TLP001 – In the premiere episode of the podcast I review the Promise SmartStor NS4600, and discuss setting it up, using it as a media server, and explain how to set up a dynamic dns so that you can access it remotely and stream videos to your iphone over the net.
UPDATE: As you can see by the big video player above, I’m now hosting the episode here at tomorrowland.com. Â If you’ve got the bandwidth don’t forget to use the HD option and go full screen to see it in 720P. Â Please let me know if you have any problems with the player as I’ve just tweaked the code and installed it. Â I’m sure I’ll continue tweaking it. Â You can also download the episode. Â Just right-click one of these links and choose Saved Linked File… or similar:
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UPDATE: Yeah.. none of that’s ever going to happen. The podcast was just too much work.
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If we were looking to set three or four of these up side by side/daisy chain for some massive archival storage of video is that possible? So theoretically 24 or 32 TB as a single displayed volume? Thanks. Nice job with the podcast too.
Well promise makes larger scaled storage solutions. Mine is maxed out at 8TB – except that you can plug in an external sata drive (which could be another large raid) for more. I guess you could get another 8TB out of that – but it would be a different mount
At that scale (24 or 32 TB) you're looking at a SAN (if you want it shared). If there is a specific application and you're serious contact me and I'll help you find a solution. But it could be expensive – like 30 grand or more. Think of it this way.. cost, reliability and size are all on a sliding scale. If you want super-reliable redundancy then you're going to pay for it.
Awesome. Very informative. I think I'll buy a Smartstor NS4600.
Were you using the SR-1 version?
I don't have that firmware yet. I saw it at CES and need to download it and try it out but I've been too busy. I'm also planning to do a popcorn hour popbox /slash/ promise nas combo video but I have a lot of other videos to make first. So little time…
Dude, awesome little video review. Helped a bunch, and learned a new thing.
I just watched this again. Yes it is very impressive. Now I want to by an NS4600 -!!!
Doesn't require identical drives if you're using it in RAID 0.