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I need a NAS for non mission critical but fairly important data storage. It would not rate expensive system from one of big boys but I still need business class reliability.

I was researching Thecus N5200 Pro and recently noticed mention of Sans Digital MN4L+

Both seem to be fairly small operations. I wonder how reliable their products are. For example Thecus N5200 Pro has a processor fan, how long is it going to survive?
Their warranty period is one year which is a bit short for storage products.

Anyway if you can comment on following, I would greatly appreciate:

- Overall hardware build quality and reliability
- Your hardware repair/replacement experience
- Software quality.
- Experience with raid auto-rebuild, hot spare use, work in degraded mode with one drive lost etc
- Tech support quality

Any other thoughts

Thank you,
Alex
 
I would look at Netgear's ReadyNASes.

Tim is SPOT ON. Look at the Readynas Duo for a less than $400 RELIABLE NAS. If you feel you need to buy a RAID 5 unit (or one that supports Active Directory), then the Readynas NV+ is a good choice.

The Readynas product line is well supported and is backed by Netgear. If you don't like the Readynas products, as a second choice choose Synology.

Basically, you want a company that has US representation!
 
Tim is SPOT ON. Look at the Readynas Duo for a less than $400 RELIABLE NAS. If you feel you need to buy a RAID 5 unit (or one that supports Active Directory), then the Readynas NV+ is a good choice.

The Readynas product line is well supported and is backed by Netgear. If you don't like the Readynas products, as a second choice choose Synology.

Basically, you want a company that has US representation!

Ok, thank you will check it out! BTW Sans Digital (Tim recently did performance tests of their MN4L+) has HQ in California. Have you heard anything about them? I do not see many references to them but they have some fairly hi end product lines

Thank you,

Alex
 
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