[nSLUG] Home NAS recommendations $400-$600?

Ian Bezanson irb at ianbezanson.ca
Tue Sep 9 06:42:13 ADT 2008

Linksys DNS-323 (http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=509).  End of story.

It comes without drives for $200 or less (http://pricecanada.com/detail.php?product_id=454454&sku=DNS323 
), linux based and completely hackable (http://wiki.dns323.info/).   
You can very easily chroot Debian on it, opening it up to do  
absolutely anything you want.  It has two SATA-2 drive bays and offers  
RAID 0+1 so you can purchase two drives of whatever size you want and  
plunk em in.  It also offers media and iTunes servers, etc..  I've had  
one for about a year now and it's perfect, and was cheap.

Hope this helps,

Ian Bezanson
irb at ianbezanson.ca

On 9-Sep-08, at 5:56 AM, Luke Gavel wrote:

> What is everybody using and what's the best networked file storage  
> solution?    One that has inexplicably caught me eye on NCIX is  
> 'Synology CS-407 NAS ADS 4XSATA2-BAYS 4TB RAID 0/1/5 GBLAN 2XUSB2.0  
> PHP+MYSQL FTP BT Itunes Server' for $579.52 CAD.  It supposedly has  
> a linux-based OS and runs ADS/Samba.  What does everybody think?
> --L.G.
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