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    NAS Advice / Recommendations please

    Hi,

    I'm looking to purchase a NAS, and wanted some recommendations please.

    Ideally want

    2 bays, may consider more
    RAID support to at minimum mirror the drives
    USB Printer Server support
    DLNA
    FTP, etc
    Drive Sharing
    Ability to stream content to my PS3 & Bravia TV's

    Initally looked at the Thecus N2200 and the Qnap range.

    My alternative is to build my own and run something like FreeNAS.

    Thanks,

    Pav

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    Re: NAS Advice / Recommendations please

    I run a Netgear Readynas NV+ 4 Bay unit. The only bit I'm not sure about is the Print Server support , but only because I've not tried it personally.
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    Re: NAS Advice / Recommendations please

    HP Microserver + FreeNAS - tbh I think you'd struggle to get anything which matches that bang-for-buck.

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    Re: NAS Advice / Recommendations please

    Synology DS211/j/plus - does all of the above.

    Depending on the age of the Bravia TV, you'll find the DLNA features limited at best. Better to stick with the PS3 for streaming.
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    Re: NAS Advice / Recommendations please

    +1 for FreeNAS for anyone who has a cheap old PC looking for a purpose.

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    Re: NAS Advice / Recommendations please

    most definately the hp microserver is the best bang for the buck right now , currently with £100 cashback from hp so it'll cost you about £125

    http://www.crescentelectronics.co.uk...2442170bd.html

    http://h41112.www4.hp.com/promo/prol...r_Apr_2011.pdf

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    Re: NAS Advice / Recommendations please

    I have a readynas duo does what your after, never had any problems with it mainly use it for streaming to my ps3, print server and just a general file server.

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    Re: NAS Advice / Recommendations please

    +1 for FreeNAS if you've got the bits for a server around.

    I've got a QNAP TS-219P and it does all needs and has great support.

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    Re: NAS Advice / Recommendations please

    Expansys currently have a bundle offer of a D-Link DNS-323 2-Bay NAS and two 2 TB hard drives for £205

    http://www.expansys.com/d-link-dns-3...rs-4tb-209109/

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    Re: NAS Advice / Recommendations please

    Really tempted with the HP Microserver and 2 1TB Samsung F3 drives setup as RAID 1. Although not sure if Windows Home Server 2011 will work on it.

    Any thoughts on the Thecus N2200 ?

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    Re: NAS Advice / Recommendations please

    Quote Originally Posted by pav View Post
    Really tempted with the HP Microserver and 2 1TB Samsung F3 drives setup as RAID 1. Although not sure if Windows Home Server 2011 will work on it.
    Plenty of help and comment at www.wegotserved.com on WHS 2011 and the Hp microserver, just register to use the forums.

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