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Old 06-24-2015, 02:30 PM   #1
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Hi everyone I have been thinking about buying a Netgear Ready Nas 104 with a few 4tb western digital red hdd's

http://www.netgear.co.uk/home/produc...#tab-techspecs

I would use this to stream files via SMB to 3 computers sometimes all at the same time would this be able to handle 3 streams at once I have little experience with nas drives and it's processor and ram sound pretty low I understand it doesent take much to stream files

And would the 4tb wd red hdd's be the best option for this device all comments appretiated
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Old 07-07-2015, 12:53 AM   #2
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I have a Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ and have been quite pleased with it. I like the WD drives for the Netgear devices.

I wouldn't consider that NAS without maxing out the RAM though. 512 just isn't enough for the streaming you want to do with this NAS.
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:43 AM   #3
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Problem with most NAS boxes is you can't upgrade the ram. My WD MyCloudMirror 4TB has a meager 512 megs of ram. Most NAS boxes run Linux which is efficient, small footprint, and doesn't need a lot of ram space to run. If I could upgrade the ram in mine I'd probably just take it up to 1 gig.

Just map the NAS drive on each computer as a network drive. I have 2 computers, a tablet, all on at the same time watching movies. It doesn't even start to sweat with all that going on.

Make sure the box you wind up with has a gigabyte network connection. My entire hard wire network is gigabyte. The tablet is wireless N on the 5Ghz band giving it a connection speed of 450Mbps. More than enough.
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:05 AM   #4
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I've had a lot of issues with my NAS running 512. ITunes wouldn't perform well & constantly froze. Taking the NAS to 1 GB cured that issue. But you are so right, a gigabyte network is the true key here.
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