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Good Afternoon,

Are most NASs compatible with Solaris/RedHat? Specifically, I'm looking at Western Digital ones but none of them say they are - I like My Cloud Pro Series PR4100

My Cloud Pro Series PR4100 – Network Attached Storage | Western Digital (WD)
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You have to look at the network (sharing) protocol(s) that they support.

The link you posted lists support for Windows and Mac but not Unix/Linux ie, NFS protocol.

A NAS with compatibility for Unix/Linux will usually support NFS.

In this context a NAS supporting Samba is Windows compatible.

Call the manufacturer and ask whether the product supports NFS.
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Obviously, if you install a Samba client on a Unix/Linux box then you can access Windows shares whether offered by a Windows system or a NAS offering Samba support.

It depends what you want to use it for. If you are looking for general storage that any user can access then you need NFS support.
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And, of course, if you have an old machine laying around with enough drive slots you could build your own NAS (and even support RAID within it) using OpenFiler or FreeNAS.
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