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One thing that (as far as I'm aware) none of the available NAS boxes are capable of (currently) is Shadow Copies which you would be able to do with the Windows server. This may or may not be important/useful to you; personally I love NAS devices over servers, but just thought I'd throw this into the mix.
For some background: The reason you typically get a NAS appliance is to get something that will serve up storage and "just work". Of course you need to do an initial configuration, but after that, you pretty much just leave it alone until a drive fails, or there's a critical firmware update. For a Windows file server, you'll need to do regular ...
Nope, you're not missing anything. If you've already invested in a lot of storage and it can also do NAS - think NetApp or EMC products - then sometimes it makes sense to just use the CIFS functionality built into the storage you've already got. It's one less Windows license you need. You can also leverage storage-based replication and snapshotting more ...
My understanding was that previous version of the file was stored in something like a NTFS resource stream, which it why I think of it as basically file metadata. This is not the case. I do not know much about the EMC Clariion, Symmetrix or VNX product lines (I do not work with EMC products), but most likely, the files served through SMB are not stored ...
That's bittorrent traffic. More specifically, it's traffic caused by the distributed hash table (DHT) protocol. There's even a thread about it on the QNAP forums
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