By >Daimaou - G.G-B
OT: NASs Are Great, Until You Need to Move Data From Them
Sorry for going OT (Off Topic) again today, but yesterday I bought a Seagate 2 1.5TB HDD at a pretty low price here in Japan, a bit over 11,000 yen (85€ or $121 USD).
One of these HDD will soon be in my HTPC, the other will be used at the office to backup our 2TB NAS that appears to have a dying HDD.
I store a lot of video at home on my NAS, a little over 500GB of stuff for my daughter, my collection of DVDs (that I do OWN !) and so on… and last night I moved this 500GB + to my shiny new 1.5TB HDD…realizing that it would take over 20h to transfer!
The bottom line, NASs are useful, but something really must be done about speed, make sure EVERY device you own has at least Gigabit Ethernet….
Next time you buy a NAS make sure you have an easy backup solution built-in directly on it, the HDL4 2TB (I-O DATA) that I have at home doesn’t feature this function while the HDL-GT 2TB (I-O DATA) NAS at the office allows me to make a direct back-up to an external HDD (eSATA or USB) directly from my NAS control panel… Just in case, if you’re looking for a NAS, make sure you have a fully capable Gigabit Ethernet network and that your NAS has an easy backup system.