I had another thread that glided into this subject, and I'm curious about the answers.
Please enlighten me
Are there some good reasons to build a NAS instead of collecting all the storage on the Core - stronger performance, maybe?
I got the advice to run an Unraid server as NAS, I'm looking into it, but want to be sure first that it has some major advantages.
About 80+% of the systems we sell have NAS's as there main media storage device. About 30% also have at least one internal media drive. Our smallest Cores/NC's tend to ship with a single combined system + media drive to keep costs down and to amke sure the system has some media storage 'out of the box'. However a significant number of those small systems also quickly get upgraded with a NAS for there main storage (these systems would have no space internally for an additional drive however...so that distorts the decision somewhat!).
In the near future we expect to ship smaller systems with only a small system drive (probably flash based) and all media storage will be by default on an external device such as a NAS.
Just my 2cents worth...
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