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Need a NAS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fergal1982, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Hi guys,

    Im looking at maybe picking up a NAS for the network, and am looking for recommendations.

    I need something sizeable (I would, at least partly, be using it for backing up my data), but inexpensive. and it needs to be reliable (obviously).

    Thanks
    Fergal
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Buffalo Terrastation.
     
  3. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    How much you got to spend?

    What level of RAID are you looking at?

    Interested in building your own, or just want a plug & play solution?
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I would have recommended them also, I've found Buffalo products nice, useful & easy to use.

    See here, you can get 250gb NAS systems from under £80 - starting with Freecom (their products are good to).

    However if you just want to back up your personal data, why do you just go for a USB external HD, you can get a 500GB one for under £80.

    Of course if you're going to need the NAS to work on a mid to large network, then you'll be looking for an industry standard NAS for, at least, a couple of hundred pounds.

    -Ken
     
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  5. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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  6. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    hmmmm. That terastation is likely well outside my budget at this time.

    I suppose that was slightly my own fault in not being specific enough.

    At this moment I'm not looking at something quite so large. I was thinking of something a bit more basic, since I can maybe go to about 150 quid off the bat.

    Ideally I'd like something that I could start out small and expand a bit in the future (maybe 250-300 GB to start with, but with capacity to be expanded in future).

    RAID i can live without at the moment, to be honest, and im willing to build a NAS myself if you point me in the direction of the necessary components, etc.
     
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  8. C4sper

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    well that's 1TB :)
     
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