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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1096337 26-Jul-2014 20:58
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I don't have any sort of network storage, I'd like to use it with my Raspberry Pi and the devices in our family to watch movies and TV shows, and backup the computers.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1096370 26-Jul-2014 22:20
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I use an old itx board in a small 1U case with 2x 2.5" drives in linuxraid.


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  Reply # 1096403 26-Jul-2014 23:24
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Currently I have a WD 1TB passport which was my backup drive until the WD drive enclosure circuit board decided to stop working. It is now in pieces and another usb > sata adaptor working it. I would love to setup a NAS so that all the devices in our house can access it easily.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1096628 27-Jul-2014 14:55
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Just an old desktop with a 500GB HDD that gets turned on whenever a backup of my laptop needs to be made. As close to a NAS as I have :D

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1096659 27-Jul-2014 16:37
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I have a Netgear readyNas Duo with 2x 1tb disks for the kids movies/show running the built in DLNA Server. i also have a Windows server with dual 250gb drives for storage (documents/photos etc)  and an eSata enclosure with 2x1tb disks for mine and the Wifes TV Shows. the Windows box is running Servio as a DLNA Server so as i can connect to it from my Panasonic TV

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 1096756 27-Jul-2014 20:48
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Two of these in RAID:

WD Green 1TB. They will no doubt fail one day soon, they are acting as a non essential bulk data drive. 
Not my photo, since its quite some effort to detach the tucked away cables inside a case.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1096765 27-Jul-2014 20:56
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I still have the old Athlon built when my now 5 year old was born, running WHS v1...

Here's the old dunger:

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  Reply # 1097000 28-Jul-2014 11:20
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I'm personally running two custom NAS appliances in the UNAS NSC-800 8-bay cases running debian linux. Both are running linux software raid 6.

Will upload pics when I get back home.

Although I probably don't need any more storage at home, the most likely use I'd have for this is to set up an offsite backup located at a family members house. They'd be able to use it to stream media to their TV also.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1097012 28-Jul-2014 11:39
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Three computers of various generations with various drives storing various stuff.
A couple of 640GB USB drives for very, very modest backups of the most critical stuff.

REALLY REALLY want something that'll RAID my disks for me and have sufficient storage to let me consolidate too many years of hoarding. Can't afford to buy anything close, crossing fingers and toes daily...

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1097628 29-Jul-2014 07:59
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I have a D-Link DNS-320

I made the wrong decision with the hard drives and bought cheap green drives. Now performance is very poor. Only good for document and photo backups grrr..

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Reply # 1097879 29-Jul-2014 13:34
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well i cant upload a photo but im using an Asus netbook with NAS4Free as server, with 2 USb drives 

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1097941 29-Jul-2014 15:35
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My current storage solution is a USB port on my second router.
It has nothing connected to it 90% of the time.

My media center is full (single 3TB drive) and there's no space in the case for another disk!

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  Reply # 1098008 29-Jul-2014 17:06
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I don't have a NAS, I'd like to centralise some storage for multiple user access.

AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer

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  Reply # 1098109 29-Jul-2014 19:14
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Well apparently I can't edit my post so I'll just post my pic here

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Wannabe Geek
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Reply # 1098216 29-Jul-2014 21:17
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Closest I come to a NAS box is a hard drive plugged into my TP Link Router.  I'd love this NAS mainly just for the high speed network storage for streaming media but also because it's got an inbuilt torrent client to let me download my, um, Linux ISOs when I'm not at home and my laptop isn't either.  It'll also let me use my new unlimited plan to seed my actual Linux ISOs and other community-type torrents 24/7.  

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