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  • JFish222 - Saturday, March 23, 2013 - link

    If I found the right specs, the Marvel is an Armv5 in order architectural. I'd think something like this would get bogged down pretty fast.
    More than a couple of users, or worse a couple of hosted applications (ex: VPN) I'd expect performance to drop fast. Any word how this thing will scale? Does the extra RAM improve this situation?
  • Daniel Egger - Saturday, March 23, 2013 - link

    The smaller version should have about double the punch of my trusty lgnas which uses a 6192. However the 6282 does not support USB 3.0 and the datasheet doesn't say anything about SATA port multipliers that the 6192 supports -- my guess is that qnap puts external USB 3.0 and SATA on the two PCIe ports. However I'm not sure what that would do to the hardware acceleration of the software(?) RAID.

    This announcement is *really* light on essential details, it's more a press rerelease which I really hate.

    FWIW the price is really not so hot. The pre-release price in Europe is € 760,78 without storage which is f*ing expensive for a Marvell based system.
  • K1wi - Saturday, March 23, 2013 - link

    Not that QNAP boxes are ever cheap but...

    Whenever anyone provides something in the rackmount format with hot swap drive bays they always bump the price correspondingly high and call it business/prosumer.
  • Daniel Egger - Sunday, March 24, 2013 - link

    Right, but those are rather low-endish. Even an Atom-based NAS should provide better performance.

    And you can get a Netgear ReadyNAS 1500 without drives for € 530. There're several non-Intel devices for around € 600 including vendors like Synology without drives. And Atom based ones from Thecus start a little above that.

    Heck, for the same starting price you can get a Thecus N4510U-S with 2x2TB drives.

    Or why not buy a PROLIANT DL120G07 with Xeon E3-1220 and hardware RAID for € 630 and run e.g. FreeNAS.
  • jamyryals - Monday, March 25, 2013 - link

    The price would be way more palatable if the power supply wasn't built in... I don't want to have to dismantle the damn thing if the PS blows up. Reply
  • EricZBA - Sunday, March 24, 2013 - link

    Of course they announce this 2 weeks after I broke down and bought the cheap Qnap 4 bay desktop unit for our backup system. Would have loved to use something rackmount instead :( Reply

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