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« on: August 17, 2010, 09:29 »
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Some time ago I bought a network disk (1TB Lacie Network Space), as I thought it was a great tool for sharing files on home LAN.

It basically works - both from Windows and Linux - but it's extremely slow (little more than 10 Mbit/sec on a 100 Mbit/sec network). And even worse in summer when it's hot.

Not sure if it's a problem with my particular unit or a general issue, anyway can someone please suggest a better/faster network (not USB) drive?

Thanks
« Last Edit: August 17, 2010, 09:49 by microstockphoto.co.uk »


michealo

« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 09:44 »
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the past tense of buy is bought

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 09:49 »
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the past tense of buy is bought

it sounded bad indeed! thanks, now edited

« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 10:08 »
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Maybe your network !?  If it's running at 10 rather than 100 Mb !?  Check your cards and other settings :)

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 10:18 »
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Maybe your network !?  If it's running at 10 rather than 100 Mb !?  Check your cards and other settings :)

That's what I thought at first as well - but all other file transfers between computers on the same network - using the same router / switch - are doing fine at 80+ Mbit as expected.

« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2010, 10:40 »
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I recently upgraded from a Linksys by Cisco NAS200 (1.5TG) to a Buffalo Linkstation Pro Duo (2TB) and am absolutely amazed by the increase in speed. I got a ridiculous deal ($163 USD) on mine at eCost.com. I think that I may buy a second one because they're so cheap! The only thing is that it's a refurb, so it comes with no documentation, CD's, etc. I called Buffalo and they helped me set it up fairly quickly though.

*edit for spelling

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2010, 12:58 »
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thanks elvinstar - I did some research now and found some good reviews about Buffalo; and also Seagate

regarding my current Lacie, I finally managed to update firmware and speed went from 10Mbit/s to almost 40Mbit/s - still not as it should but definitely better; strange thing is I tried other times to update firmware and it never worked! maybe complaining works

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010, 17:59 »
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This is more of a mini-server than network drive but I have an Acer H340 Windows Home Server and really like it.

I got tired of buying external drives and having to manage data between them. This thing has been absolutely painless.

Pretty sure it supports gigabit networking.  

4 swappable drives for 8GB max pooled storage.

Auto backups and full restore or partial file/folder restore.

Has a bunch of add-on apps available.

Remote management.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2010, 18:02 by PaulieWalnuts »

« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 01:24 »
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When I asked a similar question a while ago I was suggested to purchase a Qnap
http://www.microstockgroup.com/computer-hardware/nas-automatic-backup-to-offise-nas/

I ended up getting this one - Qnap TS-439 Pro II.  I have only had it for a day or two so I only have first impressions but so far so good.

« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2010, 11:52 »
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This is more of a mini-server than network drive but I have an Acer H340 Windows Home Server and really like it.

I got tired of buying external drives and having to manage data between them. This thing has been absolutely painless.

Pretty sure it supports gigabit networking.  

4 swappable drives for 8GB max pooled storage.

Auto backups and full restore or partial file/folder restore.

Has a bunch of add-on apps available.

Remote management.


I want this one.  Its beautiful

« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2010, 14:42 »
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Another option is the drobos. They are not cheap but they are good. Since I am in the computer biz, I put together my own version of a drobo. I used a P4 3Ghz machine that a customer gave to us to recycle. Here is a link to hopw to build your own

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2010/07/23/how-to-build-a-nas-box/1


 

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