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  Reply # 1095209 24-Jul-2014 20:18
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My current storage solution is just a 1TB Seagate External USB hard drive. A NAS would be awesome, as I can share all my data over the network!

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  Reply # 1095219 24-Jul-2014 20:36
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currently use a qnap ts212 nas, however the Thecus would be great for the old boy, he hasn't been able to convince someone, its worth shelling out for one :p , all of us guys that are married know what I mean haha


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  Reply # 1095266 24-Jul-2014 22:14
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Here "The Server", runs openSUSE, has er about 10TB of storage, mythTV backend (terrestrial and satellite tuners), xbmc mysql database, Crashplan backup to cloud and from friends, Squeezebox server, something to do with sabnzbd... If I won I'd move my photos over to it for a bit extra safety.


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  Reply # 1095278 24-Jul-2014 22:32
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An internal hard drive.

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  Reply # 1095295 24-Jul-2014 23:02
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my laptop and drop box are my current storage solution, so not much gets backed up.

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  Reply # 1095300 24-Jul-2014 23:17
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My current storage solution is an Airport Extreme, with an external USB 2.0 HDD plugged in...
It is painfully slow, and Time Machine isn't doing what I need really, it's just not 100% stable.
I'd like to test a USB hub on it... but ultimately, a proper NAS is what I'd love in our household.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1095658 25-Jul-2014 14:54
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Right now I am using an imation 1TB USB Harddrive so I can always do with  more space

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  Reply # 1095698 25-Jul-2014 15:42
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2TB just gathering dust. This would be a good addition for me

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  Reply # 1095762 25-Jul-2014 17:21
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Currently use this old pentium as a torrent/plex box for my media.

This NAS would be great, more reliable and less power usage.

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  Reply # 1095774 25-Jul-2014 17:38
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I am currently using my gaming PC with 2x3TB HDDs to store Movies,Tv, Music, for in home streaming. It is not very power friendly vs a NAS as I have to leave my PC on alot where as it probaly wouldnt need to be on all the time if I had a NAS. I keep meaning to get one but always forget :)

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  Reply # 1095837 25-Jul-2014 19:58
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My current* solution is a couple of external 2TB drives connected to an RT-N16. Both drives are already full, and it's terribly slow at I/O: only a couple of MB/s writing and a tad quicker reading (but not quick enough for most of the 1080p video that we have)... and it gets worse if there's any other network activity.

*Not really, since it's still unplugged since we moved.

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  Reply # 1095840 25-Jul-2014 20:04
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I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspbmc with 3 external hard drives connected with 2 USB powered Hubs. I turn it on when I want to use my stored media. 

I would use the NAS to store all my media and leave it running 24/7 

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  Reply # 1095864 25-Jul-2014 20:31
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I currently use an old laptop running Ubuntu Server 14.04 for a torrent/media sharing.  It only has a 160GB hard drive so I copy old files to an external WD usb hard drive.

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Reply # 1095886 25-Jul-2014 21:15
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I would love a NAS.  I currently have nothing and consider myself quite at risk and would like to improve my storage and my backup 

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  Reply # 1096311 26-Jul-2014 20:37
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I currently use a WD Mybooklive 2tb NAS. It does its job great but I'm limited to its 2tb. I'll need to upgrade to something more sizable soon.
The N2310 would do nicely, I would throw in a pair of 4TB WD Greens

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