Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Sentinel RX4100
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Western Digital WD Sentinel RX4100
21 October 2013
Conclusion: Western Digital's WD Sentinel RX4100 NAS offers SMBs very good performance, excellent data protection, and the power of Windows Server. But incompatibility with all but a few WD drives drags down its score.
Pros: Excellent RAID. Above-average read and write performance. Includes powerful Windows Storage Server. iSCSI target configuration is clear and simple.
Cons: Hot-swapping limited to only a few WD drive models.
Summary: WD’s rack NAS appliance scores well for its client backup and bare metal recovery features. The WSSE 2008 R2 OS is looking old now and the hardware spec is basic but it is easy to use and includes IP SAN support plus optional cloud backup.
Pros: Scheduled workstation backup, Bare metal restore features, Reasonable value
Cons: Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is dated