[quote=“Snapper, post:19, topic:1033”]
If I could by a storage device like a QNAP but with the ability to dynamically grow my physical or virtual space, without a rebuild, I’d buy one.[/quote]QNAP does offer it, well at least the TS-859 Pro does, but it’s not as friendly and flexible as BeyondRAID.
After two days of testing and reading those threads, I agree with aluff (and to go in more details) that for Mac users connecting to a Linux device like this through CIFS, AFP and with an underlying ext3 or ext4 FS, is asking for big trouble.
That being said, after upgrading the QNAP to the 3.3 beta firmware, the GlobalSAN iSCSI connection is now stable and usable, while retaining the extra added features and performance.
I still have a few days to decide whether to keep it or return it for a 2nd Pro…if only the Elite pricing wasn’t so completely out of touch. Currently at 2849€ (with VAT) from a DRI official reseller here in the EU, and that’s with an ongoing promo! :-/