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I am not storing DVD's or music.What I am storing are technical articles,screen shots from various assigned labs and emails, not so stressful I conclude.I post and ask as there are quite a few articles to go through and it is hard to decide. My specs are not over 5 hdds (so my storage size will be between 5-10 gb.I am willing to start out with a combination of hardware/software for a controller. I want to use this inital movement into larger than average storage as a learning tool for maintenance and construction of a moderate size storage system. I would like the storage to be part of my Win 7 homegroup (perhaps I am a candidate for WHS). Storage is one area that I have pretty much ignored and I want to get more comfortable with what people are doing for home use.Any help or direction will be most appreciated.
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In a situation like yours I would recomend a NAS. Small(ish), not a major investment, and when attached to router's LAN port, will be visable from any pc in network.

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Thanks Murphy,I will look into this.I am going to hit my Linux instructor up tonignt (the guy is only 30,works for IBM partime,they fly him to Israel regulary and he knows stuff about storage (and Linux) that was invented before he was out of diapers). It is just that I have these 4 identical 500gb Segates (6.0)and it is time I put together something along the line of a NAS (Samba anyone) and get familar with the performance and diagnostic software.I do a lot of screen shots as when the print is small I cannot read very long and I organize my operations in paper folders for tests.Open book tests are pretty much the norm today (except your CISCO proctered finals) +rep for the idea.

My Linux instructor (the guy that works for IBM) says they have had a job open for 9 months and no one has made it past HR.Perhaps it is the requirement that you speak both Hebrew and Spanish that is cutting down on applicants. He said they are thinking of changing this to "prefered" instead of "required".

EDIT: I find I am ending up with about 12mb per chapter of screen shots and comments (this semester it is Active Directory,Linux (Debian) and the switching section of the CCNA prep.Everyone has their own learning style and I like screen shots with my comments,espically for review right before test time.I want to get these folders stored, so this is my need for extra storage.I looked at controllers on newegg and was kind of disappointed at the price,but right now a snickers bar would break the bank:(
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