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So I'm looking to store for the time being two 1t hard drives (in raid 1 configuration) and eventually will want to add two 2t drives.
I would like to be able to access the drives over a network as opposed to pluggin in via say usb.

How is the cap on the total amount of allotted storage space supported factored? Does a raid 1 configuration of two 1t drives count as a total of 2t or just 1.

If I were to buy this deal:
Can i make into a wifi enclosure? What do I need for that?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816111149&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL102312&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL102312-_-EMC-102312-Index-_-ServerRAIDSystems-_-16111149-LM2A

Is that a good deal or should I make my own, Was thinking of giving myself a challenge maybe trying something on this scale (with fewer drives of course):
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Originally Posted by Carlitos714 View Post

this is not mine but I saw it on [H]



his temps

Edited by paprika88 - 10/23/12 at 12:52pm
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RAID 0 just adds the space of the drives, so two 1TB drives would make 2TB. RAID 1 makes copies, so two 1TB drives would make 1TB, but twice as fast and reliable.
The enclosure you linked to only acts as an external drive made up of many smaller ones. So no, it wouldn't work as a wifi enclosure.
The post you quoted is actually a computer that consists of primarily hard drives. This guy probably has it hooked up to his network to access around the house.
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Thanks,
So then if I want WiFi I'd have to shop for something like this:
Sabio Network Storage Server CM404

Or is there a way I can make my own.
And could anyone recommend the best out there for no more than $500 preferably.
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Just get a NAS, place it near your wifi router, use cat5/6 cable to connect to the router and it'll be accessible to all devices on your network, including the wifi ones.
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