Diskless NAS box recommendations

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  1. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

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    For you guys thinking of getting a 2013 Mac Pro, what NAS box would / are you considering?

    I'd like reliable box, I hear Drobos are good but they seem quite pricey?
     
  2. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    I haven't seen one yet that is exciting enough to motivate me to buy. I'm just hoping the number of options increase before I have to make a choice.

    If I had to buy today I'd grab the new Pegasus2 -- but I hate that they're only selling the 4 bay diskless. I'd rather have more bays even though I have no immediate need for more.
     
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    Another vote for Synology, many fans of that product here at MR. I have a QNAP and I'm generally pleased with that, so I'll throw that into the mix as well :)
     
  5. MinkyMomo macrumors member

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    I'm a fan of NETGEAR ReadyNAS products myself. Been eyeing the 312 diskless; currently using an ancient ReadyNAS Duo v1 with Time Machine...
     
  6. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Yes, they are both pretty good, but in the UK a Synology with the same specs is cheaper and so I went with that.
     
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    i personally wouldn't go with anything other than a synology. Use one at work, trying to decide what i want for home.
     
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  11. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    Depends whether you are after a NAS or a DAS.
    What are your uses??

    For NAS, I would also vote for Synology.
    Personally I found it a bit restrictive so ended up spending even more on a Mac Mini Server connected via TB to a Drobo 5D. Cost tons more, but Im much happier.
     
  12. hfg, Dec 17, 2013
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    hfg macrumors 68040

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    Synology DS1512+ NAS is working well for me here ... :cool:

    They come in various speeds (processors), so consider your needs before purchase.
     
  13. nemesis379 macrumors member

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    Sorry for hijacking the thread but does anyone know if they've fixed the DS412+ hibernation issues, e.g. if you leave it for too long and the hard drives won't wake up.
     
  14. hfg macrumors 68040

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    I have had no problems with the DS1512+ using WD red drives. The DS412+ may be quite similar other than the number of drive bays.
     
  15. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    I'd set up a mini server, the difference in cost (if any) is in the noise relative to the MacPro. Many here, if they had it do do over, would go mini vs NAS of any type. A nice RAID DAS, like some of the Areca units, would be nice connected up to the MacPro (thunderbolt).
     

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