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Should I use a NAS for file sharing, or just Windows network share folders?

We have a semi-corporate environment with about 25 users. Most machines are Windows7 but there are some Macs on the network, too. We want to set up some location (on a Windows server with lots of ...
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1answer
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Connecting to NAS boxes/printer located on local private WAN network

The set up Here's a diagram of my network: # Building 1 (Main) --------- | MODEM | --|------ | |-[WIRED] | --|------------------------------------------ | DrayTek Vigor 2130N ...
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iscsi concurrent access / iscsi volume shared access on NAS

I having a 7-bay NAS box with Raid-5 (5.3TB usable) with netgear gigabit Ethernet switch to connect the hosts (3 windows7 machine Specs: i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB HDD / gigabit Ethernet NIC). (All of the ...
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What is the maximum theoretical throughput of a Thunderbolt + Mac Mini fileserver

Bounty 100 rep coming: I know I'm asking a lot here and I'd like a detailed/quality answer so, as soon as I am able, I'll be adding a 100 rep bounty to this question. I'm trying to illustrate the ...
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At what workload is a parallel (network) file system required?

Any hard numbers, or rules-of-thumgs, for what workload (e.g. in terms of simultaneously active users running average HPC center jobs) on a computer cluster, that would make a parallel network shared ...
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Affordable iSCSI SAN Suggestions [closed]

Our little snowboarding company currently has three NetGear ReadyNAS units that I am ready to put through a wall. Every few months I start looking into the possibility of consolidating down to one ...
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OpenFiler NAS Installation

I am planning on installing openfiler (first time) on a Intel Core2Duo 4GB Ram with 2 x 2TB Sata Disks. Do I need to install openfiler on a separate disk and then use 2 x 2TB as Data drives, or can I ...
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How to share a disk to ESX from Windows to ESXi using FCoE?

I have Windows7 and I need to share it's disks to neighbouring ESXi server. I want to use FCoE. How to? Reason for using FCoE: Which storage protocol to use for ESX storage? EDIT: The NICs are ...
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1answer
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Tandberg Products (Accuvault RDX 1TB &4TB)

http://www.span.com/product_info.php?products_id=33037 I am interested in getting the above to backup our existing NAS for off site storage. Has anyone used these ? recommendations ? Alternatives ? ...
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2answers
391 views

Slow file transfer with DIY file server [closed]

Here is my setup : I have a tiny atom based PC with a SATA PCI Card. 1TB WD Hard-disk. It's running windows XP and simple file sharing PC is connected to my router with RJ45 cable. Router is TP-LINK ...
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Is brand-name NAS overpriced?

NetGear's ReadyNAS 2100 has 4 disk slots and costs $2000 with no disks. That seems a bit too expensive for just 4 disk slots. Dell has good network storage solutions too. PowerVault NX3000 has 6 disk ...