squirrelnuts wrote:I'll have a good look through the forums and see what recommendations other users have before I spend some more money on disks.
If you have acquired the disk with the TS, you should be able to swap them for NAS capable units with your dealer.
squirrelnuts wrote:The performance symptoms seem to be about 20-30 secs of good response times followed by about 45 seconds or so of no response. Effectively unusable. Any attempt at a sustained copy of 400MB or more results in Windows reporting write errors. Still, the box looks good with a nice blue display...
Afraid to hear that - if the full error recovery designed for desktop drivers (not very smart there IMHO, too), the delay can be easy two or more minutes. As I mentioned - WD Caviar XXX desktop drive users might be happy - as long as no read or write issues occur. Nobody can tell, when these errors come up - either on the first day of operations, or after weeks or months.
This is how these disks have been compliance-tested - with some luck. Do not know of for WD or for QNAP, tough. No doubt WD, does excellent disks, simply this Depth Error Recovery feature not substitutable any longer by TLER makes these disks not feasible for reliable NAS operations.
No eSATA on a notebook, any friendly neighbor or computer shop around the door?