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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 12/21/2005 7:39:01 PM EST
For less than the cost of a new high-end computer, you could get one of these:

Gigabit Network Attached Storage 1 Terrabyte - $780

- rem
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:08:24 PM EST
Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy four 250GB drives?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:21:37 PM EST
That's ALOT of storage.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:25:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By Zatu:
Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy four 250GB drives?

Sure, you could buy 4 drives at 250GB each. The external housing is another 400 bucks, if you want a "one box" solution.

Just thinking out loud here...could you get a cheap barebones mini-tower, stuff it with hard drives and a RAID controller and do this on the cheap?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:02:55 PM EST
It's actually cheaper to go this route if you want NETWORK ATTACHED storage. Meaning it is all set to just plug into your router/hub and be on the network.

You could buy a cheap RAID housing and 4 drives but you'd have to connect it to your computer via FireWire or USB, and you might even end up paying more.

- rem
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:49:09 PM EST
You could just salvage an old computer, put a couple of large drives in it and use it as a file server.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:11:37 PM EST
I posted elsewhere I've got a NAS box running on a PII running 1TB using NASLite. Not "the sexy" like these newfangled NAS devices, but I'm guessing they're making a healthy profit on the current crop of NAS devices for the home.

Maybe I could just get one of those 5TB drives that's being worked on..though it's still years away. Hmmm...I'd probably need a few of them though...hehe.

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:18:24 PM EST
Some of those NAS devices have a built in webserver of sorts. So you can access your files from anywhere via a login and password.

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