bubba wrote:HighPoint RocketRAID 2680 SGL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6816115096
LIAN LI PC-Q08B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811112265
ASRock E350M1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813157228
Kingston 2GB KVR1333D3S8N9/2G http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820139640
SILVERSTONE ST45SF 450W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817256063
Throw in a flash drive you most likely have laying around, and FreeNAS and you got yourself a nice little box the whole house can use for $420ish shipped. Cheaper if you have an old box setting doing nothing.
Older 4bay NAS off the shelf (may be slower)
QNAP TS-410-US http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822107034 $349
Thecus N4100PRO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822102026 $349 (on sale)
And I would run RAID5, why risk loosing anything if you can help it.
Either way with the NAS you have storage the whole house can use.
bubba wrote:The NAS I'm testing now took less than 7 hours to build 5 disk RAID 5 using 1TB drives. I started with 1.5TB (long story of why I abandoned these drives), that took less than 12 hours, maybe less. I Fully expected it to take 24 hours or more like my old N4100 Pro.
It is using a Silicon Image controller, not a Marvell. The Marvell has never been know for being a ball of fire for building a RAID.
To test.. the Intel NAS performance toolkit, Crystal Disk, ATTO. It what I use to test the NAS boxes I have used/reviewed.
GEorGEHuDson wrote:..I just still can not get over how expensive a diskless NAS setup is. I just dont get it. Yea, I am cheap.
bubba wrote:GEorGEHuDson wrote:..I just still can not get over how expensive a diskless NAS setup is. I just dont get it. Yea, I am cheap.
You're paying for the small size and the bells and whistles. Most of the diskless setups are more than just a file server, they do all kinds of things from being able to host IP cameras for security to being an iTunes or media streaming server for the house.
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