TugboatBill Wrote:ReadyNAS is a good solution. It too uses a parity type system
this is not completely accurate.
the original sparc based x-raid is like this, but the current generation x86 based x-raid2 uses mdadm based arrays. 3200/4200 use dual redundancy (essentially raid 6) by default and come with enterprise disks.
Quote:so drives can be spun down when not in use and you can expand it (within the confines of the chassis). It is also more expensive than most of the DIY systems as well as the Lime-Technology unRaid box.
I know the nvx/ultra/pro systems have spindown, I am not sure if the 3200/4200 do as they are designed for 24/7 operation in datacenters etc.
Quote:Oh, and Adaptive Load Balancing doesn't work on the ReadyNAS line (though it's unlikely any media users would use that feature).
I've never tested ALB, but LACP works fine on my readynas.
If you have issues with ALB, then the best thing to do is open an online support ticket and post in the readynas forums.