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    News - Netgear launches six-bay ReadyNAS Pro

    Netgear has expanded its range of network-attached storage solutions with the launch of its first six-bay desktop NAS.
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    Re: News - Netgear launches six-bay ReadyNAS Pro

    altho it sounds sexeh from the specs, is there actually any need for a dual core CPU in there ?
    seems a bit of overkill for marketing sakes

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    Re: News - Netgear launches six-bay ReadyNAS Pro

    "108Mbp/s"??

    So it's got six RAIDed drives, a dual core CPU and loads of memory yet can only manage to turn out 13.5MB a second across dual gigabit connections?

    There has got to be something wrong there, either that's supposed to be 108MB/s or this unit is never going to handle the claimed 200 users... even 108MB sounds pretty poor for a 6 drive RAID, a single drive is capable of that if you buy the right one.

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    Re: News - Netgear launches six-bay ReadyNAS Pro

    Alternativly, get one of these:

    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...LAID=239939044

    4GB of standard DDR2 RAM.
    4x drives

    and install OpenFiler

    Does the same job, but much much much cheaper.

    I've actually installed VMWare server on top, and I have an Ubuntu VM in there in order to be able to do other bits and pieces too....

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    Re: News - Netgear launches six-bay ReadyNAS Pro

    Probably just a slight misreport, sounds like something you'd get from a wireless setup. With the detailed specifications it lists the gigabit ports so I don't think there's a problem there.

    But will agree, seem's overkill - could probably build one yourself given the parts, with 6x 1tb drives for little under $1600 using something like Freenas with more features.

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    Re: News - Netgear launches six-bay ReadyNAS Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Alternativly, get one of these:

    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...LAID=239939044

    4GB of standard DDR2 RAM.
    4x drives

    and install OpenFiler

    Does the same job, but much much much cheaper.

    I've actually installed VMWare server on top, and I have an Ubuntu VM in there in order to be able to do other bits and pieces too....
    Any pointers on a RAID controller to use with OpenFiler? It being something I've been considering for a bit...

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    Re: News - Netgear launches six-bay ReadyNAS Pro

    I just use Linux software RAID-5. It's more than fast enough, and probably more portable should the mobo die. I keep the OS on a separate disk, and a RAID-5 lump over another 4x750Gb disks.

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    Re: News - Netgear launches six-bay ReadyNAS Pro

    Ta for that

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