Originally Posted by blueroom
Thoughts, I had a DS412+ and sold it (had 4 2TB Seagates in RAID)
1. It's very slow to startup from sleep, seems staggered HDD power up was the reason.
2. The Link Aggregation mode for very fast transfer rates isn't going to work on anything without dual GigE (iMacs or MacBooks). So your transfer speed is limited to 75mbps (the limit of a single GigE port)
Hi Bill. Hey, thanks for the heads up on link aggregation. So, DS412+ seems to be the only model in that category of NAS that has the Link Aggregation capability and the dual GigE. Any other model you'd recommend then as an alternative? On Link Aggregation, if my understanding of this concept is correct (still new to NAS stuff) it implies I can use 2 Gigabit ethernet ports aggregated together for greater i/o? And, if so, is it difficult to configure or setup? If the slow start up from sleep is the only issue, I would imagine that would be the issue with any NAS device you buy, would it not? Thanks...