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What brand of NAS does everyone suggest
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It depends on what you want to use it for but my bet would be Synology.
It also depends on what you need it for. When looking at home options, the Synology NAS (due to it's OS DSM) can be more than just a NAS. It can also be a movie and audio distibution center and e-mail and webserver and so on.. Multiple apps are developed for it..

Got mine a year now and love it.
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Thx, this is for a client to be used for local server backups. I have had a Synology unit go south on me before but the more I am reading it still seems to be the brand everyone still recommends.
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Yup.

As said, it depends on what you would like to do with it. If you only need a very cheap (not meant as a "bad" excuse) backup method a Synology is somewhat overprices. If you want a can all, do all NAS IMHO Synology is teh way to go.

As said, if you only need a simple backup solution there are multiple options there. Normally the disks are the issue with failing on you. And even a simple tape streaming unit or external HD can do the trick of back upping information.
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I have been very happy with my Synology DS412+ as a local backup solution for my SBS 2003 server.  I use Western Digital Red drives and have not had any issues in almost two years.
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Yes, it is recommended to use red drives, don't go for green if the NAS has to be on all the time.. I also have WD drives in my Synology and are very happy with it. I do have a DS213J but it is for home use so good enough for me..
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