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Zyxel NAS326 - Opinions on performance

Posted by rayknight 
Zyxel NAS326 - Opinions on performance
April 30, 2020 08:51PM
A local retailer is clearing out some Zyxel NAS326 units for $79.99. Could anyone who has this device comment on performance compared to the Zyxel NSA320? If performance is substantially better than the older NSA320 $80 would be worth the upgrade cost to me.

Ray
Re: Zyxel NAS326 - Opinions on performance
April 30, 2020 09:12PM
Ray,


No doubt the NAS326 is much more powerful than the NSA320.

1.6H Ghz CPU
RAM 512MB (same)
Armada SoC (better supports from mainline in every way than Kirkwood)
USB 3.0 (2 ports)
SATA 6Gbs (I'm speculating that it is an unadvertised speed)

Better design:

Nicer Case
Quieter fan

-bodhi
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Re: Zyxel NAS326 - Opinions on performance
May 01, 2020 07:16AM
rayknight Wrote:
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> A local retailer is clearing out some Zyxel NAS326 units for $79.99.
>
Hi Ray, which local company, i.e. location and/or website?
Re: Zyxel NAS326 - Opinions on performance
May 01, 2020 09:31PM
My local Fry's Electronics. Total of 86.19 with tax!

Ray
Re: Zyxel NAS326 - Opinions on performance
May 01, 2020 09:41PM
> My local Fry's Electronics. Total of 86.19 with
> tax!

It's a very good price. But not exactly fire sale price. I bought mine from way back for $US 110, iirc. Hoping I could use it to develop Armada u-boots, but this box UART booting did not work out as well as I hope, so it became a regular NAS for me.

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Re: Zyxel NAS326 - Opinions on performance
May 02, 2020 06:58AM
rayknight Wrote:
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> My local Fry's Electronics. Total of 86.19 with tax!
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Thanks. BTW, can you provide the linky to the product? I tried to search Frys and nothing shows. Perhaps, it had some problems with its database?
Re: Zyxel NAS326 - Opinions on performance
May 03, 2020 02:45AM
habibie,

Here's the link to Zyxel NSA326. Picked mine up today, just need to determine which existing NAS will sacrifice its drives for the new one!

Ray
Re: Zyxel NAS326 - Opinions on performance
May 03, 2020 03:49PM
In my opinion, get a cheap LGA1155 motherboard (eg, Dell optiplex 7010 , I got mine @ $12.99, it has USB 3.0 ) and a cheap CPU (eg, i5-3475s, I got mine @ 15.99, $4 per real core.:P ) from eGay, use your own wasted memory, case, etc, you will get much better performance and you can even install latest MacOS catalina! on it! You can also use the 16GB 'SSD" from M300 and install debian/lubuntu ...



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