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    Question N5200 vs ReadyNAS

    I want to get a NAS, but I've read mixed reviews on both the Thecus N5200 and the Infrant ReadyNAS NV. Both look like good devices, but I really need swaying one way or the other

    Does anyone have any input or an alternative recommendation?

    Infrant NV: ht tp://ww w.ultimatestorage.com/infrantnvplus.html
    N5200: ht tp://ww w.thecus.com/products_over.php?cid=1&pid=8

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    I have the ReadyNAS 600, not the same as the NV, but almost. It's small (about the same as a shuttle), pretty good functionalitywise, and works out of the box.

    The only complaint I have is that it's a bit noisy. What are you going to be using it for?

    Have you considered a Linux distro? There are some which will allow you to set up a secure NAS box.

    OpenNAS
    FreeNAS

    I think I'd consider doing something like that in the future.

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    I was looking for a small NAS box because of the lower power consumption really.

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    A VIA EPIA motherboard and one of the linux distros will give you just as good power consumption as either of them i think. The four or five hard drives are going to suck way way more power anyway, so the power difference in core components is going to be negligible.

    Also if you have old hardware you don't mind using you are going to save a few hundred £. It will probably take you years to use that amount of money in extra power usage, not to mention the energy costs involved in producing the new hardware

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