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performance NAS

we have a SMB company that has 4-8 employees. to cut cost we purchased a linksys nas-200 that has not been performing very well. the nas file server sometimes hangs and tells users that is mapped to the server it has insufficient system resources. i am currently considering upgrading to a performance NAS. can anyone recommend me one?

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kode99

8/22/2022 - Mon
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have you looked at Openfiler or Freenas?  you use your own hardware of most any variety, and any disk to create the NAS, which makes it easily expandable.
I run Openfiler as a SAN for exsi host without any issues.
Julian Parker

I've used FreeNAS successfully before but it depends on the type of data you're sharing and the network setup you have, if you use FreeNAS you may want something quite powerful CPU/Memory wise and use GB Ethernet if the users share large files are you are doing lots of backups, on the other hand if it's just the odd file here and there then you should be OK with any desktop PC you have spare but see if you can stick a GB NIC in it. You may also want to invest in a GB switch if you're cabling can take the speed

Have you tried updating the firmware on the linksys? The unit seems to have had mixed reviews for read/write performance and if there is a firmware update it may be worth looking at.
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