I have the predessor of the n4100pro - the 4100+. It is terrible in
many ways and I would discourage you from getting a thecus. They have
not tuned linux/samba/etc on the nas and they run unbeleivably slow.
Also, some of the models do not allow you to expand the raid array
after it has been created. You will need to check this with the
n4100pro because it is a massive pain and gripe. thecus blames the
hardware, but it simply isnt true.
The systems are so poorly tuned, my kurobox 1hd ide based nas, with
128mb ram and 200mghz arm cpu absolutely crushes the 4100+ which is a
500mghz/256/sata (not using raid) in speed. kurobox = 8MB/s vs
Thecus 4100+ at 1MB/s occassionally spiking to 3MB. Several of the
thecus models are rebadged generic hardware from china so there is a
chance you could purchase the same thing for cheaper here in europe.
I have several linkstations/kuroboxs and absolutely love them. Ebuyer
in the UK occassional sells 320gb linkstations for around £50 and they
are nice little boxes once debian is installed - the downside is they
are 1 disk only, but they do have a couple usb ports in which you
could attach external usb hds. I personally use a few of these in a
cluster to allow triplicate backup.
2009/11/20 John P. Looney <valen at tuatha.org>:
> 2009/11/20 Pádraig Brady <P at draigbrady.com>
>>> John P. Looney wrote:
>> > Nah, main need is 3 or 4 drives.
>> > Turns out it's hard to beat smuggling a N4100Pro in from the US; $380
>> for a
>> > four disk NAS with hardware RAID5.
>>>> Hardware RAID is worse than software RAID right?
>> See the last paragraph here:
>>http://www.pixelbeat.org/docs/hard_disk_reliability/#RAID>>>> Depends on the processor. You don't get much software raid5 out of a 300mhz
> mips, which is what I have in my current NAS. If you are willing to pay the
> power price for something beefy, sure...
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