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NAS Server

On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 09:53:55AM -0500, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> On 12/03/2010 09:39 AM, Dan Ritter wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 07:09:44AM -0500, Chris O'Connell wrote:
> >>
> >> Performance is not an issue, this is simply to archive files.
> >>
> > I would recommend something like the Acer Aspire Easystore,
> > which is an Atom-based PC with four hot-swap SATA slots.
> >
> >
> I would question the performance of this as a NAS device. While Atom is
> an excellent processor, you do need some performance depending on your
> needs.

You included the quote from Chris saying that performance was not an issue.

In any case, my quick Google returned the specs on the ReadyNAS 3100 as
being a "low power multicore Intel CPU" (e.g. an Atom) and 2 GB of RAM...
which are exactly the specs that Dan's recommended machine has.

The ReadyNAS has a hardware RAID card.  Whether or not that's an advantage
is continually debated.

Since the hardware specs look to be comparable, I think you should be able
to achieve comparable performance with a decently tuned linux installation.

The ReadyNAS is also more expensive by almost a factor of 10.


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