Posted on 2008-11-04
I am looking for input on a NAS solution. Our organization currently has multiple file servers that are beginning to demand more space. I would like to combine all those file servers into one 3TB - 4TB NAS.
We currently run an Active Directory domain (Server 2003) and use Backup Exec 12 to backup our file servers. I need a device that supports Active Directory (so I can assign folder permissions on the NAS) and can be backed up using Backup Exec 12.
I have read alot about the Buffalo TeraStation Pro II. This product seems to fit our needs (although I haven't been able to find info about using BE to backup the files), but I'm most comfortable with Microsoft products and file servers and am hesitant to move away from that. Does anyone have experience with the TeraStation Pro II?
I have also briefly looked at the HP ProLiant...but the price point is so much higher. Is that because it runs Windows Storage Server 2003?