"Megabits? 18 Megabytes/sec! Why Mbits?"4.0 starson by HansSchulze
Pros: I found that formatting 2GB WD Green drives as JBOD EXT2 and 9K jumbo packets gets around 18 MB/sec read speed(144 Mb/s) on a gigE with DLink gigE switch, no other traffic. Write is around 12 MB/sec. FunPlug is a great addon. I haven't been able to get
Cons: EXT3 is slower, but for video files, I don't need that much integrity control.
A few times files locked as busy, telnet'ing to the device and removing (rm) them works fine.
The quad unit is too expensive a year ago when I bought this one :(
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Summary: I haven't tried stripe or raid, I don't think that the risk of losing the whole array is warrented with the cost of organizing videos into two volumes.
One year of use, copying or reading files every day, only minor complaints. That's why most of my network gear is DLink for 2 decades.