Best NAS for backup and data server?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by stiltstudio, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. stiltstudio macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2009
    I need to purchase a networked hard drive for both data storage and backup for a couple computers (using Time Machine).

    I was going to buy a Time Capsule but I've read too many negative reviews about the massive failures at 18 months. I considered a Drobo, but have also read many very negative reviews.

    One person recommended a HP MediaSmart server. Any other suggestions?

    I will also need a second drive to backup this network drive. I could use advice on hardware and setup for that as well. -Thanks
  2. stiltstudio thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2009
  3. matperk macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  4. stiltstudio thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2009
    Thanks. I haven't looked at the Iomega drive yet. Looks like you get quite a bit for the money.

    I'm also looking at the Buffalo, DLink, Drobo, Lacie. Any advice or opinions would be appreciated. Best for reliability and Mac compatibility.
  5. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    Drobo and DroboPro are friggin awesome.

    Backups, by definition, are supposed to be 100% perfect. None is.

    The most common errors are when the system is rebuilding itself after one disk fails. Drobo(pro) has the option for dual-disk redundancy (protection against two drives failing.)

    Add in an awesome interface and the ability to use any mixture of drives capacities, SOLD!
  6. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW

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