your homework. I didn't.

mark wollschlager
2010-04-10, 17:38
It should take about 1/2 hour to scan your library.
The web interface is slow. But seems quicker than 7.4.2.
If you only use it for maintenance tasks it's bearable.
I would turn off unneeded plugins.
I have around 10,000 mp3 and flac files on a NV+ and it has worked well for over a year.

Mark.

jaw5279
2010-04-10, 18:23
Fast, no. Painfully slow, also no. It has a small processor so don't expect it to work miracles. However, I think it gets a bad rap from folks who expect it to be as fast as the current high powered intel chips.

For running squeeze it does fine. I have a library of around 11,200 FLAC files (230 Gig of disc). A full scan takes around 100 minutes and a scan for changes takes less than 20 minutes.

KBP
2010-04-11, 01:00
Ok, thank you all for good replies.


I ditched my DS106 with SSODS, because it got too slow. Now SBS is running on my MacBook Pro 2,53 ghz, but I would really like to have a NAS with SBS again.

What should I buy?

aubuti
2010-04-11, 05:50
Why does it have to be a NAS? Often you can get a much better combination of power consumption, speed, flexibility, and form factor from a small PC. What do you see as so special about a NAS that you would rule out all these other options?

stevecross
2010-04-11, 06:44
Sorry to jump on to thread, i have a readynas and am not sure if i am running the embedded software, is it differant from normal squeezecenter.

steve

KBP
2010-04-11, 08:15
Why does it have to be a NAS? Often you can get a much better combination of power consumption, speed, flexibility, and form factor from a small PC. What do you see as so special about a NAS that you would rule out all these other options?

Properly, but i am not able to build at PC. I have to buy a finished product.

slate
2010-04-11, 08:39
well you dont have to... basically any PC would work.
You can go and buy any ATOM based NetBook/PC and it will have plenty of power for SBS while using less than 30W.

eg this one http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?q=atom&sp=all&pid=796264 or similar...

The performance <-> power factor is clearly on the PC side nowadays; Especially when talking small NAS.
The question is what do you want in terms of functionality? storage?, ..?

KBP
2010-04-11, 08:46
I didn't know that kind of solution! Good suggestion.

I need music/SBS, storage for movies and bittorrent.

KBP
2010-04-11, 08:48
How can i control it from my MacBook Pro? I really like the webinterface on my Synology DS106.

slate
2010-04-11, 09:46
The SBS webinterface is the same and you have other options if you have a iPhone/Touch, a Android, or Windows Mobile based phone.

KBP
2010-04-11, 09:53
I know, but what about bittorrent, on/off and software upgrade etc.?

raven22
2010-04-12, 10:17
Ok, thank you all for good replies.


I ditched my DS106 with SSODS, because it got too slow. Now SBS is running on my MacBook Pro 2,53 ghz, but I would really like to have a NAS with SBS again.

What should I buy?

Don't ditch it, leave your music files on it and buy a Sheevaplug to run SBS.