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Dell PowerEdge 1950 connect to PowerVault NF500

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We have a Dell PowerEdge 1950 server. We are interested in purchasing the Dell PowerVault NF500 NAS. How do the two devices connect to each other. Do we need to buy a separate card for the 1950 server? Please be specific, I need to get an in depth understanding of this stuff.

Thanks to all in advance.
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They will connect through a switch on your network.
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The NAS is a server its just specialized for network storage. Now if you were adding something like a PowerVault MD1000 then you may need to add hardware the the 1950 but not with the NAS.
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What is an MD1000?
Also, is it a better or worse device, how does it compare to the NF500?
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The MD1000 is an external hdd enclosure that holds up to 15 sas and/or sata drives and connects to the external port of a SAS raid controller.
http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/pvaul_md1000?c=us&cs=RC968571&l=en&s=hea
Depends on what kind of storage your needing. If you get the MD1000 you'll get the added storage space but users accessing it will slow down the system it's attached to. If you don't want the extra load on that system then get the NAS.
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