Buy or build a fast NAS/Storage Server?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by PeBi, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. PeBi macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2012
    Hello all here,

    I want to get a new NAS Server which should accomplish the following:

    1. more than 750MB/s ( better 1GB/s ) data throughput
    2. more than 20TB of dataspace
    3. thus Thunderbolt and/or 10Git ethernet ( -> is there a 10gbit ethernet-thunderbolt "converter"? )

    Devices which come near this range would be:
    Something like the TS-EC879U-RP by QNAP
    or Promise Pegasus R6 ( ok not exactly a Nas )

    So my Questions:
    Does anyone know other available devices which suffice the above criteria?
    Has anyone experience in building such a machine himself or does know a place to get information about it?

    Thank you all.
  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    Nice tall order there. I suggest going to SmallNETBuilder site. They have all sorts of information there concerning NAS, test and results and other items of interest (routers etc.)

    I have used different NAS solutions and you will find that each maker has its fanboys. Presently I only have two NAS running - one QNAP and one I built that uses hardware RAID (card) and runs under Linux.
  3. alexeig macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    750MB/s aggregate bandwidth or to each NAS client? (If the latter, how many?)

    Is there a reason for it to be NAS (and not DAS)?

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