[CentOS] OT: Replacing Venerable NAS

Wed Nov 18 16:50:29 UTC 2015
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

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?

What size storage are you looking at, and what's your budget? Are we
talking a 4TB drive, or 33TB, or...?