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Looking for feedback on the new EMC NS600 NAS box

We're looking for feedback on the new EMC NS600 NAS box. We are close to making a purchase decision on one. We're also considering a NetApp F940 and Procom NF3500/3600 box as well. I'm looking for any feedback particularly on the NS600 and also how it stack-up against the competition. Any feedback or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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The EMC NS600 has some very nice features and good performance. It is based on the CLARiiON and the Celerra data movers so it has a well-proven base and should be very stable.

The other products are good products as well and vary in feature/functions offered and price. I always recommend that you do your homework before making a decision and don't accept someone's recommendation (especially a vendor) unless they understand your requirements. Make a list of your requirements and a list of features/functions that you need in a NAS box. Fill it in with information on the candidate solutions and use that to lead to an informed decision.

Randy Kerns
Evaluator Group, Inc.

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This was first published in May 2003

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