[Samba] About NAS versus Samba

Scott Lovenberg scott.lovenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 10:59:58 MDT 2013

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM, Fernando Lozano
<fernando at lozano.eti.br> wrote:

> But you know, everyone buys NASes today, it's getting harder to explaing a
> common PC would be better. Here a server box with a RAID controller and a
> hot-swappable disk bays is way more expensive than an iomega NAS in a rack
> form factory.

I've found the performance of those "cheap" NAS boxes (even the cheap
ones are relatively expensive) to be sub-par.  Most of them max out at
a few MB/second.  A reasonable set of hardware in a 2U with hot-swap
drives will absolutely smoke a cheap NAS and the price/performance
ratio is much better.  Plus, you can use ZFS/BTRFS/etc as your backing
store if you'd like on your own dedicated box.

Peace and Blessings,

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