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

View Poll Results: Which is the better option?
Synology DS412+ 0 0%
Pogoplug + RAID enclosure 0 0%
RAID enclosure to router via USB 2.0 0 0%
Voters: 0. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-30-2012, 02:54 PM
jbombs16 jbombs16 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jbombs16 is just starting out
Default Synology DS412+ vs. Pogoplug + Raid enclosure

I am debating on purchasing either:

1) Synology DS412+ (or a DS413 but leaning to 412+)

OR

2a) Pogoplug v4 (hacking it to run ArchLinux) and purchasing a RAID enclosure to connect to the pogoplug, or

2b) Hooking the RAID enclosure to my router (USB 2.0)

I was going to follow this Pogoplug hacking guide (http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/ar...oplug-series-4) and was leaning towards a SANS DIGITAL TR4UTBPN 4Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA Hardware RAID 5 Tower RAID Enclosure (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816111149).

I already have 4 Hard drives I picked up on black Friday (Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001).

The cost will be significantly more if I choose to go the Synology route ($679) versus the PogoPlug + Raid enclosure ($40 + 179).

I would be using the NAS for backup, media streaming, Sabnzbd, sickbeard, etc.

It is worth spending the additional ~$400 to get the Synology?

Also, if the Pogoplug (or RAID to Router) option is doable, does anyone know if the hard drives will spin down when not in use? I would want them to spin down to increase the lifetime of the drives.

I would appreciate any comments/suggestions. Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-30-2012, 07:21 PM
stevech stevech is online now
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 4,714
Thanks: 1
Thanked 337 Times in 325 Posts
stevech is just starting out
Default

I think PoGo plug is a least-desirable choice. Their products are on the marked-down/clearance pricing at retailers for a reason.

I chose a $200 Synology two-drive NAS. I already had two dissimilar 2TB SATA drives so I used them - as two volumes, one as a time machine history backup. And one 1TB USB3 drive for critical backups to hide from burgulars.

"RAID is not a backup"

Last edited by stevech; 12-30-2012 at 07:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-30-2012, 07:32 PM
jbombs16 jbombs16 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jbombs16 is just starting out
Default

Thanks for the reply. Are pogoplugs that bad even when they are hacked to include arch Linux?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-31-2012, 03:22 PM
stevech stevech is online now
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 4,714
Thanks: 1
Thanked 337 Times in 325 Posts
stevech is just starting out
Default

I've read that PoGo plugs have slow CPUs so their speed is quite poor. And the company is imploding. Not a good choice, IMO.
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 01:38 AM.


Top 10 Stats
Top Posters* Top Thanked
RMerlin  371
john9527  144
stevech  137
azazel1024  130
hggomes  88
noric  80
sfx2000  76
fistv  66
L&LD  66
TonyH  63
RMerlin  5777
stevech  336
john9527  281
ryzhov_al  272
TeHashX  228
L&LD  202
RogerSC  195
sinshiva  146
joegreat  127
sfx2000  124
Most Viewed Threads* Hottest Threads*
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  12438
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  9021
Old My...  5282
Old Most stable...  4220
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  4169
Old Thinking of...  3875
Old RT-AC87R (U)...  3743
Old Connection...  3163
Old [HOW TO]...  2872
Old Can't trust...  2336
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  122
Old Connection...  59
Old My...  56
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  55
Old [HOW TO]...  50
Old RT-AC87R (U)...  39
Old USB N...  30
Old Most stable...  29
Old New...  28
Old Second new...  27


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