Need NAS on NTFS or FAT32 but not EXT3
Posted on 2007-11-18
Anyone know of a dual- or multi-SATA RAID 1-supported NAS that runs on NTFS or FAT32? there are many features-packed consumer products (such as those made by Synology, Q-nap, Buffalo) available but they all seem to be running on EXT3, and would only support FAT32 or NTFS for EXTERNAL drives attached to its USB port. My network is purely XP based, and am reluctant to going with EXT3 only because I wouldn't know of a quick/easy way to read and retrieve the files shall the NAS fail. I will appreciate any alternative solution that may address my concern.
By the way, what exactly is the limitation with NTFS? would a NTFS-based NAS imply only read access but not writable? (how can a NAS not be writable to begin with?)