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What's the fastest rack mount diskful SSD NAS I can buy? I would want one with 4 bays that hold 3tb ssd drives. I don't want to install the drives, I just want it to come to ready to plug into the network. I want it to be lightning fast, as people will need to store large backups quickly. Any help would be much appreciated.
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I will take a quick look bu you are going to pay like $3K for something like this.
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Ok, let me know.
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You could use this and it in RAID10 and the disk output would be more than the network could handle.  But the drives are not SSD.http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/NETGEAR-ReadyNAS-2120-RN21242E-NAS-server-8-TB/2995232.aspx

You will probably need 10Gb network to load an SSD array the way you talk about.
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How do you gauge the speed? We have a QNAP at our datacenter and it is slow...
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4 spindles serving this will be very fast.  It will easily be able to keep up.
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What is a spindle?
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The pivot point of a disk drive.  There are 4 disks in this box.
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Wouldn't that be the same for any NAS with 4 hard drives?
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It will depend on the type of RAID used.  An additional consideration is the actual access speed of an SSD drive.  If you put SSD drives in a NAS designed for disk based drives, the NAS itself may become a bottleneck.  You would really be looking at a specialty item that is specifically engineered.  And such a thing will easily outpace a 1Gb network.
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