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Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user ?

My basement linux 2.6.28 box (Asus/C2D based) provides a sustained data rate of 116 MB/s over gigabit ethernet when reading from a RAID0 stripe (something has happened in newer kernel versions - it used to be 65-70MB/s on older kernels)

I have tried several NAS solutions, and to my amazement they all have lousy performance. I'm still amazed that reviews (at end of article) can characterize any of the tested NAS'es as FAST. Performance is just about the only requirement I have from a NAS. So what brand/models is the "simplest" I can get away with buying that do not sacrifice performance ? I'm expecting 65MB/s+ performance.

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  • dupe? superuser.com/questions/9118/… – fretje Aug 10 '09 at 9:03
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    duplicity - superuser.com/questions/tagged/nas – MicTech Aug 10 '09 at 9:21
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    I cannot see this question as being a duplicate of any of the mentioned questions. How about reading my question ? – krosenvold Aug 10 '09 at 9:52
  • Ok, I've voted to re-open, but I'd suggest updating the title to make the difference more clear (e.g. Are there any FAST (>60MB/sec) NAS devices for home usage?). – fretje Aug 12 '09 at 12:39
  • On the other hand... the fact that it are devices for HOME usage (meaning being cheap) makes it almost "by definition" less performing. I think you will have to look at professional devices in stead of the consumer ones. – fretje Aug 12 '09 at 12:41

As already mentioned here, I'd recommend a Thecus N4100PRO.

  • BUt according to thecus thecus.com/products_over.php?cid=10&pid=77, this NAS has a whooping 35MB/S throughput ? – krosenvold Aug 10 '09 at 9:50
  • @krosenvold: Well, I haven't got experience with gigabit network at home... only 100 mbit, so data transfer rate is not my priority. I do remember reading somewhere that you can change a setting in the network somewhere to have higher throughput, but I can't find it anymore :-s – fretje Aug 10 '09 at 10:10
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    I believe the lousy throughput is related to the low-performance hardware most of these NAS boxes use. That's what my question was about – krosenvold Aug 10 '09 at 10:39

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