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Brunel07

Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Hi,

Ive got 4 harddrives at home that I want to use for a NAS. Ive been looking at solutios to help me do this, but ive got to be honest i not impressed with them, they are a bit wank.

I was hoping I could make my own container for the drives, and buy a stand alone circuit to turn the drives into a NAS system. Does such thing exist, or am I best off buying a second hand NAS off ebay and ripping it apart?
 
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Brunel07

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Nov 14, 2007
Also I want this unit to be small so i dont want to use an old PC to do it
 

Xaotic

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Joined
Mar 13, 2002
Location
Greensboro NC
What interface are you working with?

Assuming SATA...

From a size standpoint, a Drobo and Drobo Share are a hard combination to beat for flexibility and reliability, price - not so much.

Some of the LaCie drives had network interfaces as well. Buffalo also made a Terastation NAS.

What budget are you looking to stay within?