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Low budget NAS for home use?

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Thread Starter 
Sup guys.
I am in need of help building a NAS setup to be used at home. I'm really very new to all the storage geekness and i wish to learn a great lot. So i need your opinion for the following context.

I run three computers at home. My laptop, my gaming rig and my power saving download/browsing center. I have a 360GB hdd on the laptop, a 256GB SSD on the gaming rig and a 3TB hdd on the download center.

What i want is a system that automatically backs up all the data from all three hard drives through network. Preferably a dual drive bay 4Tb (1X4TB) or 3TB (1X3TB) NAS that i could upgrade later on. I want speed, reliability and also wanna be able to stream data from the NAS on any one of the computers. I also want it to be fairly cheap comparing with bigass high end setups. (below 300 maybe?)

I'm really not so sure if i stated all the requirements above. If you need anything else to answer this question, please ask.
Thank you for the help. smile.gif
post #2 of 4
I built mine using this guide and for under 300 dollars with 4tb of space

http://lifehacker.com/5822590/turn-an-old-computer-into-a-networked-backup-streaming-or-torrenting-machine-with-freenas
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Thank you very much for that answer. This will help me immensely.

To the community - I am so disappointed in all of you so called "Geeks". I only ask questions that i myself cannot answer, and apparently, almost everyone don't know the same stuff that i don't. I come here, thinking i can get some professionals to answer the questions i have, and all i get is a bunch of 16 year old wannabes and maybe some ultra nerds who don't wanna answer for ****!.

Blade, here is your rep. - +1
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Originally Posted by helhound0 View Post

Thank you very much for that answer. This will help me immensely.

To the community - I am so disappointed in all of you so called "Geeks". I only ask questions that i myself cannot answer, and apparently, almost everyone don't know the same stuff that i don't. I come here, thinking i can get some professionals to answer the questions i have, and all i get is a bunch of 16 year old wannabes and maybe some ultra nerds who don't wanna answer for ****!.

Blade, here is your rep. - +1

alot of the older folks around here tend to only occasionally stroll through the unanswered i wouldnt go pushing blame around. I am glad I could help if you have any question regarding the setup of the nas feel free to PM me so that I get a message on my phone so I will respond quicker to your question

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Homemade NAS
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd apu a6-5400k msi onboard corsair 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
western digital 2tb western digital 2tb hgst deskstar 3tb hgst deskstar 3tb 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
none nas4free hp logisys 480 
Case
logisys 
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Homemade NAS
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd apu a6-5400k msi onboard corsair 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
western digital 2tb western digital 2tb hgst deskstar 3tb hgst deskstar 3tb 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
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