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Home lab esxi 5 NAS

Hi,

I'm looking at setting up a esxi home lab so that I can test/learn.

I've got a good enough machine but am in need of a cheap nas that will be good enough to provide vmotion etc.

Speed is not the biggest issue as it will not be used in production environment.

Would this nas be good enough to suffice?

http://www.misco.co.uk/product/164843/NETGEAR-ReadyNAS-Duo-V2-1TB-2-Bay-Desktop-NAS?selectedTabIndex=0&tabBarViewName=ProductDetail&page=1&#tabs
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Kenzii
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
Yes.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, no issues or save yourself money with a software NfS solution, or iSCSI SAN based on Starwind Software.

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KenziiAuthor Commented:
Both answers are correct.

I do however think that a NAS is a better solution for me at the moment as i would need a machine or Vm to act as a NFS.

Thanks for the answers!

One last question... would any NAS with a gigabyte connection suffice??
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
gigabyte connection is okay for a lab.
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