DA, what's the buzz on RAID NAS?
In line with my PC upgrade next year, I'm hoping to upgrade my home network to the ractified wireless-N. The thing is that I'm not sure about the cabled portion of the network. What's the diff between the current ethernet and the gigabit network?
RAID NAS? I won't touch those home storage solution. Bottleneck would always be the controller/on-board CPU/RAM. If those are slow its going to severely slow everything down. Another thing is the expandability - this depends on the individual already.
Wireless N i still won't touch. Period. No point when your PC/laptop isn't N. I'd still go with trusty ethernet. With Cat 5E cabling you can still run gigabit ethernet coupled to a 8 port 3com gigabit switch with jumbo frames support. Think the switch costs < $100. Can't remember.
That site has got quite a few interesting items where you can actually buy and build up your own NAS.
Anyway - my pick - This
Last edited by dEthANGeL; 21st May 2007 at 08:54 PM.
it's overloaded liao.. need to reload the OS mah. And I prefer CS3 to CS2.
For N. I see a convergence be intel and the standard. But only will stabilise next year when they bring up to the 5GHz radio band + MIMO. Then I'll swap my network.
For gigabit, nevermind.. I only need 1 link from the router to the NAS and another link from router to the PC. Not much space in my house to run cables and equipment everywhere. Actually looking for advice for which router to buy to replace my current linksys wireless router.
Still don't trust wireless networks unless i'm forced to
If you're using a WRT54G (ver2.x->ver4) or GL leave it alone - upgrade to 3rd party firmware its good enough. Just patch 1 cable to a gigabit switch and you're done. PC/NAS/Laptop everything hook to the gigabit switch.
This looks good enough - - http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/news/...?id=7326&cid=8