[CentOS] OT: Replacing Venerable NAS

Wed Nov 25 17:25:55 UTC 2015
Tim Evans <tkevans at tkevans.com>

On 11/18/2015 10:31 AM, Tim Evans wrote:
> I have an original-label Infrant (now NetGear) ReadyNAS storage
> appliance that's been running for 8+ years. Except for replacing its
> power supply, it has not skipped a beat in all this time.
> I use it primarily as a backup device (via NFS) for a couple of Linux
> machines, (via SMB) for a couple of Windows PC's, and (via ftp) for web
> sites at my hosting provider.
> SMART+ reporting shows ~75K hours operation, with zero sectors
> reallocated, on each of the four disks.
> I'm thinking I should be looking for a replacement, even with all this
> good info/luck.
> Would like to hear recommendations here.  Besides the ReadyNAS, I have
> worked with a Thecus NAS (don't recall model). What are the features I
> should look at?

Just closing the loop here.  Thanks for all the replies and 
recommendations.  As usual, discussion went far and away beyond what I 
needed for my decision--but I was interested to read all the messages.

For my home/home office solution, I've decided to stay with the ReadyNAS 
line (the Model 204, 4-slots, for $370, with four WD Red 2TB disks). Was 
tempted by the Thecus similar model N4800ECO ($100 more). The 
even-more-expensive QNAP TS453 Pro model seemed more than I needed, as 
did the Synology DS415+--and I was put off by a rather negative review 
of Synology service).

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