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Readynas NV+ vs Thecus N4100PRO
Posted by: bruceko
Date: May 21, 2010 05:35PM
I had been planning on getting the Readynas for media storage but the
Thecus caught my eye.
Does anyone have any experience with the Thecus?
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Re: Readynas NV+ vs Thecus N4100PRO
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 21, 2010 06:20PM
what research have you done?

How much space do you need?

for how many PCs?



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Re: Readynas NV+ vs Thecus N4100PRO
Posted by: bruceko
Date: May 21, 2010 06:29PM
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jdc
what research have you done?

How much space do you need?

for how many PCs?
there are no Pcs.
I have about 5 Macs on the network and a 5 station Sonos system.
The wired network is all gigabit
I plan on using a Mac mini as my media link to a Plasma.
I have about 30 hours of home video that i want to put on it plus archived Dvds and also have it act as an Itunes server.
I have been looking at the Readynas nv+ for a couple of years and the price is now low enough to justify it.
Ready Nv+ and 3 1.5 tb seagate St31500341as drives for $635.00 at Neweg
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Re: Readynas NV+ vs Thecus N4100PRO
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 21, 2010 06:59PM
we both missed out on this ridiculous deal - [HOP:US:101#ht_697wt_1139" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" >cgi.ebay.com]

i wonder how long it was available.

(readynas pro 6x1TB for $600)





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Re: Readynas NV+ vs Thecus N4100PRO
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 21, 2010 07:20PM
ReadyNas NV+ 4TB 4-bay (4 x 1000GB) -- $635 after $200 rebate

[www.newegg.com]

will 7200 RPM drives make a difference for media over gigabit? probably overkill...

You just missed Hitachi 2TB 7200 RPM drives for $109 at Frys... they now have 2TB Seagates, but 5900 RPM for $119 -- again, I bet more than fine for you needs

$400 for a bare case, $250 for two 2TB drives = $650 for 4TB.

How about a 2 bay case for $130? + two 2TB = 4TB for $380

[eshop.macsales.com]



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Re: Readynas NV+ vs Thecus N4100PRO
Posted by: Gilbert
Date: May 21, 2010 07:25PM
I own the older ReadyNAS and its been in use for several years without issue. Upgraded three times (from 400GB HDs to 750GB HDs to now 1.5GB HDs).

Frys.com has the 2TB model (2x1TB) model for $499. It was $40 cheaper last week.

[EARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" >www.frys.com]

I don't know much about the Thecus model but the ReadyNAS Mac community is pretty active and helpful.
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Re: Readynas NV+ vs Thecus N4100PRO
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: May 21, 2010 10:26PM
I've had a Thecus N4100 Pro running in a TV studio for over a year now and it is rock solid little machine. Mainly is used for some archiving of video and occasionally is used for some real-time encoding sessions inside a command/control center. While some is long-term storage, this isn't the only storage or powerhouse for archiving, etc. Application-specific, but always on and ready to go.

The only time that I've had problems is when it was powered off (due to an environment failure). I'd put it up against other NAS devices any day - sure it'll get blown away by some, and surprise others, but performance is at least par for me, if not better in some instances - basically, no noticeable negatives vs any Infrant/Linksys ReadyNAS, Promise, PowerVault, Drobo, StorageWorks, etc...and I have them all and several models of each in any direction, including some latest smiling smiley



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Re: Readynas NV+ vs Thecus N4100PRO
Posted by: MikeF
Date: May 22, 2010 02:03PM
Performance comparison (with a lot of others):
[www.smallnetbuilder.com]
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Re: Readynas NV+ vs Thecus N4100PRO
Posted by: bruceko
Date: May 23, 2010 01:19PM
Thanks for every ones comments
I ended up ordering an Readynas Nv+ and 3 2 tb Hitachi drives.
It is costing about $660 after cash back and rebates. it is going to be set up as a raid 5 configuration.
I doubt i will ever fill it up.
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