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All of the consumer level NAS appliances I've dealt with run the disk spindles the entire time the device is powered on. That means you either shut it down when not using it, which is a pain, or suffer shorter disk life. An easy way around that is to setup either a HTPC or at least a file server with a modern OS that you can control the spin down time frame.

both my new and old readynas have disk spindown on xx idle time. this cannot be an exclusive feature
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both my new and old readynas have disk spindown on xx idle time. this cannot be an exclusive feature

I've never fooled with a readynas. How do you like them?
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I've never fooled with a readynas. How do you like them?

not bad. nothing great

i upgraded to get better throughput (about 30MB/s to about 80MB/s going from my NV+ to an Ultra 4) and to support newer drives/apps

both are solid units from a hardware standpoint, adequate OS, limited software addons, but most of what a normal person would need built-in
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for the media server I use unRAID, I like it alot. (I just use the unRAID OS, I built my own server instead of buying one of his prebuilts)
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I'm very iffy about power line networking: power fluctuations, spikes, and dropouts are just way too common to entrust your networking to something that questionable.
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not bad. nothing great

i upgraded to get better throughput (about 30MB/s to about 80MB/s going from my NV+ to an Ultra 4) and to support newer drives/apps

both are solid units from a hardware standpoint, adequate OS, limited software addons, but most of what a normal person would need built-in

Can you comment on the iSCSI support?
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Can you comment on the iSCSI support?

not using it, wouldn't even know where to start
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not using it, wouldn't even know where to start

How are you using the ones you have?
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How are you using the ones you have?

simple CIFS shares. dump stuff on there and access it anywhere in the house or over VPN (mainly XBMC based HTPC)
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simple CIFS shares. dump stuff on there and access it anywhere in the house or over VPN (mainly XBMC based HTPC)

Since ESXi has the 2tb datastore limitation I need to buy a NAS/SAN that supports iSCSI. This way I can use one of my VMs as file server since the OS will connect to whatever sized storage you point it at outside of the host box.
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Since ESXi has the 2tb datastore limitation I need to buy a NAS/SAN that supports iSCSI. This way I can use one of my VMs as file server since the OS will connect to whatever sized storage you point it at outside of the host box.

interesting, never had a use for it really

anyway, the OS points to here http://www.readynas.com/?page_id=772
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interesting, never had a use for it really

anyway, the OS points to here http://www.readynas.com/?page_id=772

The previous IT manager at my current job bought a Thecus N8800pro san. It had equally easy setup instructions but it never worked right and I had to send it back to them at my cost to get it fixed. Its been a piece of shit. Its working now but I have no faith that it will stay that way. I'd like to get something with a similar feature set for at home but I'll never buy a Thecus device after this experience. Maybe I'll go make a "Poast ur NAS/SAN" thread.
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Asus Eee EB1012, derp. I love mine to death, got it hooked up with a 1tb disk.

Features:
Full HD (Ion chipset, gpu accelerated, even supports cuda)
HDMI
Loads of usb, even 3.0 and a E-Sata
Wireless + gigabit

Size of 2 dvd-covers, and comes with brackets to mount on the back of tv (vesa) + it only uses 35 watts. And it's cheap.

No problems running full-hd .mkv files or anything, you can even get a model with built in blue-ray player

http://www.mydigitallife.info/asus-e...s-ion-chipset/



Only glitch i've read about it, is that it has trouble with HD quicktime movies (doubt the player can use the gpu)

Planning on getting a Logitech DiNovo edge for mine, perfect combo for media center
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