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milbeck
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NAS with SSD drives

This has been a struggle trying to fnid a home based NAS solution using SSD drives.

I have had two NETGEAR NAS enclosures (10TB RAID 5) for many years and have loved the product.

[NETGEAR ReadyNAS 314 4-Bay]

But I want to upgrade my spinning disks to SSD.

So I have tried searching for a similar product that supports SSD drives and have not been able to locate.

Tried the chat and they were no help.

Please ... need assistance.

Thanks,

Leon

 

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StephenB
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Re: NAS with SSD drives

All OS-6 ReadyNAS support SSD drives, though I'd suggest the RN528 or RN628 for this.  More bays is one reason, since it allows for more expansion.  The higher-end models also have faster CPUs and support 10 gigabit ethernet.

 

Inventory is scarce (and what's available is often overpriced), so I definitely recommend looking at competitor products as well.

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StephenB
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Re: NAS with SSD drives


@milbeck wrote:

 

[NETGEAR ReadyNAS 314 4-Bay]

But I want to upgrade my spinning disks to SSD.

So I have tried searching for a similar product that supports SSD drives and have not been able to locate.

 


Your current RN314 supports 2.5" SATA SSDs.  

 

You do need to remove the tool-less plastic inserts in the trays, and screw the SSDs into the bottom of the tray. See page 171 in the hardware manual here: https://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/READYNAS-100/ReadyNAS_%20OS6_Desktop_HM_EN.pdf

 

Hopefully you kept the screws that came with your NAS - but if you lost them, you can purchase replacements (let us know here, and we can provide info on the size you need).

 

There is a compatibility list here: https://kb.netgear.com/20641/ReadyNAS-Hard-Disk-Compatibility-List  Note that this is just disks Netgear has tested, there are likely others that will work.

 


@milbeck wrote:

But I want to upgrade my spinning disks to SSD.

 


If you use just SSDs, you'd be limited to 4x4TB right now, and the cost would be ~$1800 USD at current prices.

 

There is also a hybrid mode that you could look at, called ReadyTier. You could use 2x12TB RAID-1 mechanical disks (or larger), and create an SSD Tier using smaller SSDs - for instance, 2x2TB.  That would cost less (~$1000 USD), and in many cases would give similar performance.

 

You could also just have two volumes - two mechanical disks (RAID-1) in the first volume, and two SSDs (also RAID-1) in a second volume.  Then put the shares that can benefit most from the higher performance of SSDs on the second volume.

 

 

 

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milbeck
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Re: NAS with SSD drives

StephenB:

I want to keep my existing RAID systems as backup. SO no chnge or mods needed here.

 

Are there any new enclosures availble for sale here that I can buy using 4TB SSD and a RAID5 solution?

Thanks for your help.

Leon

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StephenB
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Re: NAS with SSD drives

All OS-6 ReadyNAS support SSD drives, though I'd suggest the RN528 or RN628 for this.  More bays is one reason, since it allows for more expansion.  The higher-end models also have faster CPUs and support 10 gigabit ethernet.

 

Inventory is scarce (and what's available is often overpriced), so I definitely recommend looking at competitor products as well.

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