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

Ian Bezanson irb at ianbezanson.ca
Tue Sep 9 06:43:49 ADT 2008


Haha... It's obviously too early in the morning for me... it's a D- 
Link, not a Linksys :P

But yeah... that's the one!

-- 
Ian Bezanson
irb at ianbezanson.ca

On 9-Sep-08, at 6:42 AM, Ian Bezanson wrote:

> 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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