Best solution for multi-user & large file access to a NAS Tags: NAS / RAID Hard Drives CAD Storage Last response: March 6, 2012 9:05 PM in Storage Share IITS March 2, 2012 7:30:26 AM Hi Everyone I'm looking to implement a NAS system into an architects, who access large CAD files and photos. There are 6 users all together, all of which will be accessing the NAS at the same time. Does anyone have any advise/ recommendation on what might be suitable and what specs I should pay particular attention to (i.e. Hard drive speed, NAS processor, etc). I've setup a few Netgear ReadyNAS Duo system for companies before, but they have mainly been for accessing small files. It maybe that a ReadyNAS will be suitable? Many thanks Warren More about : solution multi user large file access nas RealBeast a c 233 G Storage March 2, 2012 9:15:26 PM Depending on their budget, I would look at something a little more substantial, like a QNAP or Synology 4 or 5 disk NAS device with good quality 1-3 Tb drives as their size need and budget dictate. FireWire2 a b G Storage March 6, 2012 9:03:43 PM Look at this NAS/SAN 1U Dual Intel Gb system fiver drives Or 1U 4drives SAN/NAS from Sansdigital Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer FireWire2 a b G Storage March 6, 2012 9:05:01 PM BTW, for NAS and SAN you do not really need 7200rpm drive, use lower RPM save money :-) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBest 1TB Drive for NAS in multiuser environment? ForumBest Hardware for LINUX Multiuser ForumRemote printing and multi-user RD access... ForumWin7 64bit Multi-User Crashes/BSOD (Will tip any help!) ForumMulti-user account problems ForumAT&T 3G Multi-User Hotspot ForumHard disk solutions for budget servers ForumMulti-user with single CPU ForumHow to set up VNC for multiuser operation? ForumSetting up a network ForumMulti-Headed, Multi-User System : Hydra Help me! ForumMulti-User Server ForumHighest MB/s transfer rate on a home LAN? ForumSlipstreaming more than SP1 ForumMultiple User Media Server Build ForumBest graphics solution at ~$800? ForumBest cooling solution ( CPU ) ForumBest Possible solution ? Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumSending External URL Links from NAS More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !