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  • Iozone - Thursday, May 11, 2006 - link

    There is a bad link in the article:">
    File does not exist ...
    Any chance of getting the link fixed ?
  • dunnp - Saturday, March 18, 2006 - link

    So since the RAID performance was so good, what was the setup for the RAID? Reply
  • byvis - Saturday, March 18, 2006 - link

    ...s939 has DDR2? :-)

    RAM: 1GB Corsair XMS4400 DDR2 (2x512MB)
  • WileCoyote - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    What brand/model Raid 5 controller was used with the Seagate drives? Reply
  • randomlinh - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    could you imagine backing up that much data... oi... Reply
  • Genx87 - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    Did you put any memory into this thing or just use the basic 64MB for the OS?
    Curious if you didnt, if the performance throughput would increase from a larger memory?
  • PuravSanghani - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    The ReadyNAS units come with a 256MB SO-DIMM module. However, transfer performance would be limited by the the NIC anyway.

  • WileCoyote - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    was journaling turned off? I've heard that has a big impact on performance Reply
  • Genx87 - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    Any chance they are planning on releasing an 8 part config?
    Read\write wasnt terribly impressive at 24MB\sec. That is hardly pushing the disks.
    But for what i need it for that is plenty. But the 4 disk limitation kind of turns me off.

  • WileCoyote - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    Doesn't look like they have plans for 8 drives - they seem more interested in downsizing and compacting. There is a lot of info in their forums. At first I was turned off by the 4 drive config but then I realized it would work since I could hotswap. Reply
  • MikeRocker - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    Sorry, couldn't resist the joke. ;-) Maybe 'perforated' is a more accurate description.

    Nice piece of kit, though it gets owned by the RAID performance-wise. How much is that actually down to the network interface? Pity its so expensive too.
  • brownba - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    ehhh, looks like a space heater to me Reply
  • latrosicarius - Monday, March 20, 2006 - link

    I bought one about a month ago. It's good b/c it has RAID-5 on a Gigabit connection. It's small and looks awesome, but the fan is loud as s***. It's basically a micro Linux box.

    Anyway, I use it as a BACKUP only, b/c it doesn't have a "real" CPU or Mobo and is a tad slow to work from directly. For my Server, I use a real PC with four identical slave drives, also in RAID-5, so the backup can be 1:1. I wish it had RAID-6 b/c my Arcea 1210 RAID controller card in my server has the possibility of RAID-6.

    Just FYI, four 300GB Maxtor MaxLineIII 7200RPM SATA drives do work great, even tho they are not listed on the Infrant HW compatability page. It will give you a 1.2TB array (1200GB) of total space if you stripe the 4 drives (RAID-0), and Will give you around 850GB if you use RAID-5 (one quarter of each drive is reserved to cache a third of each other drive so one drive can fail without any data loss.)

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