[CentOS] settings up cheap a NAS / SAN server, is it possible?

Guy Boisvert boisvert.guy at videotron.ca
Mon Jun 30 05:17:04 UTC 2008

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Are you pricing the low end NAS boxes (like Buffalo 
> Linkstation/Terastation, etc.)?  It might be hard to beat that if all 
> you want is a file server.  Most run Linux of some sort on ARM or PPC 
> processors and may need to be hacked to add NFS or support >2gig files.

I had an Infrant ReadyNAS NV+ last year (Now Netgear) which was supposed 
to be one of the fastest on the market (Cost about 800$ without drives). 
  A cheaper home made NAS beated it hands down (Software RAID 5).  See 
last paragraph of:


The ReadyNAS was a cool little NAS with many services but i found it 
slow and choppy.  It was a nice little case and the homebrew NAS was 
bigger indeed.  But the homebrew has power to spare and can do much 
more.  The ReadyNAS was supposed to get shell access but never made it 
before i sold it (WEB Manager only when i had it).

Guy Boisvert, ing.
IngTegration inc.

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