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Network Storage: Three NAS Units Rounded Up

Benchmark Results: Multimedia

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Both the Qnap TS-509 Pro and the Co-World ShareDisk 400 produce great results in our Multimedia Tests. As you might expect, the much cheaper Promise NS2300N delivers performance that more closely matches its cost of acquisition. That said, this level of throughput is acceptable for home network use where no or only limited simultaneous network access will occur.

  • chaugh
    TYPO!!!

    and you see that heritage in the TS-590 Pro.

    What's a TS-590?
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  • cknobman
    If you want something simple to share data at home I cant figure out why anyone would buy a cheap NAS that gives less than 15 mbps or something outrageous costing over $700. Why not build your own using low power cpu that would perform much better than the cheap NAS devices and still come in hundreds of dollars less than the overpriced NAS devices?
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  • dje007
    I have a Qnap TS-639 and love it
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  • yourhighness
    cknobmanIf you want something simple to share data at home I cant figure out why anyone would buy a cheap NAS that gives less than 15 mbps or something outrageous costing over $700. Why not build your own using low power cpu that would perform much better than the cheap NAS devices and still come in hundreds of dollars less than the overpriced NAS devices?
    THIS
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  • yourhighness
    More on this Topic....?

    Hitting the link for the last page just gives me a blank pop-up box....

    Using Chrome.
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  • yourhighness
    yourhighnessMore on this Topic....?Hitting the link for the last page just gives me a blank pop-up box....Using Chrome.Grabbing the link from the drop down works fine, but from the conclusion page going to the next page is broken.
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  • theJ
    yourhighnessMore on this Topic....?Hitting the link for the last page just gives me a blank pop-up box....Using Chrome.
    That's all it is. More ads so they can pay the bills.
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  • theJ
    Nevermind, read the question wrong. Need edit button.
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  • If you want to build your own rock-solid RAID NAS, and do so with cheap old hardware, check out my guide on building a Linux RAID-5 NAS. I wrote this guide so even someone who has never worked with Linux before can get it up and running, and maintain it, very easily! Hope this helps someone out there!
    Go to my site at: http://cobraftp.serveftp.com and click on Linux.. then at the top is the PDF, which is labeled "Linux RAID-5 How-to Guide"
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  • how did you exclude the new Readynas NVX? seems kinda silly without that leader in both functionality and performance involved
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