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stricko
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Cheap & simple NAS wanted

Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:40 am

I'm helping a friend update his PC and AV set-up and part of what he needs is some form of NAS. He's looking at a central data store that he can us for his music collection, pictures etc., which will then be accessed from his main PC, a HTPC and a couple of Soundbridges (or similar). He's not going to need more than 500gb but future expansion may be required.

It's been a while since I looked at this (I used to run a Freecom FSG-3, but switched to a "server" PC running XP Pro and WMP), so wondered what the latest "hot" NAS is...
 
alanmc
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Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:42 am

Check-out the QNAP TS-109 : Totally silent (apart from the noise of the internal HDD) as there are no fans. Comes with on-board Twonky & Slimserver. Plus fantastic service here in the UK !
 
mas
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Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:15 pm

Cheap?

NSLU. But not simple for the tech-unaware user.
Those who sacrifice freedom over safety deserve neither.
 
Toxic Lemon
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Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:23 pm

Depends what you mean by 'cheap'. You can get a Lacie 500gb for £135 from BT, which is what I have. My 2 SBs run perfectly. Works out of the box:

http://www.shop.bt.com/productview.aspx ... ationKey=0
 
M@rk
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Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:59 am

Cheap? a DELL PowerEdge™ T105 for £99 :wink:
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stricko
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Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:38 am

Which AV server does the Lacie run?
 
stricko
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Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:14 am

I appreciate that the Poweredge price is probably unrealistic, but you can pick up a basic Vostro for around £150 delivered if you do not have an old PC that could act as a server.... :) .
 
dlcrouch
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Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:41 pm

a number of folks at http://www.avsforum.com like the unraid product

http://lime-technology.com/[/url]

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