JKC wrote:Thanks for the speedy reply. Nonetheless it's a spec war out there and sometimes advanced (or in this case currently available) features=sales=market share (read Drobo). If I've read correctly, Presumedly the 3.0 usb would be useful for speedier local backup off the array
JKC wrote:and a 6 GBS bus should speed up internal operations like rebuilds or adding drives.
JKC wrote:I'd like to get a couple of Pro 6's early this year to cross replicate (possible right?) two branch offices. I'd hate to buy and populate them just in time for the new product to arrive.
JKC wrote:Does anyone know the contact info of the product manager, and who is responsible for testing and upgrading the HCL to include the new Seagates?JKC wrote:As for throughput can the 2 lan ports be bonded or teamed, or do I do that through the router?
Yes, they can be bonded/teamed. If you have a smart switch that supports 802.3ad LACP, I'd suggest using that.JKC wrote:Regarding (any) 3TB drive setup, can I start with 4 drives (Raid 6 or xRaid2) and add 2 more when I need them, or do I hit some volume limit and have to factory default and rebuild?
You can add them when you need them.JKC wrote:Would you implement Raid 6 or xRaid2 in that scenario?
X-RAID2. I'd recommend the dual-redundancy option (like RAID-6).
1. Insert a disk into the NAS
2. Do a factory default (wipes all data, settings, everything).
3. Boot NAS and Update to latest firmware
4. Power down and insert rest of disks and do another factory default (wipes all data, settings, everything)
5. When you initiate the factory default the NAS will perform a few checks and then give you 10 minutes to discover the NAS using RAIDar (http://www.readynas.com/downloads), click setup, choose X-RAID2, tick the dual-redundancy option and confirm your choice.JKC wrote:realize Netgear will not support drives not on the HCL, though it seems there are many early adopters do it, but will they still support the product, and how big of a deal is it? Thanks JKC
Stick to drives on the compatibility list.PapaBear wrote:As to the replicate application, I do believe that replicate can work in both direction. I seem to recall a post that pointed out that replicate set up it's own area on the remote ReadyNAS, so that the local shares and the replicate data was separate. However, either some one who has actually done this or one of the Jedi would have to confirm.
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