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loosetooth
2010-09-15, 02:05
It has been an intense few days of looking at NAS units to power the Slim Server and become the base of my new digital music system....

TBH the majority of the research, trawling through reviews, manufacturers websites and user forums, has been contradictory and confusing but I have begum to get a sense of what is required.

I started off looking at ReadyNas Duo units and then moved onto the ReadyNas NV+... however I soon realised that this units were not fit for purpose unless paired with a Sheevaplug (an extra 100 investment). I then looked at Synology and Thecus units and decided that Thecus were not supported too well here (UK) and Synology, whilst solid, were moving into Qnap price territory.

Looking at Qnap I moved through the two disk units and settled on the TS-410... then realised that although it proved to be slightly better, in performance terms than the NV+, it was on a par....

I have now decided to blow the whole budget on a TS-419P caddy and then put 2 x HDD in it next month....

The TS-419P has a 1.2 Ghz processor and 512Mb DDR II Memory... (I would go for one of the new Atom based processor but that adds 200 to the price and I cannot get up that high) does anyone run Slim Server on one of these machines? Does anyone else have an opinion of how Slim Server would cope... there is no point buying the higher priced product and then discovering I need a Sheevaplug after all.

socistep
2010-09-15, 04:41
It has been an intense few days of looking at NAS units to power the Slim Server and become the base of my new digital music system....

TBH the majority of the research, trawling through reviews, manufacturers websites and user forums, has been contradictory and confusing but I have begum to get a sense of what is required.

I started off looking at ReadyNas Duo units and then moved onto the ReadyNas NV+... however I soon realised that this units were not fit for purpose unless paired with a Sheevaplug (an extra 100 investment). I then looked at Synology and Thecus units and decided that Thecus were not supported too well here (UK) and Synology, whilst solid, were moving into Qnap price territory.

Looking at Qnap I moved through the two disk units and settled on the TS-410... then realised that although it proved to be slightly better, in performance terms than the NV+, it was on a par....

I have now decided to blow the whole budget on a TS-419P caddy and then put 2 x HDD in it next month....

The TS-419P has a 1.2 Ghz processor and 512Mb DDR II Memory... (I would go for one of the new Atom based processor but that adds 200 to the price and I cannot get up that high) does anyone run Slim Server on one of these machines? Does anyone else have an opinion of how Slim Server would cope... there is no point buying the higher priced product and then discovering I need a Sheevaplug after all.

Hi Loosetooth

Have you looked at a vortexbox appliance as an alternative to a NAS? www.vortexbox.org - I went for that over a Qnap NAS a couple of years back

Ian

yerma
2010-09-15, 07:42
I'm using a TS-219P and I'm quite happy with its performance (although a TS239 might have been better), no problem serving music, navigation via Radio or Controller is snappy after a slight modification*, web access is a bit slow (but not annoyingly slow in my opinion), a full rescan takes 5-6 hours, a scan for new music 30-35 minutes.

Unless you need a 4 bay device I would suggest spending money on processing power (a TS-239 or even a TS-259) rather than drive space (TS-4xx). If you want to use MusicIP, you need a x39 or x59-device, it won't work on ARM-based devices such as my 219 or a 419.


* http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=70371

JonWill
2010-09-15, 10:06
Another thing to bear in mind is that the current Spotify plug in does not work on most NASs - that might be enough to make me change. At some point...

simonjedrake
2010-09-15, 12:48
I'm using a TS-219P and I'm quite happy with its performance (although a TS239 might have been better), no problem serving music, navigation via Radio or Controller is snappy after a slight modification*, web access is a bit slow (but not annoyingly slow in my opinion), a full rescan takes 5-6 hours, a scan for new music 30-35 minutes.

Unless you need a 4 bay device I would suggest spending money on processing power (a TS-239 or even a TS-259) rather than drive space (TS-4xx). If you want to use MusicIP, you need a x39 or x59-device, it won't work on ARM-based devices such as my 219 or a 419.

* http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=70371

As a Qnap user for many years & now running on the TS-239, I would recommend anyone using SB & wanting a NAS with so many multi-purpose features apart from just a simple music file "server" to buy a TS-239 as a perfect solution.