This is the last post of our SMB NAS review and comparison.
In the previous period we reviewed these units:
The goal was to get to know the units; their pro’s and con’s. If possible even some performance figures.
But the focus was: features and that we compared, extensively. The results are not easy to provide in this post and to keep it readable we produced a PDF-file that compares al the units in a very detailed manner.
You can download that review by clicking here.
And then about performance; we tested all units with the same disks, except for the IOmega; since that unit comes with it’s own disks that cannot be replaced.
At this moment we don’t have the performance-test results ready yet but because feature-info get’s outdated fast we wanted to get the feature-comparison out now.
We will get back later with performance info.
A small peek into the (virtual)future: the absolute winner was (not really suprising) the QNAP TS859 with throughput speeds that stopped at 110 MB/s because of the 1GB network limit in our lab, Synology following closely. The unit that ended in the bottom of the list was the Iomega struggling to get a 40 MB/s performance, and not a steady one either…
This is the fourth post in the SMB/LAB NAS review. This review compares the following products on features and performance:
Today I describe my experiences with the the Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 6. It is a 6 bay desktop model. It has a single power supply, dual NIC, 2 USB ports on the back and one USB port on the front, with a copy/backup button. It has lockable trays and a display on the front. It also has an on/off button on the back and that’s unique. … Continue Reading
This is the third post in the SMB/LAB NAS review. This review compares the following products on features and performance:
Today I describe my experiences with the Iomega IX4-200D. It was a pretty wanted device among virtualization fanatics somehow. Iomega, part of the EMC legacy these days, has come up with a couple of different 4-bay NAS devices.
One of the strong points of the Iomega is that it dynamically allocates space for iSCSI LUN’s, NFS shares, AFP shares, SMB shares; you don’t have to worry about that at all. Another unique feature is the Bluetooth upload (additional usb Bluetooth dongle needed). It is a bit of an outdated feature when you ask me; every device these days has wifi, but nevertheless a unique feature. … Continue Reading
Today I attended the self-paced Cisco Nexus 1000V hands-on lab. The Nexus 1000V is a Distributed Virtual Switch, available for the upcoming next version of ESX(i).
The Nexus 1000V switch is a pure software implementation of a Cisco Nexus switch. It resides on a server and integrates with the hypervisor to deliver VN-Link virtual machine-aware network services.
Basically, you have 2 parts: 1 that runs on each host (Virtual Ethernet Module) and 1 virtual appliance that runs the supervisor (Virtual Supervisor Module). … Continue Reading