Qnap offers a confusing number of products in the NAS space – seventy-nine at the time this is being written. When shopping for a NAS unit I bought one on faith as there was really very little information online (especially compared to Synology – the main competitor in the home/SMB NAS space) and overall I’d say I made a good choice.
This article is my attempt to put some meaningful information on these units out there so others can make a more educated decision.
As detailed in my last post, ZFS looks like the best fit for my needs. It’s taken some time to get my head wrapped around it, so I thought I would share my initial findings here. Continue reading
Part 1 laid out my goals: move from my EqualLogic array to something cheaper, faster, with more storage. It sounds impossible, but there are some acceptable (and affordable) solutions out there.
SSD + Hard Drive Options
After some research, I came up with three possible ways to accomplish my goals, looking strictly at SSD/Hard drive integration, and leaving failover until later in my thinking. Continue reading
I run a XenServer cluster that depends on an EqualLogic PS5000XV for shared storage. While I hold the EqualLogic unit in high regard, I will be trying to replace it with open-source tools running on fairly standard server hardware. I will be documenting the process here. Continue reading