Best NAS Enclosure

All,

I would like to buy a NAS enclosure (minimum 4 Bay) that has an ethernet connection (1000) to back up and store all my files. Can anyone suggest a good enclosure ?. It would also have to be compatible with my Popcorn Hour.

TIA
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  1. Have you tried sorting all NAS devices on NewEgg by User rating? That's usually a good way to start looking for a good device.
  2. waketech said:
    All,

    I would like to buy a NAS enclosure (minimum 4 Bay) that has an ethernet connection (1000) to back up and store all my files. Can anyone suggest a good enclosure ?. It would also have to be compatible with my Popcorn Hour.

    TIA


    Infrant NV+ now Netgear NV+ ($499) w/ no disks. Their proprietary X-RAID rocks and support forums are great.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822122010&cm_re=Netgear_NV%2b-_-22-122-010-_-Product

    I bought mine w/ two disks (Seagate 7200's) when it was Infrant. Since Netgear took over, it's generally cheaper to buy the disks yaself.

    Available storage = n-1 x C where n = No. of disks and C = capacity of smallest drive.

    (4) 7200.12's will cost ya $360

    NAS's though are not like Windows RAID. There's generally two groups of people with the NV+ .... those who thinks it's the greatest and those who think it's terrible which I think mainly results from them just doing things different than peeps expect. Sure is nice tho to hot swap HD's w/o a hiccup.
  3. waketech said:
    All,

    I would like to buy a NAS enclosure (minimum 4 Bay) that has an ethernet connection (1000) to back up and store all my files. Can anyone suggest a good enclosure ?. It would also have to be compatible with my Popcorn Hour.

    TIA


    QNAP and Synology are two of the most well-known NAS providers. They both have a broad range of products and I believe you can easily find one within your price range. As for Popcorn Hour compatibility, you may need to search their forums first. Based on my quick glance, seems that Synology machines work with it better.
  4. I say DIY with FreeNAS

    There is no other NAS vendor has supported like FreeNAS... there are 1000's of user and expert out here

    Just of out the box, nothing modify Write 92MB/sec

    MOBO: AT5NM10
    RAID CONTROLLER SPM394
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