The other problem was that currently, the NAS box
had 2 regular old 3.5-inch hard-drives, both of which had some bad sectors.
Because the ExaGrid is a purpose-built system and not a general purpose NAS box
, backups run more consistently and trouble-free than before.
You can hook up your Qnap to a TV via HDMI slot, and browse the internet, view YouTube or the videos stored in your NAS box
on the TV, making it a sort of all-in-one media centre on top of its existing functions.
By using an HTML-based IP address to the Internet, a user can access the NAS via a graphical user interface or the NAS box
can be made to look like a separate hard drive on a mobile device.
The system includes software from Pogoplug that lets you access files from the DockStar from any Web browser via the Internet.<p>Why it's cool: This is a quick and relatively inexpensive way to turn your portable hard drive into a NAS box
. Installation was very easy - just power up, connect an Ethernet cable, attach the drive and then activate the service via a Web browser.
The performance you get is greater than what you would expect from a powerful and much more expensive NAS box
. HPC customers cannot ignore this product if they want to maximize their ROI."
-Create a budget NAS box
and learn other techniques for managing storage using disk quotas, cloning, snapshots, RAID, and volume management
The NAS box
receives an NFS or CIFS request over a network and has an internal processor which translates that request to the proper storage command in ATA or SATA, to access the appropriate storage device.
If Solaris is so good at managing storage, and can run on X86 iron, it is a mystery why Sun hasn't created its own NAS box
running on cheap Serial ATA or SCSI drives.
One NAS box
can replace 50 or more servers that were dedicated to file serving.