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Solid QNAP NAS Build

by on Jan.16, 2019, under Hardware, NAS, QNAP

If you’re looking to setup a high performance NAS, I’d highly recommend checking out QNAP’s TS-873-8G-US NAS (On Amazon – http://amzn.to/2RYA1w9).

Is is compatible with the Samsung 860 EVO 4TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (on Amazon http://amzn.to/2FweVza). Using 6 4TB drives with RAID10 would allow for about 12TB of storage and with RAID5 you would get about 20TB of storage.

It is also compatible with the Samsung 860 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E2T0B/AM) (on Amazon http://amzn.to/2MeJw4V), which would yield 6TB at RAID10 and 10TB at RAID5.

To create the high-performance cache, you would want to use the following:
Dual M.2 PCIe SSD Expansion Card (on Amazon http://amzn.to/2TTJEZY)
and
Two x Samsung 860 EVO 1TB M.2 SATA Internal SSD (on Amazon http://amzn.to/2SZkNEe)

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New Orbi Installation

by on Nov.26, 2018, under Hardware, Wireless Networking - 802.11 WiFi

I did another installation with a slightly different model of Orbi. This time I used an Orbi AC2200 RBR20 Router (available on Amazon – http://amzn.to/2KBm7cQ) and a Orbi AC3000 RBS50 satellite (also available on Amazon – http://amzn.to/2TMlWzN. This configuration also utilized a wired backhaul network but this time the backhaul worked perfectly. It appears the latest firmware may have resolved any issues that were occurring the month prior.

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Wireless Mesh Networks for small businesses

by on May.01, 2018, under Hardware, Wireless Networking - 802.11 WiFi

Mesh network devices are beginning to become more popular in the home and small businesses. While I prefer Unifi devices for most small business installations, Netgear and other manufactures have easy to use apps for home users. You can see a variety of these devices on sale at Amazon http://amzn.to/2HJXx7v.

These devices work best if you have a wired back-haul network using a log CAT6 cable (like these on Amazon http://amzn.to/2Euw4sW) to coordinate the hardware, but they can be used as wireless bridges for hard to reach locations. It will be interesting to see this technology mature over the next few years.

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