2008/8/24 Stephen Kennedy <stevek at gnome.org>:
> I'm talking about the low-power small devices. Anybody have any
> experience with these? There seems to be great value out there.
> Looks like both can run smb, nfs, torrent, webservers, and have
> raid0,raid1 but the dlink one is considerably more expensive. Is the
> hardware noticeably better/more capable?
>> Iomega Storecentre 1TB NAS Drive
> €259 2x500GB http://www.peats.com/cgi-bin/catalog.cgi?view_product=1&id=24432>> D-Link DNS-323 Network Storage Enclosure +USB Print Server, for 2x SATA 3,5" HDD
> €199, no HDs http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=327810>
I have one of those Dlink ones (from komplett in fact) and I'm very
happy with it. I have no idea how it compares to the Iomega, but I
have just 2x 250 GB drives in a raid1 mirror and have been running it
at home more or less 24/7 for almost a year.
The only caveats are:
- Make sure you update it to the very latest firmware available from
the dlink web site if it doesn't come with that. The early firmwares
are buggy and I had some issues, including file system badness the
first month I had it. I've only been happy with it since the last
update (ages ago now), but make sure.
- Although not noisy by aany means compared to a large PC or an
Xbox360, it is not silent either. The fans are definitely audible, so
keep that in mind if it's intended to live in a room where that could
be a factor.
- Unless you do some software hacking (very easy), the default
firmware does smb and ftp and can also be your dns/dhcp server, but
does not do nfs (nor torrent or webserver). It does also have an
itunes media service, if you have any OS's that use itunes on the
Finally, if you do get one and want to hack it to do more than the
defaults, then this is the site you'll need: http://wiki.dns323.info/
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