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Should I buy a Seagate STBP100 4-Bay NAS

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I have been looking at a NAS for a while to stream movies that I have to my laptop when I am not at home. I would also like to rid myself of using dropbox to sync my laptop and desktop files. So Newegg is having a sale on this NAS: Seagate STBP100 4-Bay NAS.

This is actually the one I have been looking at for a while, but didnt want to commit :-p The $40 discount that is going on for the next two days however is helping me commit, but before I do, I wouldnt mind some opinions. Is this NAS worth $275 or is there a better one that is worth the extra money?
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300 for a 4 disk NAs system is a good price

The only thing I'm worried about is that I can't seem to find anything about RAID or disk recovery on the product page.
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For $300, I'd rather get an HP ProLiant MicroServer and dump my choice of OS (e.g. FreeNAS) on it. I don't trust proprietary NAS systems. rolleyes.gif
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Haven't even heard of that option. Could you explain it a little more? Also I like this one because I can access it on my iPhone and iPad. So idk if the option your talking about will work.
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Haven't even heard of that option. Could you explain it a little more? Also I like this one because I can access it on my iPhone and iPad. So idk if the option your talking about will work.

The ProLiant MicroServer series are low-power entry-level servers made by HP. I believe Newegg carries generations 6-8. Earlier generations use AMD processors while Gen8 uses low power Intel Ivy Bridge processors. There are quite often sales or rebates on older models bringing down the price to $250 or thereabouts. You'll have to choose and install the operating system yourself (any x86 OS would work - Windows, various Linux distros, FreeNAS, etc). There's no dedicated iOS app for it (obviously as set-up depends on your choice of OS) but I'm sure there are countless methods available to upload/access data to/from the server and your iOS device.
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HP MicroServer

I second getting the HP microserver. I use the older model and run WHS2011 ($35 on sale) for all my File shares and backups. Has an easy to use dashboard is your not familiar with Windows 2008 that it is built in. If you can setup a home computer you can configure this.. Had a great built in backup program that I run daily for all my computer with full image backups for all my computers on my network. I can tweak, modify, tear up my computers and not worry about anything dying because all my info is backed up daily. Great Feeling!

Things to note:
-only uses about 7-15 watts idle (I leave it on all day)
-Built in backup with WHS2011 only backs up 2gigs max without modding
-I have 5 HDs in mine, but tuns of forums to put even more if using 2.5"
-Cool and quiet.
-Can access anything from it through web interface or WHS app on phone (I can currently access 4 terabytes of data from my phone)
-RDP access to all you computers on the network through the web interface.

Anyway, I can go on, but best purchase I have made.
I have used some QNAPs in the past an are nice and flexable too, but you have some much more you could do with a full server.
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