A terabyte of NAS for $800!

I just noticed these little devices at Fry's: The Terrastation

While the target market is no doubt CIFS/Windows, it does claim to support NFS (Appletalk and FTP, too).

It has 4 x 250GB drives in a RAID configuration, and gigabit ethernet as the primary transport.

Looks pretty cool on the surface, I wonder if it has a decent NFS implementation?

Comments:

I guess this answers the question on the NFS implementation:

"The Apple File and SMB protocols are badly out of date and incomplete. The box claims NFS but tech support admitted that the feature never made it into production."

This could make an interesting potential OpenSolaris+ZFS NAS server for home use... Heck, it' worth it just for the drives...

Posted by Richard McDougall on July 11, 2005 at 10:10 AM PDT #

I for one need that. ZFS + cheap disks would make a cheap enterprise class NAS with features like compression/snapshot/encryption/auto-resizing. Want to expand more than one box?, use iSCSI or use ZFS with backstore files over NFS :-)

Posted by sitchai on July 11, 2005 at 03:48 PM PDT #

http://www.terastation.org/wiki/Main_Page From the News page... 2005-05-21 From Buffalo Technical Support, answering the question "Does the TeraStation support NFS?" Thank you for contacting Buffalo Technical Support. The TeraStation does not support NFS and there are no plans to update it to do so. Regards, Deborah Buffalo Technical Support Team www.buffalotech.com

Posted by charles borlase on July 21, 2005 at 01:35 PM PDT #

Richard: Take a look at the Infrant ReadyNAS 600 (www.infrant.com). I have one at home and am satisfied with it. A well-designed product at same pricepoint as the Terastation. It has worked as advertised up to this point. It is also reviewed at tomshardware.com.

Posted by Stephen Putre on December 16, 2005 at 03:59 AM PST #

I read at Campworld Wiki and at Terastation Wiki that the TeraStation can be hacked to support NFS. I'm interested...! Unfortunately, it looks like you have to hack your way into the firmware and use cracked passwords, which definitely sucks.

Posted by Michael Abbott on April 23, 2006 at 04:20 AM PDT #

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