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I'm looking for a RAID NAS with auto standby/wakeup. Any ideas? Every one I have looked at (consumer Western Digitals and the like) sit there on all the time, and it would have a relatively low duty cycle in my house.
What about this, It may be more that what your looking for.
I'm looking for a RAID NAS with auto standby/wakeup.
I am very happy with my D-Link DNS320.
Very quiet in operation, very simple to set up with a straightforward web interface. I have never needed to adjust the default settings which send it to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity. Wakes within a couple of seconds on demand - certainly fast enough for it not to be annoying.
Supports NFS, SMB and DLNA/UPnP
Works with everything I have in the house - XP PCs, Windows 7 PCs, and various android boxes/phones/tablets. I'm sure it would talk to my Humax HDR-Fox T2 if I needed it to. My daughter was here over Xmas and was delighted to be able to play movies on her ipad.
It is the only storage device that works reliably over Wi-Fi with the AC Ryan PlayOn media player I have in the bedroom (via NFS).
I've tested it with three different devices streaming different movies simultaneously, over LAN and Wi-Fi and it didn't miss a beat.
....oh, and it has on on/off switch on the front
Incidentally, drives have a rated spinup count (iirc around 5,000) so having your drives spinup many times (say 10+) per day increases the risk of premature drive failure.
I am not 100% certain but I thought RAID 5 was only suitable for three or more disks. RAID 1 would provide a mirroring configuration for two disks.Good point. That's why I like the Raid 5 feature of my D-Link DNS-320. I've had the unit for six months now and I'm currently running it with one 2TB drive. I intend to fit a second 2TB drive in a couple of months and run them in Raid 5 configuration. (I also have my data - about 1.5TB of movies and TV shows mostly - backed up in two other places on my network. You can't have too many backups!)