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Brian Hunter



Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:44 pm
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthebob1234 wrote:
Reasons:

  • Cheap
  • Works with penguins
  • Allowed me to put what ever drives I wanted in
  • Supported raid 1
  • USB ports for printer (and it works to Very Happy)
  • Low power (sleep mode, etc)
  • Gigibit ethernet for when I get gigabit switch to fling massive files around my network
  • Added bonus of dvd drive Very Happy


CIFS/SMB communication will work with linux and winblows (assuming you have samba client installed on linux). I actually have a share on my nas mounted on my myth tv box via samba.

I could have gone for a plug server thing a me bob and installed everything myself, but I just wanted something I could turn on, it work without any fuss and just be there


Nice one, cheers. I basically want the same, something that just works.

Good point on the drives, need to make sure i'm not being tied down to a particular vendor.

Thanks again.
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drws
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Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:39 am
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd second the lg nas recommendation. (if you can find one)
got mine 8-9 months ago and its been on 24/7 since then with only the odd reboot for firmware updates.
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mande01



Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:03 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got me a Netgear Stora.
i think they have a bad name but I got into it via ssh from using this site www.openstora.com/.

I now control it via webmin, very sweet!

two 1.5 Tb drives, teh device is more or less teh exact same size as the two drives!
With a little tweaking you can do anything.
The default set up is good, but they direct you to mystora.com to access your NAS, very weird and big brother ish.
But i just turned off the redirect as per the wiki at openstora.com.

Oh and I got the empty box off ebay for 60!

All works fine with no complaints, currently rsyncing 65GB of photos; ext drive to NAS to web hosting.

Very happy!

Derry
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mande01



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update on HP proLiant Mini server

http://www.dabs4work.ie/products/hp-proliant-microserver-g7-n40l-nhp-eu-svr-7RMD.html?utm_source=retention+email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=OE00&utm_campaign=email231111
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