Blazingly fast server when equipped with 10Gb ethernet..
29 May 2013
Summary: This NAS is smoking fast if you have a 10Gb ethernet setup.. with iSCSI setups, you get 1 Gibabytes (not bits) transfer rates! File transfer speeds under Samba and AFP werent as fast, but WAY faster than standard gigabit ethernet. Almost went with the 12-bay big brother, but this 8-bay gets the same performance. Decided it was worth spending the money on 10Gb ethernet instead of buying 4 more drives.. WELL WORTH IT! NAS comes loaded with features and a simple setup.
Summary: This is a great NAS appliance. It can do so many things on your network and has such a fantastic, intuitive web interface. We love it and keep finding uses for it. The only drawback, and it is a BIG one (minus one egg from an otherwise 5 egg product) is the lack of support for SFTP in Real Time Remote Replication (RTRR). RTRR let's you pick "FTP" as the transport method for replication, but SFTP is not one of the choices.
Pros: - Capacity - Form Factor - Expandability - Price / Value - Flexibility - Stability