What are the kinds of applications for which and IDE-based NAS is more suitable than a SCSI-based NAS device?
In general, you should look at capacity and duty cycle but in general you won't see much difference between the solutions. The capacities are very large now and the network is usually the performance bottleneck and not the NAS device. So, no easy answer but I wouldn't rule out either solution for most environments where NAS is used.
Evaluator Group, Inc.
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This was first published in April 2003