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NAS recommendations for a SOHO

Little home office person needs a NAS. I'd like it to be RAID and maybe
have a USB thingy for a disk-to-disk backup. Anything you love out there?

Thanks


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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

On Thu, 11 Jun 2009 16:16:17 +0000, Craig wrote:

> Little home office person needs a NAS. I'd like it to be RAID and maybe
> have a USB thingy for a disk-to-disk backup. Anything you love out
> there?


No RAID, but this thing is simple & cheap and works well.

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/NSLU2

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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

Shouldn't you be undeleting a file right now!?!?!? 🙂


"Joseph Marton" <jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 11 Jun 2009 16:16:17 +0000, Craig wrote:
>
>> Little home office person needs a NAS. I'd like it to be RAID and maybe
>> have a USB thingy for a disk-to-disk backup. Anything you love out
>> there?

>
> No RAID, but this thing is simple & cheap and works well.
>
> http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/NSLU2
>
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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

On Thu, 11 Jun 2009 16:39:51 +0000, Craig wrote:

> Shouldn't you be undeleting a file right now!?!?!? 🙂


Ontrack's on it right now. Kinda cool that when it's a virtual hard disk
they can do it all remotely. Yet another reason to get rid of physical
servers.



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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

Joseph Marton,
>
> No RAID, but this thing is simple & cheap and works well.
>
> http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/NSLU2
>


And, like the Linksys WRT54G, you can replace the firmware with
something else that's (presumably) better.

http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Main/HomePage

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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

The linksys nas solutions are way to slow, even the much acclaimed nas200.
If you can swing it, I would highly recommend the 4 drive promise unit -
fast as all get out
http://www.promise.com/product/product_detail_eng.asp?product_id=211

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"Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
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> Little home office person needs a NAS. I'd like it to be RAID and maybe
> have a USB thingy for a disk-to-disk backup. Anything you love out
> there?
>
> Thanks
>
>


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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

You've obviously worked with it. Looks very nice! Thanks!
"Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> The linksys nas solutions are way to slow, even the much acclaimed nas200.
> If you can swing it, I would highly recommend the 4 drive promise unit -
> fast as all get out
> http://www.promise.com/product/product_detail_eng.asp?product_id=211
>
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> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
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>> Little home office person needs a NAS. I'd like it to be RAID and maybe
>> have a USB thingy for a disk-to-disk backup. Anything you love out
>> there?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>

>



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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

I also have a thread here "personal nas box" from 2/3/09 that covers this
sort of thing as well.

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"Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
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> You've obviously worked with it. Looks very nice! Thanks!
> "Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:2FcYl.2791$0w7.2770@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> The linksys nas solutions are way to slow, even the much acclaimed
>> nas200. If you can swing it, I would highly recommend the 4 drive promise
>> unit - fast as all get out
>> http://www.promise.com/product/product_detail_eng.asp?product_id=211
>>
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>> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
>> news:l5aYl.2717$0w7.1615@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>> Little home office person needs a NAS. I'd like it to be RAID and maybe
>>> have a USB thingy for a disk-to-disk backup. Anything you love out
>>> there?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>>

>>

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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

On Fri, 12 Jun 2009 03:08:52 GMT
"Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote:

> I also have a thread here "personal nas box" from 2/3/09 that covers
> this sort of thing as well.
>

Hi
The NAS200 I have with 2x250GB in Mirror configuration transfers at
about 3.8MB/s in both direction at the moment with the media server
disabled.

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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

I think i was spoiled using the promise unit over the gig network at work.
Personally I am still looking into one of those nas200s with 2 1.5tb in
mirror for home use...the nas200 is $88 bucks these days (and those promise
units are $300+ bare), but those 1.5tb drives are still $128 or so...I
should just bite the bullet & take all these smaller drives i have laying
around not connected that do have data on them & consolidate it all
finally..then sell off those smaller drives...

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"Malcolm" <malcolm_nospamlewis@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 12 Jun 2009 03:08:52 GMT
> "Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I also have a thread here "personal nas box" from 2/3/09 that covers
>> this sort of thing as well.
>>

> Hi
> The NAS200 I have with 2x250GB in Mirror configuration transfers at
> about 3.8MB/s in both direction at the moment with the media server
> disabled.
>
> --
> Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
> SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.27.23-0.1-default
> up 1 day 23:16, 3 users, load average: 1.41, 1.45, 1.36
> GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 185.18.14
>
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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

On Fri, 12 Jun 2009 19:34:29 GMT
"Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote:

> I think i was spoiled using the promise unit over the gig network at
> work. Personally I am still looking into one of those nas200s with 2
> 1.5tb in mirror for home use...the nas200 is $88 bucks these days
> (and those promise units are $300+ bare), but those 1.5tb drives are
> still $128 or so...I should just bite the bullet & take all these
> smaller drives i have laying around not connected that do have data
> on them & consolidate it all finally..then sell off those smaller
> drives...
>

Getting cheaper by the day it seems 🙂

Been looking at some WD 1TB RE3 drives, but think I may opt for the
500GB ones at around $90ea as I will probably get four. Two for the
NAS200, one for this box and one for off-site backup.

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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

With that nas200 community firmware, did they get rsync going yet? That
would be a great way to do your offsite backups from that unit. I was also
thinking of eventually getting another 1.5tb drive, getting a matching
linksys case (one of the switches or such), hollow it out & use it for the
usb case for the drive, make it all nice & matching.

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"Malcolm" <malcolm_nospamlewis@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 12 Jun 2009 19:34:29 GMT
> "Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I think i was spoiled using the promise unit over the gig network at
>> work. Personally I am still looking into one of those nas200s with 2
>> 1.5tb in mirror for home use...the nas200 is $88 bucks these days
>> (and those promise units are $300+ bare), but those 1.5tb drives are
>> still $128 or so...I should just bite the bullet & take all these
>> smaller drives i have laying around not connected that do have data
>> on them & consolidate it all finally..then sell off those smaller
>> drives...
>>

> Getting cheaper by the day it seems 🙂
>
> Been looking at some WD 1TB RE3 drives, but think I may opt for the
> 500GB ones at around $90ea as I will probably get four. Two for the
> NAS200, one for this box and one for off-site backup.
>
> --
> Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
> SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.27.23-0.1-default
> up 0:40, 2 users, load average: 0.03, 0.05, 0.06
> GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 185.18.14
>
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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

On Sat, 13 Jun 2009 19:19:08 GMT
"Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote:

> With that nas200 community firmware, did they get rsync going yet?
> That would be a great way to do your offsite backups from that unit.
> I was also thinking of eventually getting another 1.5tb drive,
> getting a matching linksys case (one of the switches or such), hollow
> it out & use it for the usb case for the drive, make it all nice &
> matching.
>

Hi
Well have upgraded the NAS200 to 500GB drives as well as one in this
machine, plus one of the 250GB ones died, so that's heading for
replacement under warranty.... was only about 17 months old.

Had a bit of a read on the rsync, but will need to investigate further.

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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

Do you think with the nas200 that heat was the issue with killing the drive?
I have been reading some posts about the drives seeking early deaths because
of how hot the nas200 runs.

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"Malcolm" <malcolm_nospamlewis@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 13 Jun 2009 19:19:08 GMT
> "Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> With that nas200 community firmware, did they get rsync going yet?
>> That would be a great way to do your offsite backups from that unit.
>> I was also thinking of eventually getting another 1.5tb drive,
>> getting a matching linksys case (one of the switches or such), hollow
>> it out & use it for the usb case for the drive, make it all nice &
>> matching.
>>

> Hi
> Well have upgraded the NAS200 to 500GB drives as well as one in this
> machine, plus one of the 250GB ones died, so that's heading for
> replacement under warranty.... was only about 17 months old.
>
> Had a bit of a read on the rsync, but will need to investigate further.
>
> --
> Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
> SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.27.23-0.1-default
> up 13:24, 3 users, load average: 0.01, 0.07, 0.08
> GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 185.18.14
>
>


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Re: NAS recommendations for a SOHO

On Mon, 22 Jun 2009 23:48:52 GMT
"Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote:

> Do you think with the nas200 that heat was the issue with killing the
> drive? I have been reading some posts about the drives seeking early
> deaths because of how hot the nas200 runs.
>

Hi
I thinks it's the WD 250GB drives that were running too hot. Since I
fitted the 500GB ones it's a lot cooler, if I remove the plastic drive
covers they are both just warm too the touch.

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