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Postby Brian Hunter » Fri May 27, 2011 9:13 pm

bobthebob1234 wrote:Reasons:
  • Cheap
  • Works with penguins
  • Allowed me to put what ever drives I wanted in
  • Supported raid 1
  • USB ports for printer (and it works to :D)
  • Low power (sleep mode, etc)
  • Gigibit ethernet for when I get gigabit switch to fling massive files around my network
  • Added bonus of dvd drive :D

CIFS/SMB communication will work with linux and winblows (assuming you have samba client installed on linux). I actually have a share on my nas mounted on my myth tv box via samba.

I could have gone for a plug server thing a me bob and installed everything myself, but I just wanted something I could turn on, it work without any fuss and just be there

Nice one, cheers. I basically want the same, something that just works.

Good point on the drives, need to make sure i'm not being tied down to a particular vendor.

Thanks again.
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Postby drws » Tue May 31, 2011 6:39 pm

I'd second the lg nas recommendation. (if you can find one)
got mine 8-9 months ago and its been on 24/7 since then with only the odd reboot for firmware updates.
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Postby mande01 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:55 pm

I got me a Netgear Stora.
i think they have a bad name but I got into it via ssh from using this site

I now control it via webmin, very sweet!

two 1.5 Tb drives, teh device is more or less teh exact same size as the two drives!
With a little tweaking you can do anything.
The default set up is good, but they direct you to to access your NAS, very weird and big brother ish.
But i just turned off the redirect as per the wiki at

Oh and I got the empty box off ebay for €60!

All works fine with no complaints, currently rsyncing 65GB of photos; ext drive to NAS to web hosting.

Very happy!

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Postby mande01 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:01 am

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