[ProgSoc] Need advice on NAS & HDs to get

Leefe 3trk at progsoc.uts.edu.au
Fri Dec 31 12:30:35 EST 2010

At 5:41 PM +1100 30/12/10, James Ducker wrote:
>On 29 December 2010 22:39, Margaret Colville 
><mmaster at progsoc.uts.edu.au> wrote:
>>  On 29 December 2010 16:11, Leefe <3trk at progsoc.uts.edu.au> wrote:
>>  >  * NetGear ReadyNAS NV+ (Diskless) RND4000
>>  >  <http://www.netgear.com.au/au/Product/Storage/Work-and-Play2/RND4000>
>I second the ReadyNAS NV+, though steer clear of WD Caviar Green
>drives! They have unusual alignment settings that require a WD tool to
>configure and may or may not be problematic in a NAS box. I would put
>Seagate Barracuda HDDs in it.
>- James

Ok, so some people think the ReadyNAS NV+ is good, and that I should 
avoid fishegg drives.

I have a question about noise. I have read differing opinions of the 
noise level created by the ReadyNAS. Some say it is quite, while 
others say it is too loud. Can I get feedback from people who 
actually own one?

On the HD front, I had a Seagate Barracuda in an IceCube enclosure 
that crapped itself some time in the past, so have avoided them 
since. Hence my thinking of getting a Hitachi, even if they are a 
little more expensive.
(And Hitachi just put out a 3TB drive, so the 2TB drives have come down.)

And other HD recommendation for a raid enclosure (but cheaper than a 
enterprise drive) ?



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