View Full Version : Buffalo Raid 0,1,5

Bob Clark
10-03-2007, 09:45 PM
My SCSI drives are getting long in the tooth so I'm considering a move to SATA raid for economy. Most of my work is done using DV and NT25. I'm considering a BUFFALO - TERASTATION PRO II NAS 1TB.

Any thoughts or expieriences with Buffalo?



Currently running NT4, XP, Dual P 2.4 w/ Supermicro MB and 1G DDR

10-04-2007, 04:34 AM
It may not be fast enough unless you are using it for backup.
I heard read and write times are VERY slow.
You need to check that out first.
ESata might be more of what you are after. It has quick data I/O
speeds and is external.


10-04-2007, 08:25 AM
Do you have to go external?

If you do then Bob is absolutely right, go ESata instead of network attached. You will be limiting yourself severely with a NAS versus local attached storage.

I would throw 4 of the new WD 1 Terabyte drives in the attached picture style enclosure with a PCI-X HighPointe Sata Raid card with an external connector.

Bob Clark
10-04-2007, 08:52 AM
Thanx guys... that's kinda what I'd expected, but had no idea the eSATA would make a difference.

10-04-2007, 08:55 AM
Yea do what Bob and Jef said set-up as RAID 5 and you would be good to go! (if you go the Jef route of 4 1tb drives then with RAID 5 you would end up with around 3tb of storage... very nice.....

10-04-2007, 08:57 AM
eSATA transfer rates are around 3.0 gbs vs NAS would be limited to your network speed which I would guess would only be around 100 mbs maybe as high as 1000 mbs (if everything is 110% to spec in your network)