mrwiggles wrote:topo-nas is right to be concerned. I bought my Pro Business thinking that there was a solid iSCSI option for Mac users and that it would be supported moving forward. I was wrong. Currently there are just too many hoops that must be jumped through to feel like you *might* have a reliable iSCSI ReadyNAS solution for use on the Mac. Also, I think the poll results could be misleading as you would be likely to have more iSCSI Mac users if it was easy to start using such a system. Right now it isn't. You have to download a legacy, unsupported, and deprecated iSCSI Initiator and hope for the best.
Imagine if ReadyNAS mac customers could just download a supported (third party or otherwise) Initiator that worked well along with a dedicated web page on how to set it all up. For iPhoto, Time Machine, Aperture, Final Cut Pro, Motion, etc. users, this would be wonderful and make the ReadyNAS an attractive option. For you Netgear Marketers: the ReadyNAS becomes a redundant network HFS+ file system that can be easily expanded. I don't think Mac users *think* 'I need iSCSI'. Instead, they think about what it means to have a native Mac file system that can be on the network and is fault tolerant.
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