1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    #1
    Any ideas on a good NAS for a mostly Mac network? Right now we currently use a Western Digital 1TB that is connected to an Airport Extreme, but I know there are better solutions out there. We don't want to get rid of the Extreme, but something to just plug into the Ethernet port of the extreme for maybe a little bit faster transfer time.

    (If only Apple had placed a Firewire port instead of a USB port in the Extreme ;)).

    Maybe a Time Capsule, or maybe a Buffalo NAS?
     
  2. Saar macrumors newbie

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    #2
    I've had nothing but good experiences with Synology's offerings.
     
  3. mainstay macrumors 6502

    mainstay

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    #3
    Synology or QNAP. No to Buffalo - sorry, their firmware is just too dicey.
     
  4. pismobrat macrumors regular

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  5. 1911 macrumors member

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    Buffalo

    Not to bash any particular product, I have had six customers have issues with the TeraStations in the past few months, including complete data loss on two.
    Those customers have all been moved to Synology devices.
    I would recommend you do your due diligence in researching features and functionality before making a purchase.
     
  6. DustinT macrumors 68000

    DustinT

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    I use a Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 6 and its works great in my mixed Mac and PC network. Mine is connected to an Airport Extreme and I routinely see transfer speeds very near the theoretical limits of gigabit ethernet.
     

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