2015-10-25 12:49:44 UTC

When evaluating NAS, what aspect do you think is the most important to look for?

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77 Answers
Real UserTOP 20

It very easy to manage via webmanger gui
it offers a global biew on what happen by host, pools,
Create,delete , expand & reduce,migrate pools is very easy like kid game.
waht i liked on it, its cababality to add external storages (another nas) and manage mdisk and pool from one webinterface

2018-07-10 08:16:47 UTC10 July 18

A NAS System for me, has to be seamless integratable in an exsisting Environmend (such as Microsoft Domain Services), so it is important that the OS of the NAS supports CIFS 3.02 with Server Site Copy Offload an other native MS Windows Server Features.

I don't care very much about the (afaik often manipulated) Opinion in Forums and Blogs!
Thats why i agree with Chris Krikke. It's more important for me to use a reliable Hardware and Software Platform with depandable Service Levels Agreements, than any "cheapo" Hardware and "self-build" or "Open-Source" Software from shady Sources...

2016-12-02 10:07:53 UTC02 December 16
Real UserTOP 10

There are the common answers like IOPs, throughput, bandwidth, latency, etc. What I do is look for end-users that are happy with the product through blogs, forums, articles, etc. it's too easy to get lured in with marketing hype but real world experience from somebody that has actually been using the product is invaluable.

2016-04-22 13:38:26 UTC22 April 16
Real User

Hardware replcaement, the replacements service for hp proliant hardware is much beter dan NAS hardware service recplacement like QNAP and others.

2016-04-04 06:43:36 UTC04 April 16

IOPS, latency and costs per GB

2016-03-18 10:34:10 UTC18 March 16
Real User

It depends? We mostly use NAS as a lower tier of storage in our environment, so I'm mostly concerned about cost per capacity and support.

2016-03-11 15:09:51 UTC11 March 16
Real User

IOPS, throughout and latency

2015-11-10 22:31:06 UTC10 November 15
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