[lug] NAS recommendations?

Matt James matuse at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 26 10:28:24 MDT 2009

I use a Buffalo TerraStation Pro at home - it's RAID5  1Tb - think I
paid around $600 for it.  It's probably a little overkill for how I
use it, but it is very reliable.

An alternate solution is to use an older PC to host an external array
like G-Tech RAID
link here:  http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=1859963

My $0.02


On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 9:46 AM, Jeffrey Haemer
<jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> A NAS, for home backup, seems attractive.  Any of you have strong
> recommendations these days?
> Looks like there are 1Tb NAS boxes on Amazon in the $150-$200 range, and NAS
> boxes with pairs of 1Tb disks, RAIDed in some cases, in the $250-$350
> range.
> Kristina and I normally both use Linux laptops, but we have a pair of old
> Mac laptops that we could stand to dump to a file server, too.
> The Linux boxes have 80G disks, and I think my Mac has a 40Gb hard disk and
> hers has a 20Gb hard disk, so it's not like we need an 8Tb file-server or
> anything. :-)  Still, having a Terabyte or two available as backup storage,
> with some sort of rsyncing going on would be comforting.
> What would you suggest?
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