Netgear ReadyNAS XRAID2 vs XRAID5/6
Posted on 2014-08-18
We are currently using a RN1500 with 4 2TB drives in X-RAID2 array. I realize X-RAID is somewhat of a reworked RAID5 but I was hoping someone could help me understand this a little better and clarify if we are truly utilizing this NAS optimally?
We use Egnyte Office Local cloud to sync data within our office of about 25 employees and then a few employees at each of our 65 different properties as well. This device stays pretty busy syncing data every 30 minutes. The data is often just small writes (eg excel, docs, some pics) but rarely big GB's of data.
Long story short we just purchased an Netgear RN 516 that has 6 drive capacity and I'd like to set it up with the best RAID configuration with redundancy and speed in mind. Also factoring in the small reads and writes but high volume of them (every 30 minutes) via Egnyte Local Cloud. Thanks in advance for the responses!