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    Question Good network storage

    Im looking for a good external drive to put on a network where a server can backup to it every night.

    Obviously speed & reliability are the key things, can anyone recommend any products?

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    Are you looking for a basic NAS box, RAID Nas box or network attached tape?

    For basic NAS i hear good thinks about the Buffalo Linkstation and the Maxtor network drives.

    For RAID Nas have a look at Infrant (http://www.infrant.com) their new ReadyNAS NV is very cool and their ReadyNAS 1000 is a 1U rack system.

    for more ideas look at the selection on Scan, unfortunitely i don't really know anything about any of them.

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I wouldnt touch buffalo, a lot of sites have stopped selling them & we have had so many failures, plus there not mac compatible!

    Looking at a Synology box as it needs to sit on a lan, raid isnt important at the moment, but that could change.

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    My knowledge of the linkstation only extends to the fact that you can easily hack them to include other apps and services on the embeded linux it runs. I had no idea about the lack on Mac support.

    The Infrant boxes, although expensive, can be set up with a single drive to start with and will grow to use additional disks as they are added. With two disks you get a mirror and three of four you have something like RADI-5 (it isn't true RAID-5, but you get n-1 disks of space and parity)

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