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# 139437 9-Feb-2014 12:48
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WNLPH8/Im looking at setting up a NAS box and possibly migrating to a laptop full time. 

Even if I don't migrate to a laptop, I still think moving my storage off my desktop may be a good idea, so was wondering about this enclosure.






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  # 982711 9-Feb-2014 13:32
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You are looking at a Sans Digital TowerRAID TR5UT+B - 5 Bay USB 3.0/eSATA Hardware RAID 5 Tower.
I have no experience with this model, but am using a very similar 5-bay USB3 NAS enclosure: the Lian Li EX-503B 5-bay, 3.5" SATA to USB 3 & eSATA enclosure.
The Lian Li takes up to 5 x 4TB HDDs in various RAID configurations. It has an external power supply. I use USB3, not eSATA.
I have found it to be be quiet, fast, and reliable (I've been using mine for 2 years) - highly recommended and available in NZ.




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  # 982724 9-Feb-2014 14:08
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I don't mean to nit-pick, but that enclosure is a DAS, rather than NAS, as it doesn't have Ethernet.

A NAS would have the benefit of allowing you to access it over wifi, rather than plugged into the laptop.

 
 
 
 




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  # 982730 9-Feb-2014 14:13
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k1wi: I don't mean to nit-pick, but that enclosure is a DAS, rather than NAS, as it doesn't have Ethernet.

A NAS would have the benefit of allowing you to access it over wifi, rather than plugged into the laptop.


YOu have a keen eye.. Looks like I have linked the wrong one. the one I am looking at is exactly the same though, but with an ethernet adapter... thanks for pointing that out! :) 





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  # 983419 10-Feb-2014 16:14
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Aaroona:
k1wi: I don't mean to nit-pick, but that enclosure is a DAS, rather than NAS, as it doesn't have Ethernet.

A NAS would have the benefit of allowing you to access it over wifi, rather than plugged into the laptop.


YOu have a keen eye.. Looks like I have linked the wrong one. the one I am looking at is exactly the same though, but with an ethernet adapter... thanks for pointing that out! :) 

Nice, I think you would find the NAS much more appropriate.

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