Open-E: Creating Users And Network Shares
In order to use the Thecus N8800PRO with Open-E as a NAS server, access permissions have to be configured. You can create users and user groups directly on the server, or alternatively make the server a member of a Window domain or Active Directory server. For fine-tuning access to individual folders, you can use Windows access control lists (ACLs).
As you can see in above screen shots, quotas are not supported in this customized version of Open-E. If you need quotas, however, you have the option of upgrading to the full version of Open-E.
Creating Network Shares
The Web interface allows you to conveniently create Windows-based network shares.
For the hardware price, I'd go for a Dell R510. it's about the same price. Then I'd run CentOS 5 or 6 on it. CentOS can do most of what this thing can do with no cost. Or the business could opt for Win 2k8 r2 for $600 more or MS SBS for $800 more and get an easier to manage system that any yahoo proclaiming to be an admin could fix.
IOP performance is garbage on SATA drives, and I've seen FreeNAS do a better job than what was portrayed in this article.
As far as the performance, I'd say it was right in line with low end devices using iSCSI.
Any iSCSI devices you can pretty much count the 1GB ethernet link as the bottle neck, which puts it around 100 - 125 max. 2x Multi pathing may bring that up to around 190, but good luck achieving usable transfer rates of 250+ as peter claims.
For the money i'd choose dgingeri's dell in a heart beat.
Al changes , done to the storage , were done in some xml files of the application
Needles to say that whenever you did anything in command line , the web apllication would not recognize the result
That said, keep up the good work in your core space Tom's!