[lug] NAS recommendations?

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Thu Oct 29 17:57:36 MDT 2009

Apple's Time Capsule here.  Setup was brain-dead simple.  Macs
are happy, they can automatically use it for Time Machine
backups, and anything else in the house can access shared drive
space on it via CIFS, too.

It was just a "bonus" that I got a good 802.11n router with
gigabit ports, a USB print server, and can also plug USB disks
into it for more space, for one relatively low price when you
factor buying all of those items, too... and I also got to
simplify my network by uninstalling all the individual devices
that handled all those duties previously.
  Nate Duehr
  nate at natetech.com

On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:46 -0600, "Jeffrey Haemer"
<jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com> wrote:


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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