NAS question

  interzone55 10:35 17 Sep 2009
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I need to source a lowish cost dual drive NAS that has the ability to reboot automatically after a power failure.

This will be used for a CCTV application, so the ability to recover after a power-cut is essential. It will be covered by a UPS, but this will only run for an hour or so.

All the budget options I checked from Buffalo, Western Digital and Netgear do not have this feature.

Anyone know of something under £300 for a terabyte that will do this?

  OTT_Buzzard 10:50 17 Sep 2009

Most systems have a BIOS setting to say what happens after a power failure (i.e. stay off or switch on) so you shouldn't have any issues there.

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  interzone55 11:15 17 Sep 2009

I've checked with the technical support teams at the three named suppliers and they all stay off after a power-cut...

  OTT_Buzzard 11:58 17 Sep 2009

Oooooh. Suprised about that.

  interzone55 12:00 17 Sep 2009

So was I, as a PC will generally resume it's status when power is restored, and seeing as a NAS is just a PC with embedded OS I assumed it would be the same, but several customers have reported that the consumer grade Buffalo and Netgear NAS products do not...

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