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NAS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by craigie, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    I'm thinking about buying a NAS, and was looking at a budget of £150.

    My criteria, is that it needs to be fairly compact and have at least 500GB of storage with Power Down function (so its not costing me loads to run). So far, I have seen the following:

    Freecom Network Drive Pro 500GB

    Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB MultiMedia NAS

    QNap seem to have a good reputation, but I'm reluctant to pay that sort of money for home use.

    Any ideas or comments would be appreciated.
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    I've used an Iomega one in the past but the connection to it (web interface) was quirky and unreliable. I'd stay away from them.
     
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  3. onoski

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    Personally, I'd go for the Buffalo linkstation live as it looks sturdy and they're good products in general.
     
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  4. ally_uk

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    Build your own, and use FreeNas
     
  5. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Just ordered the Freecom, in the end it had good reviews, but more importantly it looks pretty!
     
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