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Re: NAS system
Johan A. van Zanten wrote:
Brad du Plessis <bradd%cat.co.za@localhost> wrote:
I was just wanting to find out if anyone can give advice about using NAS
systems with a NetBSD based system as a client. I'm also looking for
information about what NAS systems have been tried and tested with NetBSD.
I use an Infrant (now Netgear) ReadyNAS NV+ with my NetBSD machines, and
a Mac OS X machine.
+1 for readynas.
After 16,000 hours, 1 failed hard disc and a flash upgrade to 3.01, I
have to say it was a pain free experience. It just works :-)
With an older version of their OS, "RAIDiator," 3.x, there was a problem
with NFS locking. It's been fixed in the 4x release, which i think is
current shipping. RAIDiator is based on Linux.
likewise I experienced some quirks with 2.x firmware but 3.01 is fine
with my setup.
I like the ReadyNAS NV+ pretty well, but it's a bit slow with four SATA
drives. I get about 20MB/sec. read but only about 5 MB/sec. writes. (The
bottleneck is CPU.) I'm not using Jumbo frames, but i am using gigabit
Ethernet and have increased the Read and Write sizes.
I get 11MB/sec writes, although I got 14+MB/sec for many months while
when new, which dropped to 5MB/sec until the the firmware upgrade.
likewise I am not using jumbo frames. I have a high turnover of large
files and keep the fs near full most of the time so I cannot expect good
performance. The forums have suggested that buying the 1GB RAM
version/upgrade increases performance especially with the builtin media
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