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I’m looking for NAS recommendations that offer similar functionality to this http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10567. If you use something you like let me know.

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Hi Todd

Looks a really neat management console, and looks much better than any
ones I’ve seen, Buffalo, WD, Netgear. Probably even the Drobo, which
nearly manages itself.

Must take a closer look at the Lacie offering.

P

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I’m looking for NAS recommendations that offer similar functionality
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Todd
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Must take a closer look at the Lacie offering.

Look at Synology too, http://www.synology.com/products/. I’m leaning towards these guys.

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At 13:39 -0500 4/4/12, Todd wrote:

I’m looking for NAS recommendations that offer similar functionality
to this http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10567. If you
use something you like let me know.

Todd
http://xiiro.com

I have a WD World Book thingy. It’s desperately slow. The problem
must be internal as it’s on a 1Gb across-desk network.

David


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Never used anything from these guys, but SansDigital have interesting pricing. Sans Digital Store


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Yeah, I’ve heard that the WD NAS uses a dirt-slow implementation of AppleShare Filing Protocol from some free Unix port from the 90s, and that if you connect to it over the Windows protocol, it’s quite a lot faster. You might want to try that. SMB for the win?

Walter

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Never seen or used the Synology, but they do get a good review from
various Mags here in the UK, PC Pro, Macworld & MacUser. The DS411 is
quite a recent beast which is the one I would go for if I had to buy one
today. I’d probably up the memory from 512k to whatever makes sense as
memory is pretty cheap.

I saw recently a chart detailing the speed comparisons of various
devices and networks but I could only locate these numbers:

USB Hi-Speed (USB 2.0) 480 Mbit/s 60 MB/s
FireWire (IEEE 1394b) 800[43] 786.432 Mbit/s 98.304 MB/s
Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-X) 1 Gbit/s 125 MB/s
USB super speed (USB 3.0) 5 Gbit/s 625 MB/s
Thunderbolt 10 Gbit/s × 2 1.25
GB/s × 2

USB3 is not currently on Macs, although I guess it’s on Macs and Apple
could turn it on if they chose to?

And Thunderbolt has never taken off in any sensible way, maybe this year
will be it. The cables are so complex and expensive and I believe the
chipsets only intel can supply are prohibitively expensive.

P

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Look at Synology too, http://www.synology.com/products/. I’m leaning
towards these guys.

Todd
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Hi Todd

Looks a really neat management console, and looks much better than any
ones I’ve seen, Buffalo, WD, Netgear. Probably even the Drobo, which
nearly manages itself.

Must take a closer look at the Lacie offering.

P

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4 April 2012 19:39
I’m looking for NAS recommendations that offer similar functionality
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Todd
http://xiiro.com

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Part of the problem is that it’s taken so long for Thunderbolt-ready peripherals to make it to market. Now that they’re finally gaining a little momentum perhaps TB will gain greater acceptance.

The DS411 is a beast. I do like the DS212+ also. Nice, for just a 2 bay.

Todd

The DS411 is quite a recent beast which is the one I would go for if I had to buy one today.

And Thunderbolt has never taken off in any sensible way, maybe this year will be it. The cables are so complex and expensive and I believe the chipsets only intel can supply are prohibitively expensive.

Looks a really neat management console, and looks much better than any ones I’ve seen, Buffalo, WD, Netgear. Probably even the Drobo, which nearly manages itself.

Must take a closer look at the Lacie offering.


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It uses different hardware, so Apple would need to add that hardware. You can buy PCI cards for the big Mac towers that add USB3 ports.

Walter

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USB3 is not currently on Macs, although I guess it’s on Macs and Apple could turn it on if they chose to?


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At 19:23 -0400 5/4/12, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Yeah, I’ve heard that the WD NAS uses a dirt-slow implementation of
AppleShare Filing Protocol from some free Unix port from the 90s,
and that if you connect to it over the Windows protocol, it’s quite
a lot faster. You might want to try that. SMB for the win?

Walter

Thanks, but I’m already using SMB.

David

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I have a WD World Book thingy. It’s desperately slow. The problem
must be internal as it’s on a 1Gb across-desk network.


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Yikes, I did not send the original message below!!??

The comments however are mine.

Peter Tucker wrote:

Never seen or used the Synology, but they do get a good review from
various Mags here in the UK, PC Pro, Macworld & MacUser. The DS411 is
quite a recent beast which is the one I would go for if I had to buy
one today. I’d probably up the memory from 512k to whatever makes
sense as memory is pretty cheap.
I have a Synology NAS the DS414 and it’s great. I have had NASs from
Buffalo, Western Digital and others previously, but two years ago I got
my first Synology after quite a lot of research and have not looked back.

I saw recently a chart detailing the speed comparisons of various
devices and networks but I could only locate these numbers:

USB Hi-Speed (USB 2.0) 480 Mbit/s 60 MB/s
FireWire (IEEE 1394b) 800[43] 786.432 Mbit/s 98.304 MB/s
Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-X) 1 Gbit/s 125 MB/s
USB super speed (USB 3.0) 5 Gbit/s 625 MB/s
Thunderbolt 10 Gbit/s × 2 1.25 GB/s × 2

USB3 is not currently on Macs, although I guess it’s on Macs and Apple
could turn it on if they chose to?
That’s not true, however it did take Apple [Steve Jobs dragging his
feet] to catch up with USB3. AFAICR it was about 2 years ago Apple
started putting it on new Macs.

And Thunderbolt has never taken off in any sensible way, maybe this
year will be it. The cables are so complex and expensive and I believe
the chipsets only intel can supply are prohibitively expensive.

P

Todd mailto:email@hidden
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Look at Synology too, http://www.synology.com/products/. I’m
leaning towards these guys.

Todd
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Hi Todd

Looks a really neat management console, and looks much better than
any ones I’ve seen, Buffalo, WD, Netgear. Probably even the Drobo,
which nearly manages itself.

Must take a closer look at the Lacie offering.

P

Todd mailto:email@hidden
4 April 2012 19:39
I’m looking for NAS recommendations that offer similar functionality
to this http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10567. If you
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Todd
http://xiiro.com

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