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    Reviews - WD Sentinel DS6100

    WD's business storage solution gets an overhaul.
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    Re: Reviews - WD Sentinel DS6100

    I can see the point, but giving this so much grunt and a price point to match nestles it uncomfortably against traditiona l servers. Fine for a business with a limited IT department - where a ready built box is handy- but can't help thinking that building a Microserver (which obviously has far less grunt) for storage duties, with a couple of 2.5" drives in RAID 1 nestled in the optical bay, would be more cost effective. You could put the difference towards another one, for instance.

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    Re: Reviews - WD Sentinel DS6100

    Hmm. I am confused as to why this get's as good a review as it does?

    If you look at something like a Synology DS1513+ you're gonna wonder exactly where the extra £1k+ went on the WD especially as the WD's write performance is soooo bad and it's only got 4 bays. People are gonna say - oo but the WD's got a Xeon and 16GB RAM and runs Windows storage server. My answer would be - so what. It's got all that and it's a bucket load slower then the Atom powered 4GB RAM own-os'd Synology?

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    Recently bought the Synology and can confirm - it is a beast. £1k all in including 3TB WD Reds in all bays. Includes many server features also (like web hosting), just without the bloat of WSE.
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