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BizNAS is Tandberg Data's latest offering - a small business NAS box with iSCSI block access and integrated Dropbox support plus backup to removable disk. The system, available in 1U rackmount and desktop configurations, is powered by Debian Linux running on dual-core Intel Atom processors. It boasts four drive bays and provides …

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Dual-Core Atom = Home

Real NAS use Real CPUs.

This is a poor effort

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Re: Dual-Core Atom = Home

If you simply need something stored with RAID 5 that'll be accessed maybe once every 10 years an Atom or ARM processor surely should be enough, anyway you have Itaniums in your NAS?

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Re: Dual-Core Atom = Home

"The iSCSI, Tandberg says, is for virtualised server environments."

Clearly the intention is to use it more than once every 10 years.

I've been in this boat before with our dev team. "We want more storage for testing". They bought a pair of "high end" QNAP 12-bay NAS boxes, powered by Atom processors. 6 months, a dead motherboard, lost data, and many headaches later, they ended up with a FAS2220 and "just let the ops guys deal with it".

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Re: Dual-Core Atom = Home

If your metric for the quality of a storage system is the type of processor it uses, you've missed the point.

Real NAS use whatever CPU can handle the administrative overhead without slowing down the storage <-> network pipe. No more, no less.

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Sounds Familiar

They used to be a Norwegian company that made tape recorders. Now, apparently, they were bought by Cisco, and their products deal in data storage.

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4 spindles and an atom or two will make for very poor shared storage. Another cheaply specified boxen. yawn.

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