ISCSI and a copy of FreeNAS is all you need ;)
"There is no way out for iSCSI. It's at war and FCoE is the killing field. ®"
so its your argument that ISCSI costs will outway the new kid on the bloack....
IF your a SOHO guy just try beating ISCSI and a copy of FreeNAS on price,its is all you need ;)
sure ISCSI has its weakness, i dont like the way you cant share the same device and its partitions like you can samba but it beats samba on the data throughput every time.
the biggest problems for the SOHO guy is the total lack of cheap 10Gig ethernet cards for the everage end/home user, given you can use FreeNAS a bunch of disks in software raid and a £4 RTL card for a quick and dirty ISCSI NAS that takes all your home/office video and data NO problem.
the other major thing is the total lack of bonding ethernet drivers for the windows platform for these cheap cards, so no multi 1gig bonding for your FreeNAS FreeBSD to your multi 1gig ethernet cards sat there in your windows XP machines.
and why is it that your can get these cheap 1 gig ethernet cards and routers all over the place after all these years, but you cant buy anything better for the HOME/OFFICE in between this 1gig home and the 10gig industrial card speed, the RTL and their like OEMs really missed a trick there didnt they, and all that retail profit.
will we ever see a 2/4/6/ or 8 gig ethernet speed at home/end user prices and their matching 4/5/8 port routers to boot ?
sure this doesnt concern you ISP vendor guys, your happy spending other people money on your industrial ISP kit, but what of us little guys and our need for faster home LANs and 4+ TB NAS stashed away in the attick/spare room.