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# 38345 28-Jul-2009 14:13
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Hi

I've spent an age searching for a NAS that meets what I thought were reasonable needs, and haven't yet hit on anything.  Searching here for ideas from those with more experience than me.

Basic requirements are:
- Raid 5 capable
- OSX TimeMachine compatable
- Gigabit ethernet

Any suggestions?

Cheers
Andy

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  # 239904 28-Jul-2009 19:38
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Have a look on http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/ that site is the go to site for quality reviews and comparison of NAS products imo.

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  # 239910 28-Jul-2009 19:53
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Any of the QNAP devices that support ISCSI will work

I have TS-509PRO Time machine saves to the ISCSI Drive

I think Synology now support Time machine too

 
 
 
 




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  # 239958 28-Jul-2009 21:48
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Thanks for the tips.

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  # 240062 29-Jul-2009 09:48
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I'm looking for a similar specced NAS, but decided to build my own. Instead of RAID-5, I'm going with RAID-Z. Time Machine support provided by AFP support in Ubuntu.

What's your budget? And how many TBs do you need?




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  # 240229 29-Jul-2009 17:47
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magu: I'm looking for a similar specced NAS, but decided to build my own.


I wish I had the skill, and patience, to build my own. Aiming for 4Tb raw, (approx 3Tb available) or larger. Ideally want flexibility to increase size as I need to and drives drop in price.

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  # 240377 29-Jul-2009 23:03
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Once I get my hands on the enclosure, I'll probably document it here. Good luck on yours, though.




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  # 240380 29-Jul-2009 23:08
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magu: Once I get my hands on the enclosure, I'll probably document it here. Good luck on yours, though.

Cool
Definitely keen to hear how you get on, what spec you do and how much it all costs you!

VST

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  # 247559 17-Aug-2009 11:39
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synology will support those you've mentioned.
time machine is only available on firmware 2.2 which is still on beta at the moment.

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  # 247609 17-Aug-2009 12:45
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hey one friend
have a look at http://www.synology.com/enu/products/CS407e/spec.php
this product support up to 4 HDD and up to 8TB
able to handle Volume Type: Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID
run on 1 x gigabit lan and is OSX TimeMachine compatable
let me know if you are interested

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