I've been a frequent visitor of this forum for the past weeks to help me decide witch NAS I would buy. The final decision was between a Qnap TS 412 and an Ultra 4.
As you can see, the Ultra won the contest .
I have for almost a week now, with 2x2TB Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 in XRaid 2 + akasa DuoDock 2 with 2x2TB WD Green and all is functioning as it should so far , with some addons installed:
Photos II (by the way great vacation photos yoh-dah - why do you take the exif info? I wanted to take peek at your settings )
So, pretty happy so far, although I have a few (4) questions:
1 - I have a Xtreamer Ultra as my living room HTPC running Openelec and my movies are in the 2WD disks (NTFS). I tried running some movies in openelec through SMB and the big movies (40gb, 20gb and even some 15gb mkv's) stutter. Then I tried to use a FTP link and it was a bit better but some movie interruption for buffering still happened. Finally I gave NFS a go (although I don't know anything about linux - google is really a friend ) and it was even better but not perfect - I still can't run my 40GB Untouched bluray rip without any interruptions. Between Ultra 4 and Xtreamer ultra there are 2 gigabit routers (D-link DIR 855 and TP-Link TL-WR1043ND, the second one with DHCP off) and 3 cat 5e network cables. I have jumbo frames disabled.
The Ultra 4 should be able to "serve" these movies files with enough speed,right? Does it have anything to do with the USB setting (movies in usb dock in Ultra 4)? The cat 5e aren't enough? HELP?!
2 - Is there anyway I can send a link to a file in my NAS for someone to download it without him needing to have/know a login? I tried to send a link for a pdf file in a share and then I couldn't download it without loging in - here try it: https://ssaserver.dlinkddns.com/SsaWebfolder/TESTE.pdf
3 - I'm thinking of installing tonido addon. Can't find positive feedback about this addon (no problems instaling? no problems using it?), but I did find some negative feedback here in the forum. I don't want to need to call support because of an addon...
4 - The number of addons I install will surely hit my Ultra 4 capability to serve movie files to my htpc, right?
These are my 4 (loooong) questions. Hope someone can help me with these details that are messing with an otherwise perfect NAS experience.
PS: sorry for any mistakes in my english - not my native language