I'm in the market for a hardware/standalone NAS device. When I say standalone, i mean an actual NAS device - not FreeNAS or something similar. I'm not looking to build an old PC into a NAS, i'm looking to get an actual preconfigured device. My reasons for that are power consumption, space, noise and all that kind of thing.
I've been very impressed by the Drobo, but from what I can tell it's not actually available in NZ yet. I've checked Pricespy and a few other sources but can't see it anywhere.
So, i'm wondering what you guys are using for standalone NAS devices. Ideally it would hold 2+ 3.5" drives. Hot-swap ability would be good, but not necessary. The aesthetics would need to be pretty slick too.
I've got a mixed environment, Windows and Mac all over the house so interoperability would be great.
I'm interested in your thoughts, hopefully someone has something to add :)