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Hi, can you please recommend me network storage. I want to be able connect hard drive to router and be able to access it through my wireless network. Also I want to store all my files on it, so raid solution might be considered as well.

If some network enclosure available where I can just plug hd...

Basicly recomend me something decent that wont fail in couple of years.

Minimum 1 tb.
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http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...s&Order=RATING

Have fun.
Personally I would (and have) build a server, instead.
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This is exactly where I got lost...

Why server? The only thing that I have to do is to share and store files
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server should work out cheaper ( i guess )
and can add more drives ect.. those are limited to how many drives you can have..

but then again 2 or 3 tb should be enough? ( 3 x 1tb? )

how much space u need?
    
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HP Media Smart
La Cia media player

I need about 1-2 tb maximum
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HP Media Smart
La Cia media player

I need about 1-2 tb maximum
if you got a NAS With 2 or 3 bays. should be fine just add 2 or 3 1tbs or 2tb? lol


unless u get a low end computer and turn it into a server ( add a drive or 2 and set it up )
    
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This is exactly where I got lost...

Why server? The only thing that I have to do is to share and store files
Cost, mainly.
Also, you get a lot more control over your hardware.

With a standard NAS, you're stuck with whatever they give you.
With a server, you can install Linux and have it do whatever you want.

My old rig became the server in our house, it mainly just stores files, too.
It's a lot easier to buy an expansion card to support more drives than to manually attempt to mess with your proprietary NAS. Also, you'll generally net higher performance. Some of the RAID 5 NAS solutions are kind of flakey.
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post #8 of 11
^ and low end boards have like 5 sata ports onem anyway... thats heaps haha

5 or 10tb their. + expansion cards if u really need that much space
    
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One thing is speed, those NAS boxes uses slow processors and you will find that they are pretty slow if you are copying large data files to and from it. A file server can be as simple as a pc and a atom based or low power amd processor and running windows or free nas. Gigabit ethernet is a must because 10/100 is really slow.
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post #10 of 11
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what do you think about this LaCia 1TB in Raid 1

Currently most likely I will get time capsule if only it was in raid 1 just like Lacie Drive

I dont really need that many options:

1) secure back up files
2) Acess files through network
3) very low power consumption.
4) I need to back up only my pictures 30Gb 5 years and iTunes library 100gb
Edited by Born4TheSky - 2/1/11 at 2:16pm
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