Originally Posted by AJSG /forum/post/0
Sorry for such a delay. Not on purpose
Haven't checked this forum for a few days....
As I said in your other post, using Gigabit should be no problem for the Tvix. Just do not enable Jumbo Frames.
I have been using Gb for a long time, and no issues.
I used to have only a Gb router (connecting 2 PCs, a ReadyNas, and the Tvix). I have now expanded that to include also a 8 ports Gb switch.
Doing that I hoped I could use Jumbo Frames (JF) between the Pcs and the NAS. I was happy until I found out the Tvix didn't work due to JF.
So I had to reduce the MTU back to default (1500). In order to get a speedy connection between my PCs I got an extra Gb Nic and enabled JF on that (note, that is only between my 2 PCs. The NAS, tvix and the same 2 PCs are using the other network with Jf turned off)
Hope that answers your question in that respect.
The ReadyNas should be more than adequate for streaming HD movies. I have never seen any problems, ever....
Note that I'm only using NFS from the NAS. Using SMB/Samba was not optimal wrt HD movie.
The ReadyNas do not care about how many HDD you have installed. If you are using X-Raid (a form of Raid-5) you can also add more HDD as you please (I just added my last 400GB in there, and it's just smooth in doing so (give it a few hours and you have expanded your total size)).
Anyway, on the NAS you can add as many shares as you like. I keep it simple and have all my media under the default media share (pictures, music and video). This is the share I use to access from the tvix. So I only use one of the network drives on the tvix. The other 3 I use to access my two other PCs (one using Netshare, while the other uses Allegro NFS server (sharing root and another folder).
UK and Norway is somewhat in the same expensive boat (ReadyNas here also cost a fortune).
Are you sure the NV+ costs USD800-900 without HDDs? I got my X6 for about $500-600 a 1.5y ago.
I think you can find it fairly cheap, the problem is finding someone that ships internationally. The Voltage on the X6 (and I would assume the NV+) could be set to either 110 or 230V. Just get yourself a UK plug and you are flying
Again, sry for a late answer. Hope this long reply make up for it somehow.
Anyway, do not hesitate to PM me.