SmallNetBuilder Forums
Go Back   SmallNetBuilder Forums > NAS > General NAS Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-01-2013, 04:56 PM
jbmorrisonjr@gmail.com jbmorrisonjr@gmail.com is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jbmorrisonjr@gmail.com is just starting out
Default Missing piece of knowledge

Hi.

I'm looking into replacing 4 shared server drives (F:, G:, H:, I: ) with a NAS. The combined space is currently 18TB. we are expanding at the rate of about 5TB per year.

My question is, do I need a NAS "unit" per drive or can one be configured to present the 4 drives? I understand that there are performance and backup considerations and a lot of "YMMV" issues.

I'm just looking for a solution that allows me to just add more HDD's when needed and allocate the space as appropriate.

Thanks
John Morrison
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-01-2013, 05:22 PM
thiggins's Avatar
thiggins thiggins is offline
Mr. Easy
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 9,124
Thanks: 161
Thanked 619 Times in 525 Posts
thiggins is just starting out
Default

You can create folders on any NAS, which can then be mapped as drives.

The "add more HDDs when needed" part of your requirement can be tricky. There are different approaches such as:
Drobo
Windows Storage Spaces (available in Windows Server 2012 and Win 8)
NETGEAR xRAID
Synology Hybrid RAID
__________________
Tim Higgins
Managing Editor,SmallNetBuilder.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:25 AM.


Top 10 Stats
Top Posters* Top Thanked
RMerlin  360
L&LD  170
azazel1024  156
stevech  133
ChristineBCW  117
john9527  115
hggomes  84
dirtyclyde  66
TonyH  64
4Leaf  53
RMerlin  5890
stevech  344
john9527  303
ryzhov_al  274
TeHashX  230
L&LD  225
RogerSC  195
sinshiva  146
joegreat  126
sfx2000  124
Most Viewed Threads* Hottest Threads*
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  36180
Old Shellshock...  23762
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  19840
Old Does...  12396
Old T-Mobile...  9974
Old Most stable...  7185
Old RT-AC87R (U)...  6205
Old RT-N66U...  6190
Old Can't trust...  4035
Old New...  3129
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  173
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  89
Old Does...  72
Old Antenna...  62
Old T-Mobile...  61
Old RT-AC87R (U)...  42
Old Most stable...  37
Old Simple NAS...  37
Old USB N...  37
Old Range: G vs...  31


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2006-2014 Pudai LLC All Rights Reserved.