maclab wrote:1)Wanting to make this as fast as possible without blowing the budget, which switch do you recommend for Link Aggregation to increase speed?
maclab wrote:2)Was looking at the D-Link DGS-1005D but not sure the difference between - Applied Standard: Non-IEEE 802.3ad (ALB) + Applied Standard: IEEE 802.3ad?
maclab wrote:3) and Any problems with existing hardware?
maclab wrote:4) what Hard Drive do you recommend, we dont really want to spend big here, but want to get the best speed possible in the lower to mid range. I have 1 Western Digital Green Cav 2TB that I could put in, but not sure what the speed will be like.
maclab wrote:I am thinking to purchase this for a small office setup.
Nature of use: Photoshop and other graphic design software, media streaming including HD
3 Apple computers running 10.7.3
Time Capsule wireless router
Telstra Cable Connection
1)Wanting to make this as fast as possible without blowing the budget, which switch do you recommend for Link Aggregation to increase speed?
2)Was looking at the D-Link DGS-1005D but not sure the difference between - Applied Standard: Non-IEEE 802.3ad (ALB) + Applied Standard: IEEE 802.3ad?
3) and Any problems with existing hardware?
4) what Hard Drive do you recommend, we dont really want to spend big here, but want to get the best speed possible in the lower to mid range. I have 1 Western Digital Green Cav 2TB that I could put in, but not sure what the speed will be like.
maclab wrote:Thank you for the replies
Currently my exact set up is:
Connected to Time Capsule
1.iMac wired to TimeCapsule
2. Thunderbolt Display wired to TimeCapsule (MBA plugged in when in office or not connected wirelessly when away from my desk working on something out side, as you do
3. Cable internet connection
So basically all wired connected to the TC and 3 ports taken of the 4. I did have another Computer connected but this wont be needed once the NAS in in place.
So I am confused about the first poster saying I would need 2 Nic's? Basically I am confused about how I would set up the Link aggregation, what plugs into what etc...if you could please give me a clear idea now knowing exactly what I have.
maclab wrote:Hard drives
I do have a Green, but its virtually full, so I think I will just get new Hard drives up to about 6-9TB to start with.
maclab wrote:I have been looking at the:
1. Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000
2. WD Black Cavier WD2002FAEX (concerned about comment on Syn compatibility sheet saying 'This model is advised to be used in environments with average temperature below 30 degrees Celsius'
3. Seagate Barracuda 3TB (released end of 2011)
maclab wrote:As the NAS is going to be used in a Graphic Design Company environment, I was thinking I need the quickest affordable drives.
wattacetti wrote:I'm not exactly sure what ed_sweden was getting at, but in general most machines will have a single NIC and the server will have 2 or more NICs. You aggregate the server (in this case the NAS). When you have the switch that supports LA, you plug both NAS NICs into the switch, and then set up the LAG on the switch to bond the two NAS NICs into a single trunk.
ed_sweden wrote:What I am getting at: The point of link-aggregation is to enable a greater throughput than is available from a standard "single" connection and/or redundancy.
ed_sweden wrote:Now you have your workstation PC, with one 1Gb/s NIC - how are you ever going to get a throughput of 2000Gb/s? You can't, it is impossible.
ed_sweden wrote:As a note, where I work we have 10Gb/s backbone to our NAS and a lot of our database servers have binded gigabit NIC's - some have two NICs others have four. Those servers have theoretical throughput of 2000Gb/s and 4000Gb/s respectively.
maclab wrote:Looking at the GS108T but also found GS108T-200, not sure what the difference is? these are not on compatibility list but I assume they are still ok otherwise you wouldn't be recommending
maclab wrote:As for Hard drives .... I got the impression that the Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm was a good option if the price is right, I found a supplier not far from me who has the 2TB version ST2000DM001 on special atm going for cheaper than the others at 2TB equivalent, priced at $139AU, so I might jump on those and just get 4 of them?
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