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Please suggest a simple/quality RAID5 NAS

Last response: in Storage
February 11, 2011 1:59:27 AM

Hi All.

I want to take the RAID5 array out of my tower and put it in a nice small NAS box.
Please suggest a simple/quality NAS that has these basic things.

USB / RJ-45
ON , Power Down / OFF switch.
A simple web interface.
Built-in RAID 0/1/5 controller.
Shows a red-light on a failed drive. Then just turn the box off, replace the drive, then it will re-stripe automatically.
Mature that doesn't require a lot of screwing around.

That's all. Just back up the data and forget.


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a c 76 G Storage
February 11, 2011 11:52:11 PM


Hardware RAID, fast, couldn't be happier - I use for streams video and remote back up data with RSYNC feature

Here is the review:
February 12, 2011 3:12:48 AM

Best answer selected by enewmen.
nThanks for the post!
nHardware RAID is what I ment.
nYou ment "couldn't be happier" ? ;) 
nSince there are 4 USB ports, I guess I can use this as a simple external drive as well? Or Ethernet/eSAYA only?
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a b G Storage
February 12, 2011 11:28:38 PM

usually the usb ports are there to add even more storage or for print server support.
not to connect the device to the computer
a c 76 G Storage
February 14, 2011 8:26:17 PM

Thank you for pointing out the typo :-)

4x USB port is for USB print server or addition external storage,
eSATA port allows to add another fast 15TB space to this NAS

Just like rand_79 said

But if you ever want to access the data in this NAS w/o networking you can do that to:

Download Ext2Fsd - read/write EXT2 in Windows
Use one of this RAID controller

Now your Windows can access the NAS's raid5