1st nas help

LILCO

Banned
Hi a friend of mine has a qnap459 he selling not sure how old says he upgraded to 2gb ram and come with 4 hard drives x1tb he is wanting 600 is this worth it for this also I only using for streaming movies 1080p multiple sources
 

beaverme

Banned
I'd offer closer to £500 depending on the make, model and age / warranty status of the drives, on the basis that a new enclosure is about £500, decent used 1TB drives seem to fetch about £50 each and memory is pretty cheap.

One word of warning though. If you buy it and breaks soon after are you likely to fall out with your friend?
 

LILCO

Banned
He just messages me saying its less than - year old an will not take less than 560. He not that. Lose of a friend now worried. How much will this set me back new.
 

beaverme

Banned
Seems fair enough to me but check eBay and the classifieds here for used prices. For new prices you could try Amazon, eBay again or maybe Google shopping.
 

LILCO

Banned
just got pm saying have a look at a micro server from hp about £110 aftercashback or shall i keep looking for a has I'm in no rush. Am i right thinking if i get a hp micro server all i have to do is install freenas and hook up to network for my tav to pick up? Also does freenas have raid 5
 

LILCO

Banned
just had a quick read up i think i do need a nas as i only want to use to store movies so i can stream to Atv iPad macbook
 

STdrez625

Banned
HP microserver is abiut £140 150 after cashback and would be a better buy if ALL YOU WANT TO DO is store movies and stuff. You could put in a bid for the (4 x 1tb?) Hrd disks tho as they are worth having at a good price.
 

cjed

Prominent Member
The QNAP 459pro is a fairly high-end NAS box and probably overkill for your requirements. As others have said, something like the HP N40L Microserver (with the current cashback offer), or the Netgear readyNAS NV+ V2 at the current price would be much cheaper alternatives. Depending on your required amount/configuration of disk storage you're probably looking at around £300 - £350.
 

LILCO

Banned
The QNAP 459pro is a fairly high-end NAS box and probably overkill for your requirements. As others have said, something like the HP N40L Microserver (with the current cashback offer), or the Netgear readyNAS NV+ V2 at the current price would be much cheaper alternatives. Depending on your required amount/configuration of disk storage you're probably looking at around £300 - £350.

hi i have seen this on HUKD and was thinking about this however the box would not fit nicely where I'm putting it. Just been having a look at this drobo Drobo DR04DD30 4-Bay FireWire 800/USB 2.0 DAS Enclosure But what is a DAS.
Also its says does single disc protection work same as raid 5. Thanks for all those who have replied this is my 1st ever has and don't wanna buy another for many years so want something that is good and quality.
 

beaverme

Banned
DAS is directly attached storage. As is you connect it directly to a host computer as opposed to a network. If you spend a bit more you can buy a NAS from Drobo. They're not the fastest machines out there but they do have advantages in terms of flexibility an ease of use.
 

LILCO

Banned
DAS is directly attached storage. As is you connect it directly to a host computer as opposed to a network. If you spend a bit more you can buy a NAS from Drobo. They're not the fastest machines out there but they do have advantages in terms of flexibility an ease of use.

yes have just seen the drobo fs has 5 bay at £320 has anybody got one of these with an apple tv 2 as read a few threads saying that they have compatible issues
 

LILCO

Banned
am really interested in the drobo fs will probably buy with either 1x 2tb or 3tb hard drive to start with but been searching the net and can't find a defo answer will this work with my apple tv 2 which is jailbroken, and i also have the new iPad and a macbook pro late 2011.
 

spinaltap

Distinguished Member
If you don't like the HP Microserver idea, but would prefer something comparable with the Qnap 459, Netgear have substantially reduced the price of their ReadyNAS NV+ V2.

Specifically, it is much, much cheeper than the price that your friend wants for his Qnap 459 - that is, £160.

NetGear ReadyNAS NV+ V2 (4 Bay) - No Drives Included (RND4000-200EUS) - dabs.com

Netgear RND4000 ReadyNAS NV+ v2 4-bay (no disks) NAS.. | Ebuyer.com

Kikatek.com: (RND4000-200EUS) Netgear ReadyNAS RND4000 V2 NV 4-Bay Gigabit Des
 

LILCO

Banned
If you don't like the HP Microserver idea, but would prefer something comparable with the Qnap 459, Netgear have substantially reduced the price of their ReadyNAS NV+ V2.

Specifically, it is much, much cheeper than the price that your friend wants for his Qnap 459 - that is, £160.

NetGear ReadyNAS NV+ V2 (4 Bay) - No Drives Included (RND4000-200EUS) - dabs.com

Netgear RND4000 ReadyNAS NV+ v2 4-bay (no disks) NAS.. | Ebuyer.com


Kikatek.com: (RND4000-200EUS) Netgear ReadyNAS RND4000 V2 NV 4-Bay Gigabit Des

Thnaks spinal tap but am most likely going with the drobo fs have seen it for 329 from various places. you know anywhere where they sell it cheaper
 

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