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Originally Posted by Fingers66Can we expect to see a review of the Synology devices?
Originally Posted by wuyanxuwhich Synology are you reviewing?
Originally Posted by LizardWe're concentrating on dual-bay NAS boxes for now, so have reviews of the DS210+ and DS210J in the works.
Originally Posted by NexxoGiven that this is an "always on" device, what is its power consumption?
Originally Posted by wuyanxuwell, don't forget to put on DSM 3 firmware. i just noticed my NAS has been updated to DSM 3.0, might update to it tonight, multi-tasking desktop interface in your browser!
Originally Posted by Fabou I think NAS are really meant for company and small bizness normal guy will be Ok with teir PC and usb hdd and tech passionnate will prefer to build their.
Originally Posted by wuyanxugot DSM 3 for my Synology Ds410j, my god it's fantastic. over 30% speed increase in RAID 5, and 100% speed increase in single disk volume. (in fact, pretty sure F3eco 2TB can only do 70MB/s sustained transfer rate)
interface is brilliant, feels like using a computer, except it's within my browser. it's so well programmed that i can even access desktop version through my iphone without any problem.
only thing didn't love was that they've removed the list of process that usually appears next to resource graph. no biggie, some Putty and "top" will do.
hope Bit-tech will do a proper review on DSM 3.0. it's brilliant. in fact, anyone can try this out here: http://www.synology.com/enu/products/demo/index.php
Originally Posted by NikumbaI know this is odd question but since these can function as DLNA devices, what about an article or a test on which work best serving out media to PS3/360 and the like?
For instance PS3 hates MKV files, so need to be transcoding, normally needing a PC, but can these boxes do that?
Originally Posted by LizardQuote:Originally Posted by wuyanxuwhich Synology are you reviewing?
We're concentrating on dual-bay NAS boxes for now, so have reviews of the DS210+ and DS210J in the works.
Originally Posted by wuyanxumy Ds410j does over 70MB/s sustained read from a single drive (volume 2, single drive volume), as far as i can tell, all J model use the same processor. so single drive speed should be pretty much the same.
meaning it will be limited by the 100Mb ethernet, limited down to about 12MB/s.
i have not looked at WD world edition, so not sure whether it can act as web server or print server. but remember, you will see the speed difference when you upgrade your router, it's a must. the router is your infrastructure, if you got all the parts around it, but information cannot flow freely around in your network, you WILL be frustrated.
i was copying files to my NAS with Virgin 100 ethernet router. and due to the fact it saturated the ethernet port on the router, even browsing internet is slow, and gaming while copying is out of question. streaming HD contents will see a lot of buffering whenever you try to jump, whereas with gigabit, it's pretty much same as on your local machine.
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