[CentOS] What NAS device(s) do you use? And why?

Sat Dec 11 20:04:06 UTC 2010
Drew <drew.kay at gmail.com>

> If you use any NAS (or a SAN) devices, what do you use? And I'm
> referring more to larger scale network storage than your home PC or
> home theater system.

We're using two different products that qualify under that heading.

For NAS devices, which are our primary backup medium, we use the QNAP
TS-809U-RP. Not stupidly fast but for backup's they're decent. Some
might argue they're SOHO but for our use, they do what we need.

Now for the primary SAN at head office we use the D'Link xStack
DSN-5110-10. 12 disks in 2U. We ponied up for the redundant controller
model which gives us true HA. On our model we can scale up by an extra
three drive chassis if we wish, giving us up to 48TB (based on 1TB SAS
disks). The 5210 & 5410 will scale up to an extra six chassis giving
the user up to 84TB, more if they spring for 2TB SAS disks.


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