I just purchased the 14 drive model and loaded it up with a reasonably fast RAID6+spare array.
This will be acting 100% as filestorage. No databases or VMs.
I'm wondering if I'm better off doing A or B:
A: Set a Win03 x64 fileserver to connect via ISCSI (port ports shotgunned and jumbo frames turned on) and make it a big drive under that server.
B: Set the QNAP itself as a windows device and join it to the domain and let it run the shares itself directly.
Which is the better way to go considering the need for performance, reliability, volume shadow, etc...