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NAS Boxes

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Hi All,

My company is moving in the direction of acquiring NAS Boxes for backup storage. We are planning on using image backup softwares.

I was wondering if I could be recommended NAS Boxes that are of quality, and can be expanded with additionals disks?

Secondly, do NAS Boxes come with an embedded OS (Windows OS)?

What are your thoughts and recommendations for the below NAS Boxes:
NAS X1600 G2 - 6TB
NAS X1600 G2 - 12TB
NAS X1600 G2 - 24TB
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Aaron TomoskyDirector, SD-WAN Solutions
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Just a thought... My issue with most nas boxes is the lack of ad/ldap integration so I usually just pair a direct attached storage with a Mac mini or something.
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Martin KühnSystem Administrator
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Iomega storecenter ix2 intergrates smoothly with AD. So do the Qnap series, though more expensive.
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andy....so are you saying the HP NAS boxes mentioned below come with a built in Windows OS? And you mentioned Win 2008. Would this be a problem if my servers are running on Windows 2003 Server?

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NAS X1600 G2 - 12TB
NAS X1600 G2 - 24TB
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Andy are you saying this NAS boxes come with Windows 2008, and Not Windows 2003?

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NAS X1600 G2 - 12TB
NAS X1600 G2 - 24TB
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guys....would you know if this NAS boxes come with RAID? And hot swappable disks?

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NAS X1600 G2 - 12TB
NAS X1600 G2 - 24TB
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They all do, read through the quickspecs.
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